In Scotland, we’re lucky to have water that’s world-class. It’s clean, clear, great tasting and we can enjoy it at home at the turn of a tap. However, it’s a different story when we’re out and about. Most of us are too embarrassed to ask to use a tap in a café or bar, so… Continue reading TOP UP TAPS: SUSTAINABLE HYDRATION FOR THE NATION
A couple of years ago, metaverse mania was at fever pitch. Facebook announced it was changing its name to Meta and Mark Zuckerberg hailed the metaverse as the future of the internet, stating: “you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine”. The marketing and tech communities were buzzing over the seemingly limitless possibilities.… Continue reading WHAT HAPPENED TO THE METAVERSE?
According to a UN report issued earlier this year, human driven climate change is already causing widespread devastation. The world has a “brief and rapidly closing window to secure a livable future.” Among the startling facts, the report stated that some 3.3 billion people (about half the global population) live in areas classified as “highly… Continue reading Can you save the planet with style?
“It was like a Tardis full of unique clothes” Not every item of ‘slow fashion’ needs to be second-hand, vintage, recycled or upcycled. I just think you need to make mindful choices about what you wear, looking for things which you love and which will last. This dress was made by my auntie, Anne Higgins,… Continue reading Zoe’s Slow Fashion Story
“Ferry cross the Mersey” This is a lovely silk bomber jacket I picked up in a vintage market in Liverpool’s uber-hip Baltic Triangle. The area is boho home to creative start-ups, eateries and nightlife. It’s just a brisk walk from the city’s Albert Dock and waterfront where you can catch the famous ‘Ferry cross the… Continue reading Lou’s Slow Fashion Story
“I found a ticket for a club in the pocket” I’ve had this duster coat for donkeys’ years. The term originally meant a coverall worn by horse riders and cattle ranchers to protect their clothes from the dust kicked up by horses’ hooves. Now it’s just any long, light coat. I bought this duster coat… Continue reading Sam’s Slow Fashion Story
“I’m so glad I found it – or did it find me?” My boyfriend and I were going to view a flat in Easter Road. We didn’t get the flat. But, on the way back, we passed a Cat Rescue charity shop on Easter Road. I picked up this dress for only £5. Green… Continue reading Stella’s Slow Fashion Story
“The name became massive” I bought this Tommy Hilfiger denim jacket from a charity shop when I was 14. The brand first took off in the 80s when the designer worked with avant-garde New York adman George Lois. Then the name became massive in the 90s when hip-hop artists started wearing it. Tommy Hilfiger… Continue reading Lauren’s Slow Fashion Story
“I raid her wardrobe if I need a dress” This yellow and black dress is from my daughter’s overflowing wardrobe. Why should I spend time and money trailing round the shops looking for a new outfit when she has more clothes than London Fashion Week? So, if I need a dress for a special… Continue reading Mary’s Slow Fashion Story
“It was towards the end of winter when my mother died.” Understandably, my Dad was a bit stressed. He began to obsess about having a ‘good coat’ to wear to the funeral. My sister had tried to buy him a nice designer coat. It was navy blue with red lining and a brown velvet collar.… Continue reading Pete’s Slow Fashion Story