Can you save the planet with style?

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?


Are you a catwalk connoisseur? A fast fashion follower? Or a charity shop champ? Whatever your personal style, your dress sense has an impact on the planet. THE PRICE OF FASHION The global fashion industry employs an estimated 60 million people worldwide. It’s anticipated to be worth over $1.8 billion in 2023, making it one… Continue reading DARE TO CARE WHAT YOU WEAR: EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE STYLE

Zoe’s Slow Fashion Story

“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

Lou’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

Sam’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

Stella’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

Lauren’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

Mary’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

Pete’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

Helen’s Slow Fashion Story

“When she found it, there was a lock of red hair inside” I found this blouse in a thrift store back home in Belfast. The feather cuffs are slightly wild. It makes me think of Leonard Cohen’s song, Suzanne: ‘she is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters.’   The gold locket means a… Continue reading Helen’s Slow Fashion Story