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Will fast fashion ever go out of style?

Recently, fashion retailer ‘Boohoo’ was exposed by an undercover reporter at the BBC for failing to keep its promises to make clothes ‘fairly and ethically’. It was found that there…

Why Halloween is simply October’s biggest, spookiest disappointment

There are a multitude of reasons as to why I’m not a fan of Halloween, but they only began to be troublesome as I got older. I vividly remember enjoying…

Are all companies as bad as each other?

The fast fashion industry affects climate change in several ways; there’s the excessive usage of water, plastic microfibers in our oceans, excessive consumption of clothing and unethical resourcing of materials.…

A Stitch in the Wrong Direction? The Rise of Rentable Fashion

An intriguing shift could be underway in the way we approach a now out-of-hand relationship with ownership, in this case, a potential ditching of fast fashion in the wake of…

One-size-fits-all: except wait, it doesn’t

I vividly remember buying my uniform for sixth form college; the dress code was “business-like” (cue the eye roll) and so I found myself in H&M’s suit section, aged 16,…

How Black Friday and Cyber Monday contribute to the environmental crisis

The annual post-thanksgiving sales were as consuming as ever this year; I am sure we all noticed PrettyLittleThing making history with their 99 per cent off sale, selling dresses for…

ASOS’ warehouse a “cradle of disease”: time’s up for fast-fashion giant

ASOS employees have spoken out about their fears of working amidst the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. The UK distribution centre, located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, employs…

Fast fashion faux pas – and how to effortlessly avoid them

A lot of the current discourse obsessing over sustainable and ‘eco’ lifestyle choices is exclusive, reflecting an ignorance of the privilege that allows select individuals to make such choices. Not…