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ASOS alternatives: sustainably satisfying the need fast-fashion fulfilled

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll have heard of the concept of fast-fashion. I’m sure almost everyone living in the western world owns at least one item of clothing from a fast-fashion brand and, chances are, 99% of the clothes you own are from fast-fashion stores. Zara, Topshop, […]

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Viva la local – why we shouldn’t forget about the ‘shop local’ campaign

Indulge me for a minute. I want you to cast your mind back to a time before lockdown. To a time before the streets of Edinburgh turned into a ghost town. Before the shelves were bare of toilet rolls and spaghetti. Before Dominic Cummings embarked on his journey to Barnard Castle for an eye test. […]

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‘Supporting the little guy’: a call to action for supporting Edinburgh businesses

The stylish face mask: a rather unexpected innovation that has surfaced over the lockdown period. From Billie Eilish’s Gucci number to a Leodensian lady fashioning a unique piece from a KFC bucket, the tabloids are ablaze with 2020’s must-have accessory – I mean, by law, it is literally a “must have”. Disappointed by Vogue’s uncharacteristically […]

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The Student visits Eco Larder: Edinburgh’s first zero-waste shop

On November 20, Edinburgh saw the opening of its first zero-waste supermarket. Hidden away in Haymarket (200 Morrison Street to be precise) is The Eco Larder. This gem of a shop is the brainchild of Stephanie & Matt Foulds (who are also the founders of Sunshine Yoga in Gorgie). They expressed that just a few […]