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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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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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Under Threat: a guide to creating a sustainable wardrobe

In a culture of social media ‘influencers’ and bloggers, we’re are taught to consume, consume, consume. ‘Haul’ videos on YouTube, where vloggers pull out item after item of clothing that they’ve recently bought, can hit millions of views. Vlogger Zoella uploaded a Primark hall to her 11.5 million subscribers, flunting 56 items that she had […]