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Fashion In Response To Covid: A Push For Sustainability

Whilst the recent summer Birkenstock trend signalled that maybe the world wasn’t quite ready to rid themselves of lockdown comfort fashion (The Cut reported that sales had ‘tripled’ to a remarkable ‘$800 million’), the recent displays at New York Fashion Week are a far cry away from my grey sweatpants.

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Why the fashion industry needs a value overhaul

Over the course of the last year, the pace of life has drastically slowed down, allowing a number of important conversations to take place. Important power structures, from Hollywood, to the royal family, to our own university have been called upon to begin the momentous task of dismantling institutionalised patterns of discrimination.  However, the fashion […]

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Does digital fashion mark the death of shopping as we know it?

Dress X is the newest and most sustainable way of shopping, so sustainable in fact, no material is used in the creation of their clothes, as they are purely digital. With clothes starting at about £19 and going up to £188, the cheapest item I found on their website was a $25 (approx £18.40) By_Soficor […]

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Asda ‘Re-Loved’: affordable, accessible eco-fashion

The quest to avoid fast-fashion has been in full-force for quite some time now. However, until now, the eco-conscious fashion consumer’s options have remained limited. Environmentally savvy shoppers are all too familiar with the common dilemma: spend big bucks at carefully curated vintage boutiques, or sacrifice time and convenience to root around for a charity […]

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A New Tribe: can global consumerism be ethical?

Independent brand, ‘A New Tribe’, launched in 2016 in East London, stocking a variety of interior crafts from independent designers across the world. Shops like this play into the new desire for an ‘ethical’ consumerist culture, popularised by Instagram-born brands such as Grace Beverley’s Tala. But can global consumerism be truly ethical? Immediately evident from […]

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Wind farm plans are nothing but another blast of hot air

I’m sure I wasn’t the only person this week who was surprised to hear our glorious Prime Minister singing the praises of wind farms, in the UK’s annual bastard… sorry, ‘Tory’ convention. Keep in mind that this is the same man who in only 2013 (and consistently since) vigorously denounced wind power, asserting that it […]

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Instagram for saving the planet: what is The Climate App?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption and change into our lives. The origins of the virus are still debated to this day, with several absurd theories floating around. Yet, one of the most widely accepted theories is that this is mother nature’s way of telling us that enough is enough, that humans must stop […]

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‘Plastic Free July’ – which brands are leading the way?

This July, people all over the world are taking a plastic free pledge. Plastic Free July is a global movement which encourages people to rethink their daily habits and boycott single-use plastic once and for all. Despite our planet enjoying a brief respite from extreme emissions during lockdown, the use of single-use plastic has surged […]