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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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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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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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Sustainability at the Baftas: the future of fast fashion in the film industry

At this time of year, the array of sensational red carpet looks is enough to excite anyone with even the faintest interest in fashion. The influence of award ceremony style has become as such, where celebrities are just as likely to be remembered for their outfits, as they are for their accolades. But this year, […]

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Interview with the R Sustainable Fashion Show: Milda Matilda Lebedyte & Daniela Ioana Antonia Groza

On Sunday, 24  March, the R Sustainable Social Enterprise will host a fashion show and an exhibition focused on sustainability practices within the fashion industry. The Student got the opportunity to speak to the organisers, Milda Matilda Lebedyte (she/her), a student ambassador for Fashion Revolution Organization, and Daniela Ioana Antonia Groza (she/her), a student ambassador […]

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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 […]