A letter to my MP about clothes

It’s occurred to me that although I’ve made some lifestyle changes to become more planet-friendly (or at least less planet-unfriendly), such as only buying second-hand clothing, my activism so far has been zero.   Nada.  Nothing.  As a small first step, I’ve written the below (very formal-sounding!) letter to my local MP.  Feel free to copyContinue reading “A letter to my MP about clothes”

ASOS is all-conquering – what does it mean for sustainability?

ASOS has done so well recently that the company’s CEO has confidently proclaimed the brand to be ‘the number one destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings’.  Like Boohoo, ASOS has been one of the few fashion retailers to do incredibly well in the past year.  Being a digital-only retailer has been a clear advantage for ASOS, forContinue reading “ASOS is all-conquering – what does it mean for sustainability?”

Sustainable yoga clothes

When I started doing yoga, I was so determined not to be ‘all the gear and no idea’ that I wore very old Topshop leggings and vest top in classes for months. And there is nothing wrong with that. I later succumbed to the temptation of acquiring a ‘yoga wardrobe’. I’m not proud, but I was aContinue reading “Sustainable yoga clothes”

Why isn’t fashion sustainable (yet)?

Firstly, as always on the blog this is not designed to make you feel guilty.    And it’s not all bad news.  People often ask why the fashion industry isn’t sustainable (yet).  There are three big reasons, and they are: (1) The fabrics used to make clothes come at the price of a lot of carbon,Continue reading “Why isn’t fashion sustainable (yet)?”

Nobody’s Child Review

Two of the main reasons people don’t buy more sustainable clothes are that they’re more expensive and just not as cool as mainstream fashion.  But London-based Nobody’s Child defies those rules.  Prices are what you’d expect to pay at Zara: dresses are typically £35 – £45.  And some serious bargains are available right now onContinue reading “Nobody’s Child Review”

Reviewing H&M’s Conscious Collection

In 2020 I bought only preloved clothing. It’s a new year and I’m considering buying something brand new, but from a sustainable brand or collection (naturally!) This year I’ll be bringing you reviews of the sustainable fashion that’s available, as well as more preloved. Today, H&M’s Conscious Collection. This collection from megabrand H&M is made from at leastContinue reading “Reviewing H&M’s Conscious Collection”

3 things I’ve learnt from a year of buying only preloved fashion in 2020 – and a tip to get you started

Just two days of 2020 to go, and my year of preloved is almost complete. Here’s what I learnt – (1) Buying preloved is fun and rewarding  Not once in 2020 have I missed buying brand new clothes.  Not even a tiny bit.  At the start of each year – and inspired by Gretchen RubinContinue reading “3 things I’ve learnt from a year of buying only preloved fashion in 2020 – and a tip to get you started”

Do you need a signature style?

How would you describe your personal style in three words? And why would you want to? If you know what you love, you’re much less likely to buy something that’s not really you. If you’ve seen ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ you’ll know that the average person has a lot of ‘meh’ clothing. And can’tContinue reading “Do you need a signature style?”