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?”

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”

Putting on a brave face – and a preloved skirt

Today’s rewear is a preloved Levi’s denim skirt. Teamed with this season’s must-have accessory, the brave face. The brave face is in response to more bad Covid-19 news, just in time for Christmas. I got this skirt from Oxfam’s website. It’s now possible to filter by size, brand and garment condition, making it a muchContinue reading “Putting on a brave face – and a preloved skirt”

New old trainers

Today’s rewear is a pair of Veja trainers.   (Thank you, Depop.) One of the most memorable Netflix episodes this year was in ‘The Last Dance’.  Basketball player – no, idol – Michael Jordan signed a deal with Nike to endorse a new shoe.  At the time Nike was a tiny brand compared to adidas, butContinue reading “New old trainers”

Family heirloom rewear

Yesterday’s rewear included a new (to me) Anthropologie dress – another Depop bargain. Anthropologie is a brand I like very much but is expensive, so preloved is definitely the way to go. The belt I’m wearing is significant because it originally belonged to my great-grandmother. My great-grandfather was a coal miner, so I assume sheContinue reading “Family heirloom rewear”

Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable

A couple of years ago I told a friend who’s an environmental consultant that I felt guilty about much I was flying.   I lived in Barcelona but was in London for work often, so I was flying loads.  I was amazed when she told me that two other things I was doing were even worseContinue reading “Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable”