Author Archives: Emma

Where did fast fashion come from?

Last Monday 24th April was Fashion Revolution Day, the day that marks the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex in Bangladesh, 2013. Over 1,100 workers died that day, made all the more tragic by the fact that many … Continue reading

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How your cashmere jumper may be causing desertification

It’s nearly Christmas so if you haven’t got your Christmas jumper out yet you’re sure to have spotted others wearing theirs. Whether you’re wearing, giving or receiving knitwear this winter though, it’s worth giving a thought to where that jumper … Continue reading

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Beats for Global SeeSaw

Music, fair trade shopping and wholesome food (and wine) is my idea of a pretty perfect Friday night. That’s exactly the position I found myself in last week at Mettricks Guildhall, Southampton, at Beats for Global SeeSaw. Global SeeSaw are … Continue reading

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My Ethical Fashion Journey from School to PostDoc

This is a re-post from the wonderful site Just Stories where I was asked to contribute a post about my ethical fashion journey. is a new blog set up to share individual’s stories as they attempt to live a … Continue reading

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Thesis online: The social, cultural and economic role of NCT nearly new sales

My entire PhD thesis is available online so if you are interested you can take a look here: THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC ROLE OF NCT NEARLY NEW SALES: Second-hand consumption and middle-class mothering Many thanks to the participants and … Continue reading

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Live LAGOM Project Update

It’s been three months since I picked up my sustainable living stash from IKEA (see here for my first post about it). Because I live on my own in a small flat it was a struggle to spend £500 (I … Continue reading

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