Category Archives: Sustainable textiles

Chilpa: Handmade and fairly traded products from Mexico

UK-based Mexican fashion brand Chilpa is producing a new range of contemporary products made with traditional Mexican scarves (known as rebozos). A rebozo is a long flat garment similar to a scarf, used since colonial times to cover up and … Continue reading

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Uni Project Turned Brit Business: Get Made in Britain Clothes Online

The British Clothing Co is a brand new online retailer of sustainably sourced, British manufactured accessories and clothing. The idea was originally dreamed up as part of a university project in 2013, as Hollie, then studying Fashion Marketing at Nottingham … Continue reading

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SWAGS World do Christmas with Sustainable Artisan Crafts

Christmas is fully upon us. I know this because my weekly Sunday paper has doubled in size under the weight of branded gift guides, the Christmas market has opened in town and television adverts are united in a singular voice … Continue reading

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In Search of Sustainable School Uniform

A few weeks ago I was in the FAIR shop, Brighton, chatting to owner Siobhan about the perils of kid’s school uniforms. Manufactured in their masses and worn five days a week by children in the UK they are a … Continue reading

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Ethical Leather Bags & Accessories by Yorkshire-Based Magpie Accessories

Unwrapping my beautifully packaged new leather camera strap from Magpie Accessories, I was in awe of how soft the leather was at first touch. The violet camera strap was the perfect accessory to jazz up my SLR, attaching elegantly with … Continue reading

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Reclaim Bags: Sophie Postma on Upcycing & Inner Tubes

Reclaim Bags was born in 2011 by British based designer, Sophie Postma whilst studying Fashion and Innovation at Leeds college of Art. She innovatively uses recycled rubber inner tubes to make her unique bags and purses. Sophie is passionate about … Continue reading

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