Brands I Love: Bibico

One of the best things about wearing something home-sewn is that you know it hasn’t been made by poorly paid workers in terrible – and in some cases unsafe – working conditions. This is why I also love to buy from ethical brands where I can. Fairtrade fashion has come a long way in recent years; thanks to endorsement by celebs like Emma Watson (who had her own clothing line for ethical fashion pioneers People Tree a few years ago) it is becoming more mainstream, and there are a multitude of exciting boutiques out there that prove buying ethical doesn’t have to mean forgoing the latest looks. Continue reading “Brands I Love: Bibico”

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Objets de Désir Pop-up Launch, Bristol

Stumbling across a new and original designer is one of the great shopping pleasures, but it can all too often mean spending hours trawling through the internet to find that dreamed-of gem for your home or wardrobe – no wonder so many shoppers stick with the usual high street brands. Continue reading “Objets de Désir Pop-up Launch, Bristol”

So, Why Sew?

Tell people that you sew your own clothes, and no doubt you’ll get a similar response across the board: that they’d love to try it, but they don’t know where to start. There’s so much jargon to learn, so many gadgets to buy, and a multitude of potential needle-and-pin-related injuries to contend with. Yet sewing is like any skill or hobby – it takes practice, practice and more practice, plus a heavy dose of enthusiasm (and lots of tea). Continue reading “So, Why Sew?”