S & S Decoded: Sustainability & Sequins – A Not So Ethical Embellishment

Originally published via Fashion Rountable, this article explores the sustainability behind sequins. This not so ethical embellishment has a destructive impact on the environment & social implications, read on for the full analysis.

S & S In Review: Vivo Barefoot

Light on the feet & light on the environment, Vivobarefoot offer sustainable shoes for those with an affinity to outdoor pursuits. I teamed up with the brand to test their Primus Knit Lux. Read more about their mission and my thoughts.

S & S Decoded: Blockchain & Sustainability

This S & S decoded feature seeks to deconstruct the need for blockchain to enhance transparency to drive sustainable development. It uncovers the mechanisms behind how it works, the benefits, the challenges and the most common methods it is used for across industries. By providing examples of blockchain in action, I have sought to illustrate the power of the technology as an instrument to better the planet, people and drive both tangible and intangible value for companies.

S & S Opinion: Buy Nothing New Black Friday – A New Era of Ethical Consumerism?

This article explores the promotional pandemonium that is Black Friday as an antithesis of sustainable consumption. It examines a new wave of business models by ethical brands & how it is being used to forward CSR & sustainability strategies in retail.

S & S Decoded: Fashion Returns & Reverse Logistics

Exploring the scale of fashion returns and reverse logistics, this article delves into the status quo on returns, the lack of sustainability around this shopping habit and its effect on businesses and the planet.

S & S In Brief: Sustainability Highlights at Paris Fashion Week

The home of fashion, Paris sustainability highlights are nothing short of excitement. Featuring Stella McCartney’s sustainable solution to faux fur Koba and Dior’s runway/pluralistic gardens planting for the future.

S & S Opinion: Sustainability and Positive Fashion rule the catwalks at London Fashion Week

We all know Wintour’s sentiment for Spring is that florals are definitely not ground breaking however pushing the positive fashion agenda may just be. Last week’s London Fashion Week was led by the rippling effects of the Institute of Positive Fashion, a platform created by the British Fashion Council. Head over to Fashion Roundtable for my analysis and low down on sustainability pioneers including Richard Quinn, Roland Mouret, Vin & Omi, Bethany Williams & Zilver. Wearing your values has never been so on trend for S/S20.

S & S Update: Welcome to The Nu Wardrobe!

We all are familiar with the motto sharing is caring. Applied to the pursuit of making the fashion industry more sustainable, I am proud to be a founding member of The Nu Wardrobe! This new innovative app is pioneering the way we look to dress & alter our fashion decision making processes. The rise of…

S & S Decoded: Hypocritical Window Dressing: The Art of Greenwashing & Sustainability Appropriation

This article decodes the meaning of greenwashing in sustainable fashion. It investigates the commercialisation and scope appropriation of sustainability from the key retail market players. The culmination of these issues leads to my provision of solutions and tools on how we, as consumers, can learn to separate the friend from the foe to purchase with purpose.

S & S Opinion: To wash or not to wash – Time to hang up your dirty laundry?

Time to hang up your dirty laundry and skip a boring adultmin chore? I wrote a little feature on the debates surrounding whether to wash or not wash our favourite fashion staples in the name of a)preserving our environment and b)prolonging the lifespan of garments. It probes into the attitudinal shift, menace of microfibres, energy/water conservation & a call to arms for innovation by utility manufacturers & FMCG companies.