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Oct 20, 2021

Halloween Is Fright Night But Here's What Really Terrifies Me

Halloween is big. Not as big here as in the States, but the hype around it grows year on year. It appeals to adults a...

Oct 16, 2021

Why Do We Follow Fashion Trends and What Is the Alternative?

There is an almost irresistible urge to shop the latest look. Most people give in and follow the crowd. But the crowd is constantly changing in how it looks thanks to fashion trends. Let's dig deeper and find out what exactly compels us to follow trends.

Oct 8, 2021

Where Can I Recycle in Tyne & Wear: A Useful Guide

It's a nightmare sorting through your empty cartons, dead batteries and worn-out clothes. The labels aren't always clear about what you can or can't recycle. We've put together this comprehensive guide for where to recycle or upcycle a wide range of goods across Tyne and Wear.

Sep 29, 2021

A Review of Gateshead Great Big Green Week

Well, what a week that was! Of course, with a title like Great Big Green Week, it was always going to be full on. Bil...

Sep 29, 2021

Big Changes Called For in the Fashion Industry - And What We're Doing....

Last week, the British Fashion Council (BFC) called for the government, the British fashion industry, and consumers ...

Sep 28, 2021

Alternatives to eBay, Depop and Vinted: Top Five Places to Sell Preloved Fashion Online

Stuck for where to sell your snazzy second hand jacket? If you're looking for somewhere a bit different to sell your super second hand garments then we have just the list for you.

Sep 24, 2021

What is COP26 and why is it so important for the climate crisis?

What on earth is COP26 all about? Is it going to achieve anything? We've prepared a guide to help you understand what's going down in November.

Sep 17, 2021

Second Hand September: Does It Go Far Enough?

I'm all for Second Hand September. Hats off to Oxfam GB for the work they've put into this campaign - now in its thir...

Sep 10, 2021

A Thousand Pairs of Children's Shoes Laid at the Angel of the North to Mourn Death of Child Climate Victims

A group of grandmothers, grandfathers and parents have laid out a thousand children's shoes at the Angel of the North to demand that we "Give Children A Future". The shoes have been laid out onto an image of a bicycle marking the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race which finishes at the Angel.

Aug 23, 2021

A Potted History of Jeans and How to Make Denim Sustainable

We've all got a trusty pair of vintage jeans that are a staple of our outfits for work and for going out with friends. My grandad owns a pair of jeans that have as many patches on them as they have years of age! It is a testament to just how well-wearing jeans are, and how we can make our clothes last.

Aug 12, 2021

What the 'code red' IPCC report means and how we can make the biggest difference

We had a visit from ITV Tyne Tees on the back of the shocking latest IPCC report described as a "Code red for humanity". It has been great to see new faces coming to our shop after seeing us on the news, eager to support our cause in preventing goods from going to landfill. But big change is needed.

Aug 4, 2021

Going for gold not landfill - recycled e-waste Olympic medals step in right direction

Team GB are flying at this years' Olympics, with the likes of Tom Daley, Lauren Williams and Charlotte Dujardin posing with gold, silver and bronze medals that they have won. But did you know that all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals up for grabs this year are made using recycled materials?
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