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Aug 2, 2021

Meet Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange

Traidcraft is the reason we moved to the North East 25 years ago and we've known Maveen Pereira many years. I was so impressed with the work Traidcraft Exchange is currently doing around calling for a Fashion Watchdog that I thought it was high time for us to catch up with Maveen.

Jul 23, 2021

Freedom Day is here: but what does freedom actually look like?

19 July, 2021 will forever be remembered and celebrated as Freedom Day, the day all COVID restrictions were lifted in...

Jul 21, 2021

To Rent or Not to Rent clothes - This is the Environmental Dilemma

You can rent a car, you may live in a rented house and we even used to do this thing where we rented copies of films on DVDs and VHS tapes- but have you ever thought about renting clothes? Surely it makes sense for higher-end, more formal fashion items that you might only wear on special occasions.

Jul 13, 2021

Fashion Transparency Index 2021: Why we still need to scrutinise fashion brands and retailers

One of the key takeaways we took from the latest Fashion Transparency Index was that a lot of major brands still do not disclose as much information as they could. As shoppers we should have a right to know where our clothes come from, who makes them and know how environmentally friendly brands are.

Jul 9, 2021

Possible but not Plausible to Stop Climate Change - The changes we could make but don't

As we finally start to emerge from lockdown, we can reflect on how one of the few positives of the COVID era was the ...

Jul 1, 2021

Why is Amazon throwing away perfectly good stock and how can we cut down on landfill?

During the climate emergency one of the highest grossing companies in the world is throwing even more of our planet’s precious resources into the bin. This is totally unsustainable and must be stopped.

Jun 25, 2021

Introducing the Mindful Art of Slow Stitching

If you are a fan of the Great British Sewing Bee but don't feel ready for the pressures of a pattern challenge, transformation challenge or made to measure challenge, then slow stitching is a great place to start. With no pattern to follow or finished product to aim for, just let your imagination run free.

Jun 18, 2021

How much waste does the UK generate and what are the solutions to fast fashion?

It's time to act and deal with our rubbish. We take a look at the key issues of waste in the UK, including e-waste and fast fashion and discuss solutions such as reusing, upcycling and reworking preloved clothes, books and other items.

Jun 11, 2021

A Virtual Tour of the Green Heart Showcase

The Green Heart Showcase opened on Wednesday. Here's how some of our first visitors have described it: 'a secondhand ...

May 28, 2021

Green Heart Collective Declares a Climate Emergency

Green Heart Collective Declares a Climate Emergency “Wait! What?” “Who are you, a little social enterprise in a ware...

May 22, 2021

What exactly is a concept store and why do you want to create one?

What exactly is a concept store and why do you want to create one? I've heard that question a lot over the last few m...

Apr 30, 2021

Helen: Why I Am A Climate Activist

I take my role as a steward of the earth very seriously. There is no greater role on earth than caring for all living...
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