Fashion Revolution Day – What’s It About? & Why Is It So Important?

Posted by , April 21, 2014

What’s It About?

Fashion Revolution Day is being held on the 24th of April 2014. This date is significant as it is the one year anniversary in which 1133 people were killed and 2500 injured in Dhaka Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza garment factory complex collapsed.

The complex housed 3 clothing factories and it is said that up to 6,000 workers worked there at one time. The factories produced garments for major international retailers in the UK, America and Europe. Just a day before the collapse, the building was briefly evacuated when cracks appeared in the walls. However, workers were later allowed back in or told to return by the factory owners.

The tragedy unveiled the true consequences of how supplying cheap fashion to consumers in the West meant that the people making the clothes in Bangladesh were being subjected to dangerous working conditions.

Fashion Revolution Day is a day to raise awareness to consumers, governments and factory owners of the true costs of cheap fast fashion and its disastrous side effects.

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Why Is It so Important?

We felt this video by Rosie Niblock  ( @KNOWMORE2014 ) a student at Bournemouth University perfectly described why transparency in fashion is so crucial. We would love to thank Rosie along with Evie Pearson (the voice of the young girl in the video) who created this simple but powerful video.

To find out whats going on on Fashion Revolution Day you visit the official website here.

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Natural Juice Recipe – A Fresh Way To Start 2014

Posted by , January 7, 2014

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Feel a bit stuffed?

This is one of our favourite super juice recipes and one that will be help you get over that holiday hangover.

Zain’s Super Juice is lush, green juice filled with enzymes, vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  After a pint of this, you’ll be bouncing your way into 2014…

Ingredients:

1 Cup Spinach

1/2 Cucumber

5 Celery Stalks

1/4 Cup Fresh Mint

1/4 Cup Coriander

1/4 Cup Parsley

1 Lime

1/4 Ginger Root

1 Pear (optional)

1/2 Avocado

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

1 Scoop Sunwarrior Optimum Greens OR Green Powder of Your Choice (optional)

1/4 Tsp Brain On, Hemp Oil OR Borage Oil (optional)

1/4 Tsp Spirulina

Directions:

1. Cold, press juice all veggies and herbs, then add in any of your optional ingredients.

2. Serve immediately.

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How to make your own christmas tree

Posted by , November 12, 2013

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Traditional Christmas Trees

Christmas can often be a bit predictable and while tradition can be nice,  sometimes it’s good to through in a large helping of originality into the festive mix.

While real Christmas trees look great, cutting down trees to place in your family’s living room is not regarded as the best thing for the environment. There are many interesting ideas out there that replace this old habit.

DIY Christmas Trees

DIY Christmas trees are gaining more ground in peoples’ holiday traditions worldwide. And it’s only your imagination that limits how amazing you want your Christmas to look and feel.

This method is highly recommended if you don’t have enough space to fit an actual Christmas tree. It’s also useful for low budgets; you can use stuff from your own home like sticks,old lights, suitcases or even books. If you choose the DIY version, you can pick the color and texture you or your family most desire. Give it some beautiful decoration as well, and make it unique. Look for ideas from these examples in the photos. It will put your imagination to work and add more fun and excitement to your Christmas

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Wool Week | Celebrating all things woolly

Posted by , October 16, 2013

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This week is wool week a celebration of all things woolly. The campaign was initiated by The Prince of Wales in 2010 in order promote the benefits of this wonderful, sustainable, cosy fabric.

Since it’s launch wool week has been launched on a global scale with celebrations happening across many different countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, China and Korea. Wool is going global again!

If your like us and love wool and want to get involved in Wool Week there’s lots of things you can do:

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Knit Nation:Pop into John Lewis in either their Edinburgh or London’s stores  and get free knitting classes free amazing knitwear brand wool-in-the-gang. You may also catch a glimpse  Daisy Lowe or Oliver Proudlock knitting in the Oxford Street windows. You can even knit your own Christmas jumper

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Wool School: This initiative, kicked off in 2012, pairs 15 talented UK fashion students with brands including Hobbs, Jigsaw, Topshop, Christopher Raeburn, M&S and Barbour to design and produce limited edition jumpers.All jumpers have to be comprised of at least 80% wool to enter and 5% of proceeds go to fashion education programmers.

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PicKnit: Have your own PicKnit. Download a stunning PicKnit Blanket pattern from the Campaign for Real Wool website and get knitting.

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Events are taking place all over the country and internationally. One of the biggest events is being held at Low Sizergh Barn a beautiful farm in Kendal. There will be a whole range of woolly activities including knitting, crochet, pom-pom sheep making – with a micro flock from the famous Pom-Pom sheep parade, finger knitting with PinkyKnits and a British Wool sorting table with Dr Wool in residence to answer all woolly questions. You can even purchase one of our woolly jumpers at their farm shop.

 

 

 

 

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