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Let's go on a style adventure to... Wroclaw

Our latest blog post is by our lovely volunteer Kasia. Since we're stuck at home right now, why not find out what's inspiring the second hand culture in Wroclaw, Poland. 'While climate crisis is on the rise and sustainability and eco-friendliness are becoming more and more favoured, the fashion industry needs to find its’ own solution to the problem. When it comes to buying new things young people start to be more conscientious about their everyday choices. While the amount of sustainable and climate-aware brands is increasing, it can be expensive. 'Wrocław in Poland is a city filled with young...

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Street Chic, On the Cheap

We don’t know about you, but thinking of ways to ‘live in the now’ is becoming a little bit ‘meh’. So many tips to make your home a haven, pull off a great look for a zoom meeting and how to not strangle your flatmate/other half/children/dog. Over it. The vaccination programme is a promise of a return to normality and even when we’re warned that this doesn’t mean the ‘old normal’ but the ‘new normal,’ it’s providing hope. Hope that allows us to think about inspiration beyond our bubbles- aspirational things, crazy projects and theatrical events. Even thinking about the...

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Around the World in Thrifty Ways

Our intro into the world of street style by Alexandra Hawker... If you’re into the world of fashion, you might have heard of the term ‘street style’. Maybe you’ve read articles in Vogue about street styles across the globe, or seen TikTok videos that show China’s high fashion in action. It’s thrown into the spotlight during fashion weeks in the world’s style capitals, with people taking to the streets in their most striking statement ensembles.  (Image downloaded from Vogue.com)  You’ll notice that all these outfits are unique – and that’s down to the people wearing them. Just like music, literature...

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The World is Yours- Have a Sustainable Christmas

This week's blog post by Alice Langridge covers our theme for the rest of year, a 'Sustainable Christmas and has some great tips for making Christmas impactful but with less impact on the planet. 'Christmas is a great time of the year, but it can be a dangerous time for the planet. It’s a time where most overconsume, causing a huge increase in waste and the amount going to landfill. In the U.K. alone we produce 30% more waste at Christmas. We are hoping to change that this year, and according to The Westminster Report Brits want to have the...

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Revamp your Wardrobe by Upcycling Secondhand Clothing

If you want to stand out from the crowd with a unique and revamped wardrobe, join the slow fashion movement and start upcycling your clothes. Charity shops are a great and inexpensive place to purchase clothing, so you can begin your upcycling journey.

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