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If only turtles worked in garment factories…

Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster when 1,138 garment workers died due to the collapse of an unsafe factory in Bangladesh. And its my 3rd #fashionrevolutionweek writing a blog reflecting on that tragedy. Sometimes it is easy to get discouraged by the fact that such a shocking event hasn’t caused a[…]

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Treats and not Tricks

If you have been following our blogs for any time now, you will be aware that fancy dress is very important to us, especially at Christmas and Halloween. But this year we came across a scary Halloween fact that really made our blood run cold. Our good friend and fellow BAFTS member Jo Salter (from[…]

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Recharging our Fair Trade batteries

Well we are definitely living in interesting political times at the moment! However, I’m sure people from all sides of the political debate would agree that retail has been a tough place to be recently. With uncertainties over Brexit and election results, consumers have not been feeling very flash with their cash, and our Fair[…]

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Make Do or Spend

Last weekend Newcastle Emlyn celebrated its annual Vintage Day. A great excuse for us to get our fit and flare frocks out for some Fairtrade fun (of course no actual rats were harmed during the course of thew day – we are an ethical business after all!). But donning 50s fashion also made us think[…]

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Springing into the new season

There comes a time in the depths of January each year when talk of spring starts to be bandied about. No, not by over enthusiastic gardeners, but by the organisers of Spring Fair – ‘the UK’s number one home and gift show for the retail industry’. And so, despite feeling very un-springlike at 5am on[…]

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Who made our pants?

This Sunday, 24th April 2016, will mark the three year anniversary of the building collapse in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh that killed 1,134 garment workers and injured over 2,500 others.These were workers who were making the clothes that we buy on our highstreets. But as we pause in remembrance of this tragedy, we can also celebrate the positives[…]