My background includes a degree in Sociology and Social Administration from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and working as a Careers Officer in both Essex and Bradford during the early 1980’s.
From organising and running jumble sales as a girl, to helping my mum with her numerous charity sales, I have always been involved in both second hand and charitable enterprises.
When I retired from the vintage fair scene after twenty years of collecting, researching and selling vintage clothing I started down a new path. I began to volunteer in a local charity shop and it was working in this environment that motivated me to look more closely at the current fashion industry and ultimately to start this blog.
This blog is a way of using my knowledge, skills and experience to firstly raise awareness of the effects todays fashion industry is having on both our planet and its population. Then secondly to showcase viable and appealing alternatives to this system.
In the oft confusing world of ethical and sustainable fashion my aim is to bring some clarity to the issues by telling stories. Informative yet informal. Fact based but with a personal perspective. Stories that you will enjoy reading but that will ultimately make you think.
I will only ever write about issues I genuinely believe in. Pieces will be fact driven and any opinions are my own. I am not affiliated with nor take either money or goods from any company I write about. I will not recommend anything that I would not be willing to spend my own money on.