Monday, 20 November 2017

Ethical Picks: Birdsong London




[ PHOTOGRAPHY: Birdsong ]


Birdsong is an ethical clothing brand based in London that practices fair working conditions hiring migrant mother workers to help get them into employment and using sustainable materials such as organic cotton. There t-shirts and sweaters are hand printed and jumpers hand knitted. I love their classic designs and the pops of colour in the motifs. They have a very affordable price point and so make ethical and sustainable clothing available to everyone. Their brand slogan is "No sweatshops. No Photoshop." and I love their natural and unedited photography, it's refreshing to see in the industry. Above are some of my favourite pieces from their current collection.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A FAD: THE PEARL BIKER BOOT



[ PHOTOGRAPHY: Zara + Very + Boohoo ]


Just thought I'd spill my thoughts into a short post today. As the A/W 17 micro trends and fads are starting to become very clear on social media, I've noticed a few that I think will die a sudden death as soon as we hit Spring. One of these is the pearl biker boot. Filtered down from the catwalk it's been replicated by most high street brands and it's all over my Instagram feed. Zara's seem to be a popular version that come in real leather for the price tag of under £90 but at the budget end of the high street you can pick some up from Boohoo for only £35. This pair definitely have the price tag of a fad item.

It's not that I dislike the trend but I won't be investing in some winter boots that will soon fade out of sight because of the little shiny plastic studs they're adorned with. Sorry Instagram.

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Monday, 6 November 2017

The Commercialisation of Feminism



Slogan tees and Instagram have combined to create an abundance of fake activists and feminists that might not be as forward thinking as they seem. Many high end designer brands in the industry such as Dior and Chanel are using their platforms as a way to project activism yet alongside the slogan t-shirt trend it had diffused down into high street stores and what could have been seen as an artistic way of getting messages across to the public about current subjects is lost. People are buying these products for the aesthetics and it can take away from the meaning and results in fake activism. Feminism has been commercialised and brands are making money from something that should be helping the less fortunate and most exploited in society.

A personal problem I have is people wearing these t-shirts and branding themselves as activists on Instagram is that the products haven't always been made ethically. The vision runs through my head of a "feminist" slogan t-shirt being sewn together by a seamstress working long hours for little pay in a factory that isn't safe. How is funding this exploitation an act of Feminism?

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