Would You

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Upcycling

In the next instalment of my Would You series, I’m looking at the role of upcycling in the world of fast fashion. There was no better woman to chat to than Carrie Ann Moran, Circular Fashion expert and Head of Fashion and Textiles at the Rediscovery Centre in Dublin. If you have never been to the Rediscovery Centre you should. It is an amazing space that provides learning opportunities with some of the best in the field of sustainability. Speaking of experts, I was lucky enough to sit down with Carrie Ann to talk all things fashion and sustainability. Continue reading

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Would You?

Would You?

Sustainable fashion, slow fashion, recycled fashion, repurposed fashion, upcycled fashion; all terms that have been at the forefront of my mind lately. I’ve spoken about this topic many times before so please bear with me while I explain why I’m talking about it again now. Before I do that from here on in I’m going to pile all those terms together under the umbrella of ‘slow fashion’ as anything that contributes to slowing down production, reducing waste, improving conditions to workers and consumers to me is slow fashion. Ok so last year I was having a crisis of inspiration. If you need a reminder read about it here. This lead to an unexpected personal shopping ban and despite my love for shopping, surprisingly I managed well. Then came pregnancy, during which I relied heavily on hand-me-downs, charity shops and borrowing clothes. Again if you need a reminder click here. Now post-pregnancy and breastfeeding I find I’m in a similar position. Some clothes in my wardrobe either don’t fit or are not breastfeeding friendly and I have no intention of spending money on clothes that are not going to be permanent features in my wardrobe, so I continue to look and not buy. I’ve bought the odd thing of course but my shopping habit continues to be somewhat subdued and I’m rather happy about it. Continue reading