Vintage improv Kimono photo shoot

This blog post has been in my drafts for some time...it seems that now is the day to release it! The story: A while ago my friend and I did a little improv photoshoot to present a couple of vintage Kimonos which I found in Japan, as well as one hand-stitched and painted Kimono that … Continue reading Vintage improv Kimono photo shoot

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The London commute for (dis-)able bodied

Image source here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear readers, It's been a while - I know - since I have last posted. My health has been a challenge which in turn has led me to experience the normal commute through London in a new way. I wanted to write this post and examine physical impairment as well as … Continue reading The London commute for (dis-)able bodied

Can you wear what you eat? Yes, sustainable fish, mushrooms and pineapples…

  In June, I was very lucky to attend a course on Sustainable Fashion Textiles at London College of Fashion, run by Amanda Johnston from "The Sustainable Angle" and her associates. Our team of students was international and vibrant, with participants from the fashion and textile industries who were all keen to find out more … Continue reading Can you wear what you eat? Yes, sustainable fish, mushrooms and pineapples…

This week, Vogue reminds us of Rana Plaza and offers small solutions

Rana Plaza is one incident which was reported on, published and shown to us (see my post here)but how many people suffer due to our fashion system on a daily basis? The numbers remain in the dark. 5 years ago, there was alot of activism, such as the Spanish trade union UGT, who felt for … Continue reading This week, Vogue reminds us of Rana Plaza and offers small solutions

Lufthansa’s Rebranding to Premium Identity

This month Lufthansa did something it had not done in the last 30 years: It announced a complete corporate rebranding - represented by a visible change of colours, materials and the famous tailfin colours (First image above shows the new colours). The announcement coincides with the airline celebrating 100 years since the invention of it's … Continue reading Lufthansa’s Rebranding to Premium Identity

Gucci’s new fake fur is all but sustainable

Gucci's fake fur is aggravating pollution and is all but sustainable Real fur or fake fur? Sustainable or unsustainable fashion? Real fur is very expensive but what is the true cost for our planet when we opt for fake fur? Gucci announced this October 2017 that it will cease to use real fur and switch … Continue reading Gucci’s new fake fur is all but sustainable