It's exciting when you discover innovative fashion concepts which not only challenge the ethics of the industry but create visually pleasing aesthetics to boot.
Junky Styling, Hackney
Founded by designer duo Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager, Junky Styling has been an established sustainable fashion brand since 1997. Operating on a number of different creative levels, they offer a unique Wardrobe Surgery for people...
Oxfam is a treasure trove of pre-loved literature seeking a new bookshelf and, continuing the celebration of World Book Day, it can be exciting to see how artists, designers and creatives reuse the tattered pages of discarded books in their work. The idea of ripping precious books to pieces feels almost sinful but they can be artfully revived into a whole new story.
American artist/dressmaker Carrie Ann Schumacher has crafted...
The doors of the Marks & Spencer and Oxfam Shwop Shop opened to the public yesterday for a two -day extravaganza filled with hundreds of uniquely shwopped garments and celebrity donations.
The delicious array of items adorning the rails were handpicked by the festival shop team at Wastesaver, Oxfam's recycling and sorting facility in Huddersfield. Shwopped items from all over the country were included in the Shwop...
2012 has been a year with many changes towards a more sustainable fashion industry from shwopping to sharing and sewing to search engines. There are now more ways than ever to cut consumption and shop ethically whilst still looking amazing. Exciting times! And whilst the fashion industry still has a long way to go in terms of sustainability, there are a number of key themes emerging for 2013.
Oxfam Fashion readers may recall the debut of "Unravel," a beautiful short film which was launched at last year's Everything Must Go Exhibition at the Barge House, Oxo Tower, London. I was fortunate enough to have recently met the lovely and warm hearted Meghna Gupta, documentary director of "Unravel." This insightful documentary follows the Western world's unwanted clothes, on a
journey across Northern...
Oxfam Fashion took to the fields of Bestival to spread the word about what we do and how you can get involved.
We decided to yarn bomb a Bestival landmark using wool donated to Oxfam and found a beautiful piano in the Magic Meadows field.
Yarn bombing involves covering a landmark or street item in wool to make a statement or tell a message.
We set off in the night with our Oxfam message tags and wool, to cover the piano...
The fields at Leeds were not only filled with fashionistas, the fashion-fellas did not disappoint rockin' some of the freshest threads we've seen all summer.
Ian Cassidy's printed shirt made him stand out from the swarm of music lovers entering the arena, bought from an Oxfam Shop - this gem has found the perfect new owner.
We loved the print on James Heslop's second-hand silk shirt. James...
On site at Leeds Festival we caught up with Jenny Greenwell from Eco Age to have a nose at the kind of clothes an eco fashionista wears at a festival.
We arrived on site at Leeds Festival on Wednesday and since then have been in a whirlwind of DIY crafts, clothes and music.
We spent our first day making cool scarves out of t-shirts donated to Oxfam (see our other post to find out how to do it yourself!) and customising tees.
Take a look through some of the stylish people who took part in our craft workshops.
Hannah Blackstock and Hannah Mason