Emma Waight

Oxfam Fashion blogger

Emma Waight

Emma is a PhD Human Geography student at the University of Southampton and freelance fashion writer. She previously studied fashion for five years and worked on an ethical fashion research project before moving onto her PhD which looks at the role of second-hand consumption in parenting culture.  Constantly faced with balancing her love of fashion with trying to do the right thing, she tweets at @emswaight. You will also find this yoga loving busy bee blogging on ethical consumption at www.emmawaight.co.uk and on general fashion news and trends at www.clothes.org.uk.

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DIY: Create Your Own Christmas Jumper

Christmas jumpers are really hot right now, which means vintage/second-hand festive sweaters are tricky to get hold of at a good price. Remember Mark Darcy's...

Head to Oxfam to find Winters Tartan Trend

I've always been a massive fan of tartan. As a child my Gran bought me a proper Scottish kilt, sadly I'm not sure what happened to that. When I went to University the first piece of clothing...

Motivation for Buying Secondhand Clothes: Fun!

For my last two Oxfam Fashion posts I've looked at the range of reasons for why we might choose to buy clothes second-hand rather than new. It sounds simple enough, but...

Motivation for Buying Secondhand Clothes: Ethics & Politics

Last month I introduced Guiot and Roux's 8-point motivational scale for second-hand shoppers. The pair conducted an academic study surveying second-hand shoppers with the...

Motivation for buying second hand clothes:Cost

There are many reasons why people choose to buy things second-hand, what are yours? Saving money might come to mind first, or perhaps you are ethically motivated, either way there are a number...

Oxfam Brighton's Fashion Forward Volunteers

Oxfam shops attract a whole range of volunteers. Shop volunteers for Oxfam get to work in a fun environment, gain skills to improve their CV, all whilst providing vital support...

Charity Ethical Fashion Show and Panel Hammersmith

On Wednesday 8th May, St Paul's Church, Hammersmith was transformed for a fun-filled evening of ethical fashion chat and catwalk strutting. Organised by a small group of...

Do the government have a role in promoting ethical and sustainable fashion?

The cogs are turning, the wheels are in motion - we are starting to see changes in the fashion industry. There are now countless small ethical fashion brands to choose from...

Southampton University Hosts First Clothes Swap

Hands up who's been swishing before?! Swishing is the practice of swapping clothes, often at a swishing party (I'm sure this definition will soon be in the Oxford English Dictionary)....

Rtister: Putting Ethical Fashion in the Limelight

Ethical fashion is considered a 'niche' market in the retail world, but for how long will this continue to be the case? For many passionate about the cause, ethically sourced clothing...