7 Tips for Curating a Sustainable Wardrobe

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Last week marked the four year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster where a building housing 5 garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh.  Over 1,000 people lost their lives with a further 2,500 people injured.  In response to the disaster a collective of designers and influencers came together to launch Fashion Revolution.  Now in its fourth year, Fashion Revolution week raises awareness of the human and environmental impact of the fashion industry and how we as consumers can effect change.

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What It’s Really Like to Live in London

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I’ve been living in London for three years now.  In that time I’ve had seven jobs, lived in three different Zones with ten strangers, some of whom have become close friends.  I have moved four times – twice in the last year – and once when the choice to do so was not mine.

When I look back to where I was three years ago I had no idea what to expect.  I was terrified yet thrilled at the prospect of the opportunities that lay ahead.  And so, with the experience I’ve gained over the past three years I thought I’d share what it’s really like to live here.

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At a glance: Nordic Matters Festival

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How do you say Gender Equality in Faroese?  I came across the question quite by accident when I was searching for information on the Southbank Centre’s annual Women of the World Festival, which, for those who may be interested, will take place between 7th and 12th March.

Intrigued, I fell down the rabbit hole and happened upon Nordic Matters – a year long festival hosted at the Southbank, in partnership with The Nordic Council of Ministers.  As luck would have it my free Saturday afternoon coincided with the Opening Weekend so I headed down to, if nothing else, to pick up some new vocabulary.

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New Year, New Books

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At the beginning of last year I resolved, among other things, to read more and I’m happy to say it’s one of the few resolutions I’ve maintained long after the last embers of 2016 died out.  Now that 2017 has rolled around my love of books has only intensified and I thought I’d share some of the titles I’m looking forward to reading with you.

My most recent job has seen the last part of my commute home take place from London’s Waterloo station, which just so happens to have a Foyles book shop.  I often have around 20 minutes to spare between trains and the lure of this branch’s bookshelves is too much for me to resist.

Here are some spoils from my most recent inter-train haul.

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Book Club: The Moth

img_8491I came across The Moth while browsing the stand alone displays of one bookshop or another and something about the cover commanded me to stop in my tracks.  Perhaps it was the promise of an introduction by Neil Gaiman or maybe my own inner moth was drawn to the golden glow of the lightbulb suspended front and centre on the cover.  Whatever it was that cast its spell on me, moreso than all the other books on display I had to know more.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a storyteller.  Someone who can turn a tale and transport the listener (or viewer in the case of my work) to another time and place for a moment or longer.  The cover’s promise of 50 extraordinary true stories had me hooked and I was keen to know more.

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