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Meeting Andrew Wilkie – the man who makes hats for Margaret Howell

Meeting Andrew Wilkie – the man who makes hats for Margaret Howell

When he moved to the South of France from London in 2002, Andrew Wilkie intended to leave the fashion world behind. The aim was to focus on renovating an old house he’d bought in the 1990s and t...

by Alyson Walsh15 comments

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Making the most of the clothes you already own – and sustainable sneakers

Making the most of the clothes you already own – and sustainable sneakers

These are not Back to School shoes. And I have not already broken my Second-Hand September pledge, that would be pathetic.

by Alyson Walsh25 comments

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Say hello to Second-Hand September

Say hello to Second-Hand September

Oxfam’s new initiative: Second-Hand September is a brilliant idea. The UK has a throwaway fashion problem  – it is estimated that £140m worth of clothing goes to landfill each year, and ...

by Alyson Walsh67 comments

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Last chance to see the Faith Ringgold exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery

Last chance to see the Faith Ringgold exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery

Here’s a true story with a happy outcome. The artist, activist and children’s author Faith Ringgold is having a solo retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery, her first in Europe.

by Antonia Cunliffe18 comments

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Wearing old clothes in a new way (revisiting the silk slip skirt)

Wearing old clothes in a new way (revisiting the silk slip skirt)

It is wonderful when two old items of clothing come together to create a new outfit. Old, old, new again.

by Alyson Walsh28 comments

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Threads of Life: a History of the World through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: a History of the World through the Eye of a Needle

  Whatever our take on fashion, fundamentally we all have a connection with clothes because we all wear them. Sewing literally touches our daily lives.

by Adrienne Wyper — 21 comments

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