The 2015 Guide to Ethical Christmas Shopping

Confession: I used to positively recoil at the thought of “ethical clothing”. I was sure that the deadly term meant itchy hemp, year-long autumnal hues and baggy linen trousers that were doomed to fray at the seems. Well, I’m glad to report that my fears were unfounded and that because activism is no longer aContinue reading “The 2015 Guide to Ethical Christmas Shopping”

Farewell Fast Fashion

We’ve been doing some research at No More Traffik HQ recently for some upcoming campaigns. One thing we’ve always been interested in is how the fashion industry interacts with issues of fairness and justice. We came across this movie on Netflix and it blew us away. I feel like I need to re-watch it monthly…thereContinue reading “Farewell Fast Fashion”

An Interview with LINES & CURRENT

What a gorgeous weekend it’s been! I hope you’ve enjoyed the great weather and springtime buzz. It’s also the end of Belfast Fashion Week which, as per usual, has done a great job at highlighting some stunning collections, as well as celebrating the inspiration and creativity found in the local NI scene at the minute.Continue reading “An Interview with LINES & CURRENT”

UNIFYNI FASHION SHOWCASE

Hello from the last day of a GREAT week of #nomoretraffik awareness & action! Can’t believe it’s almost over. The STOP THE TRAFFIK NI community groups have been leaflet dropping, dressing models (more on that later), giving chocolate to their local council members, hosting information sessions all across Northern Ireland! I tweeted from @NoMoreTraffik yesterday, essentially just gushingContinue reading “UNIFYNI FASHION SHOWCASE”

WhoMadeMyClothes?

Today is the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy during which 1,345 people died at a factory in Bangladesh where their safety and well-being was constantly ignored. The factory produced goods bought by many popular high-street retailers, and the pressure for the promotion of fair treatment and workers’ rights has continued since then.Continue reading “WhoMadeMyClothes?”

Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.

My cousin called me a rabble-rouser and I’m sick of it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a compliment. But ugh. You see, Wee Frizz, when she called me that, was referring to the fact that she has become involved in the #makefashiontraffikfree campaign after a few chats/links we shared. And I’m so glad. I got teary-eyedContinue reading “Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.”

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! In the lead-up to today, may have been highlighting the plight of women around the world – who don’t have access to education or resources, who are abused, who are discriminated against, whose gender makes them vulnerable – if you’ve spent time on the blog, you probably are aware of someContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”