As I write this, I’ve just come back from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) after an insanely eventful event all about celebrating all things ethical fashion during Fashion Revolution Week with Colour Elements, at which I spoke on a panel of experts after a film screening of Slowing Down Fast Fashion. This picture shows one of the Scottish sustainable fashion brands that showcased at the night, Cloh, a new contemporary menswear label that utilizes quality re-purposed textiles, like ‘linen’ made from plastic bottles used to make stunning oversized shirts.
Throughout this year I’ve had the opportunity through my Fashion Communication degree course to be on the other side of the camera for a change, styling, photographing and directing creative projects which I’m learning more about every day. My most recent experience was shooting a mock campaign for an Anthropologie lookbook, featuring model Mirrin Hegarty and make-up artist Cait Owens.
Today I am thrilled to announce a giveaway on the blog in collaboration with talented artisan Araminta Campbell! You have the chance to win a handmade limited edition (1/50) fold-over clutch bag in bespoke tweed in your choice of colourways, worth £100. To enter, all you need to do is scroll to the bottom of this post, follow Araminta Campbell on social media and help us spread the word about the competion online! Read on to find out more about this Edinburgh design studio and my chat with Araminta herself about the Scottish textile industry and the importance of sustainable fashion.
Yellow Bubble is an Edinburgh based knitwear brand run by Jenny McCraw, a fellow Herald Fashion Awards 2016 winner and one of my favourite memebrs of my fashion department at The Scottish Design Exchange. The label has just receaslesed the new Spring/Summer collection, aand I was lucky enough to preview it in the Abbeyhill studio last week to chat with Jenny herself. Love this image from the new lookbook, photographed by Erica Von Stein, all the 1970s vibes! Read on to see our interview all about Scottish fashion, summer knitwear and shopping small…
I support Fashion Revolution because despite numerous disasters that exemplify the state of the fashion industry, change is still far too slow and we can only make progress with a united movement. Its brilliant to see the project gain momentum here in Scotland as well as worldwide. I think Edinburgh is the perfect place for a Fashion Revolution event because we have a thriving creative community that really cares about ethics. The fashion industry here is growing and as it grows, each step of the way we need to consider sustainability as the number one priority.