The high-street has led us to believe that a t-shirt should cost £5. Sometimes less, sometimes a tiny bit more. Pricing in the fashion industry is a mess – there has been many times when I have been on the lookout for sustainable options to add to my wardrobe and found myself wincing at the prices.
It’s National Living Wage Week in the UK. A huge part of the sustainable fashion movement is to create more transparency: to make consumers aware of who made their clothes, under what conditions and for what rates of pay. As a living wage employer this is a cornerstone to everything we do here at The Emperor’s Old Clothes.
A behind the scenes look at how our brand is becoming more size inclusive, it’s a look at the mistakes and assumptions I’ve made as a business owner and an update on our commitments to diversity and inclusivity for the rest of 2019.
Recycling and specifically fabric recycling is super important in sustainable fashion and in the fashion industry as a whole. ‘Dead stock’ is a problem if you’re churning out millions of garments a season but small-scale operations like us can be way more innovative + creative with our solutions.