A short checking in blog

So this lovely little blog has been going for six months now. Thank you to those of you who have been writing and sharing your inspiring stories, to those of you have shared these stories on social media and even more importantly to those of you who have decided to make lifestyle changes in response…

How we came to pay a living wage

A few years ago I went with our domestic worker & her child to the dentist. The child’s teeth were rotten and the dentist asked “Why is your child not brushing her teeth?”, To which our domestic worker devastatingly replied “I can’t afford a toothbrush!” This was our journey towards paying a living wage.

The basic needs basket

PRFT, a Zim based organisation looks at the Basic Needs Basket as a way of identifying a living wage in the country

The price of poverty for domestic workers

When Adi Eyal, the head of Code4SA had a conversation with other parents at his children’s nursery school, he realised that the idea surrounding domestic worker’s salaries were based largely on speculation and social norms. He decided to create a tool, the Living Wage calculator.

Making it a just Christmas

December is nearly upon us and with it the Christmas celebrations are beginning. What can we do to make it a little more just?

Making Black Friday a little more fair

Today is Black Friday, a red-letter day from across the pond that is now firmly marked in every retailer’s calendar. For shop workers, it is a challenging time.

Shopping more thoughtfully

If you haven’t already seen it, we at Braintree Clothing, have our own mantra ‘Wear Me, Love Me, Mend Me, Pass Me On’. It is all about looking after your clothes, making them last for longer and ensuring that they never make it to landfill…

A consumer’s choice

By Sam Hill There are days when I love to take my time and get dressed up, paying attention to every little detail. And then there are days where permanently living in my PJs seems to me to be the best idea ever. Most of the time I just throw on a t-shirt and jeans….

Consuming Fashion: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Emma Waight I have a love/hate relationship with fashion. On the one hand I love the vibrant colour of a kaleidoscopic digital print, the luxurious feel of thick velvet and the innate power of a little black dress. On the other hand, I hate the fact that new stock hits high street stores on…

It’s Fashion Month

So September is all about fashion. In fact its one big back-to-back fashion extravaganza! This week is New York Fashion Week followed by London next week, Milan the next and Paris the week after that. It’s a time of changing seasons, exquisite fabrics, beautiful people and clothes, clothes, clothes. Such a different world from the…

Waste not, want not (part 2)

By Emma Hurrell Last week, with #ZeroWasteWeek ahead of us, I laid down the challenge for you to think about how you can cut down your household waste. Well #ZeroWasteWeek is upon us, so how’s that challenge going? If you’re not sure where to start, we’re very excited to say that we have partnered with…