A few cool things you might enjoy reading about with a cup of tea this weekend:)
♥ I’ve recently backed two fantastic campaigns on Kickstarter. Scarves & Sustainability want to establish a business in Northern Ethiopia to support local women artisans and create two lines of hand-loomed scarves. The scarves are goooorgeous. There is loads of information on their campaign page. I’ve also backed a project to establish a Fair Trade Sewing Center in DR Congo. For this project you pledge to fund a bolt of fabric, an iron, cutting table or sewing machine! Love it:)
♥ Have you seen the Japanese/English language knitting magazine Amirisu? It’s free to read online, with patterns purchased separately. Issue 7 has just been released.
♥ BBC Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast recently interviewed Alexander McQueen’s sister and biographer (episode dated 23/03/15), and aired a ‘craft special’ episode (06/04/15).
♥ Speaking of McQueen, I really fancy the new biography Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin. The price of the Kindle version is pretty reasonable.
♥ I’m looking forward to the release of the documentary film The True Cost on Friday 29th May, about the true cost of the fashion industry.
♥ Fringe Association have picked a gorgeous pattern for their Hatalong. You can download it free from the Hatalong page.
♥ Fair Trade International are planning some really exciting changes to how fabric is certified as fair trade, which will cover the full supply chain – great news.
♥ H&M’s 2014 sustainability report is worth a look.
Have a lovely weekend all. I can’t believe it’s less than a week now until Fashion Revolution Day!