The next edition to our “Lottie Meets” series is here and that makes me really happy. This one is very special. During our recent trip to Cambodia, we had the pleasure to tie in a visit with Fairsew, an independent business and proud branded manufacturer based in the capital city of Cambodia.
Early in the morning, we made the 6-hour journey on the coach from Siem Reap to Phenom Penh. As we bounced along the Cambodian roads, we passed lines of palm trees, lush green rice fields as far as the eye could see and colourful houses on stilts. As the capital city crept into view we started spotting many more high-rise buildings, offering an interesting contrast. Buzzing, traffic-filled wide roads, running through a modern hub with its charm still intact. In comparison to Siem Reap, Phenom Penh has a metropolitan feel which we enjoyed. After weeks of seeing more rural areas, it felt good to be in a busy city again.
We are more aware than ever before about the ways modern fashion negatively affects the environment. People all over the world are experiencing an environmental awakening when it comes to our clothing choices. We can’t talk about sustainable clothing without discussing the cloth garments are made from. Agreed?
Selecting a fabric is one of the first steps in the design process. Determining how the final garment will look, feel, and cost. Over the years fabrics have been adapted to meet the rise in demand and the plummeting costs of clothing.
Where ever we are in the world, whether we like it or not, we all need to wear clothes. Cultural norms differ but that will always remain the same. If like us, you’re a bit of a geek, you’ll know there is a lot of speculation circulating as to what fabrics have the least environmental impact, meaning they are the best to use.
September is a big month for fashion, its Fashion Month. All over the world hundreds of shows will take place, setting the trends for the coming season. This September we are asking big questions about a sustainable fashion future. We also took advantage of being in a location with a pool.
Though out our lives we take stock and ask ourselves important questions. Is our life taking the shape we want or are we rushing through life? Are we getting caught up in short-term goals, instead of looking at the bigger picture? This is the question I asked myself recently and I found the answer was a resounding, yes, to the later. So I thought it is time we start asking the same questions to the industries that serve us.
Worn it 30 times is a series we’ve put together, highlighting the joy of wearing our beloved clothes 30 times or more. With help from our favourite bloggers, we will show the outfits turning us all into proud outfit repeaters. We are passionate about showcasing the slow fashion movement, and the famous 30 wears challenge is a great place to start. Throughout this series, we hope to show how we can all become happier and more sustainable through our clothes. This week we hear from one of our favs, Laura, from The Green Edition.
About a month ago at the hight of the British heat wave, we made our way to south London to meet Sophie Dunster, the brains behind the ethical brand, Gung Ho. Today, we are sharing the video while there. Sophie was kind enough to show us her beautiful container studio, and her quirky home on a houseboat.
Sophie’s designs are vibrant and interesting much like herself. Her colourful personality and passion comes through in all of her designs. Having been raised living a low carbon lifestyle, it’s no surprise that Sophie has made it her mission to push the boundaries of sustainable fashion.
We are on a mission to prove that fashion can help bring about positive change. Gung Ho helps people to make an impact in their daily lives, which is something we really love and talk about, like, all the time.