Happy Things – My 3 Cs

There are lots of things that make me happy, my family (most of the time), my pets, my garden, the sunshine, the seaside….. but this post is about my 3 Cs. COLOUR  –  CREATING  –  COLLECTING Here are all some of my colourful, creative, collections. Of course, my collections are never complete!! What makes you happy?…

Child Labour in the Garment Industry

Despite huge public awareness of where and how our “throw-away” fashion is made it seems conditions have still not improved greatly in developing countries.  This is of particular concern when you look into the use of child labour. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs “Around 168 million children are…

Primark -v- Vivienne Westwood : Two shopping experiences

In the space of a couple days I made two purchases, one from my local Primark and the other from the gorgeous Vivienne Westwood boutique in Conduit Street, London.  Both experiences were positive and I’m not here to criticise but there is no denying that they were very different experiences. Firstly Primark.  What can I…