Buying local can mean buying anything from meat and chutney sold at a farmers market in Wrexham to jewellery handmade in Orkney or bread produced in a factory in Lancashire. When we purchase goods, sometimes we don't think about the consequences of where we choose to spend our money, but supporting UK businesses has far-reaching … Continue reading Why Buy Local?
It’s Fashion Revolution Week, so let’s talk about clothes. We all wear them, and we all buy them, but where do they come from and who makes them? Fashion Revolution Week calls for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. It is no coincidence that it falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory … Continue reading Where Are Your Clothes Made?
British Cycling has received much public recognition for its successes over the past decade. The GB team achieved 14 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 12 medals at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 and three British cyclists have won 6 Tour de France titles between them since 2012. The press coverage of these … Continue reading UK Cycling Shifts Up a Gear
When we think of jeans, we often think of classic American brands. However, the origins of denim are within Europe and some jeans are made closer to home than you'd expect.