Last week I spent a morning with the fantastic Juta Shoes team who let me come along to their weekly shoe making group session in East London. I had the greatest time finding out more about them, their sustainably made, environmentally conscious shoes and the local women who make them by hand in London, gaining skills and making new friends all whilst quite literally doing their bit for the planet.
For Fashion Revolution Week 2018 sustainable and ethical footwear brand Po Zu have curated a space in the heart of Truman Brewery in London’s Shoreditch bringing a handful of ethical and sustainable fashion brands to the heart of all things cool.
I kick started my Fashion Revolution Week with Po Zu’s curation (you can take a look and read more about Po Zu here) I took so many photos they needed their own post!
Here are some of the other brands that are showcasing in the pop up store space until Sunday.
Last night I headed over to Truman Brewery in Shoreditch (A really cool East End space where brands come to host events) to take a look at the Fashion Revolution Week pop up opposite record store Rough Trade. Po Zu are hosting the pop up and have invited fellow sustainable brands to join them. People Tree, Howies, Lowie, Wear The Wall and Brothers We Stand are alongside Po Zu and are selling samples and showcasing their sustainable and ethical fashion ways everyday for the rest of the week.
Being just down the road from work, I had a wander up in the sunshine ready to see what Fashion Revolution Week in London was all about!
As a sustainable fashion blogger I’m always looking for the latest and greatest eco effort from high street brands. After all, mainstream brands like H&M, Topshop and Asos can make such a big difference. So seeing the updated ‘Made In Kenya’ page on Asos’ ‘Eco Edit‘ section got me really excited. Artisan ideas, training and skills rolled out into a mainstream, accessible product? I’m all for it, but the more I looked into the product and it’s fabric breakdown I was downhearted to discover that there’s nothing ‘Eco’ at all about Asos X Kenya’s fabric choice what so ever. It’s all got polyester in it.
Polyester is not an ‘Eco’ fabric in any way shape or form. They should take their ‘Cos caring for the planet is cool’ slogan off asap.
Since I can remember I’ve always been fascinated with nature, trees, leaves you name it I’ve photographed it in the city and in the heart of the countryside (definitely something to do with my National Trust membership) there’s something so peaceful and naturally beautiful about trees and the V&A curation team have captured this perfectly in their exhibition ‘Into The Woods: Trees in photography’
As you can see, things are looking a little different around here! Over the bank holiday weekend I’ve switched over from Blogger to WordPress. After 6 years of blogging I wanted a more polished look and as I had finally reached my functionality limit over on blogger, I figured I should put my money where my mouth is and go self hosted (eeeekkkk!)
It’s been a busy weekend redirecting links, moving pictures and making sure that I don’t click the delete button on a years worth of content like I did back in 2015!
There are quite a few visual differences on the new website so please do bare with me whilst I chop and change image sizes and get settled on the new platform.
New content will be coming your way very soon, so keep your eyes peeled. But in the meantime if you’d like to know why I’m having a reshuffle you can find out here.
The Winnie The Pooh exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum is on for a few more weeks and I’ve got to say, it is a lot of fun. I headed over to South Kensington on Friday night to take a look behind the honey pot.
It’s fun, engaging and great for kids, with lots to see and do! Whilst you slalom around the exhibition of original scripts, sketches and inspirations for everyone’s favourite honey loving bear, information pours from installations above, book pages are turned into wallpaper and colour pops all over the place. From Pooh’s starting point in the UK to his adventures as an export abroad there’s some pretty cool stuff to look at.
‘Universal Motherhood’ a journey through the lottery of birth is a multi sensory free exhibition, just off Oxford Street at Noho studios that you just can’t miss. It’s immersive, moving and a must see for the western world. Starting upstairs with a pair of headphones on, you explore the feeling of motherhood, the anticipation of birth and the many diverse circumstances women find themselves in in the run up to having a baby. The exhibition follows five expectant mothers from around the world from pre, during and post birth to document their lives before baby, their baby’s birth and their new baby in the weeks after birth including the sometimes harsh reality of motherhood throughout the world. Through voice, photography and moving image this exhibition invites you into each woman’s individual world to tell you their story. You can’t help but feel incredibly connected and protective of these women throughout their latter stage of pregnancy, into the birthing process. As someone who was born in a hospital I was almost compelled to shout at the screen – Where is the doctor? Get this woman to a hospital! and cry when a baby is born, not breathing.
I’ve been writing this blog for 6 years this year. That’s more than half a decade, longer than my degree and much longer than any boyfriend ever lasted. Starting at 17, I look back on some of my content I created back then and cringe, It’s like having bad photos on Facebook, but they’re all over google instead. Forever. Gah.
At the end of last year I decided that my blog needed a refresh, majorly. Last year saw lots of snazzy new templates for blogs appear in the ‘bloggersphere’ and whilst I love a classic layout, Hello I’m Clo needed a visual upgrade. As a graduate in London I’m strapped for cash (Hi monstrous rent bill!) so can’t afford to have a slap up website tailor made for me, so I’ve popped a few pennies together to purchase a new layout for the longest hobby I’ve ever stuck at and ironically, the only hobby my dad hasn’t had to fork out for (Sorry Dad for the Skiing, Dance Classes and Running Shoe bills.)