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An interview with brand new SIX Magazine, and the rise and rise of ethical fashion

SIX is a brand new online Ethical fashion Magazine bringing design and style to the forefront of the slow fashion revolution. We chatted to the lovely Editor in Chief Alina Raetsep about the launch of the magazine, the rising awareness of ethical fashion, her northern roots and her mum. Lovely.

Written by Hannah Bullivant



Slow Fashion by Mina Bach

“We stand for slow fashion, respect for clothes and those who created them, and the return to individuality” heralds the SIX Magazine website, and I’m sold. Sign me up. The launch of SIX excites me as much as Alina’s infectious enthusiasm for creating change in the fashion industry. Read on and be inspired…

Firstly, can you tell me little about yourself? Who are you what floats your boat?
I am your average 25-year old, who decided against any kind of social life and instead willingly works without weekends and breaks. I get high knowing I am doing my own thing, paving my own way and working towards a great cause though, and that's worth missing out on that Bali holiday...

Who is your hero?
I have to say if there is one person who I look up to it's my mum. She's a titan, the strongest person I've ever met. She also has a great intuition. If I am half the person she is I already did well.

What ethical issues are you most passionate about and why?
I feel most strongly about child labour in developing countries. Poverty, exploitation, not having an opportunity to go to school. I am planning… read more

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Music: Interview with Alessi’s Ark

She released her first album aged 17, now nearly 21, Alessi has since moved to Bella Union, an independent label and is on the brink of releasing her latest album; Time Travel. Here follows an interview with the singer/songwriter.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach We trudged through the mud. The boys were hungry and desperate to hit the falafel joint, whilst I was yanking on my boyfriend’s arm, telling him […]

The lobster within: Performance artist Edwina Ashton at Jerwood Space

Did you know lobsters in captivity rearrange their caves? Edwina Ashton knows, and she has created a performance art piece where we can watch her do just that in full lobster garb. It’s quite something, what goes on at Jerwood Space. Illustrations by Mina Bach and Caz Lock.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Lobster woman by Mina Bach Reading the brochure only served to confuse me further ahead of my visit to Jerwood Space. The descriptively-named ‘Show’ seeks to examine “the integral role […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley (by Helen)

A palette of orange, black, camel and gold in fitted silhouettes, as well as slinky beads. My last LFW show took place at Somerset House's BFC Tent on Tuesday.

Written by Helen Martin

Amanda Wakeley LFW A/W 2011; Illustration by Gemma Milly It was my last day at London Fashion Week. Still buzzing on the love of the razzamatazz, yet requiring an Americano […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 catwalk review: Amanda Wakeley (by Jess)

Tailored or floaty, Amanda Wakeley delivered grown-up fashion in elegant black, white and orange to an appreciative audience, plus one excited Fashion Week newbie. With illustrations by Sarah Alfarhan, Mina Bach, Yelena Bryksenkova and Sandra Contreras.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Rocking up to London Fashion Week for the first time on Day Five feels a bit like having overslept for work: you’re constantly trying to catch […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: John Rocha

Gracious little John Rocha did it again with an (almost) all-black array of giant texture, delectable splashes of bright red and head pieces that made me wonder how the models stayed upright!Illustrations by Jaymie O'Callaghan and Mina Bach.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Jaymie O’ Callaghan He’s the long-standing fashion designer that, despite his teeny tiny height, you could spot a mile away. Much like his clothes, really. A spot-on show with a dark soundtrack, breath-taking […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Elliott J. Frieze

One of my new LFW favourites. With stunning tailored cuts from the finest of Textiles from Yorkshire, Elliott J. Frieze created a strong and sexy look that had me wishing for more.Illustrations by Mina Bach, Natsuki Otani and Kerriann Hulme

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Mina Bach If I could taste something as delish for the mouth as Elliott J. Frieze is for the eyes, I’d eat it up so fast that time […]

Celebrate your inner gawker as Sideshow Stories kicks off Yarn Fest storytelling festival

Cozy up to the oddball in you with Sideshow Stories, the art and poetry exhibition giving a nod to the good old tradition of point-and-stare. Bearded ladies, strongmen and a lot of tattoos and body hair illustrated by Antonia Parker, Genie Espinosa, Avril Kelly and Mina Bach.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The bearded lady by Genie Espinosa It’s a bunch of freaks, really, that are lining the walls of ‘The Social’ venue right now. The big mustaches, the hairy backs, the […]

Interview: Chad Valley

Chad Valley discusses inspirational musical decades, favourite gigs and what his music would look like where it a geographical location...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Mina Bach Chad Valley is Hugo Manuel. Oxford born and bred, this musician and producer is a member of the recently established Blessing Force Collective and the frontman […]

The reluctant Valentiner

Valentine’s Day sceptic Jessica Furseth makes peace with the heart-shaped holiday. Sort of.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ghosts in love by Sarah Alfarhan Before I get all grinch-y about it, I should say I actually quite like the idea of Valentine’s Day. At its best it’s a […]

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Icelandic Music Artist, Eliza Newman: Interview

This Icelandic lady taught millions how to say 'Eyjafjallajökull'. She also plays the ukelele like a dream. We love her quirky, folk pop.

Written by Helen Martin

Eliza Newman by Jenny Lloyd Eyjafjallajokull. How did you say that it your head? The impressive word refers to the glacier on top of the volcanic mountain (remember the ash […]

The Science Museum Climate Science Gallery Cockroach Tour with Superflex

This month the Science Museum officially inaugurates the Cockroach Tour. Here's what happened when I did a sample run at the end of last year... and what you can expect if you decide to dress up as a Cockroach yourself.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cockroach tour by Mina Bach. A couple of months ago I was invited to visit the Science Museum to dress up as a Cockroach. How on earth could I resist […]

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, sensuous notes, running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; the heroin with […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

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Sparkly Christmas Songs

Glorious Christmas music! Love/Hate whatever, your Christmas wouldn't be the same without it. Helen Martin rounds up a collection of Christmas beauties both old 'n' new, for your pleasure.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam When I worked in retail I found that the Christmas cd was despised. It was locked away, the repetition of the jingly notes, a killer. I’ve […]

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Two wheels good: London’s Borisbike cycle hire scheme proves its worth

Four months after launch, London’s new bike hire scheme is securing its place in Londoners’ hearts. We take a look at the ‘Borisbikes’ as they mark their millionth ride, along with a few tips on cycling in traffic.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Daria Hlazatova To be honest, I was skeptical of the idea of a bike rental scheme before the launch. If we are going to spend £140 million on […]

Travelling to Denmark aboard the Dana Sirena cruise ferry.

A cruise ferry with DFDS Seaways was the best way to travel to Denmark to give a talk on design and sustainability. Read all about my fabulous journey aboard the Dana Sirena, accompanied by some gorgeous illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Dana Sirena with her captain, by Yelena Bryksenkova. When I was offered the opportunity to speak to designers in Copenhagen I jumped at the chance. And then, of course, […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: The Automatic Earth Stoneleigh Lecture on the Financial Crisis.

Stoneleigh (AKA Nicole Foss) gave a lecture entitled 'Making Sense Of The Financial Crisis In The Era Of Peak Oil' to a packed audience at the Transition Towns Conference. Here's my overview of what she said with a few of my own thoughts sprinkled on top. Massively important food for thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hire Me by Joana Faria. Nicole Foss is a finance writer and energy analyst known as Stoneleigh when she blogs on The Automatic Earth website – a fact which confused […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Saturday Music Review

A review of Active Child, James, Gaggle, First Aid Kit, Crystal Castles and Belle and Sebastian. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Active Child. Photography by Amelia Gregory. The falsetto sounds of Active Child were our new discovery for Saturday morning. American Pat Grossi alone on stage with just his mixer, computer… […]