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Posts Tagged ‘M&S’

Howies: Ethical active clothing pioneers in Wales

Howies was set up by former ad execs Claire and David Hieatt, with principles of good design and sustainability at its heart. Here's an extract from my profile about this active wear brand in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Howies by Bex Glover.

Howies has since 1995 pioneered the creation of ethical active clothing with a strong design aesthetic. Based in Cardigan Bay, Wales, the company has built up a devoted fan base via its affiliation with outdoor sports such as surfing, mountain biking and skateboarding. Products are made from high performing sustainable fabrics that will last, with a proportion of profits ploughed back into grassroots social and environmental projects via the Earth Tax. Although some clothes are made in China and Turkey they ensure best practice by employing the same factories as other companies they trust, such as M&S...

Read the rest of this interview and see more illustrations of Howie’s clothing in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, alongside interviews with 44 other ethical fashion designers and 30 fabulous fashion illustrators. You can buy the book read more

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We speak to Sebastian Pole, founder and herbologist of Pukka Teas, about the ideas and ethics behind the brand. With wonderful illustrations from Nina Hunter and Laurie King.

Written by Florence Massey

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An interview with legendary fashion illustrator David Downton

In an exclusive interview, David Downton talks about his career so far, his favourite women and his new book…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, and by far my favourite (no offence, contributors!) His loose, visionary style seems so effortless and radiates elegance and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: The FAD Junior Awards (again)

My account of this heartwarming awards ceremony from the charity that gives kids the confidence to get into fashion… Am I too old to sign up?

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria On Tuesday night Amelia, myself and Zandra Rhodes met at the Freemason’s Hall to attend the FAD Junior Fashion Awards. Well, Zandra was there, across the […]

London Fashion Week: 2010 FAD Junior Awards

A heartwarming ceremony to find the winners of the FAD Junior Awards, a competition to encourage 16-19 year olds to find confidence in fashion. Held at Freemasons' Hall on Monday 20th September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tightrope Walker – an illustration of a dress designed by Florence Melrose, illustrated by Barbara Ana Gomez. I’m a bit rubbish when it actually comes to checking what’s what […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My touring bike, kindly lent by Velorution. At the start of June I went on an exciting adventure to Ireland… on a borrowed bike from Velorution. It was a trip […]