Clean Fashion Summit 2023: LAND IN LONDON
The Clean Fashion Summit 2023 in conjunction with Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Month
Seams bad: Have the quality of our clothes become worse?
In my college days, I learned to utilise changing rooms effectively in order to get the most out of my limited funds and ensure that my future purchases fit me perfectly. One weekend, I splurged £25 on a vibrant jumper
THE HEREWEAR PROJECT AND THE PROMISE OF BIOMATERIALS
In March last year we joined Laetitia Forst for the Herewear workshop at the Centre for Circular Design to explore the ever-growing world of bio-textiles. The fashion industry faces increasing scrutiny over its environmental impact and ethical concerns associated with
How Eclectic Experimental Craft captivates the community with Oie Slate
An Interview with Oie Slate about YKWU and their creations. In May 2022, the You can Knit With Us club was graced with the resonant artistry that is Oie Slate’s craft. With yarn supplied by Wool and The Gang, the
Sentimental Fabrics – Eternally Yours, and the stories that clothes can tell
The clothes we wear most likely mean a lot to us. We see a similar sentiment attached to other material possessions, such as teddy bears we owned when we were younger, or even now. What is it about teddies and
Anime inspired Crochet with Tobi Opesan: How Personal Passions become Prosperous Projects
Tobi creates bespoke anime inspired crochet pieces and also tests crochet patterns. Before she facilitated our October YKWU club, we had been mutuals on Instagram for a few years. I have seen her wondrous progression as an artist and have
YKWU: The Knitwear Designers of 2022
Our monthly knitting club has seen a great deal of wondrous effort from its participants and the facilitators that help us host the events throughout 2022. We would like to share our favourite YKWU designers so far, in order to
Post COP26: Expectations for COP27
Last year’s Cop26 covered the vast spectrum of sustainability, with experts, figures and speakers from government and industry. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Convention was held in Glasgow back in October. So who was there and what has happened
The Vegan Leather Guide
THE VEGAN LEATHER GUIDE Animal leather is without a doubt subject to ethical and environmental concerns. According to the United Nations, animal agriculture (which includes meat and leather harvesting) is responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Protection
Deadstock Fabric, Inclusivity and Leaning to Love Your Stuff
In this episode, Colèchi speaks with Ngoni Chikwenengere, founder of We Are Kin and Deborah Lyons, co-founder at Last Yarn; about using deadstock fabric and learning to fall in love with ones clothing.
Doing Sustainable Fashion, Not Buying It: Loanhood and Peer-to-peer Clothes Renting
In this episode, Colèchi speaks with Lucy Hall and Jen Sharon, two of the three founders of loanhead, a peer to peer fashion rental app championing inclusive circular fashion.
Climate Anxiety: An Open Letter to tell you it’s real
An Open Letter to tell you it’s real on reflection of Mental Health Awareness Day. Was anyone else a sneaky child? I grew up in a two bedroom house, our rooms were upstairs, and I would share mine with my
Inflaxuated with Cassie Quinn
We question what happens when we reinvent materials that have existed locally for centuries. In conversation with founder of CQ Studio, Cassie Quinn we unravel her research on diversifying the use of flax as a material and her journey into regenerative practices.
Eirinn Hayhow Presents PLANTASIA for London Fashion Week
‘You are magic, believe it’ reads the slogan of British designer Eirinn Hayhow’s new collection PLANTASIA. Eirinn isn’t referencing fictional magic or using the phrase as a generic method of encouragement. Instead, magic sheds light on the power of everything
The Magic of Mushrooms in Fashion: What is mushroom leather?
Uncovering the magic and mystery behind the mushroom obsession in fashion with Ashley Granter from Osmose Studio and designer Eirinn Hayhow. Hosted by Aaliyah Facey and Reanar James.
YKWU – How our knitting club plays a role in democratising fashion.
Knitting is an intricate and accessible craft. With the rise in the younger generation picking up craft skills, who says you can’t knit with us? On Sunday the 23rd of January, the Colèchi team collaborated with Tate Britain and hosted
What Is the Impact of Synthetic Clothing On our Health?
Awareness of the negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment is increasing – but, what about the effects that wearing synthetic fabrics and dyes has on our bodies?
Introducing: diss.course by Colèchi
Take a look at Colèchi’s exciting new platform for students and alumni.
Why Didn’t We Cancel Tony’s Chocolonely?
Guilt Free Chocolate – Tony’s Chocolonely show us how other chocolate manufacturers can do more to improve their supply chain.
Clean Fashion Summit: Fashion and Farming Talk
As part of 2022’s Clean Fashion Summit: aGREENculture, we explored the link between fashion and farming and invited guest speakers at the forefront of sourcing in fashion. Watch the panel in full here.
Clean Fashion 2022: aGREENculture [EVENT]
On the 17th March 2022, Colèchi will be hosting our very own Clean Fashion Summit 2022: aGREENculture at the River Rooms, Somerset House, London. The event aGREENculture explores the link between fashion and agriculture, as clothing is the centerpiece of the industry,
In Conversation With Francesco – VM for TRAID
In search of a non-profit second-hand retailers perspective I speak to Francesco Colucci, a Visual Merchandise Representative for Traid, to hear their thoughts on the vintage and second-hand market today.
In Conversation With Gigi – Gigi’s Dressing Room
As we talk, I am immediately hit with the warmth and kindness that radiates from her and makes her boutique so successful. She is passionate about sustainability, clothing, self-confidence, and evolving the world of fashion.
What is the Value of Vintage Clothing Today?
Should pre-loved clothing exist on a scale, with vintage as the new luxury at one end and second-hand poly-mixes inhabiting the other end? As buying second-hand becomes increasingly popular, I take a look at the issues within the resale market.
Revealing patterns? Interview with Erika Maish
For designer Erika Maish, the making of her garments demands perhaps more creative labour than in the design process itself. “There’s a level of enjoyment that’s in the physical crafting of fashion – it’s not always about the efficiency in
Are Charity Shops still an option?
When Charity shops are oversubscribed with our second-hand clothing, what are the alternative ways to get rid of our old clothes? With the increase in frequent wardrobe cleansing and charity shops receiving more donations than they can handle, are they
Digital Clothing Changing Social Media
For many, how we present ourselves to others on social media has become just as significant as how we express ourselves daily. With fashion constantly evolving and increasing pressure to reduce overproduction, digital clothing is rising. With virtual garments becoming
Trust Issues in Fashion: The new CMA Legalisation
With the birth of transparency within the fashion industry, greenwashing became a byproduct, a misleading movement made successful through buzzwords. As a consumer in the age of eco-consciousness and awareness, do we have enough information about the clothes we wear?
Clean Fashion Exhibition: LDF21
Colèchi presents Clean Fashion, an exhibition of designers and artists putting the planet at the centre of design, for London Design Festival 2021 as part of the Southwark South District, at VITRINE, London. Clean Fashion focuses on how every stage
Reimagining Media: Online Exhibition
We’ve always questioned the involvement and influence of the media within the ethical fashion conversation, and we are excited to bring you FashionFutureMedia, a collaborative project that reimagines an inclusive, responsible and creative fashion media industry. Fashion Future Media is
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