Sustainability Hints and Tips

Time to Cotton on – The return of the native

By Jo Salter, Founder Where Does It Come From? – Kind Clothes that Tell Tales You’ve probably heard negative things about cotton.  It’s often referred to as ‘the dirty crop’ or ‘the thirsty crop’ because of the large amounts of chemical pesticides and water used to grow and process it.  Sustainably speaking, it’s usually pitched as a …

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Queen Giving Up Real Fur – Jo on BBC Radio Suffolk Discussion

News about the Queen giving up real fur in any of her new clothes has led to discussions on sustainability versus animal cruelty. BBC Radio Suffolk invited Where Does It Come From? founder Jo Salter on air to discuss the announcement with presenter Mark Murphy. There are differing views on the sustainability of real versus …

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Cheap Sustainable Fashion – Does It Exist?

Do you remember the old phrase ‘Cheap and Cheerful’? Every day we are enticed to buy cheap clothing but we now know that this doesn’t leave the farmers and garment makers feeling cheerful at all.  Plus there’s the devastating effects of pollution and waste on our planet, a frightening and growing concern. But is there …

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Ethical Fashion: Five Years and Five Steps Forward

A reflection on the ‘big things’ that have happened in ethical fashion in the 5 years since Where Does It Come From? launched our first collection – by Lucy Kerry, Where Does It Come From? Product Manager It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 5 years since Where Does It Come From? launched onto a fledging …

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4 Changes You Can Make To Your Wardrobe To Reduce Your Plastic

Guest Blog by Natalie Wilson We often live for our clothes, yet as consumers, we are not as educated as we should be when it comes to how our clothes are made and why it matters. Fashion is the second most polluting industry, only behind oil, so sustainability has never looked and felt so good. …

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Marie Kondo – Decluttering my Clothes with Joy

by Lucy Kerry, Where Does It Come From? Product Manager Marie Kondo Decluttering:It’s an odd old world when everyone is raving about a TV series about tidying houses but there’s no denying that Marie Kondo is fast becoming a household name.  I held out against such silliness for a while but this week I relented and watched …

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Getting our Ducks in a Row – Zero-waste, Plastic-Free Reusable Shopping Bags (that used to be dresses!)

So how did our new reusable shopping bags come about? As a brand that’s been around a few years now we have to accept that everything doesn’t always quite work out as we hoped. Sadly our Freya pinafore just hasn’t been all that popular.  It had a great blogger review, even featured in Green Parent Magazine a …

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Transparency in Fashion is the New Black

By Jo Salter, Founder of Where Does It Come From? Transparency in Fashion – the Buzzword at Copenhagen Fashion Summit It seems that the latest trend in fashion is transparency – knowing where your clothes came from and how they were made.  As Stephanie Klotz recently announced in Sustainable Brands ‘Transparency has become a bit of a buzzword …

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The Plastic in Our Clothes – Is it a Plasticky Catastophe?

by Jo SalterFounder, Where Does It Come From? Plastic and its overabundance is a hot topic at the moment.  From single use plastics like straws and coffee cups to plastic particles in the air we breathe, our seas and our food chain, it seems that the world has woken up to just how much plastic has …

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