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The problem with the fashion industry

The problem with the fashion industry

Fashion, Lifestyle, Shopping
"I like my money where I can see it. Hanging in my closet" those words uttered by Sex and The City's heroine Carrie Bradshaw have become a mantra to live by for millions of people around the world. But to what cost?  After the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,000 of its worker's people where left outraged. The problem they'd be ignoring for years had become headline news. High street favourites Primark, Mango and Inditex (the parent company behind Zara) all had their clothing produced in this factory which was not fit to work in. The Voice of London spoke to Elly, a dressmaker and blogger, from London who had lots to say about sustainability within her industry. She talked about how she first got into sustainability and ethical clothing:
Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Shopping
“I really need this in my life” is just one of many ways we justify our crazy shopping habits. In this technology driven world, more and more millennials have turned to online shopping. The reason is obvious – convenience, everything we need is only a few clicks away from us. Not only that, but you can online shop now even if your bank account is on the verge of a breakdown. How is this possible? Well, the answer is short and simple – Klarna, a buy now pay later service which has exploded over recent months. Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks which provides payment solutions for 60 million consumers across 90,000 merchants in 14 countries. You may have noticed their pink sunglasses icon when choosing payment options on sites such as ASOS. According to Klarna’s team in the UK
Topshop releases new versions of its sell out midi skirt

Topshop releases new versions of its sell out midi skirt

Fashion, Lifestyle
Including some in animal prints, so there’s one for every occasion. Topshop’s Satin Bias Midi Skirt is one of this years’ ‘it items, selling out instantly when it first released earlier this season. This week, the brand released new versions of this popular product, including some in animal prints (aka the print of this season). The original range of influencer-approved satin skirts has colours including black, rust and chocolate brown. The new and improved versions range from a fiery tiger print to a Christmassy red. All priced between £29 to £35, they are the perfect items to spruce up your holiday wardrobe. So if you were gutted about not being able to get your hands on the original Satin Bias Midi Skirt, hurry up and grab one of the new releases, before it sells out again
With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

Fashion, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
As feeling of loneliness is on the rise, Tesco has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to create a 'twosie' jumper in support of those who might feel isolated over the holidays. The jumpers have two head holes and just one arm hole on either sides, and are particularly aimed at men. It is hoped this will encourage them to support one another and give the gift of friendship this Christmas. The jumpers come in two patterns, a traditional Fairisle and/or a Mr and Mrs Claus design with one size fitting all. They are available in store now for the cost of £18. Tesco hopes to raise £25,000 from the sale and claims to donate 100% of the profits to CALM. Simon Ginning, CEO of CALM told Metro: “Christmas is a fun, joyous time of year but we know it can be t
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