Lockdown Clothing: following up with Clodagh

It’s been over six months since the start of the Lockdown Clothing project, and everyone’s lives have changed considerably since we first began collecting stories of how people are dressing under lockdown and quarantine. Clodagh Deegan answered the original questions back in April 2020 and this is what she told us when we checked back... Continue Reading →

New Year, Fresh Start

So, as you can see, my writing's been a bit 'on hold' so far this year. I'm two weeks into a brand new job with a brand new employer and have to admit that I'd forgotten how much energy and brainpower it takes to do that. It's been a great experience so far (really great!)... Continue Reading →

Second Hand September

I love clothes and, as a result, I have a lot of them. Although they are essentially practical items, designed to protect me from the elements (and the unwanted attention that going without would bring!), I don't really buy them for that purpose. I'm pretty much a collector of garments, the way some folk collect... Continue Reading →

Structural engineering you can wear

Whether or not you wear them, chances are you probably don't realise just how complicated bras are to design and how difficult they are to manufacture. Many people, confused by the low prices and speedy turnaround of fast fashion retailers, expect that all brands should offer all sizes and that anything over 20 is horribly... Continue Reading →

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