THE NU BLOG
It’s so tempting to go out and buy a brand new wardrobe every single season.
However, there are easy ways to make the most out of your wardrobe without getting into the cycle of buying and throwing out brand new clothes.
The launch of Wyvern Lingo’s newest single ‘I Love You Sadie’ is marked with a sold out gig in the Grand Social on August 25th. Not only are these talented women tearing up the Irish music scene, they’re also firmly cementing themselves as sustainable fashion advocates!
Our guest blogger Kaitlin Pettersen talks to us about her journey to sustainable fashion and her brand new podcast series - Ethical Chain.
Here at Nu. we have been getting ever more hopeful about spreading the sharing economy. Our regular swap shops have been growing exponentially, with higher and higher quality garb coming through the door. We see hundreds of gorgeous garments find new owners each month, and we’d love to expand this number! The beauty of the swap is that it costs barely anything, you get to organise your wardrobe into only the things you like, and if you’re done wearing something, just swap it again! The circular pattern emerges.
I had been to Nu’s swap shop before and felt that it suited me the best; allowing me releasing my clothes back into the wild, while still picking up some new threads to keep my clothes loving self-happy.
To bring or not to bring?
So, you’ve heard about the AMAZING swap shops that Nu. run every month in WigWam and you are wondering HOW do I get involved? “I love looking great, AND I love being sound!” you say? Well, so do we! And we like it to be easy, too. So, we have put together a super clear guide of what to bring to a swap shop and what to maybe find another use for.
Want a constantly changing wardrobe? Want to be sustainable?
What if I could offer you an easy way out? What if I told you, you could have your cake and eat it too? This is where NU comes in. It offers the same continually changing wardrobe that ‘Fast-fashion’ does, but without the environmental impacts; an easy way to be part of the change we need to see in the world.
The question “Is this brand ethical?” is a little more complicated than a one word answer.
The environmental impact of garment production has radical gender and class-specific implications for the communities and ecological systems it affects. This article discusses how even if the assembly of a garment itself doesn’t involve unfair labour, if its production process negatively affects the environment it is women who will directly bear the cost.