Sustainable fashion at The Royal Wedding - A sign of changing times

During the royal wedding we admired pieces not only because they were sustainable, which I’m sure was not known to the majority of the audience, but because they are beautiful. These pieces stand alone as works of art that bear no difference to any other great fashion creation in their visual aesthetic, but their beginnings tell a different story. And that story will make all the difference.

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How to Take Photos for Your Nu. Wardrobe Profile

Are you eager to set up a profile on The Nu. Wardrobe, but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you’re just wondering how you can brush up on your photography skills and make your photos stand out from the crowd on your Nu. Profile?

In this post I’m going to show fellow Nu. lovers how to take cool photos for your profile in the easiest way, following these short and simple steps.

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Niamh MurrayComment
Why We Should Be Ditching High Street For Charity

Charity shops are also far cheaper than high-street stores. Although clothes are usually second-hand, shops can only sell items that are in perfect condition and have been cleaned before being donated. This means that you don’t need to worry about products being imperfect, unclean or poor quality – something that can often be an issue in shops on the high street. Spend less, and save more of your money and the planet.

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Lizzie Shelmerdine Comment

It’s super easy to forget about our environmental impact during Christmas celebrations and I’m sure the majority of us are guilty of getting too wrapped up in excessive gift buying and making too much food. Christmas is a time where excess is almost inescapable but it is also a time to stop, think and give back a little. Baby steps are key when learning to embrace a minimalistic Christmas. Follow these 7 simple steps and be inspired to get crafty while exploring a more economically sustainable season. 

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Lauren GrimshawComment
A History of Black Friday

You may have seen the videos. A mob of shoppers pressed against the glass doors of a high street store, on the other side of which is a security guard waiting for a signal. When it arrives, the floodgate is opened. The customers rush in- running, jostling and pushing each other to get to the items marked down so low that the customers are paying next to nothing for everything from brand new TVs to laptops, washing machines, and of course, clothes and accessories.

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A Capsule Wardrobe

We present the “Capsule Wardrobe”, a phenomenon that is capturing the heart and heads of sustainable fashionistas worldwide.  Coined in the 70’s by London boutique owner, Susie Faux the concept of a capsule wardrobe is about dressing with a small collection of seasonally appropriate, mix-and-match clothes.  Put simply it is a seasonal mini- wardrobe of beloved, versatile pieces that will see you through everyday and any occasion. It is a lifestyle choice to live with less but to make more of what you’ve got.

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How does a Nu. swap shop work?

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.

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Should I bring this to the swap shop?

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.

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Why Share Not Shop?

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.

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