Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers
Feb24

Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, I wrote this post – all about the importance of wearing our clothes for longer in the interests of the environment. For running clothes, it should be particularly as they don’t even ‘need’ to match. Buying too many clothes and not getting full use out of them is bad for the environment both in terms of the manufacturing process and disposal. While many of us pass clothing on to charity, a...

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‘It’s not a fashion show’
Nov13

‘It’s not a fashion show’

‘It’s not a fashion show’ is one of my favourite phrases. I use it to make my husband and kids stop and think if they’re being a bit silly about clothes. Because life isn’t a fashion show. School isn’t a fashion show, work isn’t a fashion and running most definitely isn’t a fashion show. It doesn’t matter if your clothes don’t match 100% of the time. Yes, you have to have a...

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Can we all just stop buying crap for Christmas?
Dec14

Can we all just stop buying crap for Christmas?

Christmas is a time of excess. Excess spending. Excess food. Excess drink. People love it, I get that. It’s a time to relax, to let your hair down, to spend time with family and take a break from the everyday grind. But the excess usually comes with a big side order of guilt. Guilt that you’ve spent too much and now don’t have enough cash to see you through to the end of the month. Guilt that you’ve eaten too...

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