Molly-Mae Hague: Is Fame such a Pretty Little Thing?

Image Description: a side-by-side of Molly-Mae before and after Love Island. For those familiar with Love Island, Molly Mae Hague is one of their biggest success stories. Coming second with her boyfriend Tommy Fury in 2019 she has far surpassed previous contestant’s post-villa stella trajectory. Amassing over 6 million Instagram followers and lending her name […]

Continue Reading

Debenhams is dead

Image description: A row of shops, with a Christmas tree in the middle. Will I shed a tear for Debenhams, the department store that has withstood total collapse for so long? The store opened first in 1778, withstanding wars, depressions, the invention of modern life, and even my working there as a Christmas Temp, despite […]

Continue Reading

Fast fashion: a sustainable future?

Image description: a shopfront with ‘sale’ in large lettering Recently, reports emerged showing that Boohoo’s suppliers had kept factories open during the lockdown without adequate social distancing and with workers reporting symptoms. It was also revealed that some suppliers to Boohoo were paying workers as little as £3.50, far below the legal minimum wage. This […]

Continue Reading

The run down on fast fashion

Fast fashion. An industry now intrinsic to the high street, earning the name through its fast process from design to mass production as much as its brief shelf-life. In a consumer culture where trends last as long as a Twitter hash-tag, how can retailers keep up the pace without social and environmental consequences? Short answer: they can’t. The challenge has moved beyond slowing […]

Continue Reading