Using their Initiative

Sustainability in the fashion industry today is vital; both designers and society have scarily increased the demand and production of clothing, causing devastating environmental, social and ethical problems. Sustainable practices need to be introduced throughout the production lines worldwide for both designer and high street garment construction to be beneficial rather than detrimental. As of […]

Oxfam’s Sustainable September

Leading charity retailer Oxfam, had launched what they call a ‘Second-hand September’ initiative to urge shoppers to make more fashion conscious choices in regards to their spending and bargain hunting. Oxfam’s Independent fashion advisor Bay Garnett, stated that buying second-hand clothing for one month could give people a sense of empowerment, let them know that […]

Linen Legend that is Sybil Connolly

Irish Linen is known all across the world for its timeless aesthetic and practicality as well as its high quality standard, it is a material that is still in today’s’ fashion and textile industry highly regarded, and is mainly applied in the making of luxurious textiles. Looking into the history of Irish Linen, the infamous […]

Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale

Blue Linen Shirt

Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple venues across the region. It is taking place in August, September and October 2018. Every two years R-Space Gallery, Lisburn will lead on a three-month festival of arts, craft and design, including […]

Laundry routine for linen clothing

Pre treatment People often make the mistakes of not pre-treating laundry. This is particularly important with more severe stains which should be treated immediately.  Stains left for a period of time on linen require more abrasive action to shift the residual marks which in turn can damage the fibres. Washing/drying Linen washes well at low […]

The breath-taking, picturesque shoreline of Northern Ireland

Sitting proudly above Lough Foyle where the river meets the wild Atlantic ocean Binevenagh mountain was the location for Game of Thrones, Season 5 where the Dothraki horde captured Daenerys after Drogon rescued her from the attack on Daznaks Pit.  In Season 6, when Daenerys intentionally drops a ring, Daario Naharis and Ser Jorah Mormont […]