STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD: ‘The thing that I really like about making my own clothes Is that no-one else has them’ says Izzy Butcher, wearing a teal handmade dress. Image courtesy of Kirsten Photography. A dress should be for life, not just for Christmas. Hannah Clugston goes in search of festive style that won’t damage the planet or exploit its workers. Tis the season for a new wardrobe because, despite already having two buckling clothes rails, Christmas requires a new array of party dresses, a shimmery top for Christmas Eve drinks, themed pyjamas for Christmas morning and a garish knit for the office Christmas Jumper Day. MATERIALLY MINDED: Model wears Jemima Corduroy Trousers in red, �89, and Lucia jumper, �145, both by People Tree. The hand knitted jumper is 100 per cent wool and PETA certified. It’s not just me with a festive fashion shopping list. We’re all at it. In the UK, Fashion Revolution predicted that in 2018 we spent £220m on Christmas jumpers – a quarter of which went straight in the bin post December 25. According to Oxfam, we are a nation that purchases two tonnes of clothing every minute. Come January 1, 2020, we […]

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