Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

When we thought that the turbulent, farfetched whirlwind (otherwise known as the first six months of 2020) could not become any more unpredictable, we now find ourselves adapting our wardrobes for the new norms of the world.  Its arrival in 2020 was one borne out of necessity, with the mandating of masks in situations where social distancing is not possible in countries the world over. … Continue reading Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion?

Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion? Motley’s Grace Claro examines the nexus of historical fashion practices and the need for their implementation today to tackle the climate emergency. A by-word for overconsumption, pollution and waste, fashion in the 21st century has a lot to answer for. Consumers are overburdened with a tsunami of new season items, each boasting an even more competitive … Continue reading Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion?

Grace ClaroFashion Feature: Interview with The Silver Loom

“Rather than using the term ‘sustainability’ as a catch-all, the Silver Loom duo are bound to their principles as responsible producers.” Grace Claro interviews Cork designers The Silver Loom following the virtual launch of their artisan silver jewellery collections in June.  Amidst the chaos of our current pandemic experience, Cork-based jewellery design studio The Silver Loom joins the Irish artisan market with a hopeful optimism … Continue reading Grace ClaroFashion Feature: Interview with The Silver Loom

A Week in my Wardrobe

Opening up my wardrobe publicly for a week is admittedly daunting, and a pressure which I’m certain is familiar to most. No longer do we fear the eyes of others judging whether our outfit choices are trendy enough, expensive enough, fashionable enough – we now face ethical dilemmas.It is so fitting that the first issue should focus on the current climate emergency, as the world … Continue reading A Week in my Wardrobe