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Olive Road is an online shop selling vintage fashion, textiles and haberdashery on Etsy. Vintage is the ultimate form of recycling and I love to use my sewing skills to restore a neglected vintage dress or skirt back to its… Continue Reading →

Make a Suffragette Posy – Free Sewing Workshop

The East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst, were active in East London during 1914 to 1923, campaigning for universal suffrage and worker’s rights. Sylvia Pankhurst studied at the Royal College of Art and used her creative skills… Continue Reading →

Launch of the Women’s Hall Exhibition: The East London Federation of Suffragettes

Last night The East London Federation of Suffragettes were appropriately remembered at the launch of the newly recreated Women’s Hall at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. The lobby of the Grade II listed building, almost unrecognisable, had… Continue Reading →

Vintage Stories: 1960’s Saucer Chair

My favourite thing about running an Etsy shop is the people that I get to chat to from all over the world including vintage fabric fan and designer-maker Eileen from Brisbane in Australia. Eileen has her own Etsy store, Touch… Continue Reading →

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Hello! Please fill out the short form in this link and I’ll email you with news on vintage shopping, making and upcycling workshops, exhibition reviews and any history projects I am working on. I promise I won’t share your data… Continue Reading →

Vintage Shopping in New York

Planning a shopping trip to New York? Vintage shopping fan and Journalist Victoria Briggs shares with us her favourite New York vintage shops during one of her frequent visits to the city…. Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday,… Continue Reading →

Eco Sewing with Fabrications founder Barley Massey

The Fashion Revolution Week campaign was in full swing last night at Fabrications, the eco sewing studio and shop on Broadway Market in East London. Founder Barley Massey, Offset Warehouse’s Charlie Ross, Stichless TV’s Tree and Threadworks’ Lydia invited sewing… Continue Reading →

Meet the Maker: Nadien Klages, Upcycled Children’s Wear

To support fashion revolution week’s campaign ‘who made my clothes’ I chatted to Designer-Maker Nadien Klages on her stall at the recent Urban Makers East Eco Spring Fair. Nadien re-purposes adults clothing into children’s apparel. I find out where she picks… Continue Reading →

V&A Exhibition: Fashioned from Nature

Edwina Ehrman, Fashion Curator of the new V&A exhibition, Fashioned from Nature gave a lecture on her thought process during the curation the exhibition. Opened in time for Fashion Revolution Week, this insightful exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and… Continue Reading →

Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

‘Who made this’ isn’t the first thought that pops into mind when shopping. Usually the thought process is fit, colour, suitability, affordability or just because it is has been one of those days and that cute little red jumper will… Continue Reading →

Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday, 15 April

You can find us at Pop Up Vintage Fair in Hampstead on Sunday – selling a wide range of vintage fashion from the 1960s through to the 1990s. I’ll also be bringing along a selection of vintage cookbooks that I… Continue Reading →

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