I know what it's like when all your friends are pregnant except you

Katie Wilson is a journalist and editor of The Boutique Handbook. She lives in East London with her boyfriend. Two years ago, when I was 34, I had the year that everyone talks about, when all of your friends get married. And now, it seems 2021 is the year everyone is getting pregnant. This week, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced they were pregnant on Instagram - leaving their band member, Jade Thirlwall, as the only one not expecting. I can relate. Last week, my bes

What Is Slow Fashion And Why Is It So Important?

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SLOWLIST The phrase ‘slow fashion’ has been around for a while now, but what does it really mean? Growing consumer awareness has seen demand for ethical standards and sustainability within the fashion industry soar in recent years – and even more so during lockdown. A 2020 survey by McKinsey & Company revealed two thirds of consumers want items they purchase to be sustainable. While younger customers are turning to smaller, lesser-known brands who hold slow fashion val

9 Socially Conscious brands You Need To Check Out

If you’ve been thinking about shopping more ethically, now is the time to start. From a gorgeous sustainable bag brand who only use recycled leather, to a candle company who give 100% of their profits to help domestic violence victims, here are nine socially conscious brands to have on your radar. All are available to buy from Social Supermarket, a website which connects social enterprises with customers. Definitely check it out. BEEN London make beautiful handbags and accessories – but all a
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