Take part in Extinction Rebellion
We are facing a climate emergency. It is something close to our hearts and we have written many times about the impact that fashion is having on climate change. The Extinction Rebellion is currently staging two weeks of action - an International Climate Rebellion. Mass participation is key and there is no time to waste - visit https://rebellion.earth/international-reb
Tim Walker at The V&A
What could be more appropriate for the month of October than a trip to see some of the works of the most magical of fashion photographers? Fantastical, whimsical and most easily identifiable of British photographers, this exhibition showcases his work from the past 20 years and is a real treat for the eyes.
Diwali: Festival of Light
Get involved in spectacular Diwali celebrations all over the country. If you are in London The National Maritime Museum is switching up the nautical theme for a big, bright Diwali party with lantern-making sessions, a rangoli pattern art workshop and storytelling. Finish the day with a light parade to Greenwich Park.Halloween
Go on, get in the spirit of things (groan). Whilst buying throw away outfits and copious amount of sweets is not our thing there are plenty of more eco-friendly and wholesome ways to get involved and really spark the kids' imaginations. They'll have just as much fun with an old sheet for a ghosts costume and a spot of pumpkin carving, putting the discarded seeds and flesh to good use. Also recommended a visit to a PYO pumpkin farm for a bit of outdoor fun. #zerowaste #reuse #recycle
What to eat...
Following on from the above - pumpkins and squashes of all kinds are all readily available at this time of year. Use your leftovers for delicious soups - with added spice for a warming autumn lunch. They are also great in another classic comfort food - a good risotto - just perfect for increasingly cold autumn days. Last but not least we will be looking out for some delicious wild mushrooms which are now in season - so much the better if you can forage your own - as long as you know what you are doing. Check out Wild Food for more information.
What to wear...
We are in the midst of a big drop of new seasons arrivals, which is always an exciting time for us. All the more so in October when we can get all cosy in knitwear from Rhumaa and new season denim from Mud jeans. New in Apple Pip earrings from Little by Little provide the perfect little autumnal accessory, whilst, now that we are officially out of sandal season, Kind Socks fun range of organic cotton printed socks are very much in demand. Also this month we are thrilled to be stocking Been London's new recycled leather bags in the most glorious autumnal tones. Make ours the red wine colour...