• Black Friday And Boxing Day Bargains: At What Cost?

    Rose Hitchens Summer sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day – every year the consumer calendar provides us with a slew of sales that promise us amazing, unmissable, better-than-ever bargains – but at what cost? Rose Hitchens looks into whether it is possible to partake in these sales ethically.  For...
  • Fashion as a form of protest: purposeful or shallow?

    Fashion has never been a stranger to political protests. It all began in the 19th and 20th centuries when avant-garde artists displayed their opinions of society via t-shirt slogans and anti-establishment dress codes. For example, the most notorious example that comes to mind is when Katherine Hamnett, esteemed British...
  • The John Lewis advert represents everything wrong with Christmas

    Yes, it’s cute. Yes, it’s a beautiful story of childhood memories and the fundamental desire for love and companionship. Yet, does the fact that an advertisement is now part and parcel of our Christmas season not scream of all that is wrong about the celebration? For a start, the...