2017 Easy Green Changes: Tips To Ditch Fast Fashion


If youā€™re looking to liveĀ a greener 2017, one of the most eco-consciousĀ changes you can make isĀ a reshuffle of your attitudes towards fashion, consumerism and secondhand clothing. I stepped away from fast fashion a year ago, and I havenā€™t looked back since.

Itā€™s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to climate change, second only to oil. ACTUAL OIL. A lot of this is because supply chains are long with many components; and often these components involve underpaid, sometimes underage, workers in terrible conditions. And then letā€™s talk about waste, as Greenpeace points out

ā€˜400 billion square meters of textiles are produced annually, of which 60 billion square meters are left on the cutting room floor. Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide, and after its short lifespan, three out of four garments will end up in landfillsā€¦

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Music: Spring King Live Review + Q&A

Spring King played at Bedford Esquires last month, yes it was epic, you can read my review here.Ā 

I chatted to frontman Tarek Musa about the new album Tell Me If You Like To, learned 3 easy Polish phrases and found out about surreal tour happenings.






Image via Let’s Be Open About Mental Health Facebook

In this month’s edition of The Bedford Clanger, we teamed up with the #breakthestigma campaign.

We took over Bedford town centre and asked locals to share messages to break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Have a look at a slideshow of the day hereĀ andĀ read about it in the May issue of the Bedford Clanger.

What would you write, to #breakthestigma?




A Wintery Wonder around Window Wanderland

Winning Display – Good King Wenseclas

Bedford’s first Window Wanderland took place earlier this month in Black Tom, where windows were lit up and creatively dressed to impress.

Listen to snippets of audio from my interview with organiser Katrina Allen and take a look at the festive photo gallery atĀ http://thebedfordclanger.com/2015/wintery-wonder-around-bedfords-window-wanderland/.