The real price of cotton

For most shoppers, it can be all too easy to succumb to the lure of the high street, with its astronomically low prices and seemingly good value for money. Why pay 30 pounds for a simple cotton t-shirt when you can buy several for the same money at any store on the main thoroughfare of any British town. It’s easy, convenient and best of all... cheap. Or is it?

Hands, Spirit, Heart

When French designer Aurelyen moved to an impoverished Peruvian shanty-town, he saw not hopelessness but possibility and potential. Proving that a desire to grow inhabits all of us, no matter our circumstances, his brand is helping the people he met not just survive the global economy, but thrive

Model Of A Woman

Today there are thousands of girls aspiring to be the next Kate Moss in an age when perhaps it has never been easier to get into modelling. Yet there was once a golden age, when only a handful of models made it into the history books. We meet one of them

The Fur's Flying

Designers are working with animal pelts again, both real and faux. With demand high, now that farming conditions are better than they ever were and the manmade version is so good – what’s the problem?

Making It Big

Feeling stuck in a rut, bored with your job – or just glad you’ve still got one? For students and workers in the creative industries, raw talent on its own will never be enough to get on. For the rest of us, we probably could do better