Thoughtful textiles and plastic soup

A few months ago I joined the W.I. (Women’s Institute). My branch of the WI is called the BaD W.I. and when I saw their title, I was instantly intrigued. In fact, the name has to do with the geographical location, but the use of it suggests a group that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and I liked that. I have really enjoyed every meeting … Continue reading Thoughtful textiles and plastic soup

Hoodlum Clothing

I’m interested in small businesses, especially those run by women. (You can read my interviews with seven such businesses here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)¬†¬† This week I’d like to introduce a business¬† – Hoodlum Clothing – which I first discovered when I attended a student fashion show, here in Durham last summer. The student models on the catwalk were wearing extraordinary, luxurious, … Continue reading Hoodlum Clothing