Capsule wardrobe 23, supporting a woman in clothing crisis - featuring organic menstrual products from @heygirlsuk, a hand-crafted scarf from @thejusticebrand, a gorgeous toiletry bag made by one of our supporters, and an @alicaslove 100% organic cotton sweater by @ej_cassidy ✨✨❤️❤️ #tagsto10k
As well as new and unused clothing, we urgently need donations of wardrobe staples to complete our clothing parcels for women in clothing crisis. If you're shopping for Christmas gifts this weekend, please pick up a new pack of socks, briefs, tights, basic t-shirts and vest tops, or bras in standard sizes (S/M/L) to donate if you can. Thank you for all your donations so far! 💚⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh#sustainablefashion
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Analysis by global fashion search engine @lyst suggests consumers are beginning to act on their intentions to shop sustainably, reporting a 47% increase in shoppers looking for items that have ethical and style credentials with terms such as "vegan leather" and "organic cotton" popular in 2018, as well as several brands with a strong stance on #sustainability making the ‘most searched for’ roundups for the first time 🌿 Read the full article on @forbes via the link in our bio 👗⠀ ⠀ There's still a long way to go but this is a good indication that consumers and the fashion ...
Too many people around our world still don’t have access to adequate clothing for day-to-day life. Yet we landfill and incinerate almost half of new clothing each year. Help us bridge this gap, supporting humanity and protecting the planet, by donating your new and unused clothing and accessories to ALICAS, and help women in clothing crisis 💚 Find out how to donate to our #tagsto10k project via the link in our bio⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
The @kering_official luxury group owns brands such as Balenciaga, Gucci and Saint Laurent. In 2008, the Kering group launched the Kering Foundation, with an aim to "protect 1 in 3 girls and women worldwide whose lives are impacted by violence"; to empower them to educate and engage themselves and others to support the prevention of violence against women 👭⠀ ⠀ One way they do this is through a partnership with @womens_aid in the UK, who ALICAS is also proud to work with. Read on to find out how the Kering Foundation is fashioning a better future 🌍 link to full ...
At ALICAS, we gift bespoke clothing parcels to women in clothing crisis using surplus retail stock - supporting individuals to rebuild their lives while giving retailers an environmentally and socially responsible way of re-purposing goods 🌿⠀ ⠀ Donate your new and unused garments to help us support humanity and protect the planet 🌍 find out how to donate via the link in our bio 👉🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh#thisisedinburgh
Research by Dr Mark Sumner, a lecturer in #sustainability at @uoldesign, finds that clothes are not necessarily being thrown away due to poor quality, but because consumers “no longer like them or want them”, with no correlation between price and quality of tested garments from the highstreet and designer labels. Read the full article on @itvnews via the link in our bio 👗⠀ ⠀ If you have new and unused garments in your wardrobe, please join our #tagsto10k project at alicas.co.uk/donate to reduce waste ♻️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ...
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To the wonderful woman who sent us a whole package of pants - you are amazing ✨✨ thank you so much for supporting and paying-it-forward ❤️❤️ #tagsto10k
Having a Christmas wardrobe clear out and looking for a purpose for your unused clothing? Join us by donating tags-on items to our #tagsto10k drive and gift a capsule wardrobe to a survivor of domestic abuse. Play your part in our sustainable fashion movement 👗 discover how to donate via link in our bio 👉🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
Spirit or ‘power’ animals are used in some forms of trauma therapy, designed to support individuals through challenging memories, thoughts and feelings. ALICAS has collaborated with fashion designer and illustrator @ej_cassidy on a #sustainable collection using the symbolism of #nature - animals, colours and foliage - to create illustrations designed to their wearers and represent the journey so many survivors of domestic abuse experience.⠀ ⠀ Sales of our merch contribute towards the creation and distribution of clothing parcels to women in clothing crisis. Shop now via the link in our bio 💝⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ...
Interested in #sustainablefashion? Make sure you watch tonight's BBC Reporting Scotland from 6.30pm to see our founder Rachael and @hrussel_ talking about how ALICAS is providing an innovative solution for women in clothing crisis using tags-on surplus retail stock with our #tagsto10k pilot ♻️⠀ .⠀ .⠀
Click the link in our bio to watch Francois Souchet from the @ellenmacarthurfoundation discussing the next crucial steps needed worldwide to make a sustainable #circulareconomy a realistic solution for the fashion industry, including improved awareness from consumers.⠀ ⠀ Watch the video then visit our site to find out how we are contributing to the #sustainablefashion movement, and how you can help too ♻️⠀ .⠀ .⠀
Listen out tomorrow morning for our founder Rachael and Heather Russell, CEO of Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire, on #bbcgms from 6am, talking about why we urgently need donations for our #tagsto10k campaign this winter. We are pioneering support for women who find themselves in with our solution. Donate your unused tags-on clothing via the link in our bio ➡️ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀
We urgently need more donations to continue our crucial work and meet the increasing demand. Please help by donating to our #tagsto10k drive and gift a capsule wardrobe to a survivor of domestic abuse. Play your part in our sustainable fashion movement 👗 discover how to donate via the link in our bio 👉🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
So many women find themselves without the necessary clothing for daily life. Be it through domestic abuse, trafficking, homelessness, FGM or forced marriage. We are working tirelessly to support women to retain their dignity, identity and confidence by supplying brand new capsule wardrobes, tailored to women’s size, style and religious or needs. You can make a REAL difference to women in our community by donating your new and unused clothing. Please donate! ➡️➡️ alicas.co.uk/donate ✨✨
We love the bright and bold colours of parcel number 15, taking #fall10x10 to a whole new level. Featuring items from @oliverbonas @misscaptainlabaule @marksandspencer @cosstores @georgeatasda 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Each of our parcels goes to a woman in clothing crisis ❤️ We urgently need more donations to continue our crucial work and meet increasing demand. Please help by sending your new and unused clothing via alicas.co.uk/donate ✨✨ #fall10x10challenge
"Family crises can escalate around Christmas time and with the changing weather we’re trying to get more boots and warmer clothes prepared." Thank you to Maureen Sugden from @theheraldscotland for sharing our story. Read about our journey so far and find out how you can help as we move forward, link in our bio ❄️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh#gogreen