Author: Heather Sykes

Hi, I'm Heather Sykes, I am in my second year at the university studying for a BA in creative writing and illustration.
Pile of folded clothes with white text reading cut your textile waste

Concerned about the climate crisis? Cut your textile waste

Concerned about the climate crisis? Cut your textile waste written by Dominic Parry, edited and images by Heather Sykes Clothes are a necessity; they show our personality and individual style. They can hold more value to people than a lot of other everyday items. Every year around £140 million worth of used but wearable clothes are sent to landfill. Textile… Read more →

Clothes hanging in a wardrobe with a sign that reads 'buy second hand for sustainability'

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Buy second hand for sustainability

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Buy second hand for sustainability written by Julie Kovacova, edited and images by Heather Sykes When you buy second-hand clothes, you can make fashion more sustainable. It also sounds cool when you tell your friends you found a real gem in a charity shop. There are a few key points that could persuade you to quit fast… Read more →

Hanging clothes with a sign saying 'Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it?'

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it?

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it written by Julie Kovacova, edited and images by Heather Sykes We all impulse buy at some point in our lives. There are different reasons why we do it. For example, for some of us, it is a coping mechanism. With pressures seemingly increasing every… Read more →