With Father’s Day, literally, just around the corner why not treat your dad this year and push the boat out, without even trying by entering the competitionfor your chance to win the latest Rotary Gents Stainless Steel Red / Blue GMT Henley gent’s watch worth £225!!! What stylish man could refuse such a kind offer ?
Rotary’s ‘Henley’ family is a collection of refined sports watches boasting a robust specification and high durability for all activities. This particular Henley from Rotary features a 41.5mm case with a black dial and statement hands and hour markers all encased with scratch resistant sapphire glass. The GMT function is bi colour blue and red: a stunning eye-catching detail. The Stainless Steel 3 link bracelet is secured with a deployment clasp. It is water resistant to 100m
Perfect gift for Father’s Day!!!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
Simply follow both ClothesMaketheMan & RotaryWatches on Instagram between now (Tuesday 11th June) until Thursday 13th June at Midnight BST.
Terms & Conditions: 1. Only one entry per person. 2. All participants must be 18 or over. 3. The prize draw is open to all UK residents. The closing date for the prize draw is Midnight (BST) 13th June 2019. 4. The prize is as follows: one Rotary Henley GMT watch. 5.The winner will be randomly selected and notified by the contact details provided on the closing date above. 6. No Cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. 7. Use of false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.
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It’s well documented that the fashion industry alone is the second most damaging industry behind oil. Its effects are widespread from its astronomical water usage in production, to dye and fibre pollution in local communities and agriculture. These are just some of the most common effects in a much larger list.
We are not heading towards an irreversible Armageddon type situation however, and due to the constant pressures from consumers and the pro-active approach of many sustainable brands, fast fashion companies around the world are now changing, pledging and offering sustainable alternatives in its production and product offering.
As environmental impacts of our industry grow ever more prominent it is crucial that conversations, coverage and consumer education on sustainable alternatives continues to grow.
In this edition of something for the weekend we’ll be placing a focus on some of our favourite sustainable brands and highlight some of the keys words to look out for when shopping sustainable.
1. Dyes + Demons, ‘Caged thoughts’ T-shirt
Dyes and Demons or ‘D+D’ is a new Leeds based streetwear brand which creates meaningful designs which are both ethically and sustainably produced whilst doing crucial work to help raise awareness on an equally important issue of mental health.
“D+D is the ethical streetwear alternative. When me and Indi first began setting up the brand we had two visions; create meaningful designs and only use materials closest to nature. Our brand therefore began focusing around two key topics; Mental Health and Global sustainability. Indi, the co-founder of the brand, hand draws each design which has become key in supporting our mental health aims.
We use our designs to create a lighter access point for conversations surrounding mental health,with designs such as ‘Caged Thoughts’ and ‘Inner Demons’,Our number one mission is to get young people to start talking about their own mental health and encourage them not to fight any of their Demons alone.
The use of natural materialsextends far from the t-shirts we sell. We use bio-degradable potato starch mailing bags as well as our own100% cotton labels.We continue to use renewable energy in the production of all our t-shirts, ensuring that they are vegan and created using chemical free Dyes in the screen printed designs.
Every part of the production process is important to us and we wanted to tackle the problems of fast fashion rather than hiding them in our product. An example of this was finding a t-shirt manufacturing factory that empowers its female workers by providing them with free sanitary products and women’s rights training programmes.”
The guys at D+D will be at HEADROW HOUSE in Leeds city centre for the ‘Anthropocene’ event, which hosts a a mix of art, film and creatives from across the UK focusing on ideas surrounding sustainability, consumption and climate change.
The event schedule is as follows, entry just £2 :
Sunday the 2nd of June 5PM-11PM
Monday the 3rd of June 12 – 6PM
Tuesday the 4th of June 12-4PM
Head over to D+D’s website below to check-out their full collection of current designs and keep up to date with their latest happenings.
Photography: Bronte Carter (@bronte.carter)
Model: Jerry Beatson (@88jjunior88)
2. Christopher Raeburn, Re-cycled polyester quilted Gillet
Christopher Raeburn has long been at the fore-front as a leading eponymous brand which showcases how materials can be re-cycled and re-purposed into fully functioning read-to-wear pieces. The brand works with its 4 core values known as the “4 R’s” at the heart of every decision it makes ; RÆMADE, RÆDUCED, RÆCYCLED and RÆBURN.
The 4 R’s all have slight differences however all exist with the overarching goals to reduce the impact the brand has on the environment and re-use surplus materials which otherwise would be sent to landfill.
From his time spent as an Air Cadet when he was younger he grew a fascination with military/utilitarian clothing something which stayed with him throughout his early designs at university and the subsequent founding of his brand through re-using such materials. Visible in his designs today.
Raeburn, studied at the London’s Royal College of Art before graduating in 2006. His pivotal moment came in 2010 when he won the NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council, the brand was set-up the same year.
His clothes, for both men and women have as previously mentioned a very utilitarian visage with collaboration also a key part of the brand. Current available collaborations include Timberland and MrPorter.
As well as creating striking garments Raeburn also has an acclaimed “Raeburn Lab” in London, open Wednesday through to Sunday it is open to the public and invited you to various workshops and event (please see website for latest) https://www.raeburndesign.co.uk
“I think as a designer you have an obligation to consider what you are doing and why; ultimately, we want to make strong, sustainable choices that provide our customers with a completely unique and desirable product”
Following previous successful collaborations, Japanese retail giant Uniqlo has joined forces with contemporary artist KAWS one last time for an SS19 Capsule Collection. This range includes a slew of
classic, comfy T-shirts in varying styles including plain white, coral pink and blue alongside striped iterations. Each boasts a slightly different graphic of the beloved Companion and BFF characters that
have become synonymous with the artist. Alongside the tees, there’s a selection of graphic-printed tote bags that will see you through the season.
The artist who has collaborated with brands like Dior, Jordan and Supreme expressed his excitement for the collaboration with Uniqlo, saying, “I am happy to have this opportunity with Uniqlo to design a collection of T-shirts and tote bags inspired by some of my favourite sculptures that will be made accessible to a global audience”.
The Brooklyn based artists’ latest collaboration with fast-fashion giant Uniqlo came out in USA and China earlier this week, and shoppers were in an unforgiving mood when it came to getting their hands
on the gear. Footage captured and uploaded on platforms such as Weibo showing eager KAWS fans running and fighting each other to get to the apparel first. As seen in the clips above and below, some
eager patrons even took to decapitating store mannequins in a desperate bid to cop the product.
We hope that no one gets into fisticuffs once the online sales of the new Uniqlo x KAWS collection release in Europe on June 6.
Everything and everyone seem to be obsessed with all things 90’s, yes that’s 1990’s, the era that started with the second Summer of love, the Haçienda and the Stone Roses and came to a conclusion with the Millennium bug, the Spice girls and Tony Blair. During this period people literally looked to Britain for their cultural barometer, Art, Fashion, Music, design etc etc it had to be all things British and at Fudge Urban they love all things British and they have taken a look back to see just how much our iconic British hair styles have evolved over the years.