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    Sewing in the city – how Antiform and Bristol work together

    Sewing in the city – how Antiform and Bristol work together   When a lovely film crew came by...

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    Love Your Clothes with WRAP

    A while ago we collaborated with the amazing Love Your Clothes project, an incredible resource of expertly curated tips...

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  • 5 of the most niche and unique festivals

    5 of the Most Niche and Unique Festivals in the UK and Beyond

    With all sorts of difficult news stories and uncertainty can you blame us for looking for a little light...

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  • Antiform In Japan

    #AntiformInJapan

    #AntiformInJapan Our Instagram’s gone international! Our Brand Coordinator Pigbaby has been repping Antiform over in Japan, doing an Insta takeover...

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  • Antiform Studio with Kate at the Sewing Machine!

    LOVE ANTIFORM? VISIT THE STUDIO!

    Exciting news - we're opening our doors to the public!

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    Collection #9 Creative Squad – The Bristol Faces Behind Our New Collection!

    Now that our new designs for the second half of Collection #9 are fast approaching release (get on our...

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    Tales from the Studio – S/S Sampling

    Scandinavian folk, hand rendering and pencil case crayon colours for #9 S/S…

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    Berlin Trouser Spring Trend Report

    Our visit to Berlin Fashion Week was very well-timed for us to inject some much needed inspiration!

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    The Change of the Seasons – Is Seasonal Fashion On The Way Out?

    While we have felt relatively alone in our trans-seasonal approach to fashion over the years, there is change in...

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    Ethical Fashion Directory, by Janneke de Jong and Jessica Ball

    We were super pleased to be featured in this cute Ethical Fashion Directory, researched and written by Jessica Ball...

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    WELCOME TO 2016

    We had an ace year in 2015 and we hope you did too! Here’s what we’re cooking up this...

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  • #VerenaExplainsItAll – ‘My Green Closet’ is Eco & Sustainable Fashion Demystified

    Beautifully presented and wonderfully easy to follow, we're absolutely loving YouTuber Verena Erin's no-nonsense approach to sustainability and eco...

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    Alternatives to Black Friday

    Get that 'new' feeling with none of the negative environmental, social and financial impact!

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    Bargains – But At What Cost? The Push Back Against Black Friday

    This time last year, I wrote a damning article about why I feel Black Friday is creating shopping hysteria....

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    Shop Local: The Best Second Hand & Vintage Shops in Bristol

    Now that it’s the time of year for foraging, we wanted to forage with a twist and share with...

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    The Life and Death of Clothes: the Case of Antiform

    Antiform garments are designed to appeal to their customers season after season - but what happens in reality? Anja...

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    Fashion: ethical. Lunches: local. Models: magical. Collection #9 Shoot: complete!

    Before any of the public are even thinking about next season, we’re busy scouring Bristol for the best emerging talent and coolest of...

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    ANTIFORM D.I.Y WEDDING!

    When our founder and creative director Lizzie and her boyfriend Dave finally decided to tie the knot this year…

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    Making Clothing in the UK – Antiform Manufactures In-House!

    Once we’ve sourced our beautiful textiles, the next challenge is find out the most effective and efficient ways to…

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    Sweetness is Our Weakness! Antiform Illustrations By Buttercrumble

    This week we’ve been revisiting these super cute illustrations that graphic design duo Buttercrumble did for us a while…

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    Good Vibes: Catching up with Raquel Peralta of Stereo Kela

    We had such a great time earlier in the year shooting with Raquel Peralta of Stereo Kela for the…

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    M&S Shwop & Sew – Sewing Workshops & Classes in Bristol!

    Bristol has some incredible creative businesses working to develop Bristol sewing classes and open up the world of making…

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    Just Fashion Lab at Hay Festival

    Recently, I was thrilled to work on the Just Fashion lab with H&M, Environmental Justice Foundation and Centre for Sustainable...

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    Shwop & Sew Lab – Bristolians, give your clothes a second life with M&S!

    We’re excited to announce that we’ll be part of Marks & Spencer’s Shwop & Sew Lab, which will be...

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    TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Upholstery with a peculiar grace upholster

    In our Tools of the Trade series we’re celebrating the lovely gizmos and gadgets that help us to create…

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  • Antiform Fabric Sourcing in the UK

    Well And Truly Sourced in the UK!

    Vanessa, our stellar new intern, got thrown in at the deep end on her first day of her internship…

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    SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Yawstore’s Vegan Flatforms – To Die For Without Killing For!

    100% vegan, designed by Sally Cole in the UK and made in a small factory in Portugal, YAWstore have…

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  • Our Top 5 Vintage Shops in Tokyo, Japan

    Guide to Vintage Shops in Tokyo – Our Top 5

    Our guest blogger Rosie recently went on an adventure to Japan and went on the hunt for vintage style...

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    TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Clothing Production

    In our new Tools of the Trade series we’re celebrating the lovely gizmos and gadgets that help us to…

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  • Producing Antiform Colelction 8 Spring/Summer

    Producing Collection #8 Spring/Summer – Trials & Triumphs!

    What can we say about producing the Spring/Summer segment of Collection #8? The highs the lows have been many…

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    Why Is Fashion in Need of a Revolution?

    Two years on, as the dust still settles on the Rana Plaza disaster – what has fashion learnt and…

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    Two Tiny Feet, One Giant Step Into Sustainability!

    What happens when we have off-cuts that are too small to be used as collars, cuffs or panels?

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    Sewing in Leeds – Haberdashery and Fabric Shopping in Leeds Kirkgate Market

    We headed to a favourite spot – Leeds Kirkgate Market – to revisit the local haberdashery and fabric businesses…

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    Made in Bristol – Branching Out Into Interiors!

    Over the past few months we’ve been working with a Bristol design studio, Something Good, on their bold refitting...

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  • Sustainable Fashion Made Easy at Made & More

    We had an exciting time down at the studio recently when Stéphanie Fellen from our stockist Made & More...

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  • Routledge Handbook on Sustainability and Fashion

    Routledge Handbook on Sustainability and Fashion

    This year the release of a new edited book from Kate Fletcher and Mathilda Tham on sustainable fashion has...

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    Why Do You Love Antiform?

    As part of the Create Connect Sustain AHRC research project we have been working on we asked you for...

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    Does Swapping Change People’s Shopping?

    While working on the Create Connect Sustain research project with Sheffield Hallam University we spent some time gathering data...

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  • Create, Connect, Sustain

    Throughout 2013 and 2014, Antiform has been working with Sheffield Hallam University on an exciting research project, Create Connect...

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    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe…. What treasures and stories does your wardrobe hold?

    Be part of a wardrobe study! In the comfort of your own home  in exchange for a small cash...

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    Antiform Feature : Lagom Magazine

    Antiform are honoured to be featured in the inaugural issue of Lagom Magazine, a lifestyle publication with a focus...

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    Bringing the Factory Floor to Your Door: A Pop Up T-shirt Factory

    In a world where it’s possible to pick up a T-Shirt for just a few pounds, have you ever...

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  • Discovering Ethical Fashion in Berlin

    Berlin Fashion Week Faves

    At Antiform HQ we’re still riding the feelgood wave of Berlin Fashion Week, where we were showing at Ethical...

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    Do We Really Need ‘New’?

    November 2014 saw the first #secondhandfirst week run by recycled clothing superstars Traid. According to Traid, the ‘idea of the...

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    Antiform Street Style in Berlin

    While we were out in Berlin (working our little socks of at Ethical Fashion Show) we managed to catch...

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  • TRAID #secondhandfirst Fashion Challenge

    #secondhandfirstweek In Action

    In February this year WRAP launched SCAP (Sustainable Clothing Action Plan). This encourages big players in the UK clothing...

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  • Crafting Cider with Antiform

    Cottage Industry: Crafting Cider

    In August this year I moved to Somerset where traditional cider making is very much alive. We live in...

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    Craftivist Collective, how does your garden grow?

    Recently we’ve been involved with Craftivist Collective’s Craftivist’s Garden #wellMAKING project, exploring the link between craft and wellbeing. Antiform’s…

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    Antiform Popping Up in Peckham at YAWstore’s Christmas Ethical Emporium

    Antiform stockist YAWstore.com showcases the best in contemporary design led sustainable fashion, handpicking items from independent labels to bring…

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  • Black Friday? No Thanks.

    #BLEAKFRIDAY – why we’re closing for Black Friday

    This week an increasing amount of UK shops will ‘celebrate’ Black Friday – an annual shopping frenzy sparked by retailers up...

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  • Be Resourceful Together

    When we think of ‘make-do-and-mend’ and being thrifty we usually think about being resourceful with our personal resources, in...

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    BIG NEWS – WE’VE MOVED!

    Since the start of the ReMade in Leeds project and the founding of Antiform we've happily worked as...

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    Munich: the greenest city going?

    Think Munich, think bratwurst and beer? While the city may be famous for its traditional gastronomy, it is doing...

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    Antiform; a journey through time and craft

    January 2014 marks a milestone for Antiform. What started in 2008 as a research project blossomed into a fully-formed...

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    How to showcase sustainable designs and make an impact: Munich style

    Enabling young fashion designers to show off their final work and make it memorable is no mean feat:...

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    THE EVENT: Eco Design That Can’t Be Contained

    This Thursday 24th, Glasgow will be getting a new addition to its Commonwealth celebrations – celebrating conscious, ethical and...

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    Mais, Oui! Paris and the Rise of the Ethical Fashion Concept Store

    When it comes to producing sustainable garbs, Paris’ most cutting-edge concept stores have set the bar high. From recycling...

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    Fashion Revolution Day

    Organised by LCC students, the London Fashion Revolution Day protest started from the LCF Campus on Oxford street. Representing...

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  • TEARS IN THE FABRIC – One year on from Rana Plaza

    April 24th marked 1 year since the catastrophic collapse at the Rana Plaza factory complex. Tears in the Fabric,...

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    EVOLUTION OF A BOX

    If you’ve known of Antiform for a while then you’ll probably be aware of this already, but we love...

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