Fast fashion is cheap, convenient, and helps the more frugal among us to experiment with new looks. But fast fashion, by its very nature a trend-based, disposable business model, is not sustainable and comes with a far greater price than we might realise.

For the first time in the North East, a group of independent fashion businesses with a conscience came together for Fashion Revolution Week for the Northern Sustainable Fashion Revolution.

Organised by Melanie Kyles and ethical clothing company Uncaptive, the event took place at Ampersand Inventions and B&D Studios, combining ethics, craftsmanship, education and sustainability within the fashion industry. The evening included a line-up of events and interactive installations which aimed to raise awareness of fashion practices, the effects of fast fashion and progression being made.

Images by Jessie Salmon