World Humanitarian Day - One Wear Freedom

World Humanitarian Day

The time has come again to celebrate another UN observance! Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day that aims to bring together people from across the humanitarian system to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises and for the safety and security of aid workers. In that vein, I thought it would be a great opportunity to use this platform to raise awareness of some of the humanitarian crises that are happening currently and what you can do to help. It is not a light topic, but an important one. 
19 August, 2022
Black Leaders Awareness Day - One Wear Freedom

Black Leaders Awareness Day

Black Leaders Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness of past, current and future Black world leaders and takes place every year on the 18th July. Days like today are so important for everyone, especially as the impactful contributions that Black people have made to history are being brought more and more to the forefront in recent times. We should continue to celebrate the incredible achievements of Black leaders around the globe. So, who are the Black leaders and change-makers of today?
18 July, 2022
Thoughts in the Wake of Juneteenth and Windrush Day - One Wear Freedom

Thoughts in the Wake of Juneteenth and Windrush Day

Yesterday was Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, and the 22nd is Windrush Day, both important days in global history. Although they have come to be days of celebration and remembrance, this year’s jubilations may be undercut by some of the tragic events and racist politics that have also happened this year. 
20 June, 2022
Queerphobia in the Fashion Industry - One Wear Freedom

Queerphobia in the Fashion Industry

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia so what a better time to talk about queerphobia and fashion! Though the fashion industry has become more accepting and celebratory of queerness, there is still a long way to go in many respects.

17 May, 2022
Fairtrade, Cotton + The Fashion Industry - One Wear Freedom

Fairtrade, Cotton + The Fashion Industry

When you hear Fairtrade you probably think of an expensive chocolate bar or some bananas, but did you know that there’s a whole fortnight dedicated to celebrating and advocating for Fairtrade?
21 February, 2022
International Human Solidarity Day - One Wear Freedom

International Human Solidarity Day

On Monday it is International Human Solidarity Day. The UN defines International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD) as a day that celebrates human unity and diversity, whilst acting as a reminder for governments to stick to their pledges and raise awareness for the ‘Sustainable Agenda’.
17 December, 2021
Modern Slavery and The Fashion Industry - One Wear Freedom

Modern Slavery and The Fashion Industry

When people think about slavery, they might think about horrific events and systems of power that took place in the past, which eventually were abolished. However, that is not really the case. Slavery is still alive and well today – you might’ve heard the term ‘modern-day slavery’ mentioned in the news or around social media. In fact,there are more people today trapped in slavery than ever before
02 December, 2021
These Jeans Were Made for Talking - One Wear Freedom

These Jeans Were Made for Talking

Tomorrow, Wednesday 28th is Denim Day: an annual campaign running for the past 22 years in honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This may be triggering and upsetting for some, if not most. If you would rather skip this one and wait for next week’s blog on cultures of sharing, please know you are not alone before you go. 

27 April, 2021
Intro to Ecofeminism - One Wear Freedom

Intro to Ecofeminism

Without gender-equality and racial justice, there is no environmental justice. Ecofeminism was born from an awareness that a holistic solution to all must be created and globally adopted. In broad terms, this movement brings together (you guessed it), environmentalism and feminism in both political activism and intellectual critique. 
12 April, 2021
OWF's Inspiring Women of March - One Wear Freedom

OWF's Inspiring Women of March

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, we Chose to Challenge: challenge gender stereotypes, misogyny, sexism and violence, amongst many other inequalities. It was a chance to champion the achievements of women and it felt like a truly empowering day. It arrived in the heartbreaking wake of the search for Sarah Everard which has sparked a global conversation over the ingrained fear shared by all women as we are taught from a young age to be “prepared” for that which stole Sarah from her family and friends.

29 March, 2021
Racism in the Fashion Industry - One Wear Freedom

Racism in the Fashion Industry

This year has been a powerful year and one that we will never forget for so many reasons. It was the year where we learned lots of different things, from crocheting and baking to really getting to know ourselves a lot better. But 2020 has been a steep learning curve for white people especially. Since the murder of George Floyd by white police officers back in May, white people are finally realising the extent to which racism is intrinsically entwined into the everyday lives of people of colour.
05 December, 2020
Boss Babes - One Wear Freedom

Boss Babes

Here at One Wear Freedom we are always celebrating women and this week is no different. To commemorate Entrepreneur’s Day, we are celebrating some amazing (past and present) women in business! These women paved the way for us – literally us! We are a female founded brand and we owe these women so much for daring to dream in a white man’s world.
20 November, 2020