Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

There are around 300 museums in Amsterdam, more than any other city in the world. From beer production and house boats to galleries filled with masterpieces and modern art, it's impossible to get bored...

Learning traditional Mexican Gancho Embroidery from the Istmo of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and trying...

All over the markets in Oaxaca and beyond you’ll see clothing (typically traditional Mexican Huipils) decorated with giant flower embroidery. The region this stitched style originates from is The Istmo of Tehuantepec in the...

Birthday reflections: why I’m no longer shying away from my age

Today is my birthday and I’ve just turned 39. ‘Wait so you’re not 26?’ ‘I hope you don’t mind me asking but how old are you?’ ‘Saw that pic of you looking like you were 12' Yes these...

I wore a bra on top of my clothes and here’s what happened…

Ever since I’ve been following Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower on social media I’ve become more conscious of how much I detest bras. Sure ‘bra-burning’ is a historic part of the feminist movement but...

Indian Clay Bangle Making

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLkprb0ESs A mesmerising watch. I feel naked without bangles. They are the one accessory I have to wear and on the rare occasions I've accidently left my house without wearing any, I've gone to the nearest shop...

Weavers of The Clouds – Textile Arts of Peru: Peruvian fashion, crafts and textiles...

When the email dropped in my inbox with news that the ‘Weavers Of The Clouds – Textile Arts of Peru' exhibition was opening at the Fashion and Textile Museum I nearly exploded from excitement. It...

Visiting Central America’s biggest Craft Market, Chicicastenango in Guatemala

Earlier this year a teenage dream came of Craft and Travel's Editor-in-Chief of visiting Guatemala came true. The colours, patterns textiles and fashion have always had immense appeal so when she visited, she HAD to...

Day of The Dead in London (Columbia Road)

*Sigh* In just over a week's time it's the Mexican festival Day of The Dead and though it's largely celebrated in Central America, there are pockets of celebrations across the rest of...

Breaking Fashion: why has the BBC commissioned a TV programme that promotes fast fashion?

There’s one word to sum up the BBC’s new style show Breaking Fashion: Appalling. For those of you who haven’t heard of it let me explain. Breaking Fashion is a six-part fly-on-the-wall style documentary that’s currently...

2021: My Year of The Positivity Suit

"Positivity Suit: An outfit that brings pure joy to the wearer, embodies their personality, and is their armour against negative energy in the world." Momtaz Begum-Hossain Positivity Suit &...

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