This week, I have discovered the most fabulous fashion brand. As you may be aware, I’m not the most fashion conscious person in the world.
I only buy fashion from either companies whose ethics I genuinely support and believe in (no sweat shops and definitely no animal cruelty) or from charity shops.
I don’t buy from charity shops for financial reasons but for moral reasons. I believe in reusing, recycling, upcycling and giving money to worthy causes.
When I do buy clothes, I love the surfing style. It suits me, there’s no pressure to look perfectly groomed and immaculate and yet the clothes and accessories are fun, great quality and they look fab.
So when I discovered Wyatt and Jack, who make bags from reclaimed material with a seaside theme, you can probably imagine my delight.
They have been kind enough to send me one of their gorgeous little beach pouches. These are perfect for keeping things safe on the beach and best of all, they’re made from a pre-loved and reclaimed deckchair. So you might have sat on my bag. Yes, you.
And for a Midlands mum who doesn’t get to the beach as much as she would like? It’s going into my handbag to keep a few essentials in. Essentials vary in our house, at the moment we’re finding straws and small cutlery particularly useful.
Wyatt and Jack also make bags from bouncy castle off-cuts. How amazing is that?? And they have been kind enough to invite me into their business family, so I’ll be putting some of their new products through their paces in the very near future. So you’ll be hearing more about Wyatt and Jack.
As a beach based company, Wyatt and Jack support a great charity called Surfers Against Sewage.
Surfers Against Sewage are a UK environmental charity who work tirelessly to protect our oceans and beaches. Their volunteers work on various coastal projects including tidying up marine waste and preventing sewage from being pumped into the sea.
They don’t just want to maintain the beaches for the sake of surfers. Their aim is that our coasts are protected for everyone to enjoy, both now and in the future.
This is done through practical means such as physically clearing up and educating about the great British coastline and what an amazing resource it is. They also use political means to influence the government and challenge industries to adopt better practices to protect the environment.
Please do visit their website to find out how you can get involved, we should all take responsibility to preserve our coastline as well as the rest of the natural habitat throughout the UK.