2022 Transparent Friday Manifesto

 Every year, instead of participating in Black Friday we run our award-winning #TransparentFriday campaign and remind you of our Manifesto. ⁠We’re...

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Meet the Artist: Emily Rose Parris

Meet the Artist: Emily Rose Parris

Tell us about yourself  I'm a photographer and arts educator from Kent. I love working with people and exploring arts education, adapting my teachi...

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Meet the Artist: Natalia Bagniewska

Meet the Artist: Natalia Bagniewska

Tell us about yourself  I am a designer and artist living in London. A lot of my inspiration comes from my Polish heritage, its folk art is a huge ...

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A balanced textile diet.

A balanced textile diet.

Why no fabric is perfect, but we balance what we use, for better consideration of people and planet. Something that we often struggle to articulat...

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8 years of Birdsong

8 years of Birdsong

You may know the story: Birdsong was founded on the belief that women have always found creative ways to make a statement with what they wear, and ...

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The Action Plan: Q3 2022

The Action Plan: Q3 2022

The Action Plan is our quarterly take on protests to attend, solidarity actions to take, & the news on garment workers’ rights and sustainabili...

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Remarkable Women: Judith P. Raynault

Remarkable Women: Judith P. Raynault

Next up in our Remarkable Women series, we had a chat with Judith P Raynault, Graphic Designer & Illustrator.  During lockdown Raynault featur...

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Remarkable Women: Emma Bonar

Remarkable Women: Emma Bonar

Continuing our Remarkable Women series, we got the chance to sit down with Emma Bonar, Owner of 69B Boutique.  69b Boutique has been a feature of ...

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Meet the Artist: James Alfred Hart

Meet the Artist: James Alfred Hart

An old time friend of the brand, we’ve brought back artist James Alfred Hart for another collaboration: birdsong x JAH. We worked with James to pri...

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Introducing: the Birdsong Archive

Introducing: the Birdsong Archive

At Birdsong, we believe shopping should be joyful. That’s why we created a beautiful way to buy made-for-you clothes that are good for makers and g...

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Meet The Makers: Stitches in Time

Meet The Makers: Stitches in Time

Putting person to an item of your clothing can be so important; it gives your clothes character, and lets you know that it was a labour of love. W...

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Fabric Deep Dive: Green Dress

Fabric Deep Dive: Green Dress

The fabric for our Green Dress is sustainably sourced TENCEL™ Lyocell, and the white-on-green floral motif is digitally printed here in the UK. If ...

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The return of THAT dress⁠

The return of THAT dress⁠

You asked, and we listened. For this April only, we're rereleasing 100 of our bestselling SS20 Emerald Green Printed Maxi Dress.  A buttery soft w...

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In celebration of radical mothers.

In celebration of radical mothers.

Mother’s Day is, as with many things, something we celebrate every year without ever being fully aware of its radical history. It turns out, back i...

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Meet The Makers: Mona

Meet The Makers: Mona

  Mona is a pillar of the local community in Bow, East London, a talented teacher and seamstress. She machine embroiders all of our best sellin...

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Remarkable Women: Mursal Hedayat

Remarkable Women: Mursal Hedayat

Mursal Hedayat is an old friend-friend-turned Board Member of Birdsong’s. Having done the same post grad, we met Mursal before she became the foun...

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IWD 2022: A Letter to Fast Fashion

IWD 2022: A Letter to Fast Fashion

Fashion is a Feminist Issue This International Women’s Day, we want to speak directly to the brands that are the problem. They cash in on the hype ...

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Why Made-to-Order?

Why Made-to-Order?

We make almost all our clothes to order, producing only what is truly wanted. Here’s why: Less Waste Made-to-order is better for the planet, and b...

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What Does Ethical Even Mean?

What Does Ethical Even Mean?

When it comes to sustainability, there are a lot of buzzwords. And there’s nothing we at Birdsong love more than breaking down a buzzword, explaini...

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New Year's Revolution

New Year's Revolution

In 2022, it’s understandable that climate change is at the forefront of all our minds. It can be tricky because we know that personal responsibilit...

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The Action Plan from Birdsong: Q1 2022

To kick off the new year, we’ve assembled our January Action Guide: a handy list of all the things we’re keeping a close eye on, taking action on a...

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Raise Wages: Revisited

Raise Wages: Revisited

After the blur of Black Friday (and our own Transparent Friday), we thought it would be a good idea to revisit one of our 2021 t-shirt campaigns: R...

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Our 2021 Transparent Friday Manifesto

Our 2021 Transparent Friday Manifesto

We hate Black Friday. We feel like it devalues the hard work and thought that goes into each and every garment put on planet earth.  In the run up ...

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COP26 & rewiring the system

COP26 & rewiring the system

In time for the Global Day of Climate Justice this Saturday 6th November, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge the work being done from the gr...

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Which Clothing Brands Are Ethical?

Which Clothing Brands Are Ethical?

At Birdsong, we are aware of how damaging the fashion industry can be. Globally, big name brands are still using sweatshops, Nike, Adidas and ASOS ...

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AW21: Harvest Moon collection

AW21: Harvest Moon collection

For this collection, we created a joyful patchwork of our archival prints. We wanted to celebrate seven years at the forefront of sustainable fashi...

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Pollution? No Thank You!

For our latest campaign, we wanted to raise awareness of the deadly air pollution in our capital city. London suffers from traffic related pollutio...

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Raise Wages Campaign

Raise Wages Campaign

Here at Birdsong, we believe that making good clothes is reliant on good people, good working conditions, and good pay. We know that our garments c...

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New Website, Same Birdsong

New Website, Same Birdsong

Last week we launched our new website with a lunch event. We invited some friends down to our studio, to try on some pieces from our new collection...

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The Fashion Industry, as it stands

The Fashion Industry, as it stands

(from our 2021 Impact Report) From colonialism, extraction of resources, and widespread workers' struggles, the fashion industry, as it stands, is ...

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Meet Our Makers: Liz & Georgie

Meet Our Makers: Liz & Georgie

The women who make the clothes we see on the high street everyday are hidden in the fashion supply chain, making it near impossible to track where ...

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Behind the Scenes: SS21

Behind the Scenes: SS21

Our new collection is a riot of colour. Made in super soft, sustainably sourced fabric, you can pick-n-mix cuts in different Fruit Salad hues. Fril...

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Don't despair, agitate

Don't despair, agitate

 Don't despair, agitate - 4 steps to mitigate climate collapse Our thoughts on the latest Intergovernmental panel on climate change: IPCC’s 6th as...

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Pockets are a Feminist Issue

Pockets are a Feminist Issue

A brief history of pockets and why they're a feminist issue. We design pockets into dresses, skirts and trousers at Birdsong because we believe tha...

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Design Story: A Sustainable Gingham

Design Story: A Sustainable Gingham

Our summer bestseller is bright and bold gingham, printed on the silkiest, softest of eco-fabrics. Here's how we dreamt up our designs, and worked ...

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Happy Pride month, from birdsong. Here are 10 queer things to listen to, read, or watch this Pride month, as chosen by the birdsong team.

Happy Pride Month

From our founding team, to the creatives we work with, birdsong has always worked within and alongside the queer community. As an ode to all our qu...

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