the stay at home report
1. where to find us
Monday 20th 11am: Sophie & Suse talk Birdsong & future plans
Tuesday 21st 3pm: We talk to Mimma Viglezio about the future of fashion.
Wednesday 22nd 3pm: What's going on in the industry with Aja Barber.
Thursday 23rd 3pm: Sustainable Style with XR's Alice Wilby
Friday 24th time tbc:
A guided grounding meditation with Leah, the face of our Spring campaign.
2. how to take action from home
- Using sewing skills to make PPE and masks for those who need it most.
- Registering as a volunteer with the NHS, mutual aid groups or food banks.
Coronavirus is exposing holes in fast fashion - Teen Vogue
The way fast fashion brands in Europe are behaving is creating a humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. Read first hand about what happens when workers are exploited in a time of pandemic
- Eco Age
They've also brought out an emergency podcast about what else is going on and what needs to change
3. ...& how to look after yourself
4. how to support us
You can also follow us from £1 a month on Patreon to support our makers. From low income background, migrant, and older women, to adults with learning disabilities, each subscription helps us support our makers who will be amongst the worst hit by the crisis.
5. calling all illustrators & artists
In the past we’ve worked with some remarkable creatives - XXY magazine, Still European, poet Charly Cox, illustrator Drawings of Dogs, artist Amy Isles Freeman and painter James Alfred Hart to name a few. Though our production might be on pause for now, that doesn’t stop us dreaming up the next season’s designs.
We’re setting an artist brief to collaborate with us on our next project. We’re looking for easy to screen print, small embroidery designs, print ideas, maybe illustrations for use across Birdsong, anything that you think represents our values.
The winner will get invitations to behind the scenes access to the production processes, the opportunity to meet our makers, a launch event and media campaign, and a commission on all sales from any products made. Please submit all entries via instagram by tagging @birdsonglondon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We love this illustration by artist @judith_p.raynault