The Q4 Action Plan
Every month the Birdsong team will aim to bring you the best in what to read up on, go to and wear. This month I’ve brought you all the must go to events in my diary, along with my favourite facts about our new dreamy bamboo collection, and a campaign we can’t wait to get behind. Let us know what you’d like to see more of, and enjoy this quarter’s Action Plan as we get into Autumn.
Classic silhouettes, super-soft natural fabrics and clothing that’s comfortable, flattering and versatile…that’s basically our new collection summed up. You won’t believe the silky feel of our bamboo shirts, finished off with delicate top stitching and buttons made from nuts.
Made in 100% silky soft, bamboo viscose. 120 gsm weight for a beautiful drape. Bamboo is grown without chemicals, making it certified free from harmful substances. This bamboo was made in a closed loop system where all water is recycled. The corozo nut buttons are derived from eco-friendly, Ecuadorian Tagua Palm, and crafted in the UK.
Campaigns to get behind
Take action for #StepUpMigrantWomen
This brilliant campaign aims to challenge these barriers and put in place safe reporting mechanisms to enable migrant women victims of crime to report and seek support without fear of deportation.
Birdsong supports and endorses safe spaces for migrant women. Join us to support this brilliant campaign and Step Up for All Women, regardless of immigration status and sign their open letter here.
Dress in Protest
We have exciting news to announce soon with Oh Comely magazine. Pick up their next issue on 11th October for more.
Things to do in Q4
Join friends of the Birdsong flock Liv Little and Charlie Craggs in conversation with pink protest founder Scarlett Curtis and Guilty Feminist host Deborah Francis-White.
4th October, 7.30pm. Rio Cinema, Dalston, London.
Birdsong Knitwear launch at Maiyet
Maiyet, the sustainable luxury fashion brand, known for partnering with global artisans, is set to open its first concept store in the heart of Mayfair within The Conduit the highly-anticipated new home for social impact. The store, which will be known as “The Maiyet Collective” opens this Autumn bringing together a collection of the most exciting positive impact brands in the world right now in an immersive retail space dedicated to story-telling and community.
5th October, further info available on Maiyet newsletter
Forty years ago saw the publication of Susie Orbach’s seminal work that revolutionised the way we understand diet culture and the assault on women’s bodies. Join the author in conversation with leading psychotherapist Jane Haberlin.
10th October, 7pm. Freud Museum London
Join award winning British Somali feminist, writer and social activist Nimco Ali in learning about her campaign to globally end female genital mutilation (FGM).
19th October, 6.30pm. Portico Library, Manchester.
After someone threw a burger at them and called them faggot, legendary performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive.
23rd October – 3rd November. Hackney Showroom, London. Accompanied by a series of national talks in Birmingham, Coventry, Oxford and Manchester.
Our co-founder Sophie will be speaking at ‘What’s Going On? A discourse in fashion, design and sustainability’ as part of London College of Fashions 6th Global Fashion Conference.
1st November. London College of Fashion.
Birdsong X Beyond Retro
We wholeheartedly thank everyone who visited our pop up space with sustainable legends Beyond Retro. We had a great time seeing in our fifth year with remarkable women, from customers, to designers Clio Peppiatt and Mary Benson, to our panelists including Scarlet Curtis, Charlie Craggs and Charly Cox and comedians Athena Kegblenu, Shon Faye and Samantha Baines. We’ll be announcing our holiday shop coming this winter in the same spot. Stay posted for more exciting partnerships to be confirmed.
November – December, 92-100 Stoke Newington Road, London.
Inspired and informed by the Antonio Gramsci quote, ‘Pessimism of intellect, optimism of will’, our organic cotton tee, embroidered by migrant women, encourages just that. Read a million ways to stay optimistic over on Man Repeller.