When Mark Met Elle

Whilst I was living in Sydney over the past year, I managed to organise some work experience/a short term internship with ELLE fashion magazine, and I learnt a few things I feel others may be able to benefit from. You may be reading this and wondering why a man would want to work at a…

Rahma the Label: Ethical Fashion, Made in Ethiopia

How often do you buy new clothes, and feel proud wearing them? I mean not just because you look great, but because you know what you are wearing was made with real care, and that the people who made them are equally cared for in their labour? Well, Rahma has begun her own ethical fashion…

Trade Secrets: The Merchant Navy

With the explosion of developments in technology, social media as well as urbanisation, strange jobs are being created and at an absurd rate. I don’t think anyone grew up hoping to be an app developer or a digital data analyst. In the meantime, traditional jobs which flourished in, say, the 19th century have become increasingly unheard of, including joining…

Tricks of the Trade: Greenpeace activist part 1

We met up with Author of Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg and all round lovely guy Ben Stewart to chat all things activism and Greenpeace. Until 9am that morning Ben was head of media at Greenpeace but he has now taken on the role of special projects director. During that hour we hung off of…

Trade Secrets with Lerryn’s Cafe in Peckham

We spent a morning chatting to Lerryn, owner of Lerryn’s Cafe in Peckham, and learning about her past endeavours as well as future aspirations. Lerryn’s Cafe, described in Time Out as a place where you should ‘expect jam jars, artfully crap illustrations and hilariously named sandwiches’, is an intimate little cafe with knock-out coffee and…

Trade secrets with Namasia Tea House

I first heard about a Buddhist tea house in Camberwell indirectly. A friend was raving about this place which was bringing Taiwanese tea culture to South London. This piqued my interest to some extent and by chance, a few weeks later, I came across Namasia Tea House on Instagram. The owner, Ophelia, agreed to explain the…

Trade Secrets with a Window Cleaner

David is a window cleaner, born and bread in the many windowed county of Northumberland. He has been cleaning windows for decades and has racked up a loyal customer base. Time for some trade secrets… Interview by Bella Spencer I got married at 18, and lived in the area for 5 years before I was made redundant…