Chinatown and Marmite...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Monday, November 16, 2009
Today has been a great day!! I went and did some research for our project in Topshop...the sheer volume of stock and the amount of people that go in and out in ten minutes is astounding!! I did find 3 fairtrade concessions in the basement though...PeopleTree, Bibico and Anna Greenabelle...which is a start..I suppose!! Anyway after that and a quick trip to National Geographic (I love that shop!) I went to meet some of my lovely friends off my course for an introduction to proper Chinese cuisine...and they did not disappoint!!...after lots of questioning what things were on the menu we decided to let them order for us...the waitress seemed to think we had ordered quite a bit and maybe it was too much...but we went ahead with it anyway...WELL i have never seen so much food in my life!!...It was all delicious...and we even tried chicken feet...which were actually really tasty but i'm not sure i'd have them as a main meal!! The desserts were also amazing...a coconut jelly thing and a mango smoothie type thing we're lovely!! Then on our way back (after a quick stop at the Chinese supermarket where I picked up some Jasmine tea which I think I might be addicted to!!) we stumbled across a marmite pop up shop...its amazing...I LOVE MARMITE and desperately want to wear the t-shirt that states "Ja'i adore marmite"!! 

Back up to uni and we had a set of three lectures dedicated to literature reviews, archive analysis and how to experiment with how different drawing techniques best suit your work!!


I also found this really lovely window display by John Lewis' Haberdashery department, promoting self customisation and reverting back to the era of 'make do and mend'...I have my eye on the sewing box!!


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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