Donkeys and shopping...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Saturday, November 21, 2009
I had thee best pie ever on Tuesday evening from a little pub near Covent Garden...Steak and cheese flavour...mmm I had a very jealous boyfriend when my huge pie came out after his equally lovely tasting but a lot smaller shepherds pie!!
(I apologise for the very bad photo off my phone...I blame the cosy lighting!!) 

Back to my goings on now heehee!! Yesterday we had a great day out as Scenario 3, we decided to go to Hackney City Farm - good decision, it is an amazing place, you feel as if you've just stepped into the middle of the countryside!! There ethos is great, everything they do is to build a community spirit - they hold lots of local groups and events there, as well as the cafe apparently being the place to hang out if you have a child!! They respect the nature around them and utilise it without exploiting it - they enjoy what nature provides for them and uses it beauty to educate people...they also have a lovely selection of farm animals (including one very loudly snoring pig called Bella!!)

(Bella the snoring pig!)

We then went into the centre of London to research into Topshop - It is absolutely hectic in there with hardly any space to move between stands of clothes and people carrying handfuls of clothes!! We went in to talk to one of the StyleAdvisors who very nicely let us ask a few questions about how this service works there is a waiting list of up to 6 weeks!), how it influences peoples purchases (apparently the average spend after visiting a stylist is around £300!) and how this level of service enhances the consumers experience and interaction with the 'designing' of their identity.


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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