… A word from Amanda

Hello Zipsters and welcome to this week’s instalment of Amanda Zips It Up.

As you read this, I will be packing for another Balearic jaunt to visit my favourite twins – Ibiza and Mallorca.

It’s always a gamble visiting the Balearic Islands at this time of the year – half term – as the weather can be more unpredictable than during June-September.

Whilst on sunnier days people have still been on the beach soaking up 26 degrees of Med sun, only this week Mallorca suffered from extreme freak-like flash floods, causing cars to be swept out to sea, as well as a loss of several lives.

This of course sparks the global warming debate, which has been an even hotter topic of conversation then normal in the media this week – besides the ‘Strictly Come Dancing Curse’, of course.

The effect of carbon fuels on the climate have long been discussed, but now the environmental impact of the fashion industry is

coming into sharp focus


Screened on UK TV this week was the thought-provoking documentary “Stacey Dooley Investigates Fashion’s Dirty Secrets”. In short, it’s not only global warming that is destroying Earth as we know it. The intense farming of cotton in the Middle East is drying up seas, and fabric dying is polluting rivers and destroying populations, all in the name of fashion. In the era of “disposable fashion” that’s so fast-moving that it has (in some market sectors) rendered the traditional fashion “seasons” redundant, a huge global problem has raised its (polluting) head.

I see this issue running and running.

Onto this week’s blog and we check out The Scumbro, The B12 Bum Shot and Ski Pants have returned!

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