Lydia Morrow: Sustainable Fashion and Inclusivity

Lydia Morrow is a self-taught sustainable and ethical fashion designer, specialising in underwear for all sizes and genders. She studied Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, Lydia began making underwear as she couldn’t find bras that were stylish in her size. She refers to it as “outside of the male gaze” and began showcasing it via her instagram account.


In this episode we talk about: her joint hyper-mobility disability, size and gender inclusivity in fashion, her issues with calling for slower consumption from people in low income households, her tips for shopping sustainably for all body types, keeping costs and waste low when producing garments, body neutrality, how to get into sewing as a beginner.


FIND LYDIA 

Website: https://www.whatlydiamade.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatlydiamade/


FIND ME:

https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/


USEFUL ARTICLES

I’m Plus-Size & Making My Own Clothes Helped Me Reclaim My Wardrobe: https://r29.co/2ZqMqMH


Ethical Shopping For Plus Size Bods (March 2019) 

http://www.therevivalcollective.com/simple-tips-ethical-shopping-for-plus-size-bods-guest-post-by-lydia-morrow-founder-of-what-lydia-made/


5 Independent UK Plus Size Brands That Are Changing The Fatshion Game (July 2019) 

https://www.bustle.com/p/5-independent-uk-plus-size-brands-that-are-changing-the-fatshion-game-18186370


The Term Plus Size Debate: https://www.glamour.com/story/term-plus-sized-debate


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