It’s the summer of excess: camp, bright yellow, tie-dye, feathers and glitter. How can you expect jewellery to be anything but loud and colourful? After many seasons of wearing delicate designs in stacks and layers, jewellery lovers are now turning to bold maximalism and jewellery that makes a statement. The mood-boards are dominated by rainbows, Read More →

It’s lunchtime in the heart of Leicester’s textile industry, Spinney Hills. Two women are smoking outside a derelict-looking factory building. One says she is Bulgarian, working as a seamstress, and that she is being paid £6 an hour. The national minimum wage for over-25-year-olds is £8.21 an hour. Walking around this part of the city, Read More →

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