I am Katrina, from Muffin Top Vintage. I was asked to pop a long to the House of Beth Launch Party on the behalf of Ceri.
Right from the start I was intrigued, I arrived and the venue was with in a small theatre,
Unfortunately the lift was broken so four flights of stairs in a new brogues was not a great start but as soon as I reached the top I knew it was worth it.
I was greeted by one of the many helpers who offered me a cup cake and glass of wine; then the lovely Talia (CEO of House of Beth) gave me a tour and she introduced me to her business partner Sarah.
House of Beth is an ethical fashion platform, which aims to raise the awareness of the fashion consumer to question the labour behind the label and the ethics of prioritising consumption and production over humanity. It aims to promote the concept that a beautiful piece of clothing can be made from sustainable fabrics, by fairly treated workers. House of Beth is a platform for promoting ethical fashion but not to the detriment of the quality or style of the clothing and passionately believe that fashion can be both ethical and beautiful.
This year House of Beth supports the Red Light Campaign with 10% of profits being donated to help the support their continual crusade against human trafficking in today’s society.
The clothes to be recycled by The House of Beth Team gives charity shops a much higher percentage of profits and it also provides an upcycling service for charity shop clothes. Where the focus is on styling and collections in order to help charity shops move into a more fashionable sphere. The clothes are styled into collections based on women who have inspired House of Beth. This promotes the idea that the clothing will be timeless with beauty, quality and integrity at its core whether or not it has been worn before. The pre-loved clothing sold is of the very highest of standards. House of Beth is also working on supporting and selling new ethical brands that work within poor communities around the world.
First was the Virginia Woolf room that was just beautiful, the setting was amazing, the oak fireplace and turquoise walls were just a lovely setting.
The modals were just lovely they allowed me to snap away while remaining in character.
Then I went on to Sappho inspired room, which there were another bunch of beautiful ladies all dress in the most amazing costumes, all the outfits were pieced together using upcycled clothes so well and the head bands were all hand made.
The Audrey Hepburn inspired table, what I like most about the launch was that the models where of all different shape, sizes, ethnicities and ages. I think it shows that not matter what sourcing ethical clothing is possible.
Talia told me that herself and Sarah, had been inspired to start House of Beth when working at a Human Trafficking Charity and they wanted to combine it with their love of Fashion.
Why don’t you pop along to the website & blog and be part of their fabulous journey.
Thank you Ceri for introducing me to such a wonderful company. I wish Talia & Sarah the best of luck the future.
Ciao for now
Love Katrina xPin It