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Looking good and feeling good don't have to be mutually exclusive. We think our animal print midi dress proves this and is a wardrobe essential that will take you through seasons and moods effortlessly. Here are three reasons we love it and we think you will too... Comfort is key We've all woken up feeling less than our best self. It could be a flareup of endometriosis or a bad day for fatigue, but whatever the reason, you know you need to be comfy. Often, days like that call for sweatpants and an oversized tee, but sometimes it actually helps...

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Disability, Women -

World Suicide Prevention Day has me in two minds. On one hand, I think awareness days are important. If just one person sees a fact or piece of advice about a condition – any condition they previously didn’t know a lot about – that can only be a good thing. The caveat, of course, is that the “fact” is actually a fact (not the kind espoused by Donald Trump) and that the advice is helpful and clear (not the kind given by Boris Johnson during, say, a global pandemic). Now I’ve got my political ‘left jab, right jab’ in, here’s...

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Disability, Fashion, Inclusion, small business -

Hi guys, It’s been a whirlwind year so far – for all of us. But, I’m sure many of you will agree, it’s also been a time for reflection and for thinking carefully about the future we want to create. Since founding Kintsugi, I’ve always been sure of one thing: I want to create a future where disabled people are represented, valued, and understood by the fashion industry. One small brand can’t achieve all this, but there were disability-conscious companies before ours and a whole load more have sprouted up since. If we collaborate and highlight each other’s strengths, we’ll...

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Disability, Inclusion, Women -

Last year, we interviewed three amazing disabled women, all with very different professions, about times in their life where they've felt broken. They told us how they overcame these moments and shared their views on the idea of perfection. This is the first set of a series of videos we will be creating to amplify the voices of disabled people. The campaign is titled #Unbroken, tying in with the ethos behind kintsugi - the Japanese art form of mending broken pottery with gold, rendering it more valuable, not less.  The first two videos, featuring Jackie Hagan and Hannah Cockroft, were well-received....

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Today’s announcement that the UK has gone into its deepest recession on record may not be a surprise for small business owners, but it is still heart-aching news. I can tell you how I feel - as the owner of a fledgling company in a niche market where many of my customers will be disproportionately impacted by both the pandemic and this recession. Spoiler: it’s not good. Frankly, I am terrified. People often advise business owners to steer clear of politics, but I don’t agree, so here it is. I don’t have any confidence in the current government and their...

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