This Guðrun & Guðrun cardigan is one of my favourite things to wear at the moment. It was a Christmas present from work. The soft wool, which is a mixture of suri alpaca and merino, is really warm and cosy.
Buying sustainable clothes can be challenging. I wear a lot of second-hand outfits, many of which have been kindly donated from friends. I don’t often buy new clothes, but I do have a soft spot for Guðrun & Guðrun and BARBARA I GONGINI. They’re both Faroese brands with a specific focus on sustainability.
I am from the Faroe Islands, just like Guðrun & Guðrun, but came to London to study journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. The diversity of London is incredible. You never run out of things to discover or people to meet.
The Faroe Islands are completely different to London. With a population of just under 50,000 you can hardly step outside the front door without bumping into someone you know. Being from a small place has its perks, however. Guðrun & Guðrun were looking for Faroese staff to work in their Shoreditch pop-up. Somehow, by word of mouth, Rógvadóttir found out that I was living in London, and one morning I got a Facebook message with a job offer. I said yes without hesitation of course.
After finishing my degree I’m hoping to stay in London and work as a news reporter; ideally within investigative journalism and data visualization.
If you’d like to read more about the Guðrun & Guðrun brand, you might also be interested in previous post: Where my clothes come from – No. 8.