Get ready for the cold snap with GLOW’s nifty knitwear

GLOW-Beanies

The temperatures are dropping and it is so dark outside that the light that bathed us throughout summer seems a long way away.

The autumn months and winter slog can get your down but the Big Issue Shop is here to light the way with the wonderful woollen creations from GLOW.

The social enterprise is the brainchild of London fashion designer and stylist Comet Chukura and offers knitwear that will make you stand out from the crowd, literally.

Each design is hand crocheted by disadvantaged women in London enabling them to hone work skills while providing them with a supplementary income and allowing them to become part of a greater community.

The goal is to change how consumers wear and interact with ethical, functional-fashionable pieces that look good, do good and feel good.

GLOWbeanie

And the results are packed with warmth and protection, featuring a light-reflective fibreglass fused into the fibres of the yarn. Although you can’t feel it on your skin, you will see it when it catches the light, living up to the GLOW billing.

This means every garment is ideal for helping the chic commuter, the dog walker or a parent or child who cares about their safety, their appearance and social impact in ethical fashion.

The luxurious and adaptable range is available from The Big Issue Shop with a colourful collection of snug snoods and insulating hats.

And as if you weren’t spoilt for choice enough, there are two types of snood to make sure you stay warm and on top of the trends.

You can play it classic with the Twist Snood, a knitwear staple that can be adjusted to be worn loosely or for a tighter, more snug fit. Or, if that doesn’t do the trick, then the Cuff Hood offers the snuggest fit of all, providing an optimum shield from the cold.

And you needn’t worry about your brain box either – with a selection of hats also on offer to keep the cold at bay.

Shop the collection here

Vendor Spotlight: GLOW

GLOW

Vendor Spotlight: GLOW

Founded by Comet Chukura, who graduated from The London College of Fashion, GLOW enables you to stand with those who are vulnerable, as you stand out at night. Each piece is individually handmade by disadvantaged women, providing them with an opportunity to gain work skills, a supplementary income and be part of a greater community. GLOW aims to empower their makers, paying them a fair wage, utilising their established skill set and enabling them to believe and realise their value.

Glow Agape White Hat

The light reflective accessories range are expertly crocheted using a cutting-edge wool blend that has a 15% glass fibre component woven into it which is light reflective. Meaning in the daytime, the pieces look trendy whilst at night, the glass fibre elements reflect light: car light, road lights etc and come to life, illuminating the wearer as light bounces off of it. The delicate knit texture makes it soft to the skin and luxurious to wear making it a unique gift that looks good and feels good.