I have a business and accounting background and have always been drawn to retail and consumer services. Day to day I am more and more aware of the damage of our fast fashion and excessive purchases, realising that so much of the issue is to do with; packaging, materials, labour practices and the way in which we interact with final products! An idea of changing the way we consume can be implemented easily if the right platform is created and the right business model is set up. My idea for an eco business will mix products with services to create long-term solutions such as; a retail function that has a repair service for clothes and a creative service for up cycling old fashion items. Full extent of business plan will be discussed in more detail but for now I am trying to set up the basics such as website, business incorporation, products and supplier vetting to ensure all eco and fair trade, design ideas with local pattern cutters, etc.