Somethings Are More Important than Fashion


Some of you may know that my life away from fashion, and sometimes within it has been about fighting for the rights of my fellow people, I have a view that we are all one people in one world, we are 8 billion brothers and sisters. The only thing you should judge a person on is what lies in their heart, not the god, their skin colour, or who they go to bed with at night.

Because of this I will be donating to Hope Not Hate once more to become a campaign supporter, those simple three words define all I believe in . . .

Hope Not Hate

It’s a reason to live, and code to stand by. The team there are amazing, many of us watch the rise of the right in this country, horrified at the way that divisive people preaching the politics of violence and separation were growing. We sat dumbstruck and hurt as the BNP took two sets in Europe in 2009, well not the people at Hope Not Hate, they saw it as a rallying cry, a call to the barricades and in  the last 5 years they have turned the tide. In just one year they destroyed the BNP in London, I’ll never forget watching the video of Nick Lowles standing in front of Nick Griffin telling him that hope had won in London, in Sheffield, and a long list of other cities.

We still daily face the issues of extremism of all kinds and from many different sources and different groups, of extremists and fundamentalists. But we must face them from a place of love, understanding and togetherness, we must end the isolation of people in our society, and we must win through the arguments that are just, fair and inclusive.

Hope Not Hate offer that version of challenging those who would divide us, they organise events to bring people together, they get into communities and help them build together, they work to promote a better future for all as a response to the bleak version offered by radicals.

For that and a thousand more reasons I as Editor of Fashion Worked will be donating to that vision, and where ever possible commit this site to doing all we can to help that vision. People will always be more important than fashion, and we will live up to that.

Please visit their site and see for yourself, and help them for as little as £1

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments


  1. You negate to say what it is that Hope not Hate stand for these days, because there’s no real problem with the BNP anymore.

    Let’s guess – UKIP!, – and is your solution the same as Hope not Hates, I.E. vote Labour”?

    I’m afraid that’s not “Hope”.

    • Apart from they have never suggested I vote labour and wouldn’t. Also it is clear what they stand for,dealing with any form of extremism where ever that may be. I’m afraid that you equate your belief of who I am with fact, I can assure you I would never support Labour. I also believe that UKIP do present a threat to unity, and Farage comments on HIV alone are enough to make me dislike him and the frequent overt racism of his party on its own.

      As the whole piece is explain what they stand for I’m at a bit of a loss as to how I don’t say it in your perception?

      • Perhaps you should ask your beloved Nick Lowles about this in the link below, because he wont dismiss the allegations on-line, as they’re seemingly true. This is what happens when you’ve got a former Socialist workers party activist like Carl Mophett – AKA here using his ridiculous pseudonym Simon Cressey, being given carte blache by Lowles to run HNHs “purple rain” blog.

        • perhaps you should look at the amount of former BNP activists in UKIP, or the massive amount of far right support they have in running campaigns, the constant stream of lies, and the made up on the spot “facts”. Might be a bit more use for your time than sending me stuff I clearly not going to change my mind on. I note you answered none of the responses I put to you. But then again trools never do as it might undermine the agenda they are working rather than actually admitting their straight out attack was baseless and misguided

  2. @ “Former BNP activists in UKIP”?

    And Nick Lowles sidekick Matthew Collins belonged to which former parties?

    Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it, and surrounding yourself with a former SWP activist ably assisted by a former National Front/Combat 18 clown was always going to lead to slander and lies in the long run.

    • perhaps you should go and read the article in todays Ties then, or does that not fit your narrative either, your myopic views and failing to accept questions levelled at you show you have no interest other than furthering your own agenda, which is quite frankly quite dull. If you don’t like what I say you have the choice not to read it, yet instead you choose to search the internet for places to lay childish insult, sort of backs me up doesn’t it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: