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© Higher State Industries Ltd 2017

November 26, 2018

Hi… I don’t know if you remember me. it’s been a while since we last met... I'm the founder of a fashion rental startup that aims to confront consumerism whilst delivering our consumerist dreams…

Our recent silence is likely unnoticed as the avalanche of ‘content’ in yo...

October 11, 2018

We've have many students asking us about sustainable fashion and it's amazing to see how much attitudes have changed amongst young people in this respect. We feel its important to give back and have a dialogue with those entering the industry - there is much to learn f...

September 13, 2018

In late-August, higher.studio flew to Sweden during Stockholm Fashion Week for a Tech Bridge event hosted by the British Ambassador to Sweden and the Swedish Ambassador to the UK to showcase innovative and inspiring Fashion Tech at the British Residence.

The event was t...

March 30, 2018

One of the many magical traits of the sharing economy is that is that is comes down to community willing to share. Sara talked to Stevie from Layers Podcast at the FYI event hosted by The Bridge Co about how we've built the concept of a community wardrobe, attitudes to...

March 2, 2018

We talked to Bre Graham of Oh Comely magazine about the higher archive and how utilising rare fashion items lying idle in people's wardrobes has to be part of a sustainable future. The article is beautifully illustrated with an editorial of some of our favourite items...

November 14, 2017

Tim Noakes of The Future Laboratory outlines the top reasons why CEO's are losing sleep. The top Anxiety? Outdated business models. And yes, we are mentioned as the niche disruptors keeping with the times. Noakes reference the World Economic Forum prediction that owner...

October 30, 2017

Pieces from the higher.studio featured by photographer, Ren Anyi. Presented pieces, in order of photograph, include Tao Comme des Garçons S/S 2007 bridal shirt dress, higher.studio archive Jean Paul Gaultier printed blouse, Comme des Garçons S/S 2011 black tr...

September 9, 2017

This Thursday at David Roberts Art Foundation, we were a voyeur of a lavish banquet - a multi-sensory immersive performance by artist Zoe Williams and part of the group exhibition (X) A Fantasy. We witnessed a vision of uninhibited and sensual excess des...

August 17, 2017

higher.studio's founder, Sara K Arnold, explains the motivation behind higher.studio in a Business of Fashion Op-Ed. She argues that the Circular Economy is being marketed as a guilt-free solution to consumerism, but that a sustainable economy can only be achieved if b...

August 9, 2017

Sara K Arnold, founder of higher.studio discusses our aim to change patterns and understanding of consumption with Josh Walker from LS:N Global, a division of THE : FUTURE : LABORATORY. Read the article here or see below for our uncut explanations of who...

August 9, 2017

Madara Freimane, the founder of sustainable fashion platform 'What's Your Legacy' talks circular and performance economy with higher.studio's founder, Sara K Arnold, and why fashion rental plays an important role. Read the article here.

August 9, 2017

Reemie Idris writes about 'HOW TO WEAR COMME, PRADA AND CELINE FOR £90 A MONTH', in Amuse, the new digital magazine and video channel conceived by i-D documenting ideas for the experience lifestyle. Find out more here.


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