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Beyond Fashion Revolution Week: The Eco-Friendly Jewellery Entrepreneur Changing Lives in Cambodia

Beyond Fashion Revolution Week: The Eco-Friendly Jewellery Entrepreneur Changing Lives in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: As I sit here at a cafe called Connecting Hands, in Phnom Penh Cambodia, it makes me almost emotional realizing that I’m actually here. I have moments of “holy crap”, still can’t believe this is where I am and this is what I’m doing. I feel a special connection to this place....

How We Can Tackle Child Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in the Fashion Industry

How We Can Tackle Child Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Toronto, Canada: We live in a world with immense complexities. New innovations, advancements in technology and sustainability are being explored every day to solve global problems. But still, there is the mentality that some problems don’t need ‘solving’. Some will argue that climate change is a hoax and others too will argue that sweatshops offer...

How Christian Dior’s Collections Embodies 5 Elements of Fashion Sustainability

How Christian Dior’s Collections Embodies 5 Elements of Fashion Sustainability

Toronto, Canada: When we look at the evolution of the fashion industry, it’s incredibly fascinating to me to see how it has drastically changed. Designers of the past seemed to incorporate facets of sustainability into their model, not purposefully, but because those elements are what represented a well-made product. This stood out to me last...

3 Practical Ways To Be A Better Ethical Fashion Influencer and Create Meaningful Change

3 Practical Ways To Be A Better Ethical Fashion Influencer and Create Meaningful Change

Toronto, Canada: Towards the end of last year, I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at World Ethical Apparel Rountable (WEAR) in Toronto. Hosted by Fashion Takes Action, it brings together industry experts and and is North America’s only convention focused on creating change in the textile and apparel industry. The WEAR sustainable fashion conference...

World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR): A Conference Paving The Way For The Future of Fashion

World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR): A Conference Paving The Way For The Future of Fashion

Toronto, Canada: It seems the world is finally waking up and understanding the detrimental impact of fast fashion. The unfortunate effect it has on our planet and garment makers the developing nations is insurmountable. The future of sustainability in fashion can seem overwhelming and daunting. It’s events like WEAR – World Ethical Apparel Roundtable that inspires...

I Tried The 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge and Here’s How I Did…

I Tried The 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge and Here’s How I Did…

Toronto, Canada: Fashion Revolution week this April 2017 marked the fourth year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse (the largest garment factory collapse in history, unfortunately taking the lives of over 1,100 people). It’s inspiring to see how far we’ve come as consumers challenging brands to be more transparent and asking #whomademyclothes? Along with questioning...