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Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Sustainability has gone from a fringe interest to a crucial factor in today’s fashion industry – brands are racing to prove their eco credentials, and consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable items. But somehow, as journalist, author and activist Tansy Hoskins notes, the quest for sustainability tends to end at footwear. “I like stories that...

“Don’t Let The Fear Win”: Swedish Nurse on Working in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Don’t Let The Fear Win”: Swedish Nurse on Working in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As an unprecedented pandemic sweeps the world, methods of dealing with the public health crisis across the globe differ – some countries, like Spain and Italy, have implemented lockdowns so severe that residents aren’t even allowed out for a walk, while others such as Sweden take a more relaxed approach. Since the beginning of the...

How to Be a Fashion Activist During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Be a Fashion Activist During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, many things are changing. Industries are facing difficulties and many people are finding themselves in situations that they couldn’t possibly have seen coming. Businesses close as entire countries go into lockdown, and the economy is cracking under the pressure of this unprecedented crisis. One of the...

The Problem With Cashmere

The Problem With Cashmere

In a time when we are constantly questioning fashion’s impact on the environment, many people are becoming more aware of the devastating consequences of the industry – but some aspects of it seem to have evaded the scrutiny. As we learn more about the provenance of our clothes, some knitwear materials are still seen as...

Is Fashion Week Becoming More Sustainable – Or Is It Just Greenwashing?

Is Fashion Week Becoming More Sustainable – Or Is It Just Greenwashing?

Just a few seasons ago, you would never have used the terms “Fashion Week” and “sustainability” in the same sentence. Fashion Week used to stand for all things frivolous, superficial and decadently glamorous. And in many aspects, it still does: industry insiders still travel, in quite an unsustainable manner, from all over the globe to...

How Ecopel is Making Faux Fur Sustainable

How Ecopel is Making Faux Fur Sustainable

Something is shifting on international catwalks: after decades of pressure from animal rights organisations and activists, top-name designer brands like Gucci, Michael Kors, Versace, Burberry, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Prada – all former supporters of the fur trade – have now refused to work with animal fur. The Fashion Weeks of Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam,...

10 Ethical Vegan Fashion Brands to Watch in 2020

10 Ethical Vegan Fashion Brands to Watch in 2020

There is no denying that vegan fashion has boomed over the last few years – and 2020 is set to take the trend even further into here-to-stay territory. A record number of people have signed up to take the Veganuary pledge this month, bringing the animal-free lifestyle into the spotlight when it comes to everything...

Going Plant-Based in 2020: Everything You Need to Know

Going Plant-Based in 2020: Everything You Need to Know

So you’ve decided that 2020 is the year when you will make the switch to a plant-based way of life. Maybe you’re worried about the ongoing climate crisis (aren’t we all?), and have read the headlines about recent research from Oxford University that has found that the single biggest way to reduce your impact on...

How to Fall Back In Love With What’s Already In Your Wardrobe

How to Fall Back In Love With What’s Already In Your Wardrobe

It’s hardly news that our consistent over-consumption of fashion is putting strain on the planet. Due to its contribution to pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions, fashion is considered one of the most environmentally harmful industries in the world. Constant production also contributed to creating a working environment of modern slavery, where workers are...