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Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

In the beginning of 2020, there was a subtle revolution on the menu at one of the best-known fast-food burger chains in the world; the Rebel Whopper entered the Burger King line-up of greasy treats. This wholly plant-based creation was what many vegetarians and vegans, along with quite a few flexitarians, had been anxiously waiting...

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

In 2018, an unusual story spread through fashion press: retail giant ASOS would be ceasing all sale of mohair, cashmere, feathers, and…silk. While the fashion industry is no stranger to brands banning materials (countless luxury designers have refused to work with fur over the last few seasons, and most retailers have banned angora), a brand...

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...