Category: <span>Business</span>

Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

As if to coincide with prestigious science publication Scientific American’s first ever presidential endorsement in its 175-year history (it backed Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming US election explaining that they were “compelled to do so… because [Trump] rejects evidence and science”) pioneering sustainable outdoor retailer Patagonia is also making its political position clear...

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Thanks to the pandemic and global movements such as Fashion Revolution and Black Lives Matter, the USD$1.3 trillion apparel industry is having its year of reckoning. While mainstream fashion brands such as J Crew, JC Penney and G-Star Raw have all declared bankruptcies, some sustainability-focussed businesses are flourishing. One such business is Australia’s leading zero...

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

One of the lighter and more surprising things this year has taught us is the value of toilet paper; the COVID-19 pandemic and the panic buying that ensued has created a heightened demand (and anxiety) on the availability of toilet paper. With higher numbers of people also working from home or in some form of...

The Right to Repair: Planned Obsolescence is Capitalism’s Ultimate Piss

The Right to Repair: Planned Obsolescence is Capitalism’s Ultimate Piss

One of the best features of capitalism is the fact that it promotes the culture of work across all human societies by actively and steadily rewarding innovations. This enforces efficiency while increasing competition, all of which is great for economic growth. Economic freedom helps political freedom and so capitalism if more often than not, is...

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

With the amount of marine plastic pollution expected to almost triple to 20 million metric tons by 2040, and packaging a dominant generator of plastic waste, there is mounting pressure on businesses to address the problem. On August 13, California-based sustainable yoga and outdoor apparel brand prAna – established in 1992 and a pioneer in conscious fashion – announced the Responsible Packaging...

The Ethical Marketing Revolution: What to Do and What Not to Do as an Ethical Business

The Ethical Marketing Revolution: What to Do and What Not to Do as an Ethical Business

Ethical business is not just about what you sell, but how you sell it. Almost daily, we see more and more ethical brands and publications battle for the attention of conscious consumers. Many of these enterprises are driven by the increasing profitability of sustainable buzzwords rather than a genuine passion for sustainability. Worse, they’re simply...

Eco Warrior Princess Celebrates 10 Years – A Note From the Founding Editor

Eco Warrior Princess Celebrates 10 Years – A Note From the Founding Editor

In 2008, I travelled to China on a mission to start a fashion business with my then business partner. What I witnessed there was the catalyst for my advocacy for ethics and sustainability in fashion. I had been raised by politically active parents so unionism and fighting for workers’ rights were concepts I had knowledge...

Fixing Fashion’s Returns Problem in a Post-Lockdown World

Fixing Fashion’s Returns Problem in a Post-Lockdown World

Like a home renovation project exposing underlying damp and cracked walls, this pandemic has torn open the systemic problems in fashion retail that lay under the surface all along. From the cancelled orders crisis spotlighting garment workers on the poverty line, to the dramatic halt in shopping that’s shifted millions of consumers towards a slower,...

Vestiaire Collective Releases Its First Smart Side of Fashion Report

Vestiaire Collective Releases Its First Smart Side of Fashion Report

A new report by one of the world’s leading global community marketplaces for ‘desirable’ pre-loved fashion reveals positive growth in second-hand retailing and sustainable fashion, driven mainly by Gen Z and Millennials. Blending data from its global platform with market insights and international consumer trends, Vestiaire Collective‘s first ever bi-annual fashion report ‘The Smart Side...

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

GoParity, an impact investment platform based in Portugal and with more than 2.1 million euros of investment raised for environmentally and socially responsible projects is now launching its first project in Africa. Its new project called SolarWood Hospital, will co-finance a renewable energy solution that will be installed at Good Shepherd Mission Hospital in Siteki, capital of Lubombo...