Category: Ethical Fashion

Animal Leather: Ethical Fashion’s Enemy?

Animal Leather: Ethical Fashion’s Enemy?

Editor’s note: Some of the images included in this post may be confronting and offensive to some. Abuja, Nigeria: In the history of mankind, food was always prioritised over clothing. Long before man realized that he could make clothes and shoes with animal skin, the decision to kill them for their meat had already been...

Ethics of Mining Gold: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Gold

Ethics of Mining Gold: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Gold

We’ve written about both sustainable jewelry and the problems of rare earth mining on Eco Warrior Princess before, but I’d like to examine the impact of gold mining more closely, specifically the devastating human and environmental loss left in its wake. While many focus on diamonds as the human rights violating cornerstone of the jewelry...

The Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018: Industry Overview and Business Opportunities

The Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018: Industry Overview and Business Opportunities

In 2016, the global textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industry was worth approximately US $1.3 trillion dollars. If it were a country, it would have been the seventh largest economy in the world. The industry employs roughly 300 million people worldwide and contributes to the GDP of many developing countries, particularly those in Asia that...

Support Sustainable Fashion Label Good Krama and Receive Good Karma

Support Sustainable Fashion Label Good Krama and Receive Good Karma

When we received an email from slow fashion brand GOOD KRAMA about their latest Kickstarter campaign, I skim-read it, checked out the press kit and peeked at the website and thought, Finally, a Kickstarter we can get behind! Many of the crowdfunding campaigns recently sent our way have been disappointing to say the least. It’s almost like some...

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018: Is Your Fashion Label Eligible to Win This $6000 Prize?

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018: Is Your Fashion Label Eligible to Win This $6000 Prize?

The Sustainable Fashion Awards (SFA) offers one designer or fashion brand a chance to win $3,000 while simultaneously donating that exact same amount to a participating NGO partner of choice. Total prize value is USD $6000! The initiators behind this award, Jak&Jil, an online fashion platform and the e-commerce part of tech startup Mucca. Together they believe in...

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Melbourne Australia: The Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark last week and brought together 112 students from around the world. It was one of the side events held in conjunction with Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS), the biggest sustainable fashion event in the world, where CEOs, industry leaders and innovators discuss where fashion...

The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up Launches at Fashion Week in Sydney

The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up Launches at Fashion Week in Sydney

Amidst the hype of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, stylist Aleysha Campbell has curated a pop-up event in Surry Hills in Sydney made up entirely of sustainable fashion brands aptly named the The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up. With an eye (and heart) for sustainable brands Aleysha seeks to disrupt the fast-paced nature of the fashion industry, providing a bricks...

What You Wear Matters: How Fair Trade Practices Empower Women

What You Wear Matters: How Fair Trade Practices Empower Women

What makes a dress—manufactured by a Fair Trade-certified company, employing full-time artisans and working with organic fabrics and eco-friendly production processes—more than just a dress? The question occurred to me when I read Kate Hall’s post last month, asking if sustainable fashion influencers really change the world. Of course, my answer is an emphatic “Yes.”...