Category: <span>Ethical Fashion</span>

10 Ethical and Sustainable Brands in Asia You Need to Know

10 Ethical and Sustainable Brands in Asia You Need to Know

Sustainable and ethical fashion has come into sharp focus over the last couple of years, with organisations such as Clean Clothes Campaign and Remake pushing for better working conditions and living wages for garments workers and the social movement Fashion Revolution demanding more transparency from fashion brands and encouraging shoppers to do the same. In...

From Gucci to Isabel Marant, It’s Clear That Fashion Has a Cultural Appropriation Problem

From Gucci to Isabel Marant, It’s Clear That Fashion Has a Cultural Appropriation Problem

In November 2020, the fashion world woke up to a row between the Mexican government and Parisian fashion designer Isabel Marant. The Mexican Cultural Minister Alejandra Frausto Guerrero had written an open letter to Marant regarding her new collection accusing her of using traditional design motifs from the cultural heritage of native Mexicans without permission...

8000Kicks: The World’s First Ethically-Made Waterproof Cannabis Sneakers

8000Kicks: The World’s First Ethically-Made Waterproof Cannabis Sneakers

This post is sponsored by 8000Kicks. Formerly known as DopeKicks, 8000Kicks are the makers of the world’s first waterproof cannabis sneakers. Designed and engineered in Portugal, the sneakers are crafted from a woven textile derived from hemp – a fibre known for its strong, flexible, and durable properties which has earned it the title of...

A Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Brands Participating in New Year and Boxing Day Sales [2020]

A Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Brands Participating in New Year and Boxing Day Sales [2020]

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. As part of our commitment to being more inclusive and tackling the ethical elitism that’s increasingly dividing the conscious community, we’ve curated this list to ensure that marginalised communities, low-income households and budget-conscious individuals and families who are often priced...

The Best Sustainable Fashion Memes That Ethical Fashion Advocates Will Relate To

The Best Sustainable Fashion Memes That Ethical Fashion Advocates Will Relate To

This year has brought all kinds of awful, from typhoons and other environmental disasters to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impacts and job losses. Internet memes have been a godsend in these times particularly hilarious sustainability-related memes. At HQ, aside from building the new greenhouse, establishing gardens such as the ‘Not So...

5 Ways to Identify ‘Good’ Quality Clothing to Help You Shop More Sustainably

5 Ways to Identify ‘Good’ Quality Clothing to Help You Shop More Sustainably

The fashion industry is one of the world’s largest industries, generating $2.5 trillion in global annual revenues annually and employing millions. The business of fashion also comes with huge environmental challenges; it is responsible for roughly 8-10% of global carbon emissions, is the second largest consumer of water compared with other industries, and is also...

5 Ways to Normalise Outfit Repeating

5 Ways to Normalise Outfit Repeating

Fast fashion has dominated the rag trade over the last couple of decades making rampant production and consumerism the norm. Characterised by speed of production, high volumes, low margins, cheap prices and disposable trends, the fast fashion industry exploits the human desire for cheap novelty and status, and threatens the health and wellbeing of our...

A Guide to the Best Ethical and Eco-Friendly Phone Cases, Tablet Cases and Laptop Sleeves

A Guide to the Best Ethical and Eco-Friendly Phone Cases, Tablet Cases and Laptop Sleeves

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. There are now more mobile devices than there are people in the world with an estimated 14.02 billion devices in 2020. There are also two billion computers in the world, including desktops and laptops. These numbers are expected to rise as cost...

Conscious Fashion Campaign Launches ‘Discover the SDGs’ Virtual Event to Advance Sustainability Action in the Fashion Industry

Conscious Fashion Campaign Launches ‘Discover the SDGs’ Virtual Event to Advance Sustainability Action in the Fashion Industry

A new month-long virtual educational initiative by Conscious Fashion Campaign to accelerate fashion industry action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals launches today. The campaign, founded by social entrepreneur Kerry Bannigan in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, aims to advance sustainability action in the fashion industry with its virtual event and...

Stay Stylish in Vegan Knitwear: Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Wool, Mohair, and Cashmere

Stay Stylish in Vegan Knitwear: Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Wool, Mohair, and Cashmere

Faux fur and vegan leather have had their share of attention – but when it comes to replacements for knitwear, many vegan and vegan-curious shoppers are still left clueless: if we don’t want to wear animal-derived materials, then what do we wear? Due to wool’s reputation as a “kind” and “natural” fabric, and the outdated...