Category: Ethical Fashion

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...

Second-Hand Clothing May Be A Threat to Africa’s Textile Industry, But It’s Not All Bad

Second-Hand Clothing May Be A Threat to Africa’s Textile Industry, But It’s Not All Bad

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have at some stage come across conversations or articles about the environmental effects of fashion. According to statistics published by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions, more than the aviation sector...

MATTER Prints: When Heritage Textiles Meets the Modern, Ethically-Minded Woman

MATTER Prints: When Heritage Textiles Meets the Modern, Ethically-Minded Woman

If you’re looking for ethically-made clothing blending traditional textiles and creative flair, you can’t go past MATTER Prints. Distinctive prints and patterns, traditional woven fabrics made by generational artisans and a wrap pant style that seems part sarong and part origami; MATTER Prints is easy to spot once you know what to look for. When...

Thought Clothing: Contemporary Prints, Romantic Dresses and Sustainable Work Style

Thought Clothing: Contemporary Prints, Romantic Dresses and Sustainable Work Style

Sustainable clothing brand Thought has just released its latest collection, showcasing contemporary product lines featuring gorgeous prints, sustainable fabrics and feminine silhouettes for the modern, independent woman. Continuing its commitment to timeless classics, its SS20 range features a core collection of easy-to-style pieces to complement their key product offerings. The new range features eye-catching exclusive...

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

The numbers of vegans in Australia is on the rise – for many, ruling animal products out of their diet is a relatively straightforward decision. But deciding whether to eschew leather products can be more challenging. For non-meat eaters who do buy leather, the rationale is usually something like this: if meat is being produced...

Vegan Fashion Week Collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress for 2020 Oscars Campaign

Vegan Fashion Week Collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress for 2020 Oscars Campaign

Los Angeles, California: Vegan Fashion Week was invited to contribute to Red Carpet Green Dress (RGCD) pre-Oscars party. The annual pre-Oscars Gala hosted an intimate plant-based dinner and cocktail party with over 100 guests, partners and industry executives to celebrate the collaboration with textile giant Lensing’s new luxury brand TENCEL™ Luxe. The event was held at the...

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...