Category: <span>Ethical Fashion</span>

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...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Brands Participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales [2020]

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Brands Participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales [2020]

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. While there are many businesses and consumers in the ethical and sustainable community refusing to partake in the American-founded sales days ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Weekend’, there are others who rely on the discounts offered on these days in order...

We Asked Our Instagram Sustainable Community What They Thought of Black Friday. The Responses Were Mixed

We Asked Our Instagram Sustainable Community What They Thought of Black Friday. The Responses Were Mixed

Black Friday is almost here (November 27) and we at EWP have been receiving a lot of emails from conscious businesses relating to this American-founded sales day. Some brands are taking part in sales and promotions while others are taking a ‘no’ stance. Citizen Wolf, an award-winning Sydney-based business that custom makes t-shirts using on-demand...

French Designer Isabel Marant Apologises After Being Called Out For Cultural Appropriation By Mexican Culture Ministry

French Designer Isabel Marant Apologises After Being Called Out For Cultural Appropriation By Mexican Culture Ministry

After the Mexican government called out French fashion designer Isabel Marant for appropriating traditional indigenous patterns in her latest collection, the designer has offered an apology. The issue was brought to the global spotlight when Mexican Cultural Minister Alejandra Frausto Guerrero published an open letter, demanding an explanation from the luxury designer: “In the 2020-21 Etoilé winter-fall...

Q&A with Eric Dales, Co-Founder of Sustainable Boho Label TAMGA Designs

Q&A with Eric Dales, Co-Founder of Sustainable Boho Label TAMGA Designs

Eric Dales co-founded boho-inspired sustainable women’s label TAMGA Designs the year of the unforgettable and devastating Rana Plaza tragedy. In this interview, the TAMGA Designs co-founder and operations director shares how his experience in international development was foundational to establishing the business, how COVID-19 has positively and negatively impacted trade and what he thinks about the upcoming...