Category: Ethical Fashion

Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

When people think of Kelly Slater, surfing, world title wins and ocean waves spring to mind. But within the sustainability community, the legendary surf champion is known for so much more. Once sponsored by global surf brand Quicksilver, in 2014, Slater went on to launch sustainable lifestyle brand Outerknown with acclaimed designer John Moore. “Outerknown...

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Designer John Moore co-founded ethical clothing brand Outerknown with 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. Outerknown’s creative director and lead designer opens up about the highlights and lowlights of running an apparel business, the sustainability thinkers that have influenced his journey and why he believes the slow approach to design is more sustainable. EWP: Why did...

Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Sustainability has gone from a fringe interest to a crucial factor in today’s fashion industry – brands are racing to prove their eco credentials, and consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable items. But somehow, as journalist, author and activist Tansy Hoskins notes, the quest for sustainability tends to end at footwear. “I like stories that...

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Responding to the challenging business environment resulting from pandemic lockdown restrictions, Salvos Stores, the retail arm of non-profit organisation The Salvation Army, have announced the launch of their new online store, giving the community a chance to continue op-shopping and support their social mission – all from the comfort of their lounge rooms. “Launching Salvos...

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds which built its reputation on the use of natural materials such as Merino wool and ‘tree fiber’ TENCEL™ Lyocell, has begun providing the carbon footprint details for every shoe in its collection. This initiative comes on the back of the brand transitioning to carbon neutrality last year with the introduction...

5 Useful Tips to Becoming a Better Second-Hand Shopper From Eco Stylists and Thrifting Experts

5 Useful Tips to Becoming a Better Second-Hand Shopper From Eco Stylists and Thrifting Experts

Whether for reasons of sustainability, affordability or fashion creativity, second-hand shopping and the resale market is now all the rage. Thrifted and consignment platforms thredUp and Depop are seeing a surge in members and online transactions and there are more influencers on Instagram showing off their thrifted and preloved outfits. According to thredUp’s 2019 Resale...

Conscious Label: She Creates the Future of Fashion

Conscious Label: She Creates the Future of Fashion

Manila, Philippines: Fashion Revolution Week was celebrated across the globe even when almost all the countries around the world are under quarantine. Fashion Revolution teams from different countries organized virtual events to commemorate the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse and demand transparency, ethics and sustainability in fashion. Despite much of the world being on lockdown,...

Redress Design Award 2020 Semi-Finalists Announced

Redress Design Award 2020 Semi-Finalists Announced

Hong Kong: The Redress Design Award announces the semi-finalists in its 10th anniversary cycle, hand-selected from entries from across the globe by expert regional judges. The 32 talented designers – separated, for the first time into menswear and womenswear categories – represent the future of the fashion industry, ready to apply their skills to solving the...

Fashion Revolution No One Should Die for Fashion

Fashion Revolution No One Should Die for Fashion

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, One of the most important weeks in the ethical and sustainable fashion calendar is drawing to a close, Fashion Revolution Week, so if you haven’t participated in it yet there’s still time. Please read this article to learn how you...