Category: Fashion

Sustainable Fashion Sent to Your Doorstep From Subscription Box Brand ‘And We Evolve’

Sustainable Fashion Sent to Your Doorstep From Subscription Box Brand ‘And We Evolve’

United States: The subscription box world has blown up to the point that now there’s almost no need to buy anything in the store, anymore. I get the appeal, though the shipping materials and fuel make them less than sustainable. Modern women are expected to juggle so much, whether they have children or not. There’s...

7 Years of Detoxing the Clothing and Textile Sectors, Greenpeace Shows That Fashion Activism Can Work

7 Years of Detoxing the Clothing and Textile Sectors, Greenpeace Shows That Fashion Activism Can Work

When Greenpeace investigators sampled the effluent of two large textiles suppliers in China and found that its factories were discharging a wide range of hazardous chemicals including perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and alkylphenols – a chemical banned for use in textile manufacturing in Europe – into local rivers, detoxing the fashion industry became an organisational focus. Seven years...

Jessica Kite’s ‘Shroud the Label’ Defies Sustainable Fashion’s Classic Wardrobe Styling

Jessica Kite’s ‘Shroud the Label’ Defies Sustainable Fashion’s Classic Wardrobe Styling

Shroud The Label was founded by Aussie designer Jessica Kite in early 2017 as part of her graduating collection from Sydney’s leading fashion institution The Fashion Design Studio. The collection is a glorious pastel wonderland of structured whimsy and disruptive silhouettes. Shroud’s unique designs defy the minimalistic and monochromatic trend of classic capsule wardrobe styling, a direction...

5 Sustainable Brands That Make Cool Eco-Friendly Runners, Sports Shoes and Sneakers

5 Sustainable Brands That Make Cool Eco-Friendly Runners, Sports Shoes and Sneakers

The recent article by Jennifer Nini on the adidas x Parley collaboration on the upcycled sustainable running shoes has generated a lot of interest. And rightfully so as each pair of the adidas UltraBOOST Parley and UltraBOOST X saves at least 11 plastic bottles from being dumped into the world’s oceans. Overlay this with the...

The Japanese Concept of ‘Mottainai’ Teaches Valuable Lessons on Slow Fashion and Waste Avoidance

The Japanese Concept of ‘Mottainai’ Teaches Valuable Lessons on Slow Fashion and Waste Avoidance

For years, I’ve been obsessed with traditional and modern Japanese textiles. When I finally travelled to Japan, I realised why; Japanese textiles have a deep culture of minimalism, connection, and no waste. The ancient term ‘Mottainai’, linked to Buddhist philosophy, means too good to waste. This term has been rooted into the history of beautifully handcrafted...

Are You An Ethical Narcissist?

Are You An Ethical Narcissist?

Millennials are often praised for their desire to shop their values, create change and make the world a better place. But we don’t just like to do good, we like to be seen to be doing good. We all know, what I like to term, an ethical narcissist. In fact, at times, I am probably...

Compassionate Gold: Sustainable Gold Mining to Empower People and Protect the Environment

Compassionate Gold: Sustainable Gold Mining to Empower People and Protect the Environment

Manila, Philippines: I have just very recently read The Ethics of Mining Gold: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Gold, written by my colleague Mary Imgrund. Let me say, as a person who has visited small-scale gold mining communities in the Philippines and worked for the NGO BAN Toxics which has presence in said communities,...

Why I Hate Influencer Culture

Why I Hate Influencer Culture

For just a moment, let’s turn to the big data mirror we use to express ourselves: social media. Specifically, influencer culture. The marketing world looks to influencers, popular social media moguls, and micro influencers, those with smaller followings and seem more “authentic”, to reach their audiences. It’s a sound business model. In the current landscape,...