Category: Fashion

Washing Synthetic Clothing Releases Microplastics Into Our Oceans, Here’s What to Do About It…

Washing Synthetic Clothing Releases Microplastics Into Our Oceans, Here’s What to Do About It…

Brisbane, Australia: Ecologist Mark Browne from the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University College Dublin pioneered microplastics research when he found tiny, synthetic fibres on beach shorelines. His 2011 study revealed that 85 percent of the microfibres discovered were human-made materials commonly used in clothing; fibres such as polyester, nylon and acrylic....

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018: Is Your Fashion Label Eligible to Win This $6000 Prize?

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018: Is Your Fashion Label Eligible to Win This $6000 Prize?

The Sustainable Fashion Awards (SFA) offers one designer or fashion brand a chance to win $3,000 while simultaneously donating that exact same amount to a participating NGO partner of choice. Total prize value is USD $6000! The initiators behind this award, Jak&Jil, an online fashion platform and the e-commerce part of tech startup Mucca. Together they believe in...

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Melbourne Australia: The Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark last week and brought together 112 students from around the world. It was one of the side events held in conjunction with Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS), the biggest sustainable fashion event in the world, where CEOs, industry leaders and innovators discuss where fashion...

The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up Launches at Fashion Week in Sydney

The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up Launches at Fashion Week in Sydney

Amidst the hype of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, stylist Aleysha Campbell has curated a pop-up event in Surry Hills in Sydney made up entirely of sustainable fashion brands aptly named the The Sustainable Wardrobe Pop-Up. With an eye (and heart) for sustainable brands Aleysha seeks to disrupt the fast-paced nature of the fashion industry, providing a bricks...

9 Reasons Why Sustainable, Eco and Ethical Fashion Businesses Close and Finish Up (AKA Fail)

9 Reasons Why Sustainable, Eco and Ethical Fashion Businesses Close and Finish Up (AKA Fail)

Since launching Eco Warrior Princess in 2010, I have had the privilege of meeting, befriending, collaborating and working with many emerging fashion designers, entrepreneurs, fashion businesses and organisations from all over the world. They’ve started their own ethical labels, e-commerce stores, online marketplaces and apps. I have seen these passionate people burst on to the scene...

What You Wear Matters: How Fair Trade Practices Empower Women

What You Wear Matters: How Fair Trade Practices Empower Women

What makes a dress—manufactured by a Fair Trade-certified company, employing full-time artisans and working with organic fabrics and eco-friendly production processes—more than just a dress? The question occurred to me when I read Kate Hall’s post last month, asking if sustainable fashion influencers really change the world. Of course, my answer is an emphatic “Yes.”...

How Instagram Stifles Sustainability

How Instagram Stifles Sustainability

New York City, United States: My nipples almost being ripped off inspired me to write this piece. Okay, I’m being dramatic but let me explain… It’s 6 am in New York and I’m at the airport, waiting to fly out. Naturally, I’m getting my last Instagram fix in before the WIFI-less flight and with each...

A Fashion Revolution Country Coordinator’s Perspective on Fashion Revolution Week

A Fashion Revolution Country Coordinator’s Perspective on Fashion Revolution Week

Brussels, Belgium: I actually became Belgium’s Fashion Revolution coordinator by accident. Finishing my masters and finally leaving the academic world, I found it very frustrating to witness the fashion consumption of my friends and relatives, particularly as I had just spent the past few months studying the impacts of the fast fashion industry for my...

5 Australian Brands Joining Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (and Who Make Us So Damn Proud!)

5 Australian Brands Joining Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (and Who Make Us So Damn Proud!)

Sydney, Australia: With the fifth Fashion Revolution Week in full swing, 70 events just in Australia and New Zealand and a sell-out event kicking off the week in Sydney, clearly, conscious fashion is in the spotlight. The demand for transparent, ethical and eco-fashion is on the rise, with multiple reports on millennials demanding more socially-conscious brands. We are...