Category: Fashion

When Artisan Clothing is Anything but “Ethical”

When Artisan Clothing is Anything but “Ethical”

Theoretically, you should be able to buy artisan-made garments confidently knowing that its costs reflect ethical wages for the artisans who make them. In theory, that would happen. Realistically, the obfuscated system of home workers, forced laborers, and exploited artisans make up a hidden labor force that’s nearly impossible to trace or make compliant with...

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

Telling people there’s a problem isn’t the same as showing people there’s a problem – the latter is way more effective in driving home an important message. And it’s exactly the strategy that social impact designer Laura Francois and visual engineer/photographer Benjamin Von Wong employed as they set about to communicate the scale of the...

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

With adventure and travel more popular than ever, it’s an exciting time for outdoor brands to influence sustainability in the textile industry. From failures to progression, it’s integral for both consumers and other companies to learn and understand a brand’s journey in social and environmental responsibility. Kathmandu is an adventure and travel brand originating in...

5 Affordable Organic and Sustainable Underwear Brands For Men and Women (under US$30)

5 Affordable Organic and Sustainable Underwear Brands For Men and Women (under US$30)

If you’re on this page, chances are you’re aware of the harmful environmental effects of the nasties in non-organic undies and the negative health effect of synthetic fibres on the skin and body. Instead, you’re looking for ethically produced underwear made of organic fabrics that won’t hurt your skin, the planet or your wallet. So whether...

How Your Fashion Brand Can Avoid Being Seen As Culturally Insensitive (Like Dolce & Gabbana)

How Your Fashion Brand Can Avoid Being Seen As Culturally Insensitive (Like Dolce & Gabbana)

If you’ve been paying any attention to fashion industry news, you’ll most certainly be aware of Dolce & Gabbana‘s PR nightmare in China following a series of culturally insensitive ad videos featuring a female Asian model eating a cannoli with chopsticks. Many social media users call the videos racist. The videos, which were taken down 24...

9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

With the festive season upon us you’re bound to need some ideas for your Christmas gift list – particularly for fussy, style-conscious cruelty-free and vegan friends and family. So here’s some inspiration on what to get them. Whatever their fashion preferences, you’re likely to find a fashionable vegan Xmas gift in the list below. We...

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

If you’ve ever visited New Zealand, you’ll know ‘kiwis’ (the locals) love to be outdoors. You’ll find them hiking mountains, doing yoga on the beach, running the streets, and adventuring through New Zealand’s lush native forests. Plus, just like everywhere else in the world, you’ll find them wearing activewear on the daily; even if they...