Category: Fashion

Diary of an Eco-Conscious Fashion Entrepreneur: Balancing Profit and Ideology

Diary of an Eco-Conscious Fashion Entrepreneur: Balancing Profit and Ideology

Despite the popular outcry about the sustainable states of fashion markets across the globe, there really is not much information on what the sustainable fashion market is worth in Africa. As it turns out, the entire African fashion market is worth about US$31 billion, I hadn’t known any of this when I started my menswear...

Wrangler Indigood Collection: Iconic Denim Takes First Sustainable Steps with New Dye Technology

Wrangler Indigood Collection: Iconic Denim Takes First Sustainable Steps with New Dye Technology

Wrangler’s stylish new collection has sustainable attributes, weaves in recycled cotton and has a smaller environmental footprint. The brand is aiming to democratise sustainability and make it more ‘mainstream consumer’ inclusive. There’s a lot that goes into making a pair of denim jeans. From water-intensive cotton production through to the vast amounts of resources needed...

Arch & Hook Introduces the First Ever Sustainable Clothes Hanger Made of Marine Plastics

Arch & Hook Introduces the First Ever Sustainable Clothes Hanger Made of Marine Plastics

MEDIA RELEASE Arch & Hook, the world’s leading and only sustainable hanger brand, launches BLUE® – the world’s first hanger made entirely of Marine Plastics®. Created for use in the fashion industry, BLUE® ?turns the hanger industry on its head by presenting a 100% recycled, fully closed loop alternative to source plastic for hangers. Arch...

MATTER: Connecting the Maker to the Wearer to the World

MATTER: Connecting the Maker to the Wearer to the World

A couple of years ago at Eco Fashion Week Australia in Fremantle, Kristen Leo, a popular ethical fashion advocate and YouTube vlogger stepped out in a fantastic pair of black and white printed wrap-style trousers. Her ensemble was striking and naturally she was quizzed about where her pants were from; she responded, “They’re from MATTER.”...

Social Sustainability: Australian Brands Balancing Profit with Purpose

Social Sustainability: Australian Brands Balancing Profit with Purpose

There are layers to sustainability; environmental, political and social factors to consider, and so many different areas within the sustainability ‘umbrella’ where brands can actively create positive change. One environmental initiative we have previously covered that all businesses can become involved in without directly doing the frontline leg work is 1% For The Planet but...

Slow Fashion: Developing Artisanship for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

Slow Fashion: Developing Artisanship for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

Anyone with an interest in fashion, no matter how remote, is familiar with the description label “handmade”. This familiarity increases if you are part of the sustainable fashion community because in this circle, the tag represents more than just a higher price. It additionally stands for care, durability and a commitment to the environment.  Now...

Leading Australian Fashion Brands Country Road Group and David Jones to Phase Out Mulesed Wool

Leading Australian Fashion Brands Country Road Group and David Jones to Phase Out Mulesed Wool

MEDIA RELEASE The announcement by leading Australian fashion group Country Road Group and David Jones, committing to phase out mulesed sheep wool is a significant step in the right direction towards better animal protection in the fashion industry.  The move provides a clear signal to the Australian sheep industry that change needs to happen, a...

G7 Fashion Pact Could Be Key to Tackling Industry’s Climate Pollution

G7 Fashion Pact Could Be Key to Tackling Industry’s Climate Pollution

Companies must now release quantitative details on how they will meet climate change goals in line with UN Paris Agreement. MEDIA RELEASE Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Over the weekend, major fashion brands announced a Fashion Pact at the G7 Summit in France, outlining commitments focused on reducing the fashion industry’s contribution to climate...

Build Multiple Swimwear Looks with a Miss Cosmopolita Sustainable Bikini Transformer

Build Multiple Swimwear Looks with a Miss Cosmopolita Sustainable Bikini Transformer

Watching mainstream designers hop on board the sustainable fashion train has made me increasingly frustrated. It’s brilliant when big brands adopt sustainable manufacturing practices, but they consistently forget about considering the way they design, and continue to encourage overconsumption. It’s simply not sustainable for brands to keep producing clothes at the rate that they are....