Category: Fashion

Igbo Weaving and Akwete Fabric: The Future of Sustainable Fashion Could Be Hidden in Our Past

Igbo Weaving and Akwete Fabric: The Future of Sustainable Fashion Could Be Hidden in Our Past

In the fashion industry, the conversation on sustainability is an ever-evolving one. The principles and concepts that decide what products are ethical or sustainable are ever shifting and expanding. So I read what I could and for my own benefit, I surmised that a fashion brand is ethical and sustainable fashion if the brand “…treats...

10 Ethical Footwear Brands for Men’s Dress Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Sneakers

10 Ethical Footwear Brands for Men’s Dress Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Sneakers

You’re here because you’re above fast fashion and are keen to purchase shoes that ‘do good’ and aren’t f*cking up the planet or people’s lives. Thank you and welcome! You’ve come to the right place as we’ve curated this list of men’s ethical footwear brands just for you. Whatever your requirements, style preferences, tastes and...

Four Corners’ Forced Labour Expose Shows Why You Might Be Wearing Slave-Made Clothes

Four Corners’ Forced Labour Expose Shows Why You Might Be Wearing Slave-Made Clothes

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Yvette Selim, Interim Deputy Director, Anti-Slavery Australia, University of Technology Sydney. With China’s western-most province of Xinjiang being turned into a mass internment camp, last night’s ABC Four Corners program reported on the Chinese Communist Party’s alleged plans to put up to a million detained...

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Joy Onasch, Business and Industry Program Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts Lowell. The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores – and dry cleaners. People pull out special-occasion clothes made of silk, satin or...

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

As the world consumes its way to an environmental apocalypse, it has become obvious that humankind will have to reassess the way it uses its resources. One way we have come to cope with this challenge is through innovations and sustainable design. The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful,...

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Investment enables Amsterdam-based company to launch a 100% recycled pair of jeans PRESS RELEASE AMSTERDAM – DOEN Participaties and the Sustainable Economy Participation Fund for North-Holland (PDENH) are investing one million euros in Dutch sustainable denim brand MUD Jeans. The investment will enable the only circular jeans brand in the world to develop a pair...

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection

Sustainable barefoot shoe brand Vivobarefoot has launched ‘Ababa’ a new Soul of Africa range made in Ethiopia in collaboration with non-profit organisation Desert Flower Foundation. Soul of Africa, a social enterprise founded by the sixth generation shoemaker the late Lance Clark, facilitates the provision of employment, knowledge transfer and income generation through shoemaking, creating sustainable supply...

Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

Australia has a fashion problem. More than 500,000 tonnes of clothing waste is sent to landfill each year. But a new way of recycling could redirect some of our unwanted textiles from polluting the environment, by repurposing cotton waste into anything from new clothes to prosthetic knees. Developed by our team at Deakin University, where...