Category: Fashion

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

It’s warm, diverse, and passionate – yet sometimes myopic, exclusionary, and pandering. Researching the supply chains, power dynamics, and western apathy that make global exploitation possible and profitable in the fashion industry helped me grow throughout my teens and early 20s into a more well-rounded political advocate, however, as I gather expertise in the particulars...

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Is corporate greed the root of capitalism’s evil? Ethical fashion entrepreneur Claudia Radu believes so. The founder of Honest Department, a UK-based global conscious fashion platform is on a mission to drive positive change, hoping to raise ethical and environmental standards not just in the fashion industry, but in the business environment too. “I believe...

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

There is a big misconception that ethical fashion is expensive. While there are some ethical brands with high price tags that only luxury-conscious shoppers can afford, there are others who aim to make stylish ethical fashion accessible to all conscious consumers. Cue, Dorsu. This small business designs and ethically produces men’s and women’s collections of...

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

By Amanda Carr. Back in the day (we’re talking just a decade or so ago), wearing an organic cotton t-shirt was THE green fashion statement. Maybe, if you were lucky, you would get your hands on something made from hemp. Add a beanie and your reputation as a nature-lover was made for life. Anyone remember...

Eco Fashion Stylists: The Stylists Who Are Changing the Way Australians See Fashion

Eco Fashion Stylists: The Stylists Who Are Changing the Way Australians See Fashion

Most of us weren’t raised to be eco-conscious and particularly when it comes to our wardrobes. Same goes for ethics; it doesn’t seem a priority when we’re on a shopping spree. The hidden side of fast fashion – pollution, forced labor, exploitation, chemical exposure, health and safety concerns, low wages, waste – has been dwarfed...

How Fast Fashion Invaded the Philippines Retail Market

How Fast Fashion Invaded the Philippines Retail Market

Manila, Philippines: Historically, new fashion trends were introduced every season but this system has drastically changed. Nowadays, collections are produced and released to the market on a weekly basis; thus the birth of fast fashion. Fast fashion is the rapid production of inexpensive clothing by mass-market retailers. These collections are usually based on fashion trends,...

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

New to this whole ethical fashion thing? Welcome. I was once new too. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be feeling conflicted, confused, and overwhelmed with information. The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world, and it can feel pretty devastating to hear that humans have caused this catastrophic destruction through...