In many ways, natural fabrics are better for the environment. But simply saying that something is ‘natural’ shouldn’t be an automatic green-light. Let’s break down those natural fibres living in your closet. Read More
Caring for your clothes is an essential know-how for any fashionista who cares about the environment. Once you’ve nailed that wardrobe clean out and whittled your clothing collection down to an elegant and mindful capsule wardrobe, the next step is to learn how to make those items last. Read More
Choosing organic is no longer just about your fruit and vegetables. The fashion industry has a significant impact on the environment, and this includes the pesticides and chemicals used to create our textiles. One way to reduce your fashion footprint is to choose certified organic clothing. Read More
Engineered from a cocktail of chemicals, synthetic fabrics have a huge carbon footprint, requiring enormous amounts of energy, water and toxic dyes to create. When you look inside of your wardrobe, don’t be fooled. Like the sugar in your low-fat granola, synthetic fibres are often disguised by clever marketing. But don’t worry – we’re here to break down that label lingo for you. Read More
Positioning themselves as fun ‘n’ flirty on a budget has worked well for Forever 21. This family-owned brand has grown over the last 30 years to be the fifth biggest specialty retailer in the United States and over 480 stores globally. But is Forever 21 doing the right thing for people and the planet? Read More
Whether you’ve been invited to a baby shower or your little one has graduated to the next size up, we’re here to make shopping for ethical children’s clothing one less thing to worry about. Read More
It’s not just apparel that can fall prey to the fast fashion monster. Jewellery can also be designed without regard for people, the environment and longevity. Thankfully, there are beautiful jewellery brands around that are creating ethical and timeless pieces. Read More
Founded in 1969 in California, fast-fashion giant Gap Inc has 4,000 stores worldwide. Over the decades Gap has built its name as a household favourite and go-to for fashionable and affordable clothing. But how ethical is Gap when it comes to its policies on labour rights, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare?
Many iconic shoe brands have become infamous for their unethical practices. From exploitative sweatshops to serious the mistreatment of animals for leather, the global shoe manufacturing industry has a lot to answer for.
Luckily for us shoe lovers, the ethical fashion movement is growing every day. This means that for every one of those iconic shoe labels you’ve heard rumours about, there’s actually an ethical, sustainable and animal-friendly alternative that’s just as chic and on-trend. Read More
Nordstrom is currently the second most popular fashion brand among US millennials aged 18-34. Though the brand is classed as ‘luxury’ and has a number of designer collections, a high price tag doesn’t necessarily guarantee the products were produced under ethical or environmentally sustainable conditions. Read More