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Label Lingo: Everything You Need to Know about Synthetic Fabrics

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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

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How Ethical is Forever 21?

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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

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How Ethical is Gap?

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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?

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5 Iconic Shoes and Our Ethical Alternatives

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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