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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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Fashion and the War on Waste

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If you were asked to think about garbage and waste you would likely conjure up images of smelly food scraps in the bin or rubbish lying on the ground. You’re not likely to think about a pile of discarded clothes let alone the under-used clothes in your wardrobe. And when we buy a new dress or pair of shoes, we’re unlikely to focus on where and when we’ll be throwing them out once we get sick of them. And yet, fashion is one of the world’s fastest growing waste problems. Read More