Over the past few years, British company ASOS has blown up and become one of the world’s most popular online fashion destinations. They sell over 850 different brands and also make their own range of affordable clothing and accessories. But how ethical is the Asos private range, and should you be looking elsewhere for your online shopping fix? Continue Reading
We all love a little luxury now and then! But when it comes to achieving your favourite runway looks, it can be difficult to find brands that meet your values. We know you still want to look fabulous, and you’re absolutely entitled to it. So if you want to feel at ease with the purchases you make, take a look at these ethical alternatives to luxury brand items you may be coveting.
The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax with a good book. To help you create a shortlist, we’ve asked three amazing women to review ground-breaking books which delve deep into the world of fashion.
I love it when I discover a brand that’s creating stunning ethical fashion. It’s something special, however, when you realise they’re also making life better for women. Raven + Lily is a fashion label dedicated to empowering
Here’s the scenario – Kendall Jenner just stepped out in the most fabulous burgundy waistcoat and you MUST get yourself one stat! A quick browse online and you find that Zara and Uniqlo both have something similar.
Now you pride yourself on owning a KeepCup, recycling your scrap paper and participating in Meat-Free Mondays to help reduce your carbon footprint. But have you thought about the environmental impact that burgundy waistcoat had before it made it to onto that shiny rack?
Are you worried that your budget combined with your love of fashion will overrule your desire to shop ethically? Scared of being forced to opt for cheap and nasty over ecochic?
Never fear! Here are 8 tips to create a versatile and ethical wardrobe without breaking the bank.
“Play is the work of the child.”
In 2005 Chip Wilson, the founder of luxury yoga label Lululemon, claimed that having children work in factories was “okay”. Gaining employment, he suggested, would help impoverished children to break free from cycles of poverty and exploitation.
But is it really that simple?
Surfing champion Kelly Slater has jumped on board the sustainable wave with his own menswear brand. We get the low down on a brand that’s making a splash. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself).
Not only does Swedish company Nudie Jeans Co. make a killer pair of jeans, they are also attempting to set the standard for conscious fashion worldwide through increasing their supply chain transparency and their use of organic materials. So how is this niche label challenging the ethical malpractice inherent in the fashion industry? Continue Reading
It’s happening. Clothing brands are starting to clean up their act. From increased protection to overseas workers, to minimising exploitation in the workplace, we say good on you to these five companies!
The fashion industry is huge, and its impact on people, the planet and animals is just as huge. But consumers have the power to make sure that impact is a positive one. Every time you buy a piece of clothing, you are supporting the practices of the brand that made it. Ethical fashion is about educating yourself and making informed choices.