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Solene Rauturier

How Ethical Is Supreme?

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April 1994, a new store opens its doors on Lafayette Street, downtown Manhattan: Supreme is born. Over 24 years, Supreme has grown to embody downtown culture. Working with generations of artists from various backgrounds, Supreme has established itself as an institution, known for its quality, style, and authenticity. Read More

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How Ethical Is Boohoo?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | One Comment

Founded in Manchester, in 2006, Boohoo sells its own-brand clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products online. It has grown so fast since then that in June, it was reported by the Guardian that “sales had increased by more than 50% in the previous three months compared with the previous year”. The brand even purchased PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, two other Fast Fashion brands in 2017. Read More

Join The Fight To End Modern Slavery

By | People, The Big Picture | No Comments

Slavery has existed in different forms for a very long time. Despite being outlawed in most countries in the 1800s, slavery persists.  The Walk Free Foundation, estimates 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery today, with 71% estimated to be women and girls. The foundation says just under two thirds of these people are in the Asia-Pacific region. So what is modern slavery? What are governments doing about it and what we can do to change things? Read More

We Rate Meghan Markle’s Ethical Fashion Choices

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When we saw Meghan wearing her Stella McCartney wedding reception dress, we hoped it was the start of something great. And it was. In just a few months, the former Suits actress has gone from newly minted Royal, to sustainable style icon. From her favourite sneakers and jeans, to the dress that broke the internet – HRH made some very deliberate fashion choices while on her and Prince Harry’s recent tour of Australia and the Pacific. So, how do we rate the ethical brands chosen by HRH the Duchess of Sussex? Read on to find out: Read More

How Ethical Is Victoria’s Secret?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | One Comment

Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, and his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco in 1977, as a response to packaged underwear, which Raymond considered to be “ugly, floral-print nylon nightgowns”. Four decades later, Victoria’s Secret has become the largest American retailer of women’s lingerie, sold in more than 1,600 stores worldwide thanks to its celebrated supermodels and a world-famous runway show. But how does the iconic brand impact the Planet, People and Animals? We wonder, how ethical is Victoria’s Secret? Read More

The 5 Best Ethical Brands from Belgium

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Belgium might be a small country, but it sure does have a lot to offer! Besides tasty waffles, Belgium is known to be the home of the European Union, NATO, and numerous other international organisations. It’s also home to a growing number of ethical and sustainable fashion retailers, with cities like Antwerp punching above their weight when it comes to sustainable style. Here are our 5 best ethical brands from Belgium! Read More

Is Clothing Rental The Sustainable Option For Your Next Big Event?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | No Comments

Are you looking for something chic for a special night out? An elegant gown for a formal? An amazing dress for your best friend’s wedding?  These events may not come around very often, but when they do, finding something that’s ethical as well as red-carpet-worthy isn’t easy. That’s where clothing rental comes in – it’s one way to reduce the impact of your wardrobe choices without compromising your look. Read More

Blazing A Trail: What’s Up With Burberry’s Decision to Stop Burning Clothes?

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In early July, Burberry provoked a storm of criticism when it was revealed the brand burned unsold stock worth up millions of dollars. Some commentators pointed out that this is commonplace in the fashion industry and that the British luxury retailer is not the only company setting its stock alight.  But the Burberry backlash made it clear consumers were not happy to discover this fashion label’s dirty secret. Read More

How Ethical Is Just Jeans?

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Founded in 1970, Just Jeans defines itself as the “Australia denim destination” and prides itself on its expertise in all things denim. The brand sells its own line, as well as some of the world’s leading denim brands, including Levi’s, Riders by Lee, Mavi, Guess, True Religion, NYDJ, Calvin Klein Jeans and Wrangler. With now more than 400 stores around Australia and New Zealand, how does that brand rate on its environmental, labour and animal welfare policies? We ask, how ethical is Just Jeans? Read More

6 Scandinavian Brands Doing Ethical In Style

By | Lifestyle | 2 Comments

Scandinavia is known for its pure and minimalistic designs, aiming to improve everyday life with the modernist mantra ‘form follows function’. Scandinavian fashion often sticks to the same principles – simple yet beautiful.  But what about sustainable too? Here are six brands from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which are doing ethical, in style. Read More