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
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
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
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
When we think of velvet, we usually think of luxurious Renaissance drapings and ancient clothes, but we can also find it in trendy skirts and trousers nowadays. This luminous and soft fabric feels and looks more luxurious than most textiles, and it has transcended trends and styles without a hitch. Read More
J.Crew is known as a favourite store of former US First Lady Michelle Obama. Founded in 1983, the American brand offers preppy and colourful staples for women, men and children. J.Crew believes “great style begins with great design”, but how does its designs impact planet, people and animals? How ethical is J.Crew? Read More
Whether they’re helping us see better or protecting our eyes from ultraviolet rays, glasses are an all-year essential! To help keep you looking great, and seeing better, here are seven ethical eyewear brands rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ on the Good On You app that leave others in the shade. Read More
Clothes shopping used to be an occasional event – something that happened a few times a year when the seasons changed, or we outgrew what we had. But about 20 years ago something changed. Clothes became cheaper, trend cycles sped up and shopping became a form of entertainment. Enter Fast Fashion – and the global chains that now dominate our high streets and online. But what is Fast Fashion? And how does it impact people and planet? Read More
UK menswear store Brothers We Stand began as an ethical fashion blog. But in just five years it’s grown into an online retailer that stocks handpicked labels from around the world along with a flagship store in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf. We speak to founder Jonathan Mitchell about how the brand started and where it’s going next.
Underwear is the first thing we put on in the morning and the last thing we take off and it can truly make our day. The great news is there’s a growing number of sustainable underwear brands – making it one of the easiest elements of your wardrobe to switch.
To help you on your way, we’ve put together this ultimate guide of brands that will make you feel comfortable and confident, without compromising on your values. Read More
Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s most recognised luxury fashion brands, thanks to its distinctive monogrammed accessories and clothing. But with a hot new artistic director on board, has the 164-year-old French fashion house updated its values for the 21st century? We ask, how ethical is Louis Vuitton?