Vintage Clothing shoppers will be familiar with the thrill of finding that perfect piece – one that looks good, fits well and tells a story. But what counts as vintage clothing, and how do you make a pre-loved piece your own? Amsterdam-based upcycling queen Lisa Bootsma from NHNCD; gives us the lowdown. 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
Edgy Swedish brand Cheap Monday are taking steps to build a sustainable future, but is this fast-fashion label worth investing in today? We get to the bare bones of the issue and take a look at their treatment of people, planet and animals. Do they put their money where their mouth is, or are there skeletons hiding in their greenwashed closet? Read More
France has long been known as a fashion powerhouse, with Paris home to many of the world’s most famous houses including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. But while many of these luxury brands have been slow to join the ethical fashion revolution, an increasing number of smaller labels are leading the way. Here are our five favourite French brands rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ in the Good On You app. Read More
Greenwashing is the use of marketing to portray an organisation’s products, activities or policies as environmentally friendly when they are not. With people becoming increasingly aware of fashion’s impact on the planet, some brands may be tempted to put a spin on their environmental sins. So how can you tell when a fashion brand is greenwashing? 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.
Outdoor clothing label Patagonia have long been campaigners for environmental issues. For more than 30 years, their ‘1% For The Planet program’ has supported grassroots campaigns, raising almost $90 million to preserve the natural world. Now Patagonia has turned its attention towards securing World Heritage protection for Tasmania’s ancient and unique Tarkine/takayna rainforest – with the help of a trail-running doctor. Read More
British designer Stella McCartney has been proudly creating “sustainable luxury fashion” for almost two decades. Boasting several huge achievements in eco-fashion – including designing Meghan Markle’s wedding reception dress – lifelong vegetarian Stella has always had ethics on her mind. But does her brand have any room for improvement? Read More
Choosing to spend your money on ethical brands may sound simple enough – you find companies that benefit people and the planet, and shop there instead. The real challenge often lies in giving up the brands that fail to meet your values.
Going through a break-up with an unethical brand is hard, but the Good On You community is here to hold your hand through the process! Here’s what to expect when you say “sayonara” to a label you once loved.
Summer is that time of year when the fun circuit of festivals are in full swing. The lineups have been released, you’re gearing up for an awesome weekend outdoors with great music and friends, but your sustainable self wants to minimise your impact on the environment in the process. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to doing festivals ethically, with tips that can carry across from the festival ground into our day to day lives.