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
A lot of sustainable fashion brands are in tune with that minimalist, clean-cut, neutral-toned look that is so in right now, and that’s great if that’s your style- but what if it’s not?
If you are are a fan of bright colours, quirky patterns and standing out from the crowd, you will love these 8 ethical brands that embrace the rainbow. Read More
Whether you’re looking to start a new training regime or you’re deep in the grind of your routine, sometimes it takes a little pop of colour to pep you up for your next spin class. The desire to do something good for your body and mind is nothing new, but what if you could be minimising your environmental footprint at the same time? Read More
The last few years a wave of change has been sweeping through the fashion industry, powered by real truths about its implications on the planet, people and animals. An increasing number of brands are rejecting the principles of Fast Fashion, as a more sustainable approach to making clothes comes to the fore. The Slow Fashion movement has arrived. So what is Slow Fashion?
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
November is really the beginning of the festive season. The Christmas decorations start going up all over town, and the party invitations start rolling in. It’s also the time of year we’re encouraged to buy, buy, buy with Black Friday sales now happening in many countries. But as ethical fashionistas we know that mindless consumerism will not bring joy to the world… Read More
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
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
By now we are well across all the many environmental and social ills that the developed world’s collective addiction to cheap, trendy fast fashion is fuelling. We know about the climate impacts, the human rights abuses, the pollution, the waste and the animal cruelty. But it doesn’t stop there. Here are three more good reasons to ditch fast fashion to add to protecting the environment, garment workers and our furry friends. Read More
It’s said that every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Most plastics are not biodegradable – they just keep breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces and, along with more trash than we can readily comprehend, end up dumped into the ocean and swallowed by hundreds of animal species. Read More
The perils of fast fashion are well known. Widespread water pollution through the use of cheap and toxic dyes, mountains of textile waste, the ubiquitous use of fossil fuel based materials such as polyester, the pressure on cotton farmers, the list goes on! Out of this chaos a trend is emerging that rejects all that – minimalism. It’s time to ask – is a minimalist wardrobe the key to a happier and more sustainable life? Read More
By now you probably know that one of the first steps to being a sustainable fashionista is buying fewer things and taking care of your items to ensure they last longer. But there’s one special kind of dress that has its own set of rules: the wedding dress. It’s the dress you’re likely to splurge the most on, yet it typically only gets one outing in its lifetime. Read More