After a record autumn here in Australia, it seemed like the heat was never going to end. Thankfully, cooler weather has now come our way. If like us you’ve suddenly had to start piling on the layers to step outside, it might be time to invest in an ethical coat.
PVC. It’s that hard plastic piping you can see under your kitchen sink right? What’s it got to do with sustainable fashion? Well, the first thing to know about PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is that it’s used in many places. It can be manufactured as a hard material or a flexible fabric sometimes known as Vinyon. But given that it’s is another form of plastic, how sustainable is PVC for your wardrobe?
For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner, and that means beach weather! If you count yourself among the rapidly expanding movement of conscious consumers, or are on your way to giving your wardrobe an eco-friendly update, think of this as your go-to ethical beachwear kit.
Yellow is having a moment. In the two years since Beyonce lit up our screens in Lemonade, the sunshine shade has taken over millenial pink as the hottest colour. But you don’t need to turn to fast fashion to get the look. Here are some of our favourite ethical brands rocking the colour that’s been dubbed Gen Z Yellow.
After gracing catwalks and red carpets for a better part of a decade, fashion is falling out of love with real animal fur, and an increasing number of designers and brands going fur-free. In its place we have faux fur – touted as the ethical alternative, it has the look of real fur while keeping animal lovers happy. So what’s the problem?
It’s almost Mother’s Day in Australia and New Zealand, a time to show our appreciation for the women that give us so much. This Mother’s Day why not look for a gift for mum that also helps empower other women. We’ve scouted out a beautiful, fair trade boutique found tucked away in north-east Melbourne filled with thoughtful gifts that give back too – by helping communities in developing countries rise out of poverty.
For many of us, abiding by an ethical code is a lifestyle. At Good On You, we believe you shouldn’t have to leave ethical practices behind when you go to work. That’s why we’ve come up with five simple things you can do to take your ethical attitude into the office from – ethical workwear to your morning ride in.
What does plastic made from gas, and robots that knit have to do with the Good On You app? They are all made by ethical startups that have secured a spot in the latest Fashion For Good-Plug and Play accelerator program in Amsterdam.
Witchery are an Australian women’s and children’s wear company and part of the Country Road Group. Their clothing is elegant and sophisticated boasting classic colours and cuts. Witchery are known for their White Shirt Campaign, which has raised $10 million so far for ovarian cancer research. The brand may be investing in important issues in the public sphere – but does its ethics continue behind the scenes? Read on to find out how Witchery treat their workers, the planet and animals.
You might already buy Fairtrade coffee and chocolate, but what about fair trade clothing? Choosing a fair trade fashion brand can help protect producer’s rights and the environment. Here are some of our favourite US labels who are doing a world of good, while looking great. Read More
There are dozens of casual ethical clothing brands, but finding a brand that’s suitable for the boardroom is a little trickier. Enter Berlin-based Citizen’s Mark , which began with a collection of beautifully cut blazers that redefine power dressing as both empowering and ethical. We ask CEO & Founder Cynthia Salim how Citizen’s Mark began, and where the label is going next.
Fashion Revolution week is upon us.
All across the world, in more than 100 countries, fashion lovers will be asking their favourite brands ‘Who Made My Clothes’ on social media and taking part in some of the many talks, clothes swaps and the many film screenings and events there are to choose from. Read More