Every now and then we come across a label that wants have a lasting impact on the way we wear clothes. Swedish menswear brand Asket is one of those. Not content with making beautiful, sharp basics, Asket wants to create a ‘permanent’ wardrobe for its customers – no trends, no seasons and no need to change out items every year. We spoke to co-founder August Bard Bringéus about the philosophy behind the brand all the men in your life should hear about. Read More
Irish fast fashion chain Primark are known and loved around the world for their range of on-trend clothing, footwear, accessories and homewares for men, women and children at astonishingly low prices.
But do their super cheap price tags belie larger costs to the environment, workers and animals? We deployed our ethical investigators to answer the question – how ethical is Primark?
The rise of the slow fashion movement, coupled with a growing public awareness of environmental issues has seen an increase in ethical bloggers and influencers on Instagram. These influencers are not just looking to make money through promoting brands, they care about the planet, they are passionate about ethical living and sustainability, and they are playing a key role in the promotion and growth of the slow fashion and slow living movements.
So whether you’re looking for inspiration to take on plastic-free July, or simply want to incorporate some more stylish and sustainable items into your wardrobe, here is our pick of five ethical insta influencers we think you should know about:
One of our main missions at Good On You is to help you discover the best in ethical fashion from around the world. Our growing movement has just officially launched in Europe – and to celebrate we’re releasing ethical ratings for 500 European fashion brands! Read More
Buy Less, Choose Well and Make It Last – these wise words were spoken by iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood. In a live interview, Westwood spoke about capitalism and the need to change our spending behaviour and address the ethical and environmental issues of the fashion industry. She highlighted that clothes should cost more than they do, and that her shop in Paris would feature the words ‘buy less, choose well, make it last’ splashed across the display window. Sounds like a pretty good philosophy to live by – so how do you do it? Read More
Who doesn’t love glitter? Whether it’s on the craft table or the dancefloor, a little bit of shimmer can brighten up your day. But with increasing alarm about microplastic pollution and toxins, glitter may be losing its shine. So what’s the problem with glitter and what can we do about it? Read More
Volunteering Overseas can be an immensely rewarding experience, but a lack of oversight and regulation in some places means you can end up doing more harm than good. We speak to charity CEO Andrea Nave on the lessons she’s learned through her organisation’s work with Nepalese children and what we can do to ensure our good intentions are put to good use.
For eco-conscious fashion fans, making clothes last longer is the first step to an ethical and sustainable wardrobe. Not only does it save us time and money, it cuts our consumption and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.
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.