Five Fast Fashion Brands We Avoid!

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Most of us associate the term ‘fast fashion’ with the big brands like Zara, H&M, Forever21 and Topshop. Sustainable fashion fans have rightly called these big brands out for their poor practices and waste. But there’s a newer wave of brands that have picked up the same destructive business model and do and say almost nothing about sustainability. Read on to find out the five fast fashion brands we avoid… Read More

How Ethical Is Victoria’s Secret?

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Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, and his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco in 1977, as a response to packaged underwear, which Raymond considered to be “ugly, floral-print nylon nightgowns”. Four decades later, Victoria’s Secret has become the largest American retailer of women’s lingerie, sold in more than 1,600 stores worldwide thanks to its celebrated supermodels and a world-famous runway show. But how does the iconic brand impact the Planet, People and Animals? We wonder, how ethical is Victoria’s Secret? Read More

The 5 Best Ethical Brands from Belgium

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Belgium might be a small country, but it sure does have a lot to offer! Besides tasty waffles, Belgium is known to be the home of the European Union, NATO, and numerous other international organisations. It’s also home to a growing number of ethical and sustainable fashion retailers, with cities like Antwerp punching above their weight when it comes to sustainable style. Here are our 5 best ethical brands from Belgium! Read More

Living Sustainably As A Student

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For many of us, our student years are when we leave home for the first time and have full control of how we spend our money.  It’s also the time when many of us are trying to get by on a very tight budget. So how do we combine study with our desire to do the right thing by people, planet and animals? Here’s a quick guide. Read More

Rise and Resist: Clare Press is here to help you change the world

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What does it take to change the world? Is it a protest, a piece of art, a hashtag? How can we embrace our friendships and communities and drive the kind of change that improves lives and protects our natural world.  How do we, the many, challenge the power of the few? These are the questions posed by journalist and activist Clare Press in her new book. Rise & Resist: How To Change The World. Are you ready to be inspired? Read More

Here Are The Six Most Sustainable Vegan Fabrics

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Veganism is reportedly one of the fastest growing movements in the world. While most people think of it as a diet, it is actually a lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals and their byproducts where practicable and possible. This means vegans don’t wear animals, either! In an industry riddled with leather jackets, fur coats, cashmere sweaters and woolen scarves, animal-free fashion may seem like a far off dream. But it’s not as far fetched as all that. Read More

How Ethical is Uniqlo?

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Uniqlo doesn’t fit the usual fast fashion model, the Japanese brand’s preppy look is more enduring than the usual ‘new styles every week’ shtick of other big brands. Plus, when it gets cold those cardigans can look pretty compelling! But…is there more to the story? We ask how ethical is Uniqlo? Read More

Is Clothing Rental The Sustainable Option For Your Next Big Event?

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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