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7 Items You Need to Nail Trans-Seasonal Dressing!

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Whether spring has sprung where you are, or the autumn leaves are falling, it’s that time of year again when the weather can swing wildly from one day to another (and sometimes between morning and afternoon). Having a few trans-seasonal pieces in your wardrobe will help you respond to the elements while staying stylish and ethical. Here are some of our favourites. Read More

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

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?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | No Comments

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

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical Jewellery

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Picking the right jewellery has the power to transform the look and feel of your entire outfit. Dainty minimalist ring or cocktail ring? Simple studs or chandelier earrings? Choker, princess necklace or long rope necklace? These are the decisions that we usually consider, but how often do we stop to wonder about how our jewellery was made? – Where did the materials come from? Who’s hands has it touched? What environment was it made in? Who’s lives has it affected? How long was it made to last? Read More

Behind the Original Aussie Ethical Label, Etiko

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You’ve no doubt heard to vote with your dollar. Well local Australian fashion label Etiko is without a doubt, a vote very well spent. Bona fide eco-friendly, Etiko was launched in 2005 as the first Aussie brand of its kind. Etiko today offers a fully-fledged fashion range including tees, sneakers and underwear for men, women and kids. The Etiko range is entirely vegan, organic and fair trade, made with the least possible impact on the natural environment. All of which are made available at a highly affordable price. Read More

Blazing A Trail: What’s Up With Burberry’s Decision to Stop Burning Clothes?

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In early July, Burberry provoked a storm of criticism when it was revealed the brand burned unsold stock worth up millions of dollars. Some commentators pointed out that this is commonplace in the fashion industry and that the British luxury retailer is not the only company setting its stock alight.  But the Burberry backlash made it clear consumers were not happy to discover this fashion label’s dirty secret. Read More