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Label Lingo: Everything You Need to Know about Synthetic Fabrics

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Engineered from a cocktail of chemicals, synthetic fabrics have a huge carbon footprint, requiring enormous amounts of energy, water and toxic dyes to create. When you look inside of your wardrobe, don’t be fooled. Like the sugar in your low-fat granola, synthetic fibres are often disguised by clever marketing. But don’t worry – we’re here to break down that label lingo for you. Read More

Denim Guide

Material Guide: How Ethical is Denim?

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From the catwalk to the countryside, ranging in price from $10 to over $500, from pants to skirts, to jackets, denim is as versatile as it is hardy. But with over 2 billion pairs of jeans produced worldwide each year, just how sustainable is our beloved blue fabric? We’ve traced its journey from the humble cotton seed to your favourite pair of high-waisted shorts to find out. Read More

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Material Guide: How Ethical is Tencel?

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Have you ever been browsing for conscious clothing and stumbled across some pretty strange terminology? This can be especially frustrating if you’re trying to figure out what material something is made from, and it’s something you’ve never heard of before!

One such potential stumbling block is Tencel – so we’ve put together a cheatsheet to help demystify this fabric and put the power back in your hands. Read More