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
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?
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?
From the horrors of factory farming to the health issues affecting workers, to the leather industry’s high carbon footprint, it really begs the question: is all of this worth a pair of shoes? If buying leather just doesn’t sit right with you, there are plenty of amazing, natural alternatives out there! Read More
In many ways, natural fabrics are better for the environment. But simply saying that something is ‘natural’ shouldn’t be an automatic green-light. Let’s break down those natural fibres living in your closet. Read More
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
From James Dean to Prada, punk to professional, leather has earned staple status in many wardrobes. But despite their longevity and versatility, leather garments and accessories might not always be an ethical investment. We unpack some of the concerning hidden costs involved in the production of leather. Read More
I’ve got sad news for all you rebels hoping to roll a joint out of a t-shirt! Hemp is actually the “sober cousin” of marijuana. Industrial hemp contains only a tiny amount of the psychoactive component of cannabis. So the only high you’ll get from hemp fabric is the moral high-ground you’ll stand on knowing you’re wearing a sustainable fabric! Read More