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?
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
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
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
Silk; the material so soft it became an adjective. Not only is silk timelessly elegant, it’s also a flame retardant, has antibacterial properties and is resistant to that most vexatious of phenomena – static electricity. So we want to know just how ethical and sustainable is the fabric of royalty? Read More
Nylon: we’ve all heard of it, and you probably already know it as that percentage on the labels of some of your stretchier clothing items like tights or stockings. But what is nylon? Where does it come from? And does it have an impact on the planet or its inhabitants? Read More
Many of us don’t put much thought into the materials that our clothes are made from beyond those generic descriptions, like, ‘soft’, ‘stretchy’, or ‘delicate’. When looking at labels it doesn’t take a magnifying glass to notice that one fabric comes up more than most: polyester. Considering its prevalence it is important to know exactly what you’ve got rubbing against your skin. Read More
Fishing nets have become a huge problem for marine life. Whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and other marine life are being trapped by the nets left behind by fishermen. But with some clever innovations and technology, fashion could be the answer to cleaning up some of these nets and saving the lives of our beautiful marine life.