Converse is one of America’s most iconic footwear companies. Providing people around the world with sneakers for over 100 years, the brand is considered cool and classic – but do their ethics match their image? Read on to find out if you should keep repping connies or find more ethical alternatives. Read More
Most people have probably heard about fair trade or have seen certifications on various products. Maybe you even grabbed a fair trade coffee on the way to work this morning. But what does the label mean? And why should we care?
When an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka three years ago, killing 1138 garment workers, we all felt uncomfortable. All of a sudden the clothes we had on took a different form. The soft fabric against our skin became heavy, itchy; suffocating. Because while we watched limp, sooty figures being carried from the rubble, we realised that there were faces, families and stories woven into what we wear. All of a sudden we were asking, who made my clothes? Read More
The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax with a good book. To help you create a shortlist, we’ve asked three amazing women to review ground-breaking books which delve deep into the world of fashion. Read More
Here’s the scenario – Kendall Jenner just stepped out in the most fabulous burgundy waistcoat and you MUST get yourself one stat! A quick browse online and you find that Zara and Uniqlo both have something similar. Read More
So, your beloved trainers have reached the point of no return. Or maybe you just need an extra pair of runners for the exercise regime you will definitely stick to – juuuust as soon as you have the perfect footwear? While you’re running around trying to decide whether to buy those Adidas all-white Stan Smiths or the blackout Nike Free Runs, we crunched the ethics to find out which company treats their workers well. So, who’s more ethical, Nike or Adidas? Read More
Do you know the story behind the biggest brands in the world? Where does the leather come from? What conditions do the workers labour in? Who’s leading the way on environmental sustainability? Read More
While H&M espouse their conscious range and use of organic cotton, their workers continue to toil in extremely dangerous conditions, a new report has found. And it’s just in time for the flagship H&M Sydney store opening this weekend in Pitt Street. Read More
It’s happening. Clothing brands are starting to clean up their act. From increased protection to overseas workers, to minimising exploitation in the workplace, we say good on you to these five companies!
British menswear designer Tom Cridland has made clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and plenty more – and that was just in the past year. Now, he is taking a stand against fast fashion by crowdfunding a sweatshirt that will last a lifetime and promote sustainable fashion.
Enter the 30 Year Sweatshirt.