You know that moment of browsing through a bazaar filled with crazy items alongside ordinary goods, piled high or laid out in displays and suddenly something catches your eye? There’s that leap in your tummy that tells you to go and take a closer look. Read more »
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The British Library, the world’s largest library, based in London has unveiled a new online film which aims to inspire ethical fashion designers to use their resources to create something new.
In this film, ethical-fashion designer and ex-Central St Martins graduate Lucy Tammam takes inspiration from The British Library’s Asian and African collection to create one of her dresses, and uses their Business and IP Centre to help run her eco-friendly, sustainable and fairtrade couture label Tammam. Read more »
It’s bamboo o’clock! I’ve recently come across these great unisex watches. The watch dial is made of bamboo, while the strap is 100 % leather. As a result, this stylish timepiece has a very natural look.
Bamboo Revolution uses a Japanese Miyota Quartz and long life batteries. As a socially aware company, for every watch sold, R10 is donated to Project Rhino KZN. Read more »
‘The True Cost‘ is a documentary film exploring the impact of the global clothing industry on people and the planet. While the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, human rights and environmental costs have grown dramatically. It is the goal of this film to make those costs vividly clear as we explore how we got here, the damage being done, and the hope filled prospect of choosing a different future. Read more »
I used to be a pretty frivolous shopper. I hate to admit that, but there it is. I bought items of clothing with little thought for their origins - for the people who made them or the environmental consequences attached to them. I vaguely recognised there were problems with the fast fashion industry, but it seemed too much like hard work to go looking for alternatives options when I could get what I needed so easily, and so cheaply. Read more »
Beyond Skin has created a project with the funding platform, Kickstarter, with the aim of putting into production a new diffusion line of vegan shoes. This collection will offer a selection of stylish and comfy ladies vegan shoes to sit alongside their current luxury ’boutique’ collection. Read more »
British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, affected by disease, chemicals and habitat loss.
Bees are vital to so much of British life; they pollinate our food, help keep our farms in business and help our gardens, parks and countryside to thrive. They pollinate 75% of our main food crops, including strawberries, apples and tomatoes. Scientists estimate it would cost £1.8 billion a year to pollinate all these crops by hand. Read more »
A wide selection of stylish fashion clothing for all occassions including: dresses, tops, knitwear, skirts, eveningwear, coats, suits, jackets and more. Styles to suit a variety of tastes from classic to vintage and more inbetween: recycled and upcycled. This is sustainable ethical fashion at it's best.
If you're looking for something eco or ethical to wear for dress down friday, a casual weekend or holiday, you'll find it here. Tops, t-shirts, jeans, trousers from mainly fairtrade and organic cotton.
Green fashion for kids is fun and made mainly from natural fibres including organic cotton and Fairtrade cotton. From baby to early teens, there's something to make all kids happy. Bright colours, animals, fun shapes that children can wear all year round.
A treasuretrove of accessories from around the world can be found here. A vast selection of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings to shoes, hats, bags, handbags and scarves. Whatever your style, these items will complete any outfit.
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. —