View recent news and developments in the Eco-fashion world.
‘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 »
As designers and consumers we collectively need to realize the implications of throw away culture and fast-fashion on the environment. Footwear is a good place to start. Worldwide footwear consumption has doubled every 20 years, from 2.5 billion pairs in 1950 to more than 20 billion pairs of shoes in 2005. Specifically it is the material of footwear that I have been investigating. Read more »
Emma Lomax is the founder of Sewlomax, a gorgeous range of quirky embroidered bags. I caught up with her over a mug of tea to find out more about her inspirations, challenges and what makes her bags sustainable. Read more »
Mia Morgan has been a successful fashion stylist for over 15 years and worked on hundreds of fashion shoots and styled countless A-list celebrities. Now she’s moving to the ‘other side’ and launching a collection of her own called The Fashion Alchemist. Having been exposed to many of the best creations in the world, Mia has decided to work with indigenous cultures to bring their traditional crafts to the world of fashion. 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.
The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back. —