Most of the time, it seems like you can’t go wrong with Zara for trusty wardrobe staples. But sometimes, in between the racks of almost-identical items, do you ever have a sudden pang of doubt?
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.
In December 2016 we ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to take the to North America. We want to help empower millions of people to make a difference every time they shop. We reached our goal, raising over $22,000 AUD. The campaign is now In Demand, so you can still support us and buy ethical fashion with free international shipping!
I love it when I discover a brand that’s creating stunning ethical fashion. It’s something special, however, when you realise they’re also making life better for women. Raven + Lily is a fashion label dedicated to empowering
Are you a guy who cares about people, animals and our planet? Do you also wear clothes? Then this is for you. We’ve explored some of our highest rated ethical men’s clothing and carefully selected 11 items that are big on quality and versatility, but cost less than sixty dollars!
It’s a horrible feeling when you find out your favourite brand hasn’t been paying their workers a living wage, is poisoning the environment or uses nasty synthetic materials. But don’t panic, we’re here to save the day with seven fantastic organic brands.
When it comes to conscious consumerism, the focus is firmly on transparent supply chains and re-connecting with the people who make the items we buy. For most of us that means relying on the key advocacy organisations campaigning for social and environmental reform in the fashion industry to keep us informed about the faces behind our garments or accessories.
Enter two self-described dorks, who have decided to get up close and personal with the way our fashion is being made.
“The streets of Accra, the markets, the way people put clothes together in West Africa.”
These three things are the inspiration behind the latest collection from YEVU – the clothing label packing a punch in the fashion world and supporting local artisans in Ghana and Togo.
Denim Jeans. Practically all of us wear them, most of us love them, and some of us live in them. They’re a must-have, but chances are those perfectly worn-in jeans have undergone a production process reliant on harsh chemicals. In fact, the denim industry is one of the worst contributors to environmental degradation in the fashion world.
Thankfully, you don’t have to give up your beloved jeans to clear your conscious! Here are 3 ways denim mogul Levi Strauss are innovating change in the fashion industry.
It was almost 18 months ago that I left home with a 50-litre backpack weighing me down. It was overflowing with all the things I thought I’d need for a trip around the world. As an inexperienced traveller, my packing skills were questionable at best. Life on the road is a great teacher, however, and I learned how to strike that happy balance between necessity and luxury. Now I’m a pro at packing a suitcase that’s sustainable, stylish and light!
Children of Promise (COP) is a Wellington-based womenswear label and social enterprise that empowers women to do good through fashion.
For some of us, the idea of turning up to every 5-star event in the same gown and that one pair of trusty heels is just not on. But neither is a wardrobe overflowing with barely worn formal wear or a maxed out credit card from buying clothes we can’t afford… what to do?
It’s time to look at the rental market! Renting a dress is a cost-effective, socially conscious way to make fashion’s high-end trends and couture accessible.