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.
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.
Now you pride yourself on owning a KeepCup, recycling your scrap paper and participating in Meat-Free Mondays to help reduce your carbon footprint. But have you thought about the environmental impact that burgundy waistcoat had before it made it to onto that shiny rack?
Are you worried that your budget combined with your love of fashion will overrule your desire to shop ethically? Scared of being forced to opt for cheap and nasty over ecochic?
Never fear! Here are 8 tips to create a versatile and ethical wardrobe without breaking the bank.
The film Suffragette is a brutal reminder of how limited women’s rights were at the turn of last century, and the progress we’ve made towards gender equality.
Watching Carey Mulligan’s character Maud sweat, heave and work to the bone in an industrial laundry in London in the early 1900s for next-to-no pay also made me cry for the many women around the world who remain disenfranchised and endure similar working conditions today.
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?
In fact, speeding remains the greatest cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities. But what about speeding through life? Rushing around mindlessly… what do they say?… like a headless chook.
Does rushing kill?
As an op-shop lover and fan of refashioning since my long-gone uni days, I’ve always been interested in getting as much wear out of my clothes as possible.
Maybe it’s because I grew up before the fast fashion phenomenon, or because I come from a family of crafty hoarders that the concept of buying brand new, mass produced clothing that only gets a few wears – and has possibly been made under sweatshop conditions – is completely foreign.
H&M has introduced a recycling prize to help close the loop on fast fashion. It’s the latest green initiative from the fast fashion giant, aimed at reducing strains on natural resources and limiting textile waste. But guest blogger Lisa Heinze wonders: can the fast fashion business model of over-consumption can ever really be sustainable?
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.
The fashion industry is huge, and its impact on people, the planet and animals is just as huge. But consumers have the power to make sure that impact is a positive one. Every time you buy a piece of clothing, you are supporting the practices of the brand that made it. Ethical fashion is about educating yourself and making informed choices.