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?
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. Continue Reading
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!
Marks and Spencer was once the high street retailer synonymous with quality undies and fancy food but in the last few years it has become leading light for ethical and sustainable businesses.
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.
Everyone loves a bargain. So when this vending machine offered shoppers a 2 euro t-shirt, why did hardly anyone want to buy one?
It’s the web series that everyone’s talking about, and you’ve probably seen the headlines on your social media networks: ‘Norwegian fashionistas travel to Cambodian sweatshop’.
Released with English subtitles last week, the five-part series Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion is produced by Norway’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten.