Ethical Fashion

Why I Hate Sustainability

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Surely no words have made people switch off faster (apart from maybe mortgage rates or fiscal tax policy). People equate them with pious bores who judge how much toilet paper you use or that glamping experience you thought was going to be like Swiss Family Robinson but was actually just a cold MDF shed with a candle and nowhere to cook.

Five Reasons Why It's Better FOR YOU To Buy Ethical Clothes

Jo Salter | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Style
Jo Salter

People like me often talk (bang on and on) about ethical clothes and the benefits for those people creating them and for our planet too. That's all very well but, let's face it, however selfless we are feeling, most of us want to know what's in it for us. Well here are five good reasons why it is better to buy ethical clothes, and not an altruistic one among them!

What Are Our Shopping Habits Really Doing To Our Planet? Now We Know

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world. Since you're reading this article, I'm sure that statement is familiar. But while it might shock, it doesn't do anything to explain why. And if we don't understand why the industry is so polluting, it makes it very difficult to understand how we could begin to change things.

The Only Way Is Ethics

Jo Salter | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Style
Jo Salter

Clothes shopping has changed dramatically in the last 30 years or so. Fast Fashion is the term used to describe the clothing industry of the most recent decades. Whereas the price of most of our items - houses, fuel, food - has increased in this time period, our clothing has become cheaper and cheaper. It is actually cheaper to buy clothes now than in the 1980s!

We Need To Remember Our Connections To Ensure A Fashion Revolution

Noorin Khamisani | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Noorin Khamisani

This week is a time for us to reflect on our connections. If we can feel we are part of one large human family, we can truly make better choices, strive to support brands that work ethically and push "conventional" brands to work harder at improving their supply chains.

How You Can Get Involved In Fashion Revolution Week 2017

Kendall Benton-Collins | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Style
Kendall Benton-Collins

About 75 million people work directly in the fashion and textiles industry. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe conditions, with very little pay.

A Beginner's Guide To Fast Fashion

Raquel Wallace | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Raquel Wallace

So what does this mean for our planet? Well, what happens to all these garments once they're old news? Do they sit at the back of our wardrobe inevitably disposed of during a "spring clean"? Or maybe we send them off to a charity shop?

A Beginner's Guide To Becoming A Savvy Shopper

Hannah Donald | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Style
Hannah Donald

The elusive British sun is starting to show, temperatures are creeping up, festival season is round the corner, and summer trends are hitting the shop floors. It's tempting as hell to ditch our winter wardrobes and start afresh with some cute new clothes.

Four Simple Ways To Live More Ethically

Besma Whayeb | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

So, you're interested in living more ethically. In a world full of media distrust, political scandals and alternative facts, it's no surprise really. I'm feeling the same - I want to know where my food comes from, who made my clothes, and treat people - and the planet - in a respectful way.

Five Brands That Are Empowering Women

Kendall Benton-Collins | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Kendall Benton-Collins

It's hard not to feel discouraged when you're faced with disparity. You can make a difference by supporting fashion brands that are empowering women throughout their supply chain.

Style And Substance : Five Tips For A More Sustainable Wardrobe

Alicia Taylor | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Style
Alicia Taylor

Wears per buy is a good way to think of it. Are you really getting value for money? Build a capsule wardrobe full of pieces that can be mixed and matched and made from quality materials that will stand the test of time. A perfectly cut organic cotton shirt or a pure virgin wool coat that will be a pleasure to wear and that you will treasure is worth so much more than five cheap tops that you'll wear once and forget about.

Is Ethical Clothing Expensive?

Wendy Graham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Style
Wendy Graham

Something I hear a lot from people is that they would love to shop more ethically, but ethical clothing is just too expensive. And I do get that. When money is tight it's only natural to want that budget to spread as far as possible.

Meet The Women Walking Thousands Of Kilometres For Ethical Fashion

Tanya Perdikou | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Style
Tanya Perdikou

Luckily they've made it the 1,100km from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok where I caught up with them. And here's why I think they're two of the best female role models this planet has to offer.

Why Fashion Matters For Feminism

Paula Haunit | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Style
Paula Haunit

all women everywhere\ Most seriously, fashion matters to feminism, because women account for the vast majority of workers in the fashion supply chain. It's a tricky subject as the garment industry can make a valid claim that it has brought comparatively high quality jobs to some of the poorest places, where those types of jobs are otherwise rare.

The Road To House Of Khadi Continued...

Rima Sams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

Here in India, the money crisis has passed and the daily allowance from ATMs is back to normal. It was humbling to witness how very patiently the locals coped throughout the crisis, with a calm and unruffled attitude, whilst I struggled to constrain my inherent urban angst.

LFW: Let's Talk About Ethics Baby

Alicia Taylor | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Alicia Taylor

The fashion industry needs to be more vocal and more proud of doing things the right way - ethical production should be something we are shouting about from the roof tops, not shying away from. Perhaps it is about perception. Perhaps it is to do with a lack of clarity on what is classed as sustainable fashion (a term that doesn't sit well with many in the industry).

Eight Steps To A Cruelty-Free Wardrobe

Sascha Camilli | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Style
Sascha Camilli

With a million people in the UK now identifying as vegan, interest for cruelty-free living goes beyond what is on our plates. In a time when fashion consumers care more than ever about where their clothes come from, clothing made from animal skin is falling out of favour.

Why 2017 Is The Year To Empower Ourselves Through Fashion

Hannah Donald | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Style
Hannah Donald

'Ethical', 'sustainable', 'eco', 'green', 'transparent', 'slow' - there are numerous buzzwords within sustainable fashion, but the message that this niche part of the industry is trying to portray still seems to exist within a vacuum. This is the year we all really need to step up and change things.

The True Cost Of Cashmere In Selfridges' 'Material World'

Rae Ritchie | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Style
Rae Ritchie

Many of the items produced in cashmere, from hot water bottles to bed-socks to jumpers in the palest, most delicate shades, reinforce this association with luxury. It continues to be regarded as an investment choice, the antithesis of fast fashion. As such, it's easy to assume that cashmere is therefore a good sustainable choice.

The Road To House Of Khadi

Rima Sams | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

Back in Anjuna I sifted my way through the bundles wrapped in yesterday's news. I matched fabrics and trimmings with my favourite items of clothing. Having grown up on Portobello Road, I had been collecting vintage clothes since I was thirteen. I hauled the huge bag to a local Nepali tailor and handed over my original pieces, explaining that I wanted them copied, but altered in quite radical ways.

Call Yourself A Feminist? Let Your Wardrobe Do The Marching

Paula Haunit | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Paula Haunit

Yes, women's rights are human rights. And with so many women across the world affected, for better or worse, by our consumption habits, it's time we did a little less marching and let the way we spend our money reflect our values.

Leather And Fashion

Neely Reyes | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Style
Neely Reyes

But recently while clicking around Facebook I came across something that really shocked me. It's a few years old now but the photo showed a poor cow being skinned alive in China for her leather whilst her limbs had been cut off to prevent it from moving.

Black Friday: Who Is Really Paying The Price?

Raquel Wallace | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Raquel Wallace

So consumed are we by bagging a bargain we have detached ourselves from the reality that someone, somewhere is making and sacrificing their lives for ...

Pippa Small's Stories Through Jewellery

Fi Anderson | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Style
Fi Anderson

The brand is now stocked globally and boasts collaborations with the likes of Tom Ford for Gucci and Phoebe Philo. Still the designer's greatest success to date has been enabling craftspeople to move out of slums, see their children go to school and even start businesses of their own thanks to stable incomes.

What Is Sustainable Fashion And How To Get Started?

Tania Arrayales | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

I made the switch almost 2 years ago, and as I've explained before my trigger was the True Cost Movie. Upon making my decision to start being more sustainable, I began reading and learning everything I could do to make a positive impact.