Oliberté: Sustainable footwear with a lifetime warranty

Boot wearing season is upon us as autumn graces. If you’ve worn out your old boots, now may be the time to invest in a new pair of classics. Sustainable lifestyle brand Oliberté features womens and mens footwear that is timeless and comes with a lifetime warranty. For Fall/Winter 2017, Oliberté’s womens collection features the round-toe Yabela boot – above the ankle boots in goat leather and … Continue reading Oliberté: Sustainable footwear with a lifetime warranty

Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

Thread International is aiming to do for the clothing and textile industry what organic or fair trade has done for groceries by “improving the visibility of supply chains and taking on cleaner, less-intensive manufacturing processes”. The Pittsburgh-based business recycles plastic bottles into “the most responsible fabric on the planet”. Thread’s Ground to Good™ fabric is harvested from plastic bottles littering the streets and landfills of … Continue reading Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

Green Box Shop: Tackling social justice with the truth on a T-shirt

Green Box Shop –  the label behind the “WHY BE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC OR TRANSPHOBIC WHEN U COULD JUST BE QUIET?” t-shirt adorned on-stage by Frank Ocean – is tackling social justice head on with the truthful emblazoned on tees. Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean wore the now infamous t-shirt as he performed at Panorama Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New York City last week. Green … Continue reading Green Box Shop: Tackling social justice with the truth on a T-shirt

tonlé: Clothing label making a zero waste fashion statement

tonlé is making every thread matter in their construction of zero waste womenswear essentials that are functional, elegant and responsibly sourced. Each item from tonlé’s womenswear collection and accessories is handmade. The process starts with scrap waste textiles sourced from mass clothing manufacturers. These are then hand woven and stitched, without the use of sewing machines, by a collective of female artisans in Cambodia. The ethical … Continue reading tonlé: Clothing label making a zero waste fashion statement

Antiform: Fashion label putting waste materials first in the design process

Antiform is a fashion label which takes reclaimed materials and employs zero-waste pattern cutting techniques to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. All of the materials and workmanship involved in the production of Antiform clothing is sourced within the UK and as local to the company’s Bristol-based studio as possible. Working with waste textiles including tweed, glitter, cashmere, wool and plaid, Antiform’s collection deploys a creative process … Continue reading Antiform: Fashion label putting waste materials first in the design process

Sustainable swimwear for curvy women

Sustainable swimwear, made from materials including ocean plastic waste is becoming readily available. If you are curvy however, you have to go that extra mile to find sustainable swimwear, sustainable lingerie even, that will support your feminine curves. There are a few eco-friendly brands that do, albeit limited in their size range, cater for curvy women. Below are some eco-friendly swimwear brands that cater for … Continue reading Sustainable swimwear for curvy women

Yoki: Streetwear label making new and cool of old discarded materials

Yoki Shop sells streetwear with a difference. Designer Jeff “Yoki” Yokoyama takes materials that are being discarded in the market – such as Levi jeans, USC or UCLA football uniforms and military jackets – and turns them in to one-of-a-kind statement, streetwear classics. The motto for the Yokishop is: “Design different. Make different. Sell different”. Designer Jeff Yokoyama uses his clothing line to show how cool … Continue reading Yoki: Streetwear label making new and cool of old discarded materials

Sew Love: Sustainable sewing tour in a solar-powered campervan

Sew Love founder Sarah Lancaster has been on a sewing mission around New Zealand to provide pop-up spaces and resources for people to learn to sew and get to know their community. More than just sewing classes, Sew Love is about celebrating sustainable sewing, upcycling projects, second-hand shopping, and sharing sewing resources to spread environmentally friendly ideas and empowerment through crafty DIY. For the last … Continue reading Sew Love: Sustainable sewing tour in a solar-powered campervan

Love Your Clothes: How to get lifelong use out of clothes with upcycling and repair tips

Upcycling clothes or finding a new use for old garments is a great way to create unique pieces for you, your family and your home. There’s a use for all old garments – everything from baby grows, bras, leggings and socks. If giving clothes away to charity isn’t an option, then maybe it’s time to give upcycling a go instead. If you are new to … Continue reading Love Your Clothes: How to get lifelong use out of clothes with upcycling and repair tips

Knit With Attitude: Knitting shop brings together eco-friendly yarns

Knit With Attitude is the go to store for eco-conscious knitting enthusiasts or beginners looking for yarns, needles and accessories that are eco-friendly and ethical. The Stoke Newington-based store, in north London, is a knitter’s dream, offering up a carefully selected and sourced myriad of yarns, in all colours and materials, from brands that as Knit With Attitude professes “represent a positive attitude toward the … Continue reading Knit With Attitude: Knitting shop brings together eco-friendly yarns