Green Nettle Textile: Stinging nettles grown in Kenya for sustainable fashion fibre and to boost livelihoods

Kenya’s Green Nettle Textile is making use of stinging nettles to produce a sustainable textile for clothing, while providing opportunities for smallholder farmers to boost their livelihoods. Stinging nettles are resilient and low-maintenance plants, which are considered weeds, grow easily in Kenya. Using stinging nettles as a raw material, Green Nettle Textile are turning the stalks of the plants into a linen-like fabric which is sting-free. … Continue reading Green Nettle Textile: Stinging nettles grown in Kenya for sustainable fashion fibre and to boost livelihoods

Give your wardrobe a spring injection with Rakha’s statement sustainable pieces

If your wardrobe’s in need of a spring injection, sustainable fashion brand Rakha has some simple yet gorgeous skirts, tops and dresses to add some flounce to your get-up. From the oversized kimono style Hailey dress, the chic and classic balloon-shaped midi dress Bella, to the Dotty Envelope skirt with its polka dot print and shell buttons, Rakha’s womenswear spring/summer collection features statement pieces that … Continue reading Give your wardrobe a spring injection with Rakha’s statement sustainable pieces

Sustainable denim reaches out to plus-size market with DL1961’s inclusive size range

Sustainable denim brand DL 1961 has got everyone covered in its range of denim basics to now include a plus-size range. DL1961’s plus-size or inclusive size range includes skinny jeans, mid-rise and wide leg jeans in US sizes 14-24. The New York-based brand uses ethically sourced, premium cotton, as well as eco-friendly fibres such as Promodal and Refibra™ lyocell to make denim products that are … Continue reading Sustainable denim reaches out to plus-size market with DL1961’s inclusive size range

Creating A Capsule Wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

Creating a capsule wardrobe gives you much freedom when it comes to dressing. Having a few, key essential items of clothing that never date means that you can pretty much wear the same outfit for a number of occasions, and by pairing it with different accessories, it gives the appearance of a new outfit entirely. […] via Creating A Capsule Wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Creating A Capsule Wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

APPRVL: Handmade brand getting hands and products indigo with Japanese shibori dyeing

Indigo is typically the first port of call for those looking at using natural dyes for textiles, given that it’s the most well-known. This is also true of textile expert, Megan Mussari’s own foray into the world of natural dyes. After working in the fashion industry and having experienced first hand the effects of synthetic dyes in mass production, Megan Mussari started her own design studio, … Continue reading APPRVL: Handmade brand getting hands and products indigo with Japanese shibori dyeing

Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

Been London is turning waste materials – including leather offcuts, recycled leather, recycled polyester and used plastic bottles – into stylish handbags and accessories. From tote bags to clutch bags, Been London utilise materials that would otherwise end up in landfill to create everyday items. The brand, which manufactures its products at its east London studio, works with London-based makers and operates within circular practices. … Continue reading Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

#WearNext: New York City-wide campaign to fight fashion waste urges people to donate their clothes

#WearNext, a city-wide effort to tackle waste and pollution in the fashion industry, has launched in New York City. The campaign, which launched on 4 March and runs until 9 June, will see some of the biggest names in fashion collaborate for the first time in a campaign to save clothes from landfill in New York. New Yorkers can drop off their old clothes at … Continue reading #WearNext: New York City-wide campaign to fight fashion waste urges people to donate their clothes

How to strip your wardrobe to make way for a capsule wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

Creating a capsule wardrobe is minimalist, takes the faff out of deciding what to wear and is sustainable. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few, key essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion. These items coordinate well and can be worn in a number of different ways to cater for multiple […] via How to strip your wardrobe to make way … Continue reading How to strip your wardrobe to make way for a capsule wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

Shovava creating nature and wildlife-inspired fashion with elegant and majestic Wings Scarves

If you have a strong resonance for birds and the air elemental, Shovava’s handpainted and digitally printed scarves will certainly give you wings. The Australia-based label is the creation of designer Roza Kamitova. Inspired by the incredible beauty of nature, the artist’s observations are meticulous and detailed as reflected in her bright, intricate and graceful depictions of various birds and their feathers in Shovava’s Wings … Continue reading Shovava creating nature and wildlife-inspired fashion with elegant and majestic Wings Scarves

Duedilatte: Italian label turning sour milk into fashion threads for babies and adults

Italy’s spoiled milk is being put to use by an Italian fashion designer who is spinning it into a yarn and creating T-shirts and baby clothing. Italy wastes an estimated 30 million tonnes of dairy each year, according to the Italian agricultural association Coldiretti. But now Tuscany-based fashion designer Antonella Bellina is helping to reduce that problem, having developed a method of converting milk protein into … Continue reading Duedilatte: Italian label turning sour milk into fashion threads for babies and adults