Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Denim brand Atelier & Repairs is helping to reduce the negative impact fashion has on the environment by “reimagining and transforming” denim garments and textiles that already exists. The denim brand, which has become well known for its transformation of vintage Levi’s 501 jeans, uses reclaimed denim and deadstock fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces – adding quirky patchwork to designs, cutting up jeans to create … Continue reading Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

What better eco-friendly footwear to adorn this warm Spring, then a pair of espadrilles. Typically made from a jute and rubber outsole, with a canvas, leather or suede upper, espadrilles come in various styles – everything from platforms, flats, wedges and open toe. Ones to watch this year are most definitely Solillas Espadrille Boots, in a chukka/desert boot style, which look great with everything from … Continue reading Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

ArmedAngels is a Germany-based fashion label that is injecting everyday chic into sustainable fashion, creating timeless pieces that work in-sync with conscious consumers wanting to create a capsule wardrobe. The sustainable fashion brand, which specialises in womenswear and menswear that is both “eco and fair”, creates functional and timeless fashion in sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, organic linen, organic wool, recycled polyester, Lenzing Modal® … Continue reading ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

Kate Hudson’s new fashion label HappyxNature champions sustainable materials

Actress Kate Hudson is channelling her boho chic vibes into her latest venture – HappyxNature, a sustainable fashion collection. HappyxNature champions sustainable materials throughout its collection – from jeans made from crushed recycled plastic bottles, and dresses and tops made in cotton voiles, laundered cottons and cotton flax that are mixed with organic and recycled fabrics. The HappyxNature collection features wrap-front jumpsuits, linen tees, palazzo … Continue reading Kate Hudson’s new fashion label HappyxNature champions sustainable materials

BENDY: The part-sneaker, part-flat shoe with a low carbon footprint

Ashbury Skies, an online retailer for independent footwear designers, have launched their BENDY collection – a shoe that’s part-sneaker, part-flat that also happens to have a low carbon footprint. The BENDY women’s shoe, which is akin to an espadrille, is made of five simple components: a leather upper, a flexible bottom, thread, a footbed, and an insole support. The BENDY manufacturers say that it generates … Continue reading BENDY: The part-sneaker, part-flat shoe with a low carbon footprint

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