Brothers We Stand: A one-stop-shop for sustainable menswear

Shopping for mens sustainable fashion or ethical fashion is getting that much easier thanks to businesses such as Brothers We Stand. Brothers We Stand takes the hunt for sustainable menswear out of the picture by doing it for eco savvy customers instead. Offering both an online outlet and a shop in Bristol, Brothers We Stand is a one-stop-shop for ethical and sustainable brands such as … Continue reading Brothers We Stand: A one-stop-shop for sustainable menswear

RAREFORM: Turning billboards into one-of-a-kind accessories

Old billboard vinyl being used as roofing in South America is where the idea for RAREFORM, an accessory brand turning billboards into handcrafted items, came about. Brothers Alec and Aric Avedissian founded RAREFORM in 2012 after being blown away by the versatility and durability of old billboards, as well as their uniqueness and style. RAREFORM turn billboard posters into durable, repurposed bags, wallets and accessories, suitable for … Continue reading RAREFORM: Turning billboards into one-of-a-kind accessories

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