Piñatex: Pineapple leaf fibres providing a sustainable alternative to leather

Leather-like material, Piñatex, made from pineapple leaf fibres, is providing the fashion world with a sustainable alternative to leather. The new textile, created by Carmen Hijosa, is the by-product of the pineapple harvest, therefore no extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce Piñatex. A strong and sustainable textile, Piñatex is being used by fashion brands including vegan shoe brand, Bourgeois Boheme, as an alternative to leather. Bourgeois … Continue reading Piñatex: Pineapple leaf fibres providing a sustainable alternative to leather

Stitched Up: Wearing 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry

Women from a Manchester-based co-operative, Stitched Up, have reached the half-way marker in a 40-day challenge of limiting their clothing choices to just six items, in a bid to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry. Stitched Up, a non-profit which runs garment-making and upcycling workshops in the Chorlton area of Manchester, are raising funds for Labour Behind the Label Trust, which works … Continue reading Stitched Up: Wearing 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry

RiverBlue: Can fashion save the planet?

Documentary film RiverBlue is putting the iconic fashion item of blue jeans under the spotlight to unveil its contribution to the destruction of the world’s rivers and its effect on humanity. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, RiverBlue brings to light the impact that the manufacturing clothing has on rivers, and the impact its had on people who … Continue reading RiverBlue: Can fashion save the planet?

Bionic Yarn weave plastic bottles in to the fashion agenda

Bionic Yarn, sustainable fabric makers who have pioneered the creation of a yarn made from plastic bottles rescued from shorelines, are capturing the eyes of the fashion mainstream and getting the fashion crowd to take note of the environment in their fashion choices. On 20 April, the first ever evening gown made from the Bionic Yarn thread will hit the high street as part of … Continue reading Bionic Yarn weave plastic bottles in to the fashion agenda

Bottletop: Bags of credibility

Making a difference in the world is not something that is largely synonymous with fashion. The darker side of fashion – including reports about sweatshop conditions, child labour and the environmental impact of dyeing processes – has often overshadowed its ability to be seen as laudable. That’s where luxury accessories brand, Bottletop, are changing that perception altogether and spearheading something that sits just as comfortably … Continue reading Bottletop: Bags of credibility

Pelechecoco: Rocking the sustainable leather look

No wardrobe is complete without a leather biker jacket, a longline one especially. Great news for those who want to invest in a sustainable option, Pelechecoco have produced a longer version of the classic biker jacket for women. Pelechecoco’s Liza jacket is a functional jacket that is ideal for all kinds of weathers and occasions. The Liza Jacket is an elegant and sophisticated long length … Continue reading Pelechecoco: Rocking the sustainable leather look

Menswear: Sustainable Denim Brands

Denim comes close to being a man’s best friend when it comes to attire – no matter what the occasion, a good pair of jeans can be worn formal or casual. But making a pair of jeans has a huge impact on the environment. Fortunately there are now several denim brands championing processes of manufacturing and dyeing and use of materials that are sustainable and … Continue reading Menswear: Sustainable Denim Brands

HPC holdall bag made from plastic bottles

Research shows that millennials are willing to spend more money on a product that lasts and is sustainable, than just go for the cheapest option. I love that our generation is conscious. From the Women’s March this past weekend, to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, we are proving to marketing companies and entrepreneurs that what we […] via Check Out This Perfect Gym Bag Made From … Continue reading HPC holdall bag made from plastic bottles

Vivienne Westwood designs LFWF tote inspired by her AW17/18 Ecotricity show

Designer and campaigner Vivienne Westwood has designed this season’s London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF) tote bag inspired by her Autumn-Winter 2017/18 show entitled ‘Ecotricity’. The tote bag adorns a map graphic, Vivienne Westwood’s representation of NASA’s projection of the effect of climate change on the world should the earth’s temperature rise by four degrees or more. The designer and climate change activist’s solution is simple: SWITCH to … Continue reading Vivienne Westwood designs LFWF tote inspired by her AW17/18 Ecotricity show

Swallow Bags Vivienne tote honours the fashion designer and her environmental efforts

Iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has always stood out from the crowd not just for her bold and daring fashion designs but because she speaks her truth, lives her truth and stands for what matters to her true self and the environment she inhabits. Swallow Bags have captured that very essence of Vivienne on a limited edition tote, ‘The Vivienne’, of which £5 for every … Continue reading Swallow Bags Vivienne tote honours the fashion designer and her environmental efforts