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

Keep Real: Clothing and goods brand promoting emotional wellbeing

Keep Real or “keepin’ it real” is a mantra that can be applied to everyone as they go about their daily lives. For Kimberley Robinson, it resonated on such a level she decided to create a lifestyle and wellbeing brand – promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing – from it. The clothing and goods brand, Keep Real, has curated a range of items – unisex … Continue reading Keep Real: Clothing and goods brand promoting emotional wellbeing

Outdoor brand United By Blue give back by getting hands dirty at ocean clean ups

United By Blue looks like any other outdoor brand selling a range of clothing and backpacks geared towards intrepid travellers, city commuters and people who love the great outdoors. But there’s a difference in this brand. While “giving back” and making use of sustainable materials is now thankfully becoming a norm rather than the exception to the rule with some businesses, especially outdoor-wear brands, United By … Continue reading Outdoor brand United By Blue give back by getting hands dirty at ocean clean ups

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

IFASSEN: Accessories brand puts Morocco’s plastic waste to good use

IFASSEN is empowering Moroccan indigenous women and making use of trash as a resource in producing a line of fashion accessories that utilises centuries-old basket weaving traditions and discarded plastic bags. IFASSEN, which means hands in the native Berber language of Morocco, have created unique handmade pieces including bags and home accessories. The fashion accessories brand was started by Faiza Hajji with the aim to tackle … Continue reading IFASSEN: Accessories brand puts Morocco’s plastic waste to good use

Vagabond recreates iconic mens sneaker in a recyclable cherry-wood material

Swedish footwear brand Vagabond have given one of their iconic, classic men’s sneaker, Paul, a “nature” flavour by making it entirely from vegetable-based materials including a wooden upper. Vagabond’s Paul sneaker now comes in a recyclable cherry wood Ligneah material. In the manufacturing process, thin sheets of wood are attached to a cotton base, using a technique where resistance and durability is assured. To make the … Continue reading Vagabond recreates iconic mens sneaker in a recyclable cherry-wood material

Amazonas Sandals: “The first-ever biodegradable sandals”

Brazil has dominated the market when it comes to the production of iconic flip flops and sandals, but now there’s a sustainable model gracing boardwalks and beaches the world over, Amazonas Sandals. Amazonas Sandals, the green sandals made from 100% recycled materials, utilises a rubber, known as Bio Rubber, which is biodegradable within roughly five years if disposed of in the right conditions. Synthetic rubber products … Continue reading Amazonas Sandals: “The first-ever biodegradable sandals”