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”

Re-Roupa: Upcycled fashion label redefining fashion in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian fashion label Re-Roupa is revolutionising the face of fashion and the lives of those who make the clothes by creating new collections entirely from upcycled materials, which are sewn by seamstresses from low-income communities. The Rio de Janeiro-based clothing label is the brainchild of designer and creative director, Gabriela Mazepa. The designer collects fabrics from local factories that are otherwise thrown away – fabric roll ends, flaps, and clothes … Continue reading Re-Roupa: Upcycled fashion label redefining fashion in Rio de Janeiro

Offset Warehouse: A conscious clothes maker’s dream for eco-friendly fabrics

Making your own clothes has got that much more eco-friendly and easier thanks to Offset Warehouse, an online store specialising in sustainable and ethical textiles for fashion and interiors. Offset Warehouse stock a range of “eco fabrics” – everything from denim, canvas, muslin, silk, bamboo, ethnic prints through to jersey. In addition to Offset Warehouse’s line of eco fabrics, they also stock ethical haberdashery including … Continue reading Offset Warehouse: A conscious clothes maker’s dream for eco-friendly fabrics

BeeKeeper: Providing education for Cambodian children one upcycled backpack at a time

BeeKeeper creates vibrant and colourful backpacks by using fabric remnants and upcycled shirts that help reduce waste, but there is much more to this Melbourne-based hive. With every backpack purchased from the BeeKeeper brand, the company will send one child in rural Cambodia to English class for one whole year. BeeKeeper sources high quality discarded shirts and textiles and turns the material into durable, functional … Continue reading BeeKeeper: Providing education for Cambodian children one upcycled backpack at a time

ECOALF: Clothing made from recycled materials

Fashion brand ECOALF are creating clothing made from recycled materials only. Realising the potential and innovation in recycled clothing, Spanish label ECOALF have created more than 110 recycled fabrics from plastic bottles, fishing nets, used tyres, post-consumer coffee, wool and cotton to produce a range of women’s and men’s clothing. ECOALF’s collection of women’s and men’s clothing focuses on classic styles and cuts made entirely … Continue reading ECOALF: Clothing made from recycled materials

Walk Sew Good: A walking tour of Southeast Asia meeting sustainable fashion’s changemakers

Walk Sew Good founders Gab Murphy and Megan O’Malley are walking their way through Southeast Asia to raise awareness about sustainable fashion. The walking duo, who hail from Melbourne in Australia, kicked off their year-long, 3,500-mile walk across Southeast Asia towards the end of last year. Their aim is to meet people creating fashion in positive and impactful ways, film them and share their stories with … Continue reading Walk Sew Good: A walking tour of Southeast Asia meeting sustainable fashion’s changemakers

Orange Fiber: Turning citrus waste into a sustainable fabric

Sicily and southern Italy is synonymous with citrus fruits and now it’s about to become synonymous with two natives who have devised a revolutionary and sustainable fabric made from citrus waste, known as Orange Fiber. Orange Fiber is the brainchild of two Sicilian ladies Adriana Santanocito and Enrica Arena who developed the idea while sharing a flat together in Milan during their studies. Orange Fiber … Continue reading Orange Fiber: Turning citrus waste into a sustainable fabric