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

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

Ethical Designer Spotlight: Pure Pod —

In 2007 designer Kelli Donovan and photographer Sean Watson went out on a limb and launched their own ethical fashion label – Pure Pod. It’s amazing to think that next year they’ll be celebrating Pure Pod’s tenth birthday! This ethical fashion label was born in the idyllic Byron Bay hinterland, on a beautiful organic macadamia […] via Ethical Designer Spotlight: Pure Pod — Continue reading Ethical Designer Spotlight: Pure Pod —

WORON: Update your thermals with sustainable basics

Update your underwear drawer with some classic thermals from sustainable underwear brand, WORON. Scandinavian brand, WORON, sell a range of long sleeve, high neck tops and bodies that are perfect to wear underneath your winter garbs as the temperature dips. The collection at WORON, which is made from a super soft modal made from beech wood, is small but the styles are classic, timeless and … Continue reading WORON: Update your thermals with sustainable basics

Mountkarma: Grandad shirts channelling the Himalayas

Grandad shirts are a wardrobe staple and sustainable streetwear brand, Mountkarma, are injecting the spirit of the Himalayas into their collection. Made exclusively in the Himalayas, Mountkarma’s Jomsom granddad shirt is made from a unique blend of Nepalese hemp and Indian cotton. For any hemp deniers, the Jomsom granddad shirt may suffice to change your beliefs about hemp, as the combination with cotton makes this … Continue reading Mountkarma: Grandad shirts channelling the Himalayas

Nine to Five: Footwear to see you through day & night

Ladies, are you looking for shoes that are stylish’n’sexy yet can be worn to work and take you into a glam night out, without having to faff around with a change of shoes? Check out Nine to Five, the Germany-based footwear brand that has set out to make all day leather essentials. The Nine to Five collection of contemporary classic styles – including Chelsea Boot, … Continue reading Nine to Five: Footwear to see you through day & night

Study NY & Taller Nu’s Creeper collaboration

Creeper shoes are back for yet another season. Check out the Carcel Creeper from ethical contemporary womenswear brand, Study NY, which are a perfect footwear transition into spring. These lace-up leather Oxfords are made from sheepskin locally sourced in Mexico City and hand cross-stitched by female prisoners in Mexico City. The Carcel Creeper – available in Blush and Black – are a collaboration between Study … Continue reading Study NY & Taller Nu’s Creeper collaboration