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

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

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

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