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

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

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

Material World: Selfridges Bright New Sustainables

London department store, Selfridges has always been experimental and innovative, and as a “fashion influencer” it has always been one step ahead in representing and supporting sustainable fashion. Earlier this week, Selfridges launched ‘Material World’, showcasing eight sustainable fashion brands each of whom represent a different material – leather, denim and wool, among others – and a sustainable and ethical approach to the manufacturing process … Continue reading Material World: Selfridges Bright New Sustainables

Staple wardrobe items facilitate transition toward ethical fashion choices

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With the new year around the corner, there is no time like the present to begin making the transition toward more ethical and sustainable fashion choices. You may think this is easier said than done. Many sustainable fashion brands sport expensive price tags, and the impending hole in your wallet just doesn’t seem worth it. We have become so wrapped up… Continue reading Staple wardrobe items facilitate transition toward ethical fashion choices

Winter Essential: Pashko’s Padded Shell Hoody Jacket

Be as snug as a bug in any winter terrain in Pashko’s Padded Shell Hoody Jacket. Crafted from a pillow soft padded shell, the Pashko Padded Shell Hoody Jacket is a slim and flattering fit, that does not add bulk in spite of its key material. Like with all Pashko products, the padded hoody jacket is made from 100% reclaimed fabrics, in this case 100% polyester. … Continue reading Winter Essential: Pashko’s Padded Shell Hoody Jacket

The Next Black: The Future of Fashion

The Next Black is a documentary film about the future of clothing, looking at some labels championing sustainability such as Patagonia, and a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories. Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor … Continue reading The Next Black: The Future of Fashion

Ethical Black Friday

Two US based shops, MadeFAIR and Beed & Reel, have opted out of the Black Friday madness and chosen to redirect their retail websites to ethicalblackfriday.com instead where they are selling one item only. The item, The Linda Scarf, is a striped scarf handwoven in Takeo Province, Cambodia by a team of social-enterprising artisans. The Cambodian Weavers Village are a self-sustaining social enterprise, completely independent of … Continue reading Ethical Black Friday

Beth Ditto launches ethical, plus-size collection

Curvaceous chicas wanting to wear pieces with an edge and be ethical at the same time have musician and style icon, Beth Ditto, to thank for with the launch of her new SS16 collection. The Gossip frontwoman has launched her debut plus-sized fashion collection for SS16. The colourful “bold and brash” range –  available at Selfridges in the UK and online in the US – includes form-fitting … Continue reading Beth Ditto launches ethical, plus-size collection