Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

Thread International is aiming to do for the clothing and textile industry what organic or fair trade has done for groceries by “improving the visibility of supply chains and taking on cleaner, less-intensive manufacturing processes”. The Pittsburgh-based business recycles plastic bottles into “the most responsible fabric on the planet”. Thread’s Ground to Good™ fabric is harvested from plastic bottles littering the streets and landfills of … Continue reading Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

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

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