Joel Isaak: Alaskan artist creating fashion from fish skin leather

Fish skin leather is the fabric of choice for fashion designer and artist Joel Isaak, who has created masks, high heels, dresses and a motorcycle jacket using the natural material. The Alaska-born designer, from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, grew up intimately connected to the land and the sea – hunting, fishing, and spending the bulk of his time outdoors. Just as his ancestors did, Joel … Continue reading Joel Isaak: Alaskan artist creating fashion from fish skin leather

inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Are you deliberating whether to get a tattoo or not? Take the plunge with a temporary tattoo from Inkbox instead. inkbox has created a 100% organic ink, derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama, which lasts up to 2 weeks. Unlike temporary tattoos that are just stickers on your skin, inkbox tattoos function more like permanent tattoos – … Continue reading inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

If you love wildflowers, you may want to show your support for the natural beauties all year round with these colourful hand-painted wildflower necklaces by Layla Amber, which are etched on to wood. The Suffolk-based Layla Amber creates all her pieces by laser etching her illustrations into sustainable birch plywood which is then delicately hand painted. These unique plywood necklaces – which feature wildflowers as well … Continue reading Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans

Eco-friendly footwear brand soleRebels turns scraps of rubber from old tyres and other recycled material into stylish footwear hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. soleRebels’ collection of brightly coloured shoes, sandals and boots from recycled tyres, leather from free-range animals and cloth hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. By using local craftsmen, soleRebels is creating jobs and improving livelihoods in Zenabwork, a village in the suburbs of Addis Ababa. … Continue reading SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans

Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Denim brand Atelier & Repairs is helping to reduce the negative impact fashion has on the environment by “reimagining and transforming” denim garments and textiles that already exists. The denim brand, which has become well known for its transformation of vintage Levi’s 501 jeans, uses reclaimed denim and deadstock fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces – adding quirky patchwork to designs, cutting up jeans to create … Continue reading Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

What better eco-friendly footwear to adorn this warm Spring, then a pair of espadrilles. Typically made from a jute and rubber outsole, with a canvas, leather or suede upper, espadrilles come in various styles – everything from platforms, flats, wedges and open toe. Ones to watch this year are most definitely Solillas Espadrille Boots, in a chukka/desert boot style, which look great with everything from … Continue reading Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

ArmedAngels is a Germany-based fashion label that is injecting everyday chic into sustainable fashion, creating timeless pieces that work in-sync with conscious consumers wanting to create a capsule wardrobe. The sustainable fashion brand, which specialises in womenswear and menswear that is both “eco and fair”, creates functional and timeless fashion in sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, organic linen, organic wool, recycled polyester, Lenzing Modal® … Continue reading ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

Kate Hudson’s new fashion label HappyxNature champions sustainable materials

Actress Kate Hudson is channelling her boho chic vibes into her latest venture – HappyxNature, a sustainable fashion collection. HappyxNature champions sustainable materials throughout its collection – from jeans made from crushed recycled plastic bottles, and dresses and tops made in cotton voiles, laundered cottons and cotton flax that are mixed with organic and recycled fabrics. The HappyxNature collection features wrap-front jumpsuits, linen tees, palazzo … Continue reading Kate Hudson’s new fashion label HappyxNature champions sustainable materials

BENDY: The part-sneaker, part-flat shoe with a low carbon footprint

Ashbury Skies, an online retailer for independent footwear designers, have launched their BENDY collection – a shoe that’s part-sneaker, part-flat that also happens to have a low carbon footprint. The BENDY women’s shoe, which is akin to an espadrille, is made of five simple components: a leather upper, a flexible bottom, thread, a footbed, and an insole support. The BENDY manufacturers say that it generates … Continue reading BENDY: The part-sneaker, part-flat shoe with a low carbon footprint

Green Nettle Textile: Stinging nettles grown in Kenya for sustainable fashion fibre and to boost livelihoods

Kenya’s Green Nettle Textile is making use of stinging nettles to produce a sustainable textile for clothing, while providing opportunities for smallholder farmers to boost their livelihoods. Stinging nettles are resilient and low-maintenance plants, which are considered weeds, grow easily in Kenya. Using stinging nettles as a raw material, Green Nettle Textile are turning the stalks of the plants into a linen-like fabric which is sting-free. … Continue reading Green Nettle Textile: Stinging nettles grown in Kenya for sustainable fashion fibre and to boost livelihoods