APPRVL: Handmade brand getting hands and products indigo with Japanese shibori dyeing

Indigo is typically the first port of call for those looking at using natural dyes for textiles, given that it’s the most well-known. This is also true of textile expert, Megan Mussari’s own foray into the world of natural dyes. After working in the fashion industry and having experienced first hand the effects of synthetic dyes in mass production, Megan Mussari started her own design studio, … Continue reading APPRVL: Handmade brand getting hands and products indigo with Japanese shibori dyeing

Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

Been London is turning waste materials – including leather offcuts, recycled leather, recycled polyester and used plastic bottles – into stylish handbags and accessories. From tote bags to clutch bags, Been London utilise materials that would otherwise end up in landfill to create everyday items. The brand, which manufactures its products at its east London studio, works with London-based makers and operates within circular practices. … Continue reading Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

How to strip your wardrobe to make way for a capsule wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

Creating a capsule wardrobe is minimalist, takes the faff out of deciding what to wear and is sustainable. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few, key essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion. These items coordinate well and can be worn in a number of different ways to cater for multiple […] via How to strip your wardrobe to make way … Continue reading How to strip your wardrobe to make way for a capsule wardrobe — ravenhawks’ magazine

Shovava creating nature and wildlife-inspired fashion with elegant and majestic Wings Scarves

If you have a strong resonance for birds and the air elemental, Shovava’s handpainted and digitally printed scarves will certainly give you wings. The Australia-based label is the creation of designer Roza Kamitova. Inspired by the incredible beauty of nature, the artist’s observations are meticulous and detailed as reflected in her bright, intricate and graceful depictions of various birds and their feathers in Shovava’s Wings … Continue reading Shovava creating nature and wildlife-inspired fashion with elegant and majestic Wings Scarves

Duedilatte: Italian label turning sour milk into fashion threads for babies and adults

Italy’s spoiled milk is being put to use by an Italian fashion designer who is spinning it into a yarn and creating T-shirts and baby clothing. Italy wastes an estimated 30 million tonnes of dairy each year, according to the Italian agricultural association Coldiretti. But now Tuscany-based fashion designer Antonella Bellina is helping to reduce that problem, having developed a method of converting milk protein into … Continue reading Duedilatte: Italian label turning sour milk into fashion threads for babies and adults

Fashion must take a stand against climate change, as protests and collections at Fashion Weeks show

Fashion Weeks in two of the world’s most prominent “fashion capitals” – New York and London – have been upstaged by something more powerful and more “influential” than it – the truth and in this case, the truth about climate change. More than 100 climate change activists from Extinction Rebellion joined a march on Sunday in a bid to disrupt London Fashion Week – calling … Continue reading Fashion must take a stand against climate change, as protests and collections at Fashion Weeks show

Unfortunately, Ready to Wear: Luka Sabbat’s fashion collection designed to adapt to climate change threats

The fashion industry got a wake up call this week when “creative entrepreneur” extraordinaire Luka Sabbat launched the Unfortunately, Ready to Wear collection – a set of innovative and futuristic fashion essentials designed to adapt to the current climate change threats. The capsule collection, which will be presented during New York Fashion Week at the Milk Gallery Exhibition from now until 14 February, was created in … Continue reading Unfortunately, Ready to Wear: Luka Sabbat’s fashion collection designed to adapt to climate change threats

Ressies Redesign: Surfing brand creating ponchos from upcyled towels and other materials

Netherlands-based brand Ressies Redesign is hitting the beach with its signature style ponchos upcycled from leftover towels and other discarded materials. The surfwear brand, set up by surfers Carlijn Bartels and her boyfriend Tom, takes discarded towels and materials sourced from beach clubs, surf schools and recycle centres and turns them into ponchos. Ponchos are ideal cover ups for surfers when getting changed after surfing. … Continue reading Ressies Redesign: Surfing brand creating ponchos from upcyled towels and other materials

BACK Label: Made in Italy “wellness wear” championing eco-friendly milk protein fabric

Italian fashion label BACK Label is taking clothing back to its origins – 100% naturally sourced textiles sewn by tailors in Italy – while experimenting with next generation fabrics including milk protein textile. The brand creates luxury “wellness wear” – think functional basics such as kaftans, scoop back dresses, ribbed pullovers for women, and shorts, drawstring pants and hoodies for men – under the categories of lounge … Continue reading BACK Label: Made in Italy “wellness wear” championing eco-friendly milk protein fabric

Thies: German footwear brand create sustainable sneakers collection from “olive leather”

German footwear brand, thies, has created a new sustainable sneaker collection that makes made from olive leather – a leather tanned from olive leaves left over from the harvest. The footwear range for women, men, and children use a patented “wet-green” method for producing the unique leather. The olive leaves used for wet-green are a by-product from olive growers and in many locations are actually burned. OBE, the … Continue reading Thies: German footwear brand create sustainable sneakers collection from “olive leather”