With more international fashion brands hitting our shores, we should be holding onto our locally produced goods more than ever. Do you support threads made in South Africa? Here are reasons why you should.
You focus on feeding your children the most nutritious foods, but what about what they wear? Making sustainable clothing choices for them has benefits for the environment and their future.
On 24 April 2015, Fashion Revolution Day, people in 66 countries around the world will challenge global fashion brands to demonstrate commitment to transparency across the length of the value chain, from farmers to factory workers, brands to buyers and consumers.
Local retail giant, Woolworths, has just appointed Grammy-winning artist Pharrell Williams, who will spearhead sustainability-focused projects in his role of style director.
Leather could receive its marching orders soon because a new skin is making fashion waves (if you’ll pardon the pun): introducing the fish skin handbag.
French Oscar-winning actress, Marion Cotillard, is said to be working with Chopard to create its first-ever “green” collection derived from ethically sourced colored gemstones.
H&M and Kering are ready to close the loop on textiles with a new textile recycling project. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer linked arms with the French luxury conglomerate last week to announce their involvement in a revolutionary new initiative to recapture fibers from end-of-use clothing and textiles
Adidas seem to have cleaned up their act when it comes to chemicals in clothing, while Nike has been dubbed a “greenwasher” according to Greenpeace’s Detox Catwalk campaign.
EDUN has teamed up with J.Crew’s children’s division to create a line of clothes for mini philanthropists. Part of the high-street retailer’s “Garments for Good” initiative, the EDUN for J.Crew collection features exclusive, made-in-Kenya designs, including a T-shirt that benefits St. Ann’s Orphanage in Gilgil, a town in Nakuru County.
H&M’s launching it’s new “Conscious Exclusive” Collection in less than a month. Fronted by actress-activist Olivia Wilde, the retailer’s 2015 “Conscious Exclusive” collection features planet-friendlier fabrics, such as hemp, organic cotton, organic linen, organic silk, Tencel, organic leather, and recycled wool, in black-tie-ready silhouettes.