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.
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.
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.
Levi Strauss knows one thing for sure, making a pair of jeans is an extremely water intensive process. In a new report made public last week, the denim giant unveiled the results of its latest product life-cycle assessment, an update to its original, first-of-its-kind 2007 study.
The Red Carpet Green Dress, Suzy Amis Cameron’s ethical-fashion campaign-cum-competition, has teamed up with Reformation to create a collection of eco-friendly dresses.
“Footglove Earth,” is the first line of sustainable footwear from Marks & Spencer. Part of the British department store’s so-called “Plan A” environmental strategy, the shoes comprise a variety of post-consumer waste, such as coffee grounds in the fabric lining, rice husk–blended natural rubber for the soles, plastic bottles for internal reinforcements, and recycled foam for padded comfort.
London-based “design futurist”, Natsai Audrey Chiezais is the prime mover behind “Faber Futures,” the first line of screen-printed textiles to use microbes, commonly found in soil, as as dye machinery.
Cape Town will host ‘South Africa Menswear Week’ (SAMW) over three days, Thursday, 5 to Saturday, 7 February 2015. This initiative is the first men’s focused fashion platform in Africa, showcasing three days of menswear on the runway. This event features the collections of over 25 leading and most sought after menswear designers in Africa.
Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland are among the latest outdoor-apparel brands to commit to the Responsible Down Standard, according to Ecouterre.