Following the success of Topshop’s collaborations with “Reclaim to Wear,” the waste-reducing initiative founded by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci of From Somewhere, the high-street retailer is launching its first stand-alone collection of womenswear derived from existing stock, including surplus materials and production offcuts from previous seasons.
Naja’s “underwear with a purpose” just got a whole lot more purposeful. The social enterprise, which trains and employs single mothers in Colombia through its “Underwear for Hope” initiative, has launched a collection of colorful bras and knickers made with recycled plastic bottles.
Re/Done is a sustainable fashion brand that upcycles aged denim into stylish and creative new looks. The Re/Done team take apart denim jeans at the seams and give them a new lease of life.
Pleats Please Issey Miyake and Vancouver’s Native Shoes are stepping out with a peppy new line of sneakers for summer.
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.
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.
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.
The 24th April 2015 marks the second annual international campaign for Fashion Revolution Day. The Fashion Revolution team is a global board of industry leaders, press, campaigners and academics from within the sector and beyond, they aim to be the catalyst which brings together the fashion community at large and the entire value chain, to ask questions, to raise standards, to make a difference.