RE:, the iconic and edgy denim brand known for its sustainability credentials has launched its first trendy and innovatively designed standalone store in Menlyn, Pretoria and introduced a first for the South African retail environment with their use of specialised, sustainable mannequins.
Not being sustainable is so out of fashion, but sometimes sticking to a sustainable wardrobe can be a bit like avoiding fatty foods: there are times when the bad stuff sneaks up on you. Here are common obstacles that get in the way of your sustainable style and how to deal.
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.