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New and emerging sustainable textiles and blends

The following post is another in my series about sustainable textiles, this time looking at some of the textiles that we see emerging and coming to new prominence. For a better understanding of sustainable textiles more broadly, see my Guide to Sustainable Textiles. here has been a large amount of research into sustainability in textiles, and new technology and methods have seen the development of a range of new fibres

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Fall in love with minimalist sustainable fashion by Paper & Fog

This post was sponsored by minimalist sustainable fashion label Paper & Fog who make gorgeous sustainable garments and homewares inspired by Japanese design traditions and the beauty of linen. These collaborations help to cover the costs of running this blog and continue bringing you great content for free. You can rest assured that I only collaborate with like-minded brands that meet the highest standards for ethics and sustainability, and that

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Sexy, Sustainable and Comfortable: My favourite ethical lingerie

When it comes to my habit tendencies, I tend to prefer routine and familiarity. So when it comes to fashion and shopping, this means that I prefer to find my favourites, and stick with them. But I can be quite picky about the aesthetic, as well as the quality, sustainability and ethics of manufacture. So it can take me a really long time to find my favourites. When I finally

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Follow the fashion trends, sustainably

For the most part I advocate to avoid fashion fads and trends. But every now and then something comes along which hooks me in. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in style, in this moment in time. But to do it sustainably, we need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions first. The following article written by Leah Wise and was originally published on her ethical and

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The Promise of Education: Building pathways to leadership for garment workers

This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on The Notepasser, and it was part of a paid collaboration between the Ethical Writers Coalition and the Asian University for Women. I am sharing it today because I believe that initiatives like the one featured in this article really matter if we are to build an economy that harnesses the potential of women worldwide.  Sathy Haldar hopes that in

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Ethical activism, ethical fashion and Nordstrom

It is going to be impossible for this blog to talk about ethical and sustainable fashion without discussing the grave ethical issues that come with the Trump presidency. But you will find that I am not alone. So much of the ethical fashion blogging community is actively engaged in the resistance movement. I stand in solidarity with my US friends and colleagues. On that note, here is a post written

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Ethical gifts for Valentines or other special occasions

I am not big on Valentines Day, but I do enjoy selecting a beautiful gift for special occasions. So if you are into Valentines, or you have another special day coming up, you might enjoy this gift guide. This one is especially for US-based readers, with all gifts made in the US. It was written by Chandra Fox and originally appeared on her US-made ethical fashion and lifestyle blog These

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Where to find sustainable fashion on a tight budget

I grew up on welfare. In Australia, being a welfare kid does not disadvantage you as much as it does in the US. We still had a safe (rental home), access to fresh unprocessed food, and a good public education. But the budget was tight. We never ate out. We only went on camping holidays in national parks (which were free or close to free). We often shopped at charity

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Modal: Sustainable textile or another case of greenwashing?

Modal is soft man-made fibre that is made from natural materials and is completely biodegradable. It is soft and strong. and is commonly used as an alternative to cotton jersey (t-shirt fabric). It is used for t-shirts, soft dresses and cardigans and just like cotton when used in this way, modal is easy to care for. It doesn’t wrinkle and it holds the quality of it’s surface well. It is also

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2017 Ethical Activist Book Club

As the world teeters towards the brink of ecosystem collapse, politics worldwide is swinging far to the right and undermining social safety nets, and the US is threatening to fall into neo-nazism, it has become abundantly clear that 2017 must be the year that we step up. No longer can we blame our governments for not doing enough. Citizens need to become active and take back our power. Every single

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