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Where to buy sustainable vegan shoes and sandals

There are significant environmental benefits to choosing a vegan wardrobe (and choosing to stick with vegan shoes and sandals over leather ones), but vegan fashion is an sector that is full of greenwashing. I have seen countless examples of vegan fashion labels claiming their products as ‘sustainable’ ‘green’or ‘eco-friendly’ when they use PVC, a plastic that is so toxic that Greenpeace campaign against it’s use. So if you want to

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Think of your clothing as a product of agriculture

This article originally appeared on Leah Wise’s wonderful blog Stylewise, where you can find many more great article’s on ethical and sustainable fashion and lifestyle.  This piece was written by Mary Kingsley of forthcoming sustainable brand, Lady Farmer. Images provided by Lady Farmer. I met Mary and her daughter, Emma, at an event they hosted here in Charlottesville and they’re the real deal – they even run a farm in

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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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The benefits and environmental impacts of soysilk

Soysilk is an emerging new fibre that is increasing in popularity in sustainable fashion circles. Also know as vegetable cashmere, soysilk is a relatively new fibre that has been created from soybean waste left over from the production of soy food industry. While not entirely new- soysilk was manufactured as far back as 1940– it has been growing in prominence and availability only in recent years. The manufacturing process takes waste

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Restock your cooler weather wardrobe

We are in the height of summer in Australia, and it has been hot. But by coincidence, today feels more like autumn again. This weather is just so unpredictable. So whether you are in the southern hemisphere, or in the north, this post may be useful for you. If your cooler weather wardrobe is wearing out and needs updating or restocking, here are some lovely picks that might help you

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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Lyocell & Modal

With the holidays approaching, why not encourage some useful sustainable gift giving? These sustainable fashion garments are made with lyocell (Tencel) or modal and offer comfortable sustainable style that you can get a great deal of wear out of. Buy something for your mother, sister or girlfriends, ecnourage your lovely ones to buy you something (by sending them this post) or treat yourself to something new (that you need of

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The environmental benefits and ethical considerations of silk

Until the advent of synthetic fibers in the early 20th century, silk was almost essential for a huge range of fashion items- from stockings and underwear, to ribbons and lace. It also represented the height of luxury. For more than a millennia, this luxurious and delicate fiber inspired the Silk Road trade routes from China through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe. Silk was partially responsible for starting

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Sustainable textile favourites: Wool & Alpaca

For warmth in the colder months, nothing beats the warmth of wool, and it is also a good sustainable textile to include in your wardrobe. Not all wool is made equal though, on the sustainability stakes nor on the ethics. Generally, if the wool comes from small artisanal farms, traditional farming methods, or certified organic farms, these are the best ways to ensure that your wool stacks up the best

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Re-imagining the fashion industry with a minimalist approach

I believe in the power of business for good, and believe that businesses need to be part of the solution to the sustainability crisis that faces our planet. But fashion (and indeed, capitalism) as we know it needs to be re-imagined. So you can probably understand why I am impressed with this designers take on her fashion business. This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on her

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How to Start an Eco-fashion Label – the experience of Mighty Good Undies

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start an eco-fashion label? I certainly have. So I decided to ask one eco-fashion entrepreneur- Hannah Parris- to spill the beans. Hannah is the founder of eco-fashion label Audrey Blue and the co-founder of sustainable fair-trade underwear label Mighty Good Undies.  If you are needing some new underwear, I highly recommend supporting their crowd funding campaign. But you’d better get in quick- the campaign is closing

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