This is the start of a new series I’m excited to launch! Together we will learn more about the “why” driving slow fashion brands and discover some of the independent designers and makers creating beautiful clothing with a conscience. First we have Jess Sternberg … more
As everyone says, they grow up so quickly! I can’t believe we already have a toddler, but that also means we’ve had the opportunity to test out many eco friendly and organic children’s clothing brands. Here are our top, tried and tested picks for … more
As temperatures drop we want to stay comfy and cozy, many reaching for warm woolen sweaters and cardigans. Wool offers many great insulating and breathable properties and is wonderful in winter. However it comes from animals so for anyone concerned about animal welfare, questions … more
It’s sweater weather! Get cozy with these sustainable sweaters and knitwear. Wondering what the difference is between alpaca and cashmere, or if wool is even an ethical choice? Check out this companion post all about wool – it’s fibre properties, the ethical considerations and … more
Looking for an easy, one-stop shop to pick up sustainable and ethically-made clothing for everyone in your family? Here’s a roundup of brands that make conscious clothes for women, men, and children so your whole family can have a lighter impact on the planet. … more
What do you do with worn out or unused clothes? Many of us already know about donating garments that are still in good condition, but what about clothes and accessories that are damaged, unwearable, and unsalable? They’re not just destined for the trash! Here … more
Looking for sustainable menswear? You’re in the right place! I used to be someone who didn’t think much about the impact of my clothing choices, however the more I learned about sustainability and ethics in the apparel industry, the more I realized how important … more
Inspired by the One Year, One Outfit challenge, I am challenging myself to create a locally sourced and made outfit over the next year, and I invite you to join too! The challenge is to create a 3 pieces from local materials and skills. … more
“Circularity” has become a big buzzword with sustainability and while it can represent a new, important shift in the industry, it’s also used in misleading and deceptive ways. We need brands to go deeper and make real, holistic changes that aren’t just for marketing and press coverage. If a brand truly cares about reducing their impact and waste and helping build a better industry they need to be looking at the entire supply chain and life of the garments.
Manufacturing clothing here in the Philippines in the midst of a global pandemic has compounded every challenge we already faced as a less than two year old garment manufacturing business. Fighting industry standards to give more power and better profit to Filipina workers is a monumental task even in the best of circumstances- a global pandemic just added to our list of obstacles!
Sustainable Vegan Leather Guide The ongoing debate of which vegan leather alternatives are the most sustainable is, well, ongoing. We all understand at this point that traditional leather, usually made from cowhide, isn’t necessarily a debate around sustainability but about ethics (although leather is … more