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What is Greenwashing? And How Can It Be Stopped?

Greenwashing. It’s like whitewashing but a little more specific. Let us explain… Greenwashing is the process of misleading consumers, glossing over the facts in order to present products as sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical. It’s false marketing and unfortunately it’s standing in the way of achieving real progress where brand accountability and customer knowledge is concerned. The greenwashing phenomenon is everywhere, …

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Vegan Clothing Brands: who to know and what to look for

So you’re vegan and you want to know which clothing brands are best to invest in? Vegan fashion has come a long, long way in recent years. There really is nothing that can’t be done. The next generation of vegan clothing brands is design-focused and independent with ethical values at their core. These brands are making stylish cruelty-free fashion, not …

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Fashion Revolution Week: what it means to me…

Over the last five days Fashion Revolution Week has been in full swing. Workshops, talks, events, collaborations and pledges have taken place and millions of people have gotten involved. But, what exactly is a Fashion Revolution? What is Fashion Revolution Week? On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. More than 1,100 people died and another 2,500 …

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Recycled and Upcycled Clothing Brands To Know in 2020

Upcycled clothing is the method of taking old, worn out or damaged materials and transforming them into brand new pieces. Also referred to as repurposed clothing, reused clothing and recycled clothing, upcyled garments are becoming increasingly popular in the contemporary fashion industry. The key difference between upcycled clothing and recycled clothing is that whereas upcycled clothing brands use whole pieces of …

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Get Set: Bake! Vegan Recipes for Easter

With the Easter weekend upon us and lockdown baking becoming the pastime of the moment, we looked to some of our favourite sustainable chefs and foodies for inspiration. Fed up of banana bread? Try these decadent vegan bakes for size… VEGAN CHOCOLATE COOKIE RECIPE ‘These Raspberry Chocolate Cookies are everything you want in a treat – chewy, crunchy, sweet and …

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Modern Slavery Is Real, Especially In The Fashion Industry

Many people believe slavery is a thing of the past, a crime that individuals fought against and laws eventually abolished. But slavery still exists today – in fact there are more people trapped in modern slavery than ever before in history. 40.3 million people are living in modern slavery – more than three times the figure during the transatlantic slave trade. While slavery is illegal in all …

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Cotton: The Mind Blowing Cost

Did you know? It takes 2,700 litres of water to make a regular cotton T-shirt. With UN Water Day around the corner, we thought it a good opportunity to explain why sustainable fashion choices are so very crucial in a world where water scarcity is identified as a top 10 global risk. Cotton is something we’ve come to take for …

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Women’s Day 2020: How To Actually Make a Difference

Women’s Day, also known as International Women’s Day or #IWD takes place every year on 8 March. Sounds great, right? Who wouldn’t want to celebrate the achievements of women, the progress being made in women’s education, healthcare and business around the world and the importance of sisterhood, equality and safety for women? International Women’s Day is cause for celebration, however, …

What We Learned at London Fashion Week 2020: Can Fashion and Planet Ever Co-Exist?

What We Learned at London Fashion Week 2020: Can Fashion and Planet Ever Co-Exist?

London Fashion Week 2020: Extinction Rebellion have called for an abrupt end to the fashion industry’s biggest global event. It seems extreme but some activists believe fashion can never co-exist with a healthy planet. Of course, the issue is far more complicated than simply choosing between the Earth’s health and new clothes… We’ve taken an investigative look at London Fashion …

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How Brands Can Close the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice

What is Social Justice Day? In 2008, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) unanimously adopted the Declaration on Social Justice for ‘Fair Globalization’. Observed annually, Social Justice Day marks the commitment to achieve progress and social justice in the context of globalisation. With economic concerns dominating our outlook on global affairs, the Declaration on Social Justice symbolises a crucial socio-political shift.  …