If there was a cashmere sweater among your Christmas gifts, you may now be enjoying its tactile warmth, or perhaps wondering at what cost this luxurious garment was produced. Strong, light, and incredibly soft, quality cashmere is a downy underfleece grown by a specific breed of goat for extra insulation in winter. Known in China … Continue reading Is there a cashmere sweater among your Christmas gifts ?
It's that time of year again, when the pressure to prove our affection for our loved ones through a purchase can lead to all sorts of dubious shopping choices. If you're planning to celebrate with the usual shower of gifts, it is possible to turn the traditional orgy of consumption and waste into a festival … Continue reading Sustainable Santa – ethical gift ideas for her and him
Two successful North American eco clothing designers, Kathryn Hilderbrand and Aiste Zitnikaite, recently chose to combine their distinct aesthetics and spark each other's creativity by collaborating on a small capsule collection to highlight a shared agenda. Hilderbrand, as GreenLinebyK of Massachusetts, started selling her womenswear and kidswear in 2010, handmade from all natural, organic and … Continue reading Encapsulating sustainable fashion: Singlestream
You don't have to dress like an eco-warrior to support sustainable fashion. While some of us choose rustic or boho styles that advertise our green outlook, there are many fashionistas who simply want to remain au courant without contributing to environmental disaster. If you're a city slicker, you may not have considered cork shoes, but … Continue reading Walk tall for the planet
Being green and sustainable without trying is truly the new cool, especially in fashion. Among the new blood in evidence at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, the catwalk debut of Fashion East's Ed Marler at the ready-to-wear Topshop Showspace turned plenty of heads, with opulent, cultish, designs Dazed described as "club kids turned vampires, clad … Continue reading Re-use, recycle, re-imagine – the insouciantly green Ed Marler