More than half of us need glasses to correct our vision, but like sunglasses they’ve long been a challenge to the eco-conscious. Frames are usually made from polluting, non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastics or from metal. While both are recyclable, your local scheme is unlikely to accept old specs, which are more likely to end up in … Continue reading Stylish glasses for an ethical new outlook
Responsible fashionistas are already cutting back on dry cleaning and washing their everyday clothes at 30°C. We thought it worth taking a closer look at the ethics of that washday. Choosing the best available detergent, and reconsidering how you use it, can make a huge difference. A 2009 Defra study recommends using concentrated bottled liquid … Continue reading How dirty is your laundry?
Charity shops are an ideal source for great pre-loved clothes, and can be a boon if you're uneasy about the ethics of the current fashion industry. It doesn't have to be new to look great, but it does help to know what you're doing, so here are a few tips to get you started. Know … Continue reading How to buy fashion in charity shops
You may love classic leather biker or flying jackets, rock chick leather trousers or luxury handbags. But if veganism is part of your way of loving the planet, you probably don't choose animal hides. Yet it turns out the vegan alternatives some of us have relied on for decades are eco-disasters. Most faux leathers are … Continue reading Can we do better than vegan leather?