A small step for China, a huge leap for cruelty-free

A small step for China, a huge leap for cruelty-free

As of this month, imported ‘ordinary cosmetics’ will no longer be required to test on animals in order to be sold in the Chinese market, which is the second-largest in the world. In a landmark move, the Chinese government has just revised its cosmetics regulations, waiving mandatory animal testing for...

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Asda joins the pre-loved fashion fray

Asda joins the pre-loved fashion fray

The retailer is set to begin selling vintage garments in 50 stores across the UK as pre-loved fashion moves from niche to mainstream. As an industry reliant on constantly updating lines, styles, and trends offered up every single season, fashion has always been incredibly fast paced, working at breakneck speed...

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The Body Shop launches new global refill stations

The Body Shop launches new global refill stations

Already a pioneer of environmental activism within the personal care industry, The Body Shop is now rolling out in-store refill services to 400 locations worldwide. According to awareness campaign Zero Waste Week, over 120 billion units of packaging is produced by the cosmetics industry every year, most of which sadly...

Fast homeware: the next big unsustainable shopping trend

Fast homeware: the next big unsustainable shopping trend

Though we’re well-aware of the dangers of fast fashion, our newfound obsession with interiors is looking to be just as damaging for the environment. It isn’t anything new to say that the world of interiors is booming. Particularly amid a pandemic that’s given us a heightened sense of ‘nesting,’ with over 37% of participants in a Bernardo’s survey agreeing that the look and feel of their home became a...

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Will beauty take an improved stand against anti-Asian violence?

Will beauty take an improved stand against anti-Asian violence?

In light of the horrific mass shooting in America last week, brand founders are calling on their industry to better support the AAPI community. According to Global Citizen, at least 3,800 hate crimes against Asian Americans have been reported during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amid this violence, which activists attribute to rising anti-Asian rhetoric from ‘political figures and media pundits,’ on Wednesday, March 17, a white gunman was charged with the murder...

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Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Despite many headlines hailing the death of fast fashion, data shows that the dark side of the style industry is not only surviving, but in some cases thriving. Sofia takes an indepth look at Gen Z's ongoing fight with fast fashion - the causes behind its continuation, the role of social media, and ultimately what can be done to make sure the industry stays ethical from production to price.  

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Hermès is trialling fungi-derived leather alternatives

Hermès is trialling fungi-derived leather alternatives

‘Innovation in the making,’ the leather-goods powerhouse is breaking away from tradition and experimenting with a lab-grown substitute to the unsustainable material. Big news in the luxury arena: high fashion that’s suitable for vegans. Yep, you heard that right, the designer side of the industry is starting to make some considerable moves towards adopting more sustainable practices with Hermès leading the charge. Trust me, I’m as surprised as you are. This...

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