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Should we really be buying vegan leather?

Should we really be buying vegan leather?

Vegan fashion is on the rise, with the UK’s accessories sector seeing a 56 percent increase in ‘vegan’ items stocked year-on-year. But are these products really a sustainable alternative? Ever found yourself purchasing a ‘green’ clothing item from your local retailer? Veganism across the board has seen a huge surge in...

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Is bio-engineered fashion a future solution for ocean microplastics?

Is bio-engineered fashion a future solution for ocean microplastics?

Scientists and fashion designers are working together to create clothing using food and drink, meaning plant-based alternatives to environmentally damaging fabrics could be coming very soon. Clothing made from synthetic materials currently dominate the fashion consumer market, with over 60% of clothing produced being made from plastics rather than organic materials like cotton and wool. You’re probably familiar with the textiles polyester, nylon, acrylic, and polyamide - which are...

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Glossier renews Black-owned business grant program for second year

Glossier renews Black-owned business grant program for second year

There is no shortage of Black owned brands within the beauty industry. However, funding for these businesses is severely lacking. Glossier is supporting Black entrepreneurs at the pre-launch, start-up, and growth stages of their beauty business venture. Last summer, the rapid resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement prompted companies to re-assess the value system and level of racial diversity within their practices. Most of us watched from our Instagram timelines...

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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 all imported and locally manufactured ‘ordinary cosmetics.’ This essentially means that any products without an active claim such as ‘anti-ageing’ (from...

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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 to meet consumer demands. Its requirement that the supply chain functions at an unhesitating rate has not been kind on the...

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