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Black Friday in the age of conscious consumerism

Black Friday in the age of conscious consumerism

As we approach the end of yet another manic Black Friday weekend, is it time we reevaluated this longstanding tradition of unnecessary spending and started striving to shop more consciously? Walking through London last November, weaving through the hordes of Christmas shoppers and Black Friday bargain hunters, I came across...

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Recycled polyester may not be as sustainable as it seems

Recycled polyester may not be as sustainable as it seems

Although the fabric is considerably better for the planet than its virgin counterpart, it still generates fibrous micro-plastics which persist in the environment and never degrade. Green or greenwashing? This is the question environmentalists have begun asking with regards to recycled polyester (rPET), the man-made fabric with an obviously smaller...

The UK is considering an outright ban on fur sales post-Brexit

The UK is considering an outright ban on fur sales post-Brexit

The move to completely ban the controversial material comes 20 years after the UK became the first country in the EU to prohibit fur farming. The time has finally come. Over the past few years, almost every top designer from Chanel to Prada has shed animal fur from their collections. Sugaring the pill, the state of California has outright banned it, Queen Elizabeth II has renounced it, and in February,...

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Coronavirus exposes the Western imbalance of clothing production

Coronavirus exposes the Western imbalance of clothing production

Suppliers and workers in some of the poorest countries have lost months of revenue, as western clothing brands refuse to buy $16 billion USD worth of goods due to the pandemic. US and European fashion companies have rejected over $16 billion USD worth of exported clothing and goods since the pandemic hit earlier this year, according to newly published import data from the Center for Global Workers’ Rights and...

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Exclusive – Welcome to the world’s first-ever digital green carpet

Exclusive – Welcome to the world’s first-ever digital green carpet

This year, Eco-Age is moving its revolutionary Green Carpet Fashion Awards online, celebrating fashion's commitment to sustainability with an innovative, solution-based virtual event. In the past decade, sustainability consultancy firm Eco-Age has connected with fashion's biggest environmental innovators. Some of its recent collaborations include Candiani, an Italian production company that supplies sustainable denim for big fashion labels, and Diesel, which earlier this year launched a new upcycling collection that re-purposes old...

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Vollebak has successfully designed 100% biodegradable clothing

Vollebak has successfully designed 100% biodegradable clothing

The innovative men's apparel brand has finally cracked the code, using wood pulp and pomegranate peel to create a compostable material that breaks down within just three months. Fast fashion has long-dominated the style landscape, providing an affordable and straightforward way for consumers to keep up with continually shifting trends. However, unlike the rapid nature of fashion fads - which come-and-go as quickly as TikTok challenges - the clothes and...

By London, UK