Everyone’s Talking About ‘Sustainable Fashion’. But What Does It Actually Mean?

‘Sustainable’ has recently become something of a buzzword in fashion. Brands, designers, journalists, and influencers are using it in everything from marketing campaigns to brightly coloured social media posts – so much so that it can feel like it is losing its meaning. Together with words like ‘eco-friendly,’ ‘conscious’ and ‘green,’ the language used to […]

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Certifications and Standards Sustainable Fashion

8 Certifications and Standards to Know When Shopping Sustainable Fashion

Certifications come in handy when we want to find more about how clothes are produced. They usually involve a third-party organisation vouching for the fact that a certain aspect of a garment, such as chemical use or labour standards, is in line with their own criteria rather than those of the brand that made it. […]

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Aquafil joins in Fashion Revolution Week’s action to help amplify unheard voices

This week is Fashion Revolution, a time where the fashion industry comes together to question itself and improve its practices. The week-long event centers around the anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse on 24th April 2013, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more. 2021 marks 8 years since the tragedy, and this […]

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Earth Day Focus, how are we going to “restore our earth”?

In the week of Earth Day, Rosanna Falconer and Lizzie Carr will explore how we can ‘restore our Earth’ on the @econylbrand Instagram, join the conversation on Monday 19th April at 6PM BST, 7PM CET and 1PM EDT. The mission of the Earth Day Movement is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental cause worldwide. Beginning in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the […]

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Can wardrobe apps help us fall back in love with our wardrobe?

4 Apps to help you make the most of your closet Author: Jil Carrara Cher’s wardrobe in the 1995 film ‘Clueless’ was every teenage girl’s dream. With a quick scroll she was able to put together an outfit from a computer in front of her rotating wardrobe in a matter of seconds. Now, 25 years […]

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3 recommended brands for cloth diapers

It’s no secret that babies need plenty of nappies, which can create a lot of waste 🍼 But some brands are coming to the rescue with sustainable alternatives to essential products. Our top tip? Reusable nappies! Here are three brands to have on your radar (and ECONYL® is the magic ingredient used by each!) 1️⃣ […]

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Water: too much or too little, both are a problem and here’s what you can do to help

Author: Rose Ellis On the surface the world’s water situation may seem calm and peaceful but dive a little deeper and it quickly gets choppy. The UN defines water scarcity in terms of availability due to physical storage, as well as access scarcity, which may be due to infrastructure or institutional failure, for example. Water […]

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Food waste upcycling: an environmental win-win

Author: Olivia Young A new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme revealed that 17% of food from households and businesses globally in 2019 was used to feed landfills and incinerators rather than human mouths. That’s enough to fill 20 million household bin bags and lay them end-to-end from New York City to Los Angeles […]

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SUGGESTED SWAP – Preserving water, a precious Planet resource

Could you switch to the 5 minute shower challenge? 🚿 Showers are one of the biggest uses of household water, using high levels of this precious natural resource (roughly 12 litres per minute) and contributing to C02 emissions through energy-usage as well. In fact, even your choice of showerhead can have an impact on the […]

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What is an eco-educator and what role do they have on social media?

Author: Brittany Johnston An eco-educator is a person who has a presence and platform on social media which is used to inform and engage their audience on climate issues, environmentalism, solutions to creating a better future for our planet and reversing the effects of fast fashion and climate change on the planet, without centring their […]

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SUGGESTED SWAP – Cycling is the most planet-friendly way to travel

Wouldn’t it be better if more people cycled? “YES!” is the answer for both our planet and our own health and wellbeing too! Cycling has a carbon footprint of roughly 21g of CO2 per kilometer which is even less than walking – and, it releases less than a tenth of emissions compared to driving, making […]

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What is Zero Waste and how can we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle?

Author: Morgane Nyefler More than any other industry, fashion has a waste problem. From fast-fashion brands to luxury labels, most companies are accumulating leftover fabric, textile scraps, and unsold stock in their warehouses, which become a burden difficult to dispose of. The market for cheap and low-quality items continues to grow as consumers in the […]

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