Sustainable and Ethical Fashion

The difference between Sustainable and Ethical Fashion and why we need both

Author: Elizabeth Bennett With eco credentials hot property, greenwashing is now commonplace across the fashion industry. Brands may tout that they are ‘slow’, ‘conscious’ or ‘thoughtful’ but in reality these words have been rendered almost useless. Similarly, the terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘ethical’ are bandied around so frequently it’s becoming confusing to get to the bottom […]

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Earth Day Community

How can we ‘restore our earth’ this Earth Day? Rosanna Falconer investigates

Author: Rosanna Falconer Last week’s conversation with Lizzie has given me so much to reflect on, not least the importance and power of community. Even though physical contact has been restricted over the last year, it’s actually made both Planet Patrol and FashMash think laterally and dynamically about the way we can develop our communities […]

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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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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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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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6 Fashion & Interiors Brands Empowering Women Around The World

Author: Beatrice Murray-Nag For any brand, being truly sustainable means thinking beyond the environmental impact of each item it creates. Instead, it’s about actively seeking out problems to solve, developing products that turn a business into a force for good in the world. Alongside using low-impact materials and eco-friendly packaging, going one step further means […]

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You Want To Cut Your Closet’s Carbon Footprint, Here’s How To Start

Author: Lucielle Salomon There’s a certain level of excitement that comes from shopping. But with that giddiness comes a level of responsibility that not many consumers think about. The fashion industry has been deemed one of the biggest polluting industries, requiring a significant amount of water, energy, and crops. Barely any clothes you buy today […]

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6 circular beauty brands to have on your radar

Author: Elizabeth Bennett Circular has become a big buzzword in the world of sustainability and rightly so. Brands that choose to operate with circular principles prioritise the continued use of resources and within this closed loop system waste is greatly reduced. Subsequently, it’s a win-win for the planet and its people. Circular-based businesses have been […]

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Is The Resale Economy Sustainable? Here’s What You Need To Know

Author: Elisa Lewittes Nearly overnight, the Coronavirus pandemic created a collective shift towards mindful living and conscious consumption. Our socially-distanced world has magnified how our shopping choices directly impact those around us. As we head into 2021, these factors drove the industry and its participants to dramatically accelerate its effort towards creating a more sustainable […]

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How To Look After Your Clothes To Save The Planet

Author: Beatrice Murray As a consumer, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of fashion’s enormous environmental impact. Without being an industry insider, making enough change in your shopping habits to significantly reduce the 2.1 billion (yes, billion) tonnes of greenhouse gases the sector produces every year can seem like an insurmountable challenge. […]

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Sustainable development goals

Have you ever heard of the Sustainable Development Goals? What are they and how can you contribute?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 international development goals which set out to achieve universal health of the planet and people over the next 10 years. They were created by world leaders and ultimately cover sustainable development’s three dimensions: economic growth, social inclusion, environmental protection. While the SDGs require seismic change […]

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New year Resolutions

6 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help You Help the Planet

It’s finally here: 2021. The New Year can be a good time for both reflection and looking forward with a new found clarity. We are currently in the midst of ecological, climate and societal crises, having a devastating impact on our wildlife, health and security. And yet, at the helm of the Earth’s future, is […]

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