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  • Ask Kate: How Can I Buy Ethical Clothing on a Budget?

    By Kate | News

    Dear Kate -  I am a 2nd year student at Messiah College. Lately, I've been concerned about my clothing choices and really want to make more sustainable and ethical choices. However, my budget is pretty limited due to being a student! Do you have any...


  • 7 Start-ups Shaking up the Fashion Industry

    By Staff | News

    Open any business magazine and it seems like the technology and health industries are moving at the speed of light.  In 2016, so is fashion. Between fabric recycling technologies, closed-loop strategies and new business models, fashion is at the for...


  • Warnings Increase Concerns About Conventional Beauty Brands

    By Staff | Beauty

    The French have it all, doesn't it seem? Great cheese (and the metabolism to eat it), a way with scarves, and beauty products with significantly less chemicals than in North America. Although US Food and Drug Association (FDA) was set up to regula...


  • When 'made in China' is Really 'made in North Korea'

    By Kate | News

    When Anjaly Thomas was taken on factory tour in Pyongsung, North Korea in 2014 she was shocked to see a mainstream, Australian brand in production: RipCurl. Noting that the factory has been around since the 1970's, first producing Russian orders, th...


  • Top Italian Textile Region Pledges Toxic-Free Fashion Production

    By Staff | News

    In the news: this morning Greenpeace reveals that Italy’s largest fashion supply chain has pledged to Detox hazardous chemicals in the largest commitment of its kind. Twenty companies from Italy’s Prato textile district simultaneously announced,...


  • 5 Innovators Share H&M's €1million Global Change Award

    By Staff | News

     Yesterday in Stockholm, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the winners of the first Global Change Award, an annual innovation challenge for circular fashion initiated by the non-profit H&M Conscious Foundation. Most votes, and a...


  • Avoid supporting child labour for ♥Valentine's Day♥

    By Staff | News

    The day of love, adored by so many and so full of commercial connotations also comes with some ethical landlines that conscious consumers will want to avoid - especially child labour. Chocolate: Last fall in the US, lawsuits were filed against thr...


  • Material Matter: 3D Printing, the trend in sustainable fashion

    By Staff | Material Matter

    Near zero waste?  Check.  Energy efficient process?  Check.  Sustainable raw materials?  Check.  Reduced costs and resources?  Check.  All while achieving better design outcomes through prototyping?  Check.  If this sounds good, then 3D pri...