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  • Material Matter: The Functionality of Cork

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cork is a natural material that gets most of its usage in wine bottles. A European company has found a way to integrate this material's functional properties into their high quality fabrics. Schoeller is a textile and technology company, based in...


  • Material Matter: Community Supported Cloth

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Transparency is a hot topic within the fashion industry, consumers are understanding the importance of knowing where their clothes actually come from. Now there is a new option for artisans to get non-toxic, regionally grown and woven textiles thr...


  • Material Matter: Eco-Suede

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Traditional suede fabric is a type of leather that comes from the underside of the animal skin. It is given a napped finish to provide a soft texture making it a desirable material in the fashion industry. An Italian manufacturing company has figured...


  • EcoChic Design Award: OPEN CALL

    By Claire Bates | News

    OPEN CALL: The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable design competition organized by Hong Kong based, environmental NGO Redress that inspires emerging fashion designers to create a collection using the sustainable design techniques zero-waste desi...


  • Material Matter: Dress Yourself in Orange

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organization initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisions whe...


  • Material Matter: The Bacx™ Collection

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Many fascinating, innovative materials have come from Italy, so it’s no surprise that this collection of fabrics does too. The Bacx™ collection offers a new generation of silks, 100% transparent and generated from waste. Centro Seta, a Florenc...


  • Global Fashion Leaders and their Sustainable Pledges for 2017

    By Staff | Women

    "The small steps cost us little in the way of effort, money or time, but the cumulative effects can be enormous" - David Suzuki, Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Living sustainably is about choices. Some small (pape...


  • How to: Buy Ethical and Responsible Jewellery

    By Kate | Jewellery

    "When we buy things in one place, it has repercussions some place else.... When we put our credit card down we endorse a corporation and their practices and what it takes, and how it affects thousands, if not millions of lives." — Edward Zwick, dir...