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  • 5 things to do to keep your old clothes out of the landfill

    By Kate | News

    There are enough clothes on the planet to clothe our 7 billion people for years to come. But as the seasons are changing and as you are wading through your wardrobe you might be wondering - what to do with the clothes you no longer want or need. Here...


  • France reigns supreme in the recycling of textiles

    By Kamila | News

    PARIS - Only 8% of textiles and shoes in France end up in the landfill. Compared to 31% in the United Kingdom, France is doing extremely well. How is France leading in the efficiency of textile recycling? Research shows a long history of charity and...


  • Fair Trade - does it need to be certified to count?

    By Kate | Women

    Here at Magnifeco, we are vocal advocates of Fair Trade. People and their livelihoods are extremely important when we are evaluating brands to feature on this site. In its recent issue, Canadian magazine, Maclean's published the ‘cost’ breakdown...


  • The Sustainable Angle; transforming the fashion system

    By Stephanie | News

    Textiles are an essential aspect of sustainable fashion. The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society. We caught up with...


  • Patagonia launches '$20 Million & Change' start-up fund

    By Staff | News

    Patagonia's Latest Product: an In-House Venture Fund Patagonia, a company known for its progressive environmental and social practices, is launching an in-house venture fund. But unlike traditional corporate funds, many of which simply aim to redu...


  • Keira Knightley weds in fashion retread?

    By Staff | News

    The actress and face of Chanel married James Righton in a simple ceremony in France on Saturday -- in flats, and what appears to be a fashion retread! While we're not sure if the bride ticked off rhyme on the "something borrowed, something blue" wedd...


  • May Day - fighting for fairness in fashion

    By Kate | News

    May Day, known as 'labour day' in many places around the world, is a day when workers remind governments and employers to respect the will of working people. In many discussions and articles appearing over the past week between retailers, designers a...


  • No longer business as usual, B Corps are in fashion

    By Melissa | News

    Each of us holds a significant amount of power when it comes to our choices. It is when we put our powers together that we can really make a difference. That being said, power is widely, and greatly, held by government and corporations hence the impo...