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  • Refugee children making clothes in Turkish factories, BBC claims

    By Staff | News

    Panorama documentary alleges Syrian refugees are working in Turkish factories to make clothes for British shoppers - Adam Lusher, The Independent Syrian refugee children have been making clothes for Marks & Spencer, it has been claimed. An un...


  • 5 Ways Fairtrade Contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    By Valerie Hutterer | News

    October is Fairtrade Month. Not just for coffee and bananas, fairtrade labels can now be found on linens, clothing, footwear and personal care products. Seeking and buying fairtrade can also contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  T...


  • Material Matter: Atlantic Leather, A By-Product of the Food Industry

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

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


  • How to: Buy Clean Jeans

    By Valerie Hutterer | News

    Jeans are one of the most worn garments in the world. On average, each American has at least five pairs of jeans in their closet – that's more than 1.6 billion jeans in the United States alone. However, not many people know how devastating the envi...


  • Material Matter: Smart Cotton

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cotton has truly become the “fabric of our lives”, used in everything from t-shirts to bedding. We love it for its comfort, strength, and low maintenance qualities. Through innovation and technology, there is a new,  regenerated smart cotton...


  • Consumers Want Better Products Without Paying More

    By Staff | News

    Do you put your money where your values are? Going out of your way to seek ethically and sustainably produced goods,  and paying a little more for them? Then you are in a rare crowd. According to recent data released by Verdict Retail, 60 percen...


  • Fashion Beginning to Mend Its Ways

    By Shana Levy McCracken | News

    When it comes to fashion and appearance, visibly repaired or mended pieces stand out. What was once a sign of frugality; that well-worn, loved-to-death look, is now on-trend. What makes sense and warms the heart of every ethical or self-styled sustai...


  • Material Matter: Clean, Regenerated Nylon

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Nylon is loved for its soft feel, light-weight manner and stretch. Unfortunately it is known as one of the most polluting textiles in the world with the release of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing and its inability to biodegrade. Meet Ec...


  • The Renewal Workshop: An Easy (and Fashionable) Way to Save the Planet

    By Staff | Crowdfunding Love

    We keep hearing about fashion waste as something we, as consumers, should be concerned about. And it's true; we buy too much and dispose of it too often. But what about the commercial side of fashion waste? What about all of those pieces in stores an...