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  • New Greenpeace Study Reveals Garments are Off-gassing

    By Staff | News

    If you have read the Magnifeco book, you know it stresses reducing the chemical load in your clothing for myriad reasons: your health (chemicals rubbing against your skin), the environment (depending on methods of production chemicals also contaminat...


  • For the Love of Sheep: A Kickstarter Project by Izzy Lane

    By Staff | Crowdfunding Love

    British-based designer, cum-activist Izzy Davies has two imperatives: to help save the British textile industry and to give animals a voice in the fashion industry. Through her brand Izzy Lane, she has done both. Finding herself providing a refuge fo...


  • Material Matter: Natural Dyeing with Bougainvillea Couture

    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 decisions wh...


  • Material Matter: Our New Column on the Latest in Innovative Materials

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The fashion industry is advancing at a rapid pace and currently adding 150 billion garments per year. How we consume is just as important as what we do with the garments when we are done. Our knowledge of what things are made of and what the implicat...


  • Cashing in on Your Wardrobe: How to Re-Sell Your Clothes Like a Pro

    By Claire Bates | News

    I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the home of Buffalo Exchange, so re-selling my pre-loved clothing has been a part of my life since my early teenage years. The "Buff" flagship store is located on the edge of the neighborhood where I grew up. As I conti...


  • 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...