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  • 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...


  • Greenpeace study reveals hazardous chemicals used by leading outdoor brands

    By Staff | News

    One of the contradictions of ethical fashion is that 'eco' is not always environmentally-friendly. There's compromises along the way. Earlier this week, a report from Greenpeace brought to light the continued use of "chemicals that are hazardous to t...


  • 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...


  • 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...