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  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week - informs and inspires

    By Melissa | News

    VANCOUVER- With shows, seminars and panels to inform and inspire, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is sure to prove you don’t have to sacrifice style to stay sustainable. The EFW mission is to “present the industry with sustainable innovations in fashion a...


  • The Giant Lipstick: using art for change

    By Staff | News

    "Did you know that lipstick tubes are not recycled? That’s why I have transformed these tubes into a piece of art containing 5000 lipsticks." - Agne Kisonaite Four tubes of lipstick are sold every second in the world. And they are not recyclable....