Women

  • Naya - fashionable, earth-friendly shoes

    By Kate | Women

    Naya was born from the belief that shoes should be beautiful on your feet, soft on your step and gentle on the environment. Because you should never have to choose between what looks good, what feels good and what is good for you and for the earth....


  • I-ELLA.com – buy, sell, borrow or swap

    By Kate | Women

    Launched during Fashion Week, there's a new marketplace where users can BUY, SELL, BORROW + SWAP fashion apparel, accessories and more. At I-ELLA.com members (membership is free) can buy the latest designer apparel, let others borrow them at a smal...


  • Hand-made Thursdays - M. Shallenberger bags

    By Kate | Men

    Bag designer Matt Shallenberger was originally a landscape photographer who began building bags when the camera bags he used keep failing. A simple repair turned into a new design which turned into several more bags. His M. Shallenberger bags are han...


  • Artisan Life - art with a conscience

    By Kate | Men

    Artisan Life designs unique handcrafted jewellery, fashion accessories, gifts and decorative items. All of their products are sourced on a Fair Trade basis from Columbia using natural and sustainable materials. This Macana wooden wrist watch is han...


  • A peek in my wardrobe – Greenbees

    By Kate | Women

    I love my  Greenbees Erma boots!! Inspired by the traditional pull on styles of original Western boots, Greenbees feature all natural leather (dyed using formaldehyde-free methods) and a recycled tire sole. The Erma boot features a 15 inch tall sh...


  • GIANNA - fair trade empowering women

    By Kate | Women

    October is Fair Trade Month - a chance to help educate consumers and highlight companies whose business is built on the ethics of fairtrade. Like eco-fashion and home decor company GIANNA. Founder Gianna Driver’s personal story is the inspiration...


  • A peek in my wardrobe – People Tree

    By Kate | Women

    For my most recent trip to NYC Market Week I needed something versatile, stylish and able to adapt to the mid-September weather, however it was to develop. People Tree fashion meets the Fair Trade principles set out by WFTO (World Fair Trade Organi...


  • Leather bags made with love - Erin Templeton

    By Kate | Women

    Erin Templeton has handmade her 100% leather accessories since 2000 using both new and recycled vintage materials. Educated in shoemaking at Cordwainer's College in London, England she has made her studio, and her home, in Vancouver Canada. This P...


  • Ada Zanditon - Innovative, ethical fashion

    By Kate | Women

    Ada Zanditon is magnifeco! An outstanding designer, who creates beautiful, cutting edge, inimitable collections with the added dimension of sustainable business practises being core to the brand DNA. (See a fantastic photo gallery of her latest SS1...