Women

  • Renaissance of handcrafts- BUNKOGAWA leather crafts

    By Aya | Women

    JAPAN - Recently, the beauty and the precious value of handcrafts by skilled craftsmen has begun to recognized and coveted widely all over the world. This trend is also occurring in Japan, where handcrafts such as porcelain, urushi lacquerware, weavi...


  • Boutique of the Week: Me to We store

    By Melissa | Women

    If you haven’t heard of a We Day and think a Kielburger could potentially be a lunch option, allow me to share with you an organization that is out to change the world. Me to We is a social enterprise that creates and offers lifestyle experiences -...


  • The summer sandal with style and a great story

    By Melissa | Women

    Rio de Janeiro- the sartorial home of flip-flops and world-known brands like Havaianas and iPANEMA (Gisele Bundchen's line)- has forever imprinted this summer staple in our lives and now brings us another by way of Marlandia. For those living in t...


  • 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...


  • SOKO- using mobile to trade fairly + directly with producers

    By Melissa | Women

    Fair trade is a term often uttered when it comes to coffee and chocolate, and increasingly more so when it comes to jewelry and accessories. This business model is meant to protect the little guy against the unstable market by guaranteeing a fixed pr...


  • Pima Doll: converting waste into fashion in Peru

    By Kate | Women

    "I feel deeply for pima. I  loved it so much I wanted to celebrate it by incorporated it into my company name. " When Ashley Hamedi was in her late teens and early twenties, she worked as a fit/fashion model which led to an internship position for...


  • Getting ready for warmer days with these sustainable sandals

    By Melissa | Women

    I'm going to share my dressing secret- I dress from the bottom up. The first article selected is always footwear despite the fact that it gets put on last. Depending on the weather, where I'm going, what I'm doing- it all goes into the very conscious...


  • Eco-fashion from China; an interview with D-SATA

    By Staff | Women

    'In cities such as Shanghai and Beijing where Hermès Birkins have become “ordinary”, there is an emerging trend to seek what is deemed inaccessible and to “statement shop”. Whether it is to make a statement as to one’s sophistication in st...


  • 5 Great American Eco-Fashion Designers

    By Staff | Women

    These days, consumers are not just looking for the most fashionable clothing. They are also looking for the most sustainable clothing. Consumers are willing to pay a little more if it means buying clothing that they can have a clear conscience wearin...