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  • Focus Finland: FINSK, crafting the ideal footprint

    By Melissa | Women

    “I regard sustainable design as something that lasts much longer than a season, both visually and quality wise. Natural materials can add to this, for example the wood and leather that I use in my work have characteristics that improve even more...


  • Focus Finland: Poola Kataryna, where odd means beauty

    By Melissa | Women

    Not one for trends or high fashion, Helsinki based designer Paula Kasurinen sees clothing more for personal style and as a way of expressing one's self. In her closet you will find a combination of fleamarket finds and her own Poola Kataryna items,...


  • Focus Finland: a week of Finnish Fashion

    By Staff | News

    Finland  boasts the most saunas, the craziest summer activities and the world’s cleanest tap water. It's also a hotbed of stunning design and eclectic fashion. Geography might have something to do with it; the most sparsely populated country in...


  • BYCO - the first micro-financing site for designers

    By Staff | News

    We've all seen the success of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other peer-sourced funding platforms, but here's a new platform targeted specifically for designers. BYCO, a new micro-financing site, was conceived by Jesse Finkelstein, a retailer and manufa...


  • Shoes make the man - 5 ethical kicks

    By Kate | Men

    As the seasons change and we get ready for our annual change in habits and sports to match the season, it might be time to outfit yourself in new, ethical trainers. Here are our list of 5 styling kicks that support your ethics. Saucony Vegan - Sau...


  • The Beauty of Authentic Native Fashion

    By Lisa Charleyboy | Women

    Native Americana hasn't been this fashionable since Ralph Lauren debuted his Sante Fe line in 1981. Recently I was interviewed for a documentary and asked the question "If you were to wear a piece of your cultural heritage in an obvious manner out on...


  • Changemakers: Joan Shifrin and Catherine Shimony

    By Staff | Changemaker

    Changemaker is our series that highlights some really amazing work that is fueled by a passion and desire to change the world through sustainable efforts.  We caught up with the founders of  Global Goods Partners- a non-profit organization that hel...


  • Textile Spotlight: Five Innovative Textiles Changing Sustainable Fashion

    By Stephanie | News

    Textiles out of peacock feathers? Knotted wool? Recycled paper? Beer bottles? Fermented tea? These eco-friendly textiles are not only possible, they are building a new vision for sustainable fashion. "Peacocking for Attention" - Fe...


  • GUNAS- cruelty free, luxury bags

    By Melissa | Women

    Gunas does not just mean "attributes and qualities of nature" in Sanskrit, it is also part anagram of designer, Sugandh Agrawal's, first name. GUNAS, progressive luxury is a brand of vegan handbags-for men and women- that is 100% cruelty and sweatsho...


  • Fast fashion + luxury tycoons make Forbes Billionaire list

    By Staff | News

    Forbes has released their list of “Best Dressed Billionaires”—fashion moguls in the 1% of the 1%— Tory Burch’s divorce settlement outed both the designer and her now-ex-husband as billionaires early this year; while Amancio Ortega, Span...