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  • Marie Veronique Skin Care: A Review

    By Kate | Beauty

    I first tried Marie Veronique (MV) back in 2010. I was approached by the company to try their new line of skincare developed by Marie (a former chemistry teacher) and her physicist daughter. Then, as now, Marie Veronique pushed me out of my skin care...


  • SAHEL: Fulani Horse Reins With Fashionable Purpose

    By Staff | Women

    Charlotte Davies moved to Burkina Faso in 2007 and fell in love. With a degree in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University and a stint in PR, followed by her role as Fashion Editor for the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, she knew craftsmanship and...


  • Join the Party: the USA's National Parks Service Turns 100!

    By Staff | Travel

    Japanese have long known about the benefits of nature, to our health and overall well-being. In fact, they have a word Shinrinyoku (forest bathing) to refer to getting back to nature, or more closely going deep into the woods where everything is sil...


  • Adidas Reboots the Gazelle. Can I Wear them and Feel Good?

    By Staff | Women

    Last week, adidas relaunched the Gazelle, replete with a reboot of a retro campaign by Kate Moss. And the question many eco-fashion fans want to know is: can I wear adidas? Good question. The adidas Group is a global brand in the sporting goods...


  • Ask Kate: What Makes Something 'Ethical'?

    By Kate | News

    Dear Kate - I'm careful about what I eat and really care about the environment (I'm trying to be as zero-waste as possible) but I can't figure out what brands mean when they say 'ethical fashion'. It seems like it means different things to each bran...


  • What We Are Reading: Why Fashion Matters

    By Kate | Book Review

    I read so many amazing books leading up to the writing of Magnifeco (most are listed in the bibliography) that I loved, and I continue to find great reads about ethical fashion, sustainable living, or life in general that I want to share. So welcome...


  • New Greenpeace Study Reveals Garments are Off-gassing

    By Staff | News

    If you have read the Magnifeco book, you know it stresses reducing the chemical load in your clothing for myriad reasons: your health (chemicals rubbing against your skin), the environment (depending on methods of production chemicals also contaminat...


  • For the Love of Sheep: A Kickstarter Project by Izzy Lane

    By Staff | KickStarters we Love

    British-based designer, cum-activist Izzy Davies has two imperatives: to help save the British textile industry and to give animals a voice in the fashion industry. Through her brand Izzy Lane, she has done both. Finding herself providing a refuge fo...


  • Waste Not Want Not: Copenhagen Supermarket Offers Triple Benefit

    By Staff | Travel

    Would you make a pizza with flour past its expiry date? Use canned tomato sauce with a torn label? Add a wrinkly tomato on top? What if by doing so, you not only save money on your grocery bill but also help reduce food waste and contribute to fighti...


  • Kate's Dates: Meet the Author

    By Staff | Events

    Kate will be appearing at: London July 19, 2016. Magnifeco London Book Launch. Kate in conversation with The Guardian's Lucy Siegle. Rizzoli Bookshop, Somerset House. Pre-registration required (free). 18:00-9:00 pm. Books and book signing avai...