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  • Vegan cosmetics and skin care - Gabriel Cosmetics and ZuZu Luxe

    By Julie | Beauty

    I love Gabriel Cosmetics! In a world where make up is essentially an accessory, I wanted to make sure mine was both cruelty free and packaged in a way that didn't hurt the environment. All Gabriel Cosmetics products are cruelty free and certifiedÂ...


  • LapĂ porter’s stylish accessories from naturally dyed fish skin

    By Silke | Women

    LapĂ porter's elegant range of leather accessories for smartphones, tablets and laptops is handmade in Berlin. Ilka Brand, sole owner and designer offers various collections, which come in an abundance of leathers and colors. Her unique accessorie...


  • Ishinomaki Laboratory - a studio for recovery from the Japanese tsunami

    By Aya | Living

    A large number of people in east Japan, especially residents in the seaside towns who suffered from the tsunami, lost family, friends and homes on March 11th, 2011. After the disaster, great efforts of reconstruction were made by locals and with help...


  • 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...


  • France reigns supreme in the recycling of textiles

    By Kamila | News

    PARIS - Only 8% of textiles and shoes in France end up in the landfill. Compared to 31% in the United Kingdom, France is doing extremely well. How is France leading in the efficiency of textile recycling? Research shows a long history of charity and...


  • PACT - sticking to the basics and making positive change

    By Kate | Men

    Started in 2009 by two social entrepreneurs, PACT is obsessed with a BIG idea: clothes that make the world a better place. Socks with soul, altruistic underwear, and other everyday essentials made with fabrics that feel good and go easy on the enviro...


  • 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...


  • **NYC - EcoSessions are coming May 29th

    By Staff | Events

    Magnifeco has launched a new event series: EcoSessions by Magnifeco to bring designers, industry and consumers together to discuss change; in behaviour | fashion | choice | beauty | materials | living and to build community among the sustainable fash...


  • Did Make-Up Give My Wife Breast Cancer? The Hidden Truth of Cosmetics

    By Staff | Beauty

    The virtually unregulated beauty industry puts potential carcinogens in their products. Then they shower us with pink ribbons. - Reprinted in part from AlterNet, by John Wasik When Kathleen felt a lump in her right breast she began a journey tha...


  • 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...