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  • 5 Tips for A Spring Style Transformation (and a contest)

    By Staff | Women

    Although the calendar says spring is officially here, it's that time of year when one day you can feel the summer warmth and then the next the bite of winter's cold. How is an ethical fashionista to navigate the (dare we say) bipolar weather? Here ar...


  • 5 Canadian Fashion Brands Mastering Sustainability

    By Vanessa Petey | Women

    Canadian fashion designers have taken great strides in minimizing their ecological footprint and changing the way consumers think about eco-fashion.  Brands are seeking ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in a new, environmentally conscious atmosphere...


  • Malu Organic: ethically hip organic kids clothing

    By Staff | Kids

    Malu Organic, based in sunny Malibu, creates beautiful, high quality, sustainably produced kids' clothes that will make you wish you were a kid again. Designer Mali Allmandinger had made women's wear for years (featured in magazines, blogs and WWD) b...


  • Elsien Gringhuis: a Dutch master of ethical fashion

    By Staff | Women

    Fashion is about well made clothes that can stay in your wardrobe for years - Elsien Gringhuis When Dutch designer Elsien Gringhuis started her eponymous label in 2008, it was with a mission to make something she didn't see much of in the marketplac...


  • London Fashion Week Recap: Craft, Collaboration and Creation

    By Alix Waterhouse | Women

    Continually pushing the design envelope, this season LFW did not disappoint. It was exciting to see forward thinking designers blending traditional craftsmanship, with cutting edge design and innovative construction. Collaboration with artisans and f...


  • 7 Ethical Dresses for Your Dream Wedding

    By Staff | Women

    You're planning to get married, but you want to wear a dress that matches not only your style but your values as well. Here are our choices for gorgeous, ethical dresses to make the day as memorable as it is beautiful. Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture...


  • Artisan craft to light up the stage in costumes for NYC play

    By Staff | Events

    Costume designers source inspiration and materials from far and wide but a new play opening in NYC sourced its materials directly from artisans. American writer, director and designer, Andrew Ondrejcak contacted the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative,...


  • Warnings Increase Concerns About Conventional Beauty Brands

    By Staff | Beauty

    The French have it all, doesn't it seem? Great cheese (and the metabolism to eat it), a way with scarves, and beauty products with significantly less chemicals than in North America. Although US Food and Drug Association (FDA) was set up to regula...


  • Fashion DIY: Making a tote from old jeans

    By Malin Viola Wennberg | Women

    There’s a lot to be said about denim and sustainability. For starters, to make a single pair of conventional jeans requires about 11,000 liters of water, or 2900 gallons, on its way from the cotton fields to a finished product. On top of that there...


  • When 'made in China' is Really 'made in North Korea'

    By Kate | News

    When Anjaly Thomas was taken on factory tour in Pyongsung, North Korea in 2014 she was shocked to see a mainstream, Australian brand in production: RipCurl. Noting that the factory has been around since the 1970's, first producing Russian orders, th...