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  • Four African Designed Labels Feature Asylum Seekers at Pitti Uomo

    By Staff | Men

    Fashion, as a lens on our changing world, made the news this week as three asylum seekers walked the runway for Pitti Uomo's Generation Africa show. The show, featuring the Autumn/Winter 2016-17 men's collections of designers AKJP, Ikiré Jones, Lukh...


  • Bespokery.co: Brooklyn start-up disrupts bespoke tradition

    By Staff | Women

    It is often said that as fixated as fashion is on change, the industry just hasn't seen as many disruptors or innovators as other sectors. But 2016 might be the year that changes. Last week marked the launch of a new Brooklyn-based start-up that is d...


  • New year, new you

    By Staff | Women

    With the holiday season finally setting off in the distance, it's time to assess what kind of changes to put into place for the new year, and for a new you. If you've read Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty then...


  • Finding sustainable style in Australia; funkis

    By Kate | Women

    AUSTRALIA - funkis is an Australian design company with a strong Swedish influence. Based in Sydney, they also have two highly edited, Scandinavian design stores and ecommerce capabilities. Part of their range is some of the best Swedish and Scandina...


  • Saving trees and paper stylishly with Japanese “motta”

    By Aya | Women

    One of the little-known customs in Japan is for all people, from small children to the elderly, to carry their own handkerchiefs in their pockets or bags everyday; of course I do. The main reason for it is to wipe our hands after washing in the restr...


  • Far & Wide Collective: made by hand with heart and soul

    By Kate | Women

    Hedvig Christine Alexander is passionate about Afghanistan. A former army captain, she spent seven years in Afghanistan working in international development. During her time in the region, Hedvig Christine saw how even the most talented craftswomen...


  • Coconut oil and chocolate brownies: the search for a new cleanser

    By Susie | Beauty

    Struggling uphill on the quaint, coconut-paved path, the unbearable heat was a reminder that noon in the Tropics is not the best time for a walk, and, actually, that old adage is true - only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Trudging...


  • 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 -...


  • Changemakers: Jelena Pticek and Karen Carrillo

    By Melissa | 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. Freedom Clothing Collective is a co-op store in Toronto that sells and supports local fashion,...