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  • 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...


  • SOKO- using mobile to trade fairly + directly with producers

    By Melissa | Women

    Fair trade is a term often uttered when it comes to coffee and chocolate, and increasingly more so when it comes to jewelry and accessories. This business model is meant to protect the little guy against the unstable market by guaranteeing a fixed pr...


  • People Tree; offers the integrity of good quality and design

    By Kate | Men

    As Gatsby opens up in North America, you can already sense it - fancy dress parties will be the trend this summer. Luckily, fair trade pioneer People Tree has anticipated the trend and has these Chambray, single lapel blazers in natural woven cotton...


  • The Sustainable Angle; transforming the fashion system

    By Stephanie | News

    Textiles are an essential aspect of sustainable fashion. The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society. We caught up with...


  • Pima Doll: converting waste into fashion in Peru

    By Kate | Women

    "I feel deeply for pima. I  loved it so much I wanted to celebrate it by incorporated it into my company name. " When Ashley Hamedi was in her late teens and early twenties, she worked as a fit/fashion model which led to an internship position for...


  • Patagonia launches '$20 Million & Change' start-up fund

    By Staff | News

    Patagonia's Latest Product: an In-House Venture Fund Patagonia, a company known for its progressive environmental and social practices, is launching an in-house venture fund. But unlike traditional corporate funds, many of which simply aim to redu...