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  • 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...


  • Boutique of the week - vegan accessories from Compassion Couture

    By Julie | Women

    An internet gem for anyone who appreciates fashion forward items that are 100% cruelty free and eco-friendly, Compassion Couture was thoughtfully started by the Spiritus sisters who set out to make a difference in peoples lives, the animals, and...


  • Keira Knightley weds in fashion retread?

    By Staff | News

    The actress and face of Chanel married James Righton in a simple ceremony in France on Saturday -- in flats, and what appears to be a fashion retread! While we're not sure if the bride ticked off rhyme on the "something borrowed, something blue" wedd...


  • 5 non-toxic beauty products to replenish and restore

    By Kate | Beauty

    As the seasons change it's time to take stock of our skin and tresses and make sure that they've gotten all the moisture they need. Whether your climate is just finishing summer, or about to enter into it, these are my 5 must-haves to replenish and r...


  • Style Statement: A Spring Clean

    By Emma | Women

    After a few false starts, it seems that the new Spring/Summer season is finally upon us and with it a whole host of new and exciting trends to look forward to. Whether you are after super-feminine pieces with vintage accents or love to add a bit of a...