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  • Greenpeace study reveals hazardous chemicals used by leading outdoor brands

    By Staff | News

    One of the contradictions of ethical fashion is that 'eco' is not always environmentally-friendly. There's compromises along the way. Earlier this week, a report from Greenpeace brought to light the continued use of "chemicals that are hazardous to t...


  • 6 tips to keeping your fashion resolution for a cleaner, leaner closet

    By Staff | Women

    This is the year that your closet is going to start to reflect your values; the purchases you make will be thoughtfully considered and you'll only buy pieces you really love. If that's your resolution, but you're having a hard time starting, we have...


  • Finding your inspiration in Kerala

    By Staff | Travel

    The new year has just begun, but you can't find your mojo, your je ne sais quoi, your raison d'être. The passion for your work is gone. You need a break, and fast. Meet GoBarefoot.Travel, winner of the the Best Responsible Travel Operator Site, 2 ye...


  • Toronto: Ethical Fashion Event, January 20, 2016

    By Staff | Events

    Bringing their unique take on ethical fashion, join The Common Thread for an ethical fashion show, either live or through lifestream,  in Toronto Ontario on January 20th 2016. The event will be co-hosted by Anne Pringle, co-director of FairTrade T...


  • 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...