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  • Enjoying the elaborate beauty of Japanese Washi paper

    By Aya | Living

    A paper is one of the most useful tools ever invented. Many of us use manufactured papers such as copy paper, books and magazines, but there are also beautiful hand-made papers like French Mable papers or Japanese Washi papers almost too pretty to u...


  • Sustainable Jeans for Men - 5 brands you should know

    By Meg | Men

    The nostalgic view of masculinity could be described with words like integrity, passion, logic, authentic and discipline. Since these words would also describe ethical design, it's only natural that premium men's denim lines would incorporate sustain...


  • Designer Spotlight: Valerie Gregori McKenzie

    By Kate | Women

    Before I went to Vietnam, I searched 'eco-fashion' on google to see what, if anything, I would find there. Valerie Gregori McKenzie's name came up time and time again. Her dedication to sustainability, preserving Vietnamese artistry and supporting w...


  • 6 Trends for Spring from Eileen Fisher

    By Meg | Women

    The EILEEN FISHER story seems to come out of a fairy tale. It was 1984 in New York City when then interior and graphic designer Eileen Fisher was having a hard time getting dressed. Wanting simple shapes and clothes with certain proportions in beauti...


  • Scholar Series: Fashion and waste by Timo Rissanen

    By Timo Rissanen | News

    The Scholar Series highlights the views and research from experts across different disciplines on issues related to ethical and sustainable design. Timo Rissanen is a Finnish fashion designer and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of...


  • Kowtow Clothing: sustainable + modern

    By Meg | Women

    Kowtow means to “To kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission”. The striking, minimalist fair-trade brand Kowtow seems to embody that practice in their production, while their unisex esthetic...


  • Lydali: one-of-a-kind goods from across the globe

    By Kate | Women

    Here at Magnifeco, we’re always on the look out for great ideas, and great ethics.  When we came across an ecommerce site called Lydali that offers accessories and home goods from all over the world we were hooked. Lydali was started by two best f...


  • Fabrics For Freedom (FFF) foundation; Organic India

    By Staff | News

    The role of the FFF is to raise awareness of the importance of responsible textile consumption, promoting ecological and natural textile fibers, supporting and encouraging the making from social projects and / or sustainable as a tool for social tran...


  • Highlights of Paris Fashion Week

    By Kamila | Women

    Paris fashion week AW2013 is over. If next winter is cold and frigid, we will be ready for it. PWF saw lot of knits in cashmere, fur, leather, all the durable materials that will keep us warm once the summer is over. The trouble will be waiting  the...


  • Fair is In-Fashion: International Women's Day

    By Emma | Women

    Today is International Women's Day; a day not only to celebrate how far women's rights have come since it was first observed in the early 1900s but to also acknowledge how far we have to go before all humans are treated with equal value and respect....