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Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Inside the London College of Fashion's eco-hub

Matilda Lee

15th September, 2011

Fashionable ideas get an ethical makeover at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Matilda Lee reports more...
POLLUTION IN CHINA

Stop making China suffer toxic pollution for Western fashion

Tamara Stark

15th September, 2011

A Greenpeace investigation exposed the gender-bending chemicals used in clothing production. Puma, Nike and Adidas have agreed to phase out the toxic chemicals, but can we expect others to follow, asks Tamara Stark more...
SHOPPING

The fashion industry has the potential to be a real force for good

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Yes there have been scandals, and yes, there is more to do, but the fashion industry is working hard to become greener and more ethical. It’s time to start supporting these efforts, argues Green Living Editor Ruth Styles


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Migrant worker

Why ethical food trade is only possible with supermarket action

Julia Hawkins

1st September, 2011

International supply chains leave the horticultural workers harvesting our food in poor countries highly vulnerable to exploitation. Retailers, unions, NGOs and governments must work together to tackle this, says Julia Hawkins more...
SKULL T SHIRT

Death by fashion: is your wardrobe poisoning the world's water supply?

Gervase Poulden

24th August, 2011

A Greenpeace investigation has found traces of the toxin NPE in clothes made by 14 major brands. Gervase Poulden reports more...

Can Positive Money help fix a fatally flawed banking system?

Sarah Bentley

17th August, 2011

A new campaign group is trying to push through reforms that would give customers a choice in investments and make banks more socially useful. But can it break through the banking bottleneck? more...
Africa_Ethical_Fashion

Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
Catalytic Clothing

Ethical fashion takes a new direction with 'catalytic clothes' that purify polluted air

Matilda Lee

15th July, 2011

London College of Fashion recently unveiled a dress that purifies polluted city air through a chemical reaction on the surface of the fabric more...
organic shopping

Greener grocers: six great ethical supermarkets

The Ecologist

23rd May, 2011

Not every supermarket is a heartless corporate giant: here are six that are showing Tesco and co how it's done more...

Hen and Hammock: changing the world, one garden at a time

The Ecologist

11th March, 2011

From carbon offsetting to ethical sourcing, Oxfordshire’s Hen and Hammock is proof that retail can be green more...

Greenland, at the National Theatre

Matilda Lee

10th February, 2011

‘When you see smoke coming from under the door, but nobody does anything about it, you start to believe the majority. Even if the house is on fire, we do nothing.' more...

Greening my office: choosing an ethical pension

Sylvia Sunshine

13th January, 2011

Sylvia takes a step towards financial security with her premier pension payment. But can she keep a clean conscience at the same time? more...

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Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...

The new face of eco fashion

Matilda Lee

24th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: The Estethica exhibition at London Fashion Week showcases pioneering designers who make clothes you never want to throw away. This exclusive photo shoot highlights some of the season's best looks more...
EJF

Eco chic summer t-shirts

Laura Sevier & Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ecologist picks its top ten t-shirts made from organic cotton, hemp or recycled materials more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Changing the language of fashion

Matilda Lee

25th February, 2010

London Fashion Week's ethical show 'estethica' is more than just a niche offering: it is changing the landscape, and language, of the fashion industry more...
credit unions

How credit unions can succeed where banks fail

Dorienne Robinson

2nd February, 2010

If you're looking for small, short-term loans for a green project, it's worth borrowing from a credit union instead of a bank more...
Good Shopping Guide

The Good Shopping Guide

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2010

An ethical shopping reference book that helps you make more informed choices about what you buy - from computers to cold remedies more...
energy saving lightbulb

'Moralistic' environmentalists turn people off buying green

Ecologist

6th January, 2009

Poll shows that consumer willingness to buy ethical products has fallen, but the recession may not be the only cause more...
Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...

Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...
Cut flowers

Behind the Label: cut flowers

Pat Thomas

18th August, 2009

What's the real price of your bouquet? Pat Thomas dishes the dirt on cut flower production in less-industrialised countries more...
Annika and Kerry

Junky Styling: breathing life into last season's clothes

Matilda Lee

18th August, 2009

A clothing label, a destination shop, and a two-woman fashion powerhouse, Junky Styling has just published a step-by-step guide on how to make its most popular designs more...
The most ethical hat in the world?

Could this be the most ethical hat in the world?

Laura Sevier

6th August, 2009

All hail the rise of the Fair Trade Panama hat. Laura Sevier meets ethical fashion pioneer Carry Somers of Pachacuti more...

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