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People Tree in Bangladesh

Safia Minney: fashion’s impact on the earth

Safia Minney

15th September, 2011

In an exclusive extract from her new book - Naked Fashion - the People Tree founder looks at the environmental damage caused by modern fashion – and sketches out a radical new way forward
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Esthethica

The Ecologist guide to Estethica

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

London’s environmental fashion initiative celebrates its fifth birthday this year and this season looks set to be the best yet. Ruth Styles takes a closer look
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defunct mannequins

Craftsmanship: a dying art?

Lida Hujic

15th September, 2011

As London Fashion Week kicks off, Lida Hujic looks at the reasons behind the decline of British craftmanship and asks if we're in danger of losing it altogether 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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eco design

Top 10...eco design for home

George Blacksell

2nd September, 2011

Green design doesn't have to mean scrimping on aesthetics; as George Blacksell discovered, combining style with sustainability is easily achieved more...
holding

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots

Rosie Spinks

19th August, 2011

Thought you couldn’t swim in the Thames? As Rosie Spinks discovered, London’s waterway is one of the UK’s top locations for a natural dip more...
K West hotel

Review: K West Hotel and Spa

Valentina Jovanovski

4th August, 2011

With its chic bar, spacious rooms and organic spa, the K West Hotel is proof that choosing a green place to stay doesn’t mean missing out on the little luxuries, says Valentina Jovanovski more...
wall street

The Art of Mindful Walking: how to walk in the city

Adam Ford

15th July, 2011

From towpaths to parks, in this exclusive extract from The Art of Mindful Walking, Londoner Adam Ford says there's just as much pleasure to be had from city strolling as from country hiking 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...
festivals

Festivals: the green guide

Sella Oneko

28th April, 2011

Missed out on Coachella? Don’t despair, says Sella Oneko. Combining great music and green initiatives, this summer’s vintage look set to be the best yet more...
London olympics site

London 2012 Olympics: what's the hidden cost to green spaces and wildlife habitats?

Tom Antebi

16th March,2011

Already hit by rows over radioactive waste and airport expansion, the London 2012 Olympic Games are accused of degrading green land vital to local communities and wildlife. Tom Antebi reports more...

Top 10… greenest UK cities

Ruth Styles

11th March, 2011

From recycling schemes to conserving green spaces, Ruth Styles rounds up the UK's eco-friendliest places to live more...

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Top 10…Euro cities to cycle

Ruth Styles

7th March, 2011

Want to see a new city and get fit at the same time? Then try doing it by bike... more...

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Ruth Styles

24th February, 2011

Wonderful illustrations featuring the work of some of the world’s best and brightest eco-fashion talent show exactly why we need to start taking green fashion designers seriously, says Ruth Styles
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Ada Zanditon: London Fashion Week's greenest rising star

Ruth Styles

21st February, 2011

One of London Fashion Week’s hottest new talents, eco-designer Ada Zanditon is one to watch, says Ruth Styles
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Eco-fashion: how green became the new black

Lida Hujic

15th February, 2011

With London Fashion Week just around the corner, Lida Hujic, author of The First to Know, charts eco-fashion’s journey from naff to hip to even-sold-at Tesco more...

PICK OF THE DAY: MuLondon Organic Lavender Moisturiser

The Ecologist

2nd February, 2011

Handmade, 100 per cent organic and PETA approved, MuLondon’s organic lavender moisturiser is perfect for dry skin
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Top 10… Ethical Labels to Love

Ruth Styles

31st January, 2011

Once seen as a style-free zone, green fashion is officially cool. Ruth Styles tries on 10 fashion-fabulous brands for size more...
London City Airport

High Court battle over London City Airport expansion

Tom Levitt

18th November, 2010

Campaign group Fight the Flights begins a High Court challenge to overturn Newham Council's decision to almost double the number of flights from 73,000 to 120,000 a year more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...
Mark Shearer and Nick Gardner

Project Dirt: the eco-web project that's much more than the Green Facebook...

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Forget impersonal internet interactions, Project Dirt is connecting green initiatives in real life to make environmental change at a local level a reality 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...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...

The London Orchard Project: bringing fruit to car parks

Jason Gleeson

17th March, 2010

Fruit consumption levels in London are woeful, and as a nation we import huge amounts from abroad. Why not grow more, closer to home, amongst the communities that will most benefit? more...

Getting started in balcony farming

Eifion Rees

9th March, 2010

Strapped for garden space needn't mean being strapped for home-grown veg, as an experienced London balcony gardener reveals more...

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