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Ethical Consumer

Ethical Consumer, a bi-monthly publication which helps purchasers make ethical choices, explains why we should care about where and how our clothes are made more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Revealed: how our shoes are linked to deforestation and slavery in the Amazon

Ida Dalgaard Steffensen, DanWatch

26th October, 2012

Europe is the world's largest importer of leather shoes but much of the leather itself comes from cattle farms deep in the Brazilian Amazon, where farms use slave labourers and where slaughterhouses do not respect workers' safety. Ida Dalgaard Steffensen reports more...
Nudie jeans

Green jeans: Sweden's Nudie goes organic

Grace Philip

29th May, 2012

It might have taken 11 years but Nudie – purveyors of green jeans for the super stylish – has finally taken the plunge and gone entirely organic. Are you paying attention, H&M? more...
Goodone

Claire Farrell: ‘There’s no reason for Primark to ever go on the cover of a magazine’

Grace Philip

22nd May, 2012

The duo behind eco label Goodone, Nin Castle and Claire Farrell, aren’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Next up: showing the big boys that green is good and persuading the press to say goodbye to Primark and co more...
ethical jewellery

Ethical jewellery: what to ask and what to buy

Amy Hall

24th April, 2012

From blood diamonds to mining with cyanide, bling is a big problem for the planet. But as Amy Hall explains, clued-up consumers mean greener gems more...
Is fur the ultimate sustainable material?

Cruel or eco-friendly: is fur the ultimate sustainable material?

Ruth Stokes

10th April, 2012

Renewable, natural and long-lasting, some claim that it’s time for us to take another look at real fur - or maybe even embrace it. But as Ruth Stokes found out, not everyone is convinced more...
How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

Spring might have sprung but that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Our experts explain how to get a new look without harming the planet more...
vegan shoes

Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
tribal trend

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

You don’t need to go to Africa to nail this season’s tribal trend. Priyanka Mogul explains how to wear it the eco-friendly way more...
Jeans and ethical fashion

Why jeans buck the fast-fashion phenomenon

Sophie Woodward

28th March, 2012

Denim has been in fashion since the early 19th century, which is why it is in the ultimate 'slow fashion' statement. Wear yours worn and ragged, and the older the better argues Sophie Woodward more...
The Ecologist meets...The Baand

The Ecologist meets... Copenhagen's The Baand

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

In part one of our Copenhagen Fashion Week special, Ruth Styles talks sustainable style with Stine Bauer Boskov and Julie Villumsen – the brains behind hot Danish eco-brand, The Baand more...
Holloway Smith-Noir

Risqué business: how Holloway-Smith Noir is making burlesque fashionably green

Ruth Styles

22nd November, 2011

Eco-friendly smalls anyone? Green Living editor Ruth Styles meets the duo turning burlesque glamour into planet-pleasing nipple pasties more...

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H&M

TAKE ACTION: Five campaigns to make fashion more fair

Hannah Corr

2nd November, 2011

From supporting garment workers' rights, to ending harmful denim sandblasting, there are many campaigns to improve high street clothing retail practices. Take action and add your voice to the call to make fashion fair more...
Annie and Jade

Introducing Annie Le: America's hottest new eco-designer

Ally Boyd

25th October, 2011

America might be better known for Calvin Klein and co but as Ally Boyd discovered, eco-designer Annie Le is giving them a run for their dollars more...
LIMITLESS DRESS

How to...make your wardrobe go further

Hannah Corr

23rd September, 2011

There are plenty of ways to keep your wardrobe fresh without having to hit the high street. Hannah Corr reveals a few tips on making the most of what you've got more...
Child working

UK fashion retailers struggle with 'bonded' girl labour in India

Rosie Spinks

15th September, 2011

As London fashion week kicks off, the problem of unfair labour practices tarnishing UK high street brands isn't going away. Rosie Spinks reports 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 menswear

Five of the best...green menswear

Robert Phillips

25th July, 2011

Eco-friendly womenswear is topping the fashion charts and, says Robert Phillips, menswear isn’t far behind more...
patriotic bunting

How to…throw an eco-friendly Royal Wedding party

Ruth Styles

23rd March, 2011

Crack open the champagne and bring out the bunting: Ruth Styles looks at green ways to throw a suitably stylish Royal Wedding shebang more...
Turmeric

How to dye clothes using natural methods

Andy Hamilton

26th January, 2010

Armed with a hand blender, a bucket, some wild plants and various kitchen cupboard ingredients you can give old clothes a new lease of life more...
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Outfitting Africa

Joe Turner

19th March, 2009

Dressing poorer countries in our designer cast-offs while we invest in shabby sweatshop chic? Invest in their infrastructure, not vetements, argues Joe Turner more...
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On the crest of a green wave

Laura Sevier

28th January, 2009

A cleaner, greener, more ethical approach to outdoor gear, Finisterre swept into UK shops on a surfing brainwave. Laura Sevier meets the team behind the eco-active clothing company more...
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Pants exposed - know what's in your knickers?

Eco-boudoir

8th January, 2008

More than pretty knickers has one aim: to change the textiles industry for the better! more...

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