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Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available:
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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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Isle of Mull Weavers

Matilda Lee

1st January, 2008

‘I’ve been to a fair number this – this is a fantastic place to be based,’ says the Soil Association’s Lee Holdstock, fresh from a trip to the remote south west corner of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. more...
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Seditious knitwear

Lilli Rose Wicks

1st September, 2007

Graduate Fashion Week offers the single biggest opening for students to secure a job in the highly competitive, international fashion industry. Award-winning recent grad Lilli Rose Wicks despairs at the missed chance to put ethics into mainstream aesthetics more...

Calling all vintage virgins

Ecologist

21st June, 2007

Funmi Odulate, vintage guru, says that vintage clothing has something for everyone. It's fun, green and shouldn't have your bank manager on the phone. Possibly...

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Slow fashion

Kate Fletcher

1st June, 2007

Fast fashion is about greed. Kate Fletcher says it’s time to slow down and consider the true cost of choosing quantity over quality more...
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‘I’m walking into the jaws of hell’

Katharine Hamnett

1st May, 2007

Katharine Hamnett tells how Choose Love, her
new line with Tesco, is her attempt to change the
nasty business of making and selling clothes
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The most ethical shoe store in the world

Adbusters

1st September, 2005

The Blackspot Anticorporation was set up by media activists Adbusters to provide a shoe for consumers seeking an alternative to corporate brands like Nike. Blackspot’s latest design, the Unswoosher, has just been launched in the UK. more...
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"My battle to green the clothing industry"

Katharine Hamnett

1st April, 2005

Katharine Hamnett is one of the UK’s leading fashion designers. In 1984 she famously wore a T-shirt opposing the purchase of US Pershing missiles at a reception attended by Margaret Thatcher. Since then she has campaigned on nuclear power, Third World debt, human rights, HIV and environmental issues. more...

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