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How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

Ruth Styles

24th January, 2012

There’s more to an eco-friendly closet than FSC timber (although that helps). From getting rid of clutter to reworking old clothes, here’s all you need to know about stylishly sustainable storage more...
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Transparent fashion: why the industry needs to come clean on supply chains

Ruth Stokes

8th November, 2011

Adding to your wardrobe can be an ethical nightmare, which is why a number of eco-brands are working on new systems that show exactly where your clothes come from more...
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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...
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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...
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Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

Robert Phillips

16th August, 2011

From shoes to shirts and everything in between, Robert Phillips takes a closer look at the eco sports gear on offer more...
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DIY couture: turning a T-shirt into a classic tunic dress

Rosie Martin

23rd March, 2010

If the mere idea of making your own clothes sends you running in panic to the high street, why not start with this really simple guide to re-fashioning a T-shirt as a dress more...

Save your health and the planet: run barefoot

Christine Ottery

4th March, 2010

It won't come naturally to most pampered westerners, but running in a barefoot-style can help reduce injuries and make trainers less resource-intensive... more...
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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...
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House of Bamboo

Laura Sevier

1st April, 2007

It’s used for kitchen wares, flooring, furniture and textiles. It’s natural, fast-growing and versatile. Is bamboo the green gold of furnishing materials? more...
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Fashion conscience: Stella McCartney

Matilda Lee

1st May, 2009

Stella McCartney talks to Matilda Lee about designer activism and the release of her second 'eco collection'.


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Charity shop chic

Laura Sevier

17th April, 2009

High-street fashion at bargain prices, charity shops are the ethical way to accentuate a wardrobe. All you need is a sense of adventure… By Laura Sevier more...
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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 A - Z of Eco Fashion

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th January, 2008

All you ever need to know about clothes. 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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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...
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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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'Fab Skirt Dahling...'

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2006

Eithne Farry helps Matilda Lee relieve clothes closet boredom with some priceless 'no-sew sewing' tips more...
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If shirts could only speak…if we would only listen

Anita Roddick

8th July, 2004

She is our sister. That garment holds the story of her life. If we ignore it, if we do not care to understand, she suffers. And so do we. more...

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