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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...
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...
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...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

Whether organic cotton, local wool or Scottish cashmere, textiles were all natural, with Danish designers proving that sustainability and style can mix, says Ruth Styles more...
Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Priyanka Mogul

25th January, 2012

Eco-label THTC has launched a new range of organic cotton t-shirts in association with the Soil Association, the Carbon Trust and the Fair Wear Foundation more...
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...
Transparent fashion

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...
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...
Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia: the anti-fashion fashion brand

Matilda Lee

4th October, 2011

It's the 'Gucci of outdoor wear' but for founder, Yvon Chouinard, there's far more to Patagonia than fashion. He spoke to Matilda Lee more...
WINTER COATS

Five of the best…eco friendly winter coats

Vanessa Jones

27th September, 2011

Whether you’re looking for a trench, a cape or a cocoon, Vanessa Jones has the skinny on the best eco-friendly outerwear around this winter 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...
H&M

High street giant H&M pledges to change its ways

Hannah Corr

20th September, 2011

In the wake of a Greenpeace campaign, H&M has agreed to put an end to polluting practices. So could this be the start of a new trend? Hannah Corr reports more...

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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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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...
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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...

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...
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...
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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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Sustainable style is a click away

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

If you're looking for stylish yet ethically produced clothes you may leave the high street empty-handed. Online, eco-boutiques offer organic, 'reclaimed to wear', and fairly traded designer collections, ultimately making shopping more enjoyable. 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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