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Hand-me-downs

by Hazel Sillver

In our culture of quickly consumed high street fashion, it’s vital to recycle and reuse discarded clothes. Hazel Sillver looks at three companies paving the way.
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Green jeans: Sweden's Nudie goes organic

Grace Philip

29th May, 2012

Nudie jeans 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...

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

Grace Philip

22nd May, 2012

Goodone 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...

Five of the best…eco-friendly fashion brands for kids

Lisa Stephens

1st May, 2012

Five of the best…eco-friendly kidswear First women, then men: now children and babies are the latest to join the conscious clothing revolution. Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly kids clothing brands more...

Ethical jewellery: what to ask and what to buy

Amy Hall

24th April, 2012

ethical jewellery 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...

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

Ruth Stokes

10th April, 2012

Is fur the ultimate sustainable material? 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

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update 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...

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

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

vegan shoes 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...

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

tribal trend 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...

One for One: how TOMS started a fashion revolution

Ruth Styles

20th March, 2012

TOMS Instead of ‘buy one, get one free’, as TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie told Ruth Styles, it’s all about ‘buy one, give one away’ starting with shoes and glasses more...

The Ecologist meets…Katherine Hamnett

Ruth Styles

13th March, 2012

katharine hamnett It’s 27 years since fashion’s enfant terrible made headlines by arriving at Downing Street in a protest t-shirt but, as she tells Ruth Styles, Katharine Hamnett is as ready to stand up for the planet as ever more...

Made in Britain: why UK craftsmanship is good news for the environment

Yanar Alkayat

13th March, 2012

british fashion With high street giant Topshop bringing manufacturing back to the UK and Labour leader Ed Milliband calling for a return to ‘Made in Britain’, could 2012 be the year that fashion came home? more...

The Ecologist meets… Safia Minney and Santo Haque

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

The Ecologist meets... Safia Minney With Fairtrade Fortnight in full swing, Ruth Styles caught up with People Tree founder, Safia Minney, and Swallows director, Santo Haque, to find out why hand weaving is set to be fashion's next big scandal more...

The Ecologist meets… eco designer Alice Asquith

Ruth Styles

28th February, 2012

The Ecologist meets… Alice Asquith The queen of green yoga wear talks to Ruth Styles about the brilliance of bamboo textiles and explains why it’s time to give your iron a break more...

The future's vert: why green is the new black in Paris

Lida Hujić

21st February, 2012

Is Paris on course for a greener future? Paris is famous for its chic spin on glamour but also for its fur, its waste and its excess. But with green designers slowly making inroads, things could be about to change, says Lida Hujić more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear and Central St Martins

Ben Martin

21st February, 2012

PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear As London Fashion week draws to a close, don’t miss the chance to see the work of a talented band of up-and-coming young designers who are helping to make upcycling this season’s hottest new trend more...

Fashion special: And this season’s colour is… green

Ruth Styles

20th February, 2012

And this season’s colour is…green From local manufacturing to natural textiles, times are changing in the fashion industry. What’s more, the new look eco fashion isn’t just green – it’s seriously cool as well. Ruth Styles reports from London and Copenhagen more...

The Ecologist meets… Orsola de Castro

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

The Ecologist meets…Orsola de Castro The designer and Estethica founder chats to Ruth Styles about upcycling, showcasing new green talent and why eco-design has earned its place at the top table of British fashion more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

Copenhagen 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...

The Ecologist meets... Copenhagen's The Baand

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

The Ecologist meets...The Baand 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...

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