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Fast VS Sustainable Fashion


Both people and the environment suffer as a result of the way fashion is made, sourced and consumed.  However, you can stay in tune with the latest trends without damaging our planet. 

Conscious Chatter

Call us a teensy bit biased, but “Conscious Chatter” is one of the best podcasts ever to grace the virtual airwaves. The brainchild of former Ecouterre writer Kestrel Jenkins, who now challenges people to consider the ethics of their clothing at Awear World, “Conscious Chatter” offers an insider’s look at the global garment supply chain […]

Spilling Over

A larger-than-life “clothing spill” at Seattle’s Alki Beach today presents a striking reminder that landfills shouldn’t be laundry piles. Staged by Savers, an international chain of for-profit thrift stores, the installation is a poignant illustration of the prodigious amount of textiles Americans throw away every year. Eighty-five percent of clothing waste ends up in landfills, […]

Your $8 Shirt

We know you don’t want to talk about your impulse shopping habit but we kind of have to. As hard as all those peplum tops and baseball tees are on your wallet (and your closet feng shui), they’re even harder on the planet — but wait! We promise we’re not trying to sell you an […]

Sustainable Reads

1. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes Paperback – Mar 15 2015 by Andrew Brooks  “Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a global journey to expose the inequalities and injustices that exist within the second-hand clothing trade and the manufacturing of garments destined for Western markets. Thought-provoking and insightful, Brooks highlights […]

Creative Burnout

Creative burnout hitting the fashion industry hard Interview by Kai Ryssdal || Friday, November 6, 2015 Dior, Lanvin, Baleciaga. These are just some of the iconic names in fashion that have suffered high-profile departures from designers in recent weeks. One big reason is creative burnout. Simply put, fashion designers – and other staff of the major fashion houses […]

Tommy Girls

On Wednesday, Tommy Hilfiger debuted a capsule collection on MyTheresa.com that looks uncannily familiar — and not because it’s already been spotted on It Girls like Gigi Hadid and Suki Waterhouse. The new line is simply a reproduction of the Tommy you used to know — the logo-centric sporty gear everyone and their mothers wanted […]

$1 Million for Ideas

H&M Offers $1 Million For New Recycling Ideas – The king of disposable fashion would like to make disposing less destructive for the planet. Recycling clothes is hard, thanks to mixed materials used to make them and the poor quality of recycled cotton. That’s why fast fashion retailer H&M is now offering an annual $1 […]

Ethical Emma

When Emma Watson isn’t advocating for gender equality as a U.N. Women goodwill ambassador or asking men to fight for feminism, she can be spotted on the red carpet promoting her films. But for Watson, a movie premiere is also the perfect place to showcase her newest cause: ethical fashion. For press junkets and international […]

Flat Fashion

6 Ways To Take All The Fun Out Of Fashion This story by Winona Dimeo-Ediger first appeared at ravishly.com, an alternative news+culture women’s website. While flipping through a fashion magazine the other day, I was shocked at the revelation that “beachy hair at the beach” is now considered “predictable” and passe.  Apparently this year you’re […]

The True Cost

I have considered myself a relatively well-informed person, but there was a lot of information in “The True Cost” that surprised me. The documentary travels around the world to show the impact of the fashion industry on both human rights and the environment. It’s shocking and horrifying – far worse than you ever dreamed. In […]

2 Euro T-Shirt

A vending machine placed in a busy Berlin square offered interested pedestrians shirts for two euro – about $2.19 CAD – but the apparel came with a shocking backstory. On April 24, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh was forever changed when more than 3,000 people were killed or injured in the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse. To […]