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Mindless collaboration

We’re all in this together, right? All of us who love ethical fashion and are inspired by its ability to change the world are likely to achieve more if we work together. Whether sharing ideas via online forums or chatting with other conscious fashion fans via Instagram… personally, sharing the journey and connecting with others drives up both my inspiration ...

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3 easy ideas for ethical fashion shopping in 2020

Happy New Year! The start of the year always seems like a good time to review the past and plan for the future. With so much going on to raise concern over climate change, now is a great time to look at the environmental impact of what we buy as individuals, as well – of course – as looking to ...

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Ethical fashion in plus sizes

A friend has asked me to put together a list of ethical brands which cater to size 18-20… Here is what I could find: Gudrun Sjoden – always a favourite for beautiful shapes and colours in all sizes. You’ll love the fact they use a diverse range of models, and that the clothing wears well. Save some cash by signing ...

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Go on! Take the ethical fashion plunge

The reason people don’t buy ethical fashion is usually for one of two reasons; They think it’s too expensive or They don’t know what to buy But soooo many of us aspire to be conscious consumers and value both the products we buy and, in principle at least, the people who make them. Fashion should be fun and creative, a ...

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Tailored ethical denim SS18

Tailored ethical denim

Looking to invest in ethical denim for the coming season? There are some really interesting and progressive denim brands who pride themselves on both the quality of their product and their transparency all along the supply chain. If you’re loving SS18’s tailored denim trend, it’s time to put aside your distressed jeans for gardening and start thinking structured shapes and ...

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Pretty in ethical pastels SS18

For Spring/ Summer 2018, the fashion world is offering up all manner of pretty pieces in the softest, most flattering gelato inspired colours. But if you’re committed to buying ethical fashion the thought of shopping cheap, throwaway trends is counter-intuitive. If you’re wanting to add some on-trend colour, you don’t have to go head-to-toe pastels! Mint, fuzzy peach, dusty pink ...

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Struggling to be ethical

Be grateful for small mercies, Kate. Well, I am trying to be, but sometimes it’s so frustrating to see something that you really believe in making such slow progress. I’m talking about our ethical clothing campaign. I guess that I expected the rest of the world to have the same reaction as I did when I saw the Rana Plaza ...

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Arguing with M&S: Fashion Revolution Day 2014

In which Kate throws herself into a discussion between M&S and journalist Stella Creasey on Fashion Revolution Day 2014…. and M&S go deafeningly silent. — This is exactly why we need to have labels on our clothing which tell us whether the people who made each garment worked in a safe environment and were paid a living wage:   On ...

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Going to Brussells

This is the first update on the progress of our petition calling for mandatory clothing labels which indicate the working conditions of the people who made them. If you’d like to sign the petition, it’s here: ***No it’s not any more! PETITION NOW CLOSED Exciting news! Our voices have been heard! I have been invited to go to Brussels to ...

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Call for ethical fashion labels

Archived post from 2014 Hello! I’ve started the petition “European Parliament: Enforce mandatory labelling of clothing which states the work conditions of the people who make them. eg Fairtrade, SA8000, unregulated etc.” and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/european-parliament-enforce-mandatory-labelling-of-clothing-which-states-the-work-conditions-of-the-people-who-make-them-eg-fairtrade-sa8000-unregulated-etc Here’s why it’s important: ...

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