Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Cycling is a green activity but finding sustainable, ethical cycling gear is hard

Cycling’s big. It’s worth at least £26.1bn as a worldwide industry. There are two to four billion cyclists in the world and more people are taking it up everyday. So why is it so difficult to find sustainable and ethical cycling gear? “Cyclists don’t know the impact of the stuff they’re buying but maybe there’s a mindset […]

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

How Adidas supported worker rights in China factory strike

Two months since workers walked out of Yue Yuen factory that supplies for Nike, Adidas and Timberland, Leah Borromeo looks at how the brands responded.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

A Swedish denim label wants to change the way we wear our jeans

Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans recommends people don’t wash their new jeans for at least six months. It has also opened satellite repair stores around the world where customers can take their knackered trousers in for a free fix up. Nudie wants to be a fully transparent company. “Caring capitalism” may be an oxymoron but Nudie appears […]

Monday, March 17th, 2014

spinning sour milk into silky fibres

A German company is spinning fibres out of milk. Qmilk, was founded by Anke Domaske as she was looking for non-allergenic fabrics for her cancer-sufferer father. After having seen a YouTube video on milk fibres, she found that the old process was too chemically laden for what she needed but that a more environmentally friendly […]

Monday, February 17th, 2014

the cotton film dot com [new taster]

Well hello there. We have a new taster for the film. Click the image, sign up to get the taster code and watch away.   You’ll need about twelve minutes to watch it. If you’d like to help us out, then please click donate and do please give what you can. The first few who […]

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Bruno Pieters’ Honest By: a fashion label built on total transparency

When it comes to driving forward sustainability and ethics in fashion, the consumer has all the power, says Hugo Boss’s former art director, Bruno Pieters. He has put his money where his mouth is by launching Honest By, “the world’s first 100% transparent company”, in January 2012. Honest By shows people where materials come from, how much they […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

was sustainability on trend at london fashion week?

The concept of a fashion week might not be environmentally friendly, but sustainability is on the lips of some fashionistas.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

will transparency in the fashion industry ever become a reality?

Transparency and traceability were top of the agenda at the SOURCE summit, but what will it take for the fashion industry to tackle the destruction it leaves in its wake? Ethical fashion‘s movers and shakers met at the Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE Summit last Friday. Calling itself “the most important event for fashion and sustainability“, […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

why are Indian farmers committing suicides over their debts?

Every day, I Google “farmer suicides” and every day I see a new entry. I have a mantra which riffs on this: “Nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide to get out of debt since 1995. In the state of Maharashtra in 2006, 4,453 people committed suicide. That’s one every eight hours.” If you close […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

the cotton film: dirty white gold | crowdfund

At last – it lives! We launched the crowdfund for our film The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold today. The journey starts with nearly 300,000 Indian farmers who have killed themselves to escape debt. At one point, up to 26 per day. They are the price we pay for cheap cotton – trapped in a […]