I remember punched suede ankle boots from the Eighties. It was a New Romantic thing, I think, and I even tried to wear a pair to school. Spandau-esque footwear with a Monkhouse’s regulation brown school uniform is not a good look, even with my skirt rolled up to an inch below my knicker-line. Better luck this time around with these fair trade beauties from Where. Read more
London College of Fashion’s enterprising program for ethical designers The Centre for Sustainable Fashion occupied a central space at estethica this year with two of its participating designers exhibiting some of their pieces. Mandy Barder finds out what drives them and the affect the innovative program has had on them. Read more
Stuck for what to wear on the beach this summer? Choosing the right style of swimwear can be hard for both guys and gals, especially if you’re looking to keep the contents of your beach bag ethical. Luckily Katharine Hamnett’s new beach collection for Yoox.com offers 14 Fifties-inspired swimwear items and accessories that will have you strutting to the beach confident and carefree. George Walker takes a look at the new ‘Save the Sea’ collection by the pioneer of ethical style. Read more
Have you recently had a Spring Clean of your wardrobe and looking for some new ethical designer capsule pieces that you can cherish throughout the seasons? Greenmystyle.com has just got word of the latest sample sale in London.
We all know that being ethical can be stylish, but can politics be stylish too? As part of the Think Act Vote campaign, founder Amisha Ghadiali has brought together some of the biggest names in ethical fashion to redesign the campaign’s t-shirt. Junky Styling, Ada Zanditon, Tara Starlet, Ciel and Beautiful Soul are but a few of the wonderful designers to re-work a simple t-shirt into stunning creations. George Walker reveals what happens when fashion meets politics in our pop-out gallery.
Amidst all this talk of elections, candidates and party leaders, a small company urges us to cast a different kind of vote, a vote with our feet. SAWA wants to start a new chapter in the African story and we examine its candidacy, Eleni Sardi writes.
For days now the sun has been teasing us with frequent appearances that dispel our will to work and make us long for days out of the office and into the open. It is about time we start thinking about stylish and ethical clothing designed for an active lifestyle. Eleni Sardi writes about WOMbat’s Fairtrade range.
Covetable and considerate were the key words at the London College of Fashion’s open morning for the Considerate Design project. The Greenmystyle team were there to hear how high-tech engineering technology is being used alongside traditional craftsmanship to create beautiful bespoke pieces. Could this be the future of ethical fashion design? George Walker writes.