We love these fair trade ankle boots

July 25, 2010 by Sarah Woodhead · Leave a Comment 

Where fair trade ankle bootI 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

New designers to watch: Michelle Lowe-Holder & Partimi

July 19, 2010 by Mandy Barder · 1 Comment 

partimi300London 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

Katharine Hamnett’s new beach collection

June 14, 2010 by George Walker · 1 Comment 

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

Mary Portas Living and Giving London shop opens

May 20, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

After a successful stint as a pop-up shop in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre, a brand new ‘Mary’s Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children’ is opening in Westbourne Grove and this time it’s a permanent addition to the area’s fashionable boutiques. Eleni Sardi writes.
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Explore the Fashion Footprints exhibition

May 17, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is organising a unique exhibition this summer to explore fashion’s complex cycle and the industry’s challenges for the days ahead. You can be a part of this exciting project too as the Centre is hosting an open call for designers and creatives working in the field of sustainability. Eleni Sardi writes.
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Refresh your wardrobe with ethical fashion designer bargains!

May 13, 2010 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

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.
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Ethical fashion designers get political with Think Act Vote

April 20, 2010 by George Walker · Leave a Comment 

curtainWe 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.

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Vote with your feet: SAWA shoes

April 19, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

bess 300Amidst 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.

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Fresh from Oz: WOMbat ethical tees for spring days

March 30, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

green is beautiful 300For 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.

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Considerate Design at the London College of Fashion

March 26, 2010 by George Walker · Leave a Comment 

SDC10523Covetable 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.

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