Ethical fashion has brought with it a new language, with terms such as ‘sustainability’ and ‘fair trade’ becoming part of both the fashion journalist and consumer’s vocabulary. Unfortunately, however, these terms can be confusing, which is where MADE-BY’s chic ‘jargon busting’ calendar comes in. George Walker writes. Read more
2010 has been named The International Year of Biodiversity by the UN and in honour of that, it has joined forces with charity Greener2Greener to bring together 500 leading figures from governments, international organisations and the fashion and cosmetics industries for the Eco Chic Conference in Geneva this week. GreenmyLIFEstyle’s personal stylist Zoe Robinson is there to witness the events.
Tamasyn Gambell’s range of printed scarves is awash with colour and individuality. Here the designer talks us through the steps involved in transforming a recycled scarf into a one-off item to treasure.
Livia Firth, and yes that is Mrs Colin Firth, is part of a passionate quartet of women behind 12 Degrees Of Fashion, a buzzy new pop-up shop concept devoted to ethical fashion. With a different pop-up fashion shop arriving every month for a year, and workshops too, Livia along with eco fashion doyennes Orsola de Castro, Lucy Siegle and Jocelyn Whipple, is one busy lady. Greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead was thrilled to chat, and shamelessly couldn’t resist asking about Colin. Read more
Lianne Ludlow, uber cool eco-stylehunter, greenmystyle.com guru and founder of much-loved ethical fashion store Fashion-Conscience.com, hit London’s top fashion fairs Pure London and Margin this week, searching for the next hot ethical collections. In this exclusive report for greenmystyle.com, Lianne reveals which labels caught her eye. Take note, readers, Lianne is like Gok Wan and Mary Portas rolled into one and she’s spotting the eco labels you’re about to fall in love with. Read more
Lianne Ludlow, founder of Marie Claire‘s favourite ethical fashion boutique Fashion-Conscience.com, is to join your favourite eco style glossy (that’s us!) as an expert. Think of her as our uber style guru, a Mary Portas or a Gok Wan, making sure we’re writing about the very best in eco style from around the world. greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead gets straight in with the important questions (about the perfect jean and style icons of course!) Read more
Got nothing to wear? Yeah, right! Us neither. Lara Beard shows you five ways to see beyond your drab clothes and accessories to reinvent your look, minimum spending required. Read more
Ever wondered what the difference is between vintage, retro and secondhand? Wish you knew exactly which vintage pieces to look out for? In spectacularly lucky fashion, here with the answers and more is vintage guru Judy Berger, founder of The Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair and the UK’s biggest swapping website Whatsmineisyours.com. Just so happens she’s a greenmystyle.com fan. Lucky that! Read more
The first lady of Fair Trade fashion, Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, spares half an hour during the launch of her new book, ‘By Hand’, to talk ethics, stylish women, hot picks and Christmas socks with greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead. Read more