The fashion industry is responsible for around 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. It’s high time global fashion brands invest in greener alternatives.
Green jobs go beyond solar panel installation and wind turbine maintenance. They’re found in fields from design to economics and in many types of management.
‘Fashion fasts’ are a great way of challenging fast fashion by helping us question how many clothes we really need and reducing fashion consumption.
Snakeskins, alligator skins and lizard skins are at the centre of a battle between researchers over sustainability.
Forgot tempeh. The humble shroom has the potential to be used across industries, in ways we’re only beginning to grasp.
We interviewed consumers about ethical fashion choices - they were well intentioned but overwhelmed. There are, however, some good sources of information for conscious shoppers.
Going from a single spore to a finished fungi-derived leather product takes a couple of weeks. But raising a cow to maturity for bovine leather can take several years.
While natural fibre textiles like cotton have generated an environmentally friendly reputation in recent years they might be just as bad as microplastic textiles like polyester and Nylon.
Leather isn’t just a by-product of the meat industry, and raises serious moral questions for anyone who cares about animal rights.
My year of buying almost nothing saved me thousands of dollars – but also taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
Science is helping turn textiles into a cleaner greener industry.
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn’t require a massive lifestyle change.
The puffer jacket has become an iconic staple of many people’s winter wardrobe. Here are some ways to shop for yours in the most eco-friendly and ethical way.
Sewers with attitude are tackling fast fashion one stitch at a time.
People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it’s hard to keep that information in mind.
Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lucky for us, there are many sustainable alternatives that are just as cool.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
Climate change needs to be front and centre in fashion, which is one of the most polluting industries. Fashion magazines can help consumers to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.
The scale of fast fashion is so massive it can easily eclipse sustainability initiatives. We need investment in new technologies to revolutionise the industry.
Conventional leather is fraught with ethical and environmental issues. But leather grown from fermented kombucha tea offers consumers a glimpse of a DIY, sustainable future.