From a young, dynamic milliner working in an old Cape Town building, comes a fresh idea. Crystal Birch has launched Happy Hats by Crystal Birch, taking her design practice into the future of a circular economy. For the #RefashionPlastic campaign, Crystal repurposed...
In the first of five articles about designers who participated in the #RefashionPlastic campaign for Plastic Free Mzansi, Hamzeh Alfarahneh explains the shift in thinking this project inspired.
We’re hosting a virtual screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC, a feature-length documentary about the real causes of the plastic pollution crisis and the heroes who are rising up to stop big plastic. Join us virtually for a screening and a discussion.
It’s Plastic Free July and it’s time to refashion plastic! For this year’s #PlasticFreeMzansi campaign we’ve collaborated with five designers who have made garments and accessories from plastic waste. These items are now in a surprise basket travelling to five personalities (one per week of July) who will re-wear and style these garments as they wish.
Twyg has signed up for Slow Fashion Season 2020. By collaborating, collective action and partnering we have a better chance of changing the oppressive, exploitative global fashion industry. Join us.
We don’t much time to change consumption habits and production patterns to address climate change and social justice. To save you time, we have curated this list of essential resources.
On show this season are not new summer trends, but the fashion industry’s nasty underbelly. What is being done to address this? Here are three encouraging actions that been taken.
Four South African brands were assessed by Fashion Revolution for its Transparency Index 2020 which was released last month. All of them scored within the 11 - 20% range, which is below average. While this is the second year Mr Price was scored, Truworths, Woolworths...
Nkwo is the founder founder and creative director of the Nigerian artisanal clothing brand NKWO. The environmentally-conscious brand is rooted in ‘the philosophy of less’.
The South African clothing and textile industry responded swiftly to COVID-19 to protect workers, and many businesses are making personal protective gear. Is this enough to sustain a struggling sector?