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3 Easy steps to revamping your wardrobe during lockdown
Did you know that the most sustainable clothes are the ones you already own? So use lockdown to get to know what is in your wardrobe, a vital step to becoming ...
Why sustainability departments are old-fashioned
Instead of applying sustainability practices across its entire business, the fashion industry has introduced them in a piecemeal fashion.  Now, as we peer over a precipice of radical and unplanned ...
Fashion must change. Lucilla Booyzen explains why
In a matter of days SA Fashion Week’s Spring Summer shows went from being a conventional live event to going digital to being postponed.  Despite this, the work of SA ...
The time for slow fashion is now
Now without a doubt, it’s time to stand with slow fashion.  Featuring Ghanaian model Napari, shot by a South African team, at Langebaan along the West Coast, this magical shoot ...
Fashion in the time of coronavirus
Talking fashion during a time of coronavirus seems fickle, but it’s in fact really important. Many institutions and organisations have had to take difficult decisions to help stop the spread ...
The beauty of doing good
Beauty is an idea, a feeling, an abstraction that means something different to everyone. It is the subject of an age-old debate.  Two weeks ago, South Africa took the conversation ...
A new wave of fashion washes up onto our shores
Don’t be deceived. What looks like a pearl, is not a pearl. A creative team working with photographer Thirza Schaap has turned ocean plastic pollution into art – including a ...
Design Indaba inspires us to take our cues from nature
Anyone working in sustainability is pondering the big question of how we can meet the growing demand for stuff without destroying the environment. If you attended Design Indaba 2020, you’d ...
Sexy Jocks bring circular design to your underwear drawer
If you’re looking to only wear sustainable clothes (including vintage, natural fibres, upcycled or recycled clothes), Dave Hutchison’s recent business venture might be the last piece of your eco-wardrobe puzzle. ...
The Clothing Banks celebrates ten years and 10 million saved garments
Since its launch ten years ago, multi-award winning social enterprise The Clothing Bank has revived 10 million items of clothing waste (worth R600 million) ...
What does the SA Plastics Pact mean for fashion retail?
When the South African Plastics Pact launched last month most of the buzz was about reducing, recycling and reusing plastic packaging.  Conversation was thin regarding the synthetic fibre content of ...
Are we being hoodwinked by the sustainability buzzwords?
As we become more aware of climate change and our role in protecting the environment, we’re seeing more companies produce products dubbed ‘ethical’ and ‘eco-friendly.’ But is this authentic or ...
Thrifting: The future of fashion may be in your closet
Thrifting, secondhand, and resale are fashion buzzwords. In fact, statistics suggest secondhand could overtake fast fashion in the next ten years and unlock a sustainable fashion future.   According to WWD, ...
Line of sight: Why the future of fashion is about perspective
I enjoy being informed — that’s code for: I am a nerd who takes life way too seriously — but until about two years ago, I knew little to nothing ...
Ethical Fashion Initiative is on a mission to change the world
Long before sustainability became trendy, the Ethical Fashion Initiative waved “goodbye to fast fashion” and introduced “a better way of producing”. Founder and director of EFI, Simone Cipriani, believes that the ...

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