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REEFER lights up its new branding with hemp sneaker
South African sneaker brand, Corks was the first of its kind in South Africa to release a shoe range made out of cork. Now, the company has launched its unisex ...
Q&A: Floyd Avenue says an African way of life is the most eco-friendly
When asked what his top three eco-brands are, Floyd Manotoano responded, all things African. Here he tells us more about his influences, challenges and plans for the future. ...
South Africa’s coolest denim brand launches womenswear
Like many businesses during COVID-19, TSHEPO Jeans has innovated its operations. Besides his bricks and mortar boutique store and atelier at Victoria Yards in Johannesburg, designer Tshepo Mohlala’s jeans and ...
Q&A: Research Unit takes a long view on sustainability
Chad and Erin-Lee Petersen launched Cape Town-based utilitarian lifestyle brand, Research Unit in 2011. Nine years later, the couple showcased their debut womenswear collection entitled 'Pilgrim' at the SA Fashion ...
Lezanne Viviers: Imagine if plastic were as valuable as gold?
Johannesburg’s luxury design brand VIVIERS Studio has reimagined plastic as a scarce resource.  With plastic waste materials, creative director Lezanne Viviers has made a luxury trench coat following the principle ...
Front row seats for everyone at the digital SA Menswear Week SS21
South African Menswear Week SS21 joins the global movement to showcase 18 fashion collections digitally this season. Co-founder of SA Menswear Week Simon Deiner is very excited. “We kickstart the ...
Onesimo Bam layers plastic waste to create his One I Am bag
Onesimo Bam is a surface designer, artist and the founder of One I Am who made a recycled plastic bag that forms part of the five-part #RefashionPlastic collection. For this ...
The Sewing Café launches its first collection of classics
Earlier this month, The Sewing Café, a community-based studio, launched an in-house clothing label, Min, which is available online and at Saint Sienna in Kalk Bay. The sustainable basics collection ...
18 Fashion brands ensuring South Africans don’t break the law
In this article you will find a non-exhaustive list of sustainable fashion brands in South Africa who recognise their responsibility to give back through properly made masks that are made ...
For #RefashionPlastic Our Workshop weaves baskets from recycled plastic
Our Workshop is one of the five design studios involved with Refashion Plastic. For this project the design team created the recycled plastic basket in which the refashioned plastic waste ...
Simon and Mary hats take shape with natural fabrics
Sustainability is at the core of the Simon and Mary family business. Besides establishing a business that has grown with one generation to the next, the Pozniak family has made ...
Model activist Liyanna B talks sustainability and influencer culture in 2020
Black and Brown folks have always been sustainable, it’s not a foreign concept, if anything it’s been a way of life from the beginning of time for many of us. ...
How designer Hamzeh Alfarahneh refashions his kitchen’s plastic waste
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. ...
The innovation and sustainability of creating images during lockdown
In her monthly column, Modupe Oloruntoba says creative solutions for working around COVID-19 restrictions may offer new avenues for improving sustainability in fashion image production. ...
Q&A with designer Tessa O’Halloran on rethinking plastic waste
Exciting things are happening in a small studio in the Karoo where plasticity. re-imagines waste plastic. This bespoke upcycling company based in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape was founded by ...

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