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Last minute gift guide for the eco-conscious
You’ve got two days left before family Christmas time. You need gifts. Or you think you need gifts. You don’t have time for the mall, or you couldn’t think of ...
Top 6 Sustainable Swimwear Brands
We’re happy to be turning our backs on 2019. It’s time to enjoy the summer and the beach is calling. In preparation for our and your time off, we’ve been ...
Long Read: Fashion, Sustainability and Decoloniality
This week at the Future of Fashion symposium hosted by Rewoven, Dr Erica de Greef delivered a keynote. Titled Fashion, Sustainability and Decoloniality, she explores the concept of decoloniality and its relevance to ...
Jackie May: “Fashion weeks are more important now than ever before”
When SA Fashion Week opened a few weeks ago it was against the backdrop of United Kingdom’s Extinction Rebellion calling for an end to London Fashion Week and a boycott of ...
Isabelle Lotter: “Fashion weeks perpetuate our problems”
On an international level, fashion weeks have started to leave a bad taste in people’s mouths. There have been calls for fashion weeks to be scrapped in favour of climate protests. Some ...
How fashion designer Thebe Magugu uses high-tech to tell a story
Technology has been instrumental in mechanising and speeding up the manufacturing process of clothing. Now, we’re turning to new technology to better manage these processes to slow the industry down ...
Designer tracks Europe’s throwaway clothing to Salaula market in Zambia
When Lotte de Haan first arrived in Zambia three years ago, she spotted someone wearing a soccer club T-shirt from the Dutch village where she grew up. “I was so ...
Spinning a local yarn for designer Mzukise Mbane’s cotton dress
Imprint ZA’s 100% South African cotton dress was a showstopper at the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards. The attention-grabbing dress was largely inspired by an Imprint ZA African bridal gown that was ...
Nature is centerstage at arteBOTANICA’s Nirox springtime takeover
As humanity seemingly heads towards extinction it’s hard not to be completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of climate change. Don’t feel gloomy.  With arteBOTANICA’s inaugural showcase taking place at NIROX ...
Amanda Laird Cherry tells this season’s story with a collection of upcycled second-hand garments
At the ALC Apparel reception desk is a framed quote by the label’s founder, Amanda Laird Cherry: “Those who think of clothing in terms of this or next season’s fashion ...
Dorcas Mutombo made 1066 scrap fabric flowers for her statement jacket
A finalist in the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, Dorcas is a fashion student at Elizabeth Galloway. She embellished a jacket with 1066 flowers made from scrap fabric. Here she tells ...
Artwork ‘Floating, Flying’ Asks That People Be Treated with Respect
Turkana, in the far reaches of Northern Kenya, is a stark, arid region and home to the world’s largest desert lake. The area, long neglected while Kenya instead focussed on ...
Six Things You Should Know About The True Cost Of Fast Fashion
From crop tops to mum jeans and bombers, fashion trends are making their way into wardrobes around the world faster than ever, thanks to social media, its thousands of influencers, ...
Meet the Trio Who Weaves Fashion Waste into Fashion Fabric
You’ve read stories about upcycling, recycling and reconstructing unused clothes to avoid them reaching the dump. But have you thought of what happens to the textile waste that is left ...
Pascale Theron gives ostrich feathers a new function with her woven fabric
Ostrich feathers have been given a new role in our lives along with an updated look. Thanks to Pascale Theron we have Feathered Fabrics. The Johannesburg-born designer creates soft, natural ...

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