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Barbara i Gongini: Sustainable Fashion Gets Chimerical

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Chimerical: (adj):  existing only as the product of unchecked imagination; fantastically visionary. That’s the dictionary definition of the word, but chimerical also describes Barbara í Gongini’s new collection. The Nordic sustainable designer’s avant garde creations have…

Clothes Fashion

Granny Cool: A Rare Interview With Gudrun Sjoden

By Chere Di Boscio Unlike most (usually male) designers, Gudrun Sjoden wants women to be two things: happy and comfortable. Her waistbands here are often elastic; hemlines are low; shoes are sensible; cuts are generous. These are not clothes you’d be…

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What Is Eco Leather? Four Ways To Tell

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The film Cowspiracy focused attention on just how unsustainable cattle ranching is. Cows take up land; they eat food that humans could eat, and their -ahem- ‘gases’ contribute to the CO2 that’s warming the planet.…

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Label Love: Irma Wy Jewellery

By Arwa Lodhi Bali is a beautiful Indonesian island, covered with trees and bushes generous with flowers, which fall gracefully to the ground only for locals to pick them up again to use in the mandala offerings to the…