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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…

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Label Love: Eco Leather Brand Duende

By Arwa Lodhi Here’s a little Spanish lesson for you: duende (duːˈɛndeɪ) n. To a higher degree than the muse or the angel, the duende seizes not only the performer but also the audience, creating conditions where art can be…

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Great News Or Greenwash? Mango Committed Collection

By Arwa Lodhi It all started with H&M’s Conscious Collection, and now another high street giant has taken steps towards sustainability. Mango has launched a new collection called Mango Committed, comprised of 45 pieces (25 women’s and 20 men’s items).…

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Label Love: The Autonomous Collection

By Millennia Severino London based Australian designer, Kim Stevenson founded The Autonomous Collections through her unwavering love of ethical practices and sustainability, which grew from a pressing concern for the environment. Stevenson’s vision is to revive and challenge our…