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Cork Handbags That Totally POP!

By Diane Small Of all the vegan leathers, maybe cork is the best. It’s got a lovely natural grain like wood, and using cork isn’t just eco-friendly in terms of biodegradability, it’s also a means of helping to preserve…

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Hanging On By A Thread: Palestinian Embroidery

By Thaslima Begum Traditional embroidery has long played a critical role in shaping historic and contemporary Palestinian culture. In pre-1948 Palestine, richly embroidered handmade garments were a proud expression of regional identity. Women created garments with a distinctive flair…

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Wood Vibrations: The Best Wood Sunglasses

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The most important accessory in your warm weather wardrobe has got to be a great pair of sunglasses. And if you’re pondering which kind is most suitable, sustainable and stylish to protect your eyes from ultraviolet…

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12 Wood Watches We Want Now

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Wood watches were once a hippy/beach bum staple, adorning the wrists of surfers who actually didn’t really care what time it was. But lately, wooden accessories have become far more refined, often using Swiss watch…

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Inside Jill Milan, Luxury Vegan Bag Maker

By Chere Di Boscio Once, there was a myth that vegan bags were the ugly stepsisters of their leather counterparts, offering a choice of smelly plasticky purses or rough hemp tote bags. But then designers like Stella McCartney and…

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Vegan Handbag Dupes for the Most Iconic Bags

By Zara Williams You shouldn’t have to compromise between style and sustainability. When it comes to buying a new bag, there are plenty of cruelty-free, vegan alternatives to popular and classic designs you can choose from. So if there’s…

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A New Fashion High: Norlha Textiles

By Arwa Lodhi High up at 3200 meters above sea level in the village of Zorge Ritoma, in Gansu Province, China, you’ll find around 1,500 nomads, 6,000 yaks, 20,000 sheep and 1 incredible luxury clothing atelier: Norlha. Using local knowledge…

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Paper Tigers: The Paper Cut Project

By Diane Small Paper fashion may be nothing new. In fact, there was an exhibition entitled RRRIP! in from the Atopos collection and curated by Vassilis Zidianakis in Antwerp a few years ago. There’s even paper ‘makeup’ – Paperself is…

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Diana Law and the Art of 3D Printing

By Diane Small You’d think there could be nothing more different than the delicate, handcrafted art of French couture and the high technology used for 3D printing, but one designer has merged the two quite elegantly. Since 2014, jeweller…

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PETA UK Vegan Fashion Awards Winners

By Chere Di Boscio Increasingly large numbers of people around the world are waking up to the fact that it’s not necessary – or ethical – to kill animals for fashion, and to celebrate, PETA recently held its third annual Vegan Fashion…

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Where Does Leather Come From, Really?

By Arwa Lodhi Have you ever wondered how your favourite pair of shoes, beloved handbag or most used belt came from? Eight-year-old Rebecca did, and when her mum couldn’t answer her questions, she made it point to find out–or at least that’s…

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Brand New Recycled Jewellery

By Marianna Tugareva Here’s a fact that’s not so brilliant: one tiny gold ring is responsible for some 20-60 tonnes of toxic waste, contaminating water resources and threatening the lives of the people involved. But fear not, lovers of…

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Finally! Eco Friendly Sergio Rossi Shoes

By Chere Di Boscio Oh la la! Finally, you can buy eco friendly Sergio Rossi shoes! It may be a bit of an anomaly, but the Milan-based footwear brand has announced a collaboration with the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC), the green fashion initiative founded…

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The Beauty and the Bags: Maria’s Bag

By Diane Small In Guatemala, weaving and embroidering are more than means of embellishing cloth: these two crafts say much about the culture, heritage and background of the women who do them. One woman who understands the meaning of…

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Berber Bags: Baraka Included

By Diane Small If you’re into modern boho style, you’re probably familiar with what’s being called ‘the Berber bag’– a chic antique bag made from raw leather and adorned with intricate embroidery. But what do you know about the people…

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9 Lovely Vegan Flats for Any Occasion

By Holly Litchfield As any girl knows, ballet slippers are one of the most classic designs around. Made a wardrobe staple by none other than (trained dancer herself) Audrey Hepburn, a pair of flats look elegant with slim cigarette…

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10 Chic Vegan Bag Brands for Summer

By Lora O’Brien We all love a good handbag. They’re the perfect accessory to the perfect outfit, and no matter how bloated you feel, they never lose their fit! But if you’re not a fan of parading animal skin…

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Found! 12 Stylish Wood Sunglasses Brands

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi As proven by the fact that Armani‘s Canaletto Walnut models have now sold out, it’s pretty clear that wood sunglasses are definitely a ‘thing’ for the summer of 2015. But buyer beware: just because they’re made…