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Berlin Fashion Week 2015-16: The Green Showroom

By Arwa Lodhi This year, the Green Showroom in conjunction with exhibition partners the Ethical Fashion Show hosted their green catwalk in Berlin’s vast  postal station, which became  Europe’s largest platform for green fashion during  Berlin Fashion Week. The…

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Berlin Fashion Week’s Green Showroom

By Angela Wallace Berlin welcomed the world to explore fashion over three hot and humid days last week. On July 3, I was grateful to hop into an air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shuttle to be whisked from the…

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Meet The Designers Behind Green Fashion Week Milan

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The Italian fashion capital Milan is one of the favourite destinations of fashionistas, so it was unsurprising that this was the city chosen for the  4th edition of Green Fashion Week. Representatives from The United…

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Berlin Fashion Week Makeup Trends

By Diane Small As Berlin Fashion Week AW14 proved once again, the German city is on the cutting edge of not only eco-fashion, but eco-friendly makeup. Highlighting three days of natural cosmetics and eco fashion, the lavera Showfloor beautifully…

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Milan Fashion Week’s Greener Side

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Milan Fashion Week is notoriously unsustainable. Fendi, Prada, Versace, Miu Miu and other top Italian brands consistently rank an E grade for transparency and eco-friendliness, with the only exception of Gucci, thanks to the Kering…

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Dubai Haute Couture Goes Green

For the first time ever, Dubai’s prestigious Haute Couture show will feature eco-friendly designers. Glamorous, exotic, rich. Those are the adjectives usually associated with culture in the Gulf. But eco-friendly? Never! Or at least until now, that is. Eluxe…

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Why Sustainability In Art Matters

Sustainability in art matters. But what are artists themselves doing about it? By Chere Di Boscio and Parikrama Rai We all love art – whether we’re gazing upon it in a gallery, or purchasing it to decorate our homes.…

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7 Truly Inspiring Eco Friendly Fashion Models

These eco friendly fashion models have beautiful faces – and hearts! By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi While the model stereotype is that of a narcissistic, self-centred bimbo, in most cases, nothing could be further from the truth! Many models are…

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What Are Sub Zero Waste Beauty Products?

By Chere Di Boscio After a recent walk on a beach in west Africa, I was astounded by the amount of plastic on the shore. Most of it was, rather predictably, plastic water bottles. But second to this, I…

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10+ of the Best Fair Trade Chocolate Brands

The best Fair Trade chocolate brands make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Christmas, birthdays…any occasion, really! By Katy Caric Chocolate should make everyone happy, right? It’s tasty, creamy, and just the right amount of sweet. Although it’s pretty…

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10 Great Casual Ethical Fashion Brands

If you’re interested in conscious fashion you can wear every day, you need to know these great casual ethical fashion brands! By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   Of all the types of clothing, leisurewear probably conveys the most personal expression.…

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Label Love: Farrah Floyd’s Zero Waste Creations

By Diane Small I first discovered sustainable German fashion brand Farrah Floyd at a gym, of all things. She was being profiled in a documentary about sustainability in fashion on the German ARD channel, which was later internationally broadcasted…

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Sacred Geometry & the Architecture of Heinz Pahl Kaupp

By Jody McCutcheon Usually the wise approach isn’t to try to improve on nature, but rather to borrow from it. Trailblazing eco-architect Heinz Pahl-Kaupp has built a nearly four-decade career out of mimicking nature in his work. The German-born…

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The Best of Quirky Cool: Meet the English Eccentrics

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Sorry, but English girls generally don’t really care what you think. Kitten heels in this season? That’s nice – but they’ll keep wearing their Doc Martens, thank you very much. Everyone going ‘bronde’ like JLo?…

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Ma Vie en Vert: Floris & Ingy from Amazingy

By Chere Di Boscio Dutch couple Floris and Ingrid do pretty much everything together. They are the creators of upbeat music as DJ Flowing, mineral makeup entrepreneurs, and parents to a vintage-wearing little boy. From their base in Germany,…

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5 Celebrity Makeup Artists’ Tips & Picks

By Sophia Hussain Makeup artists are the behind-the-scenes talents that are behind the fabulous looks of  film stars, rock stars, models, and athletes.  Whether it’s for a magazine cover, the catwalk, or a VIP event, truly professional makeup artists…

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The Abury Design Experience: Meet the Winners

By Chere Di Boscio Last spring, ethical fashion label Abury created their Abury Design Experience competition, calling on young designers to create an accessory capsule collection for Abury using traditional artisanal craft techniques  from different cultures in the developing…

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20 Powerful Adverts To Save Animals

Sometimes, it takes powerful adverts to save animals. Here are some of the best we’ve seen By Diane Small Let’s face it: humans may well be the worst thing that ever happened to animals. We hunt them for fur…

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5 Eco Apps for Sustainable Travellers

By Marta Lopez We all love going abroad and discovering new places…But what is behind our travel experiences? Are we hurting those communities with our visit? If you wish more than anything in the world to avoid all those…

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A Tale of 2 Cities: London vs Paris Fashion

By Jody McCutcheon and Chere Di Boscio Since even before Dickens wrote ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, London and Paris have been compared to each other for many things: culture, writers, language, architecture, people, politics, and of course, fashion.…

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5 Women Who Changed the World of Fashion

By Angela Wallace “It is not only that fashion can change the world, but it absolutely must, considering what happened in Bangladesh just two days ago. It is one disaster too many for us to ignore, and this is…