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Label Love: Meet Doshi Vegan Handbags

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi There are lots of vegan handbag brands around these days – and that’s great! But it seems a lot of the designs are focused on replicating the latest trend by Celine or Chloe rather than…

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Label Love: JW PEI Vegan Bags

By Lora O’Brien Once something you had to actively search for, vegan fashion is becoming more mainstream. And with a higher than ever before demand for products that are in no way derived from animals, we’re always aware of…

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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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YOJO: The Elegance of Earthenware Fashion

By Diane Small “Ceramic is a totally eco-friendly material. It comes straight from the earth and when its use is over, it returns to it. Ceramic is beautiful, practical and incredibly durable, and for millennia it has drawn the…

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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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13 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…