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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…

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12 Truly Eco Friendly Vegan Leathers

By Chere Di Boscio At Eluxe, we were horrified to learn that some of the bags and shoes we thought were eco-friendly due to their ‘vegan’ credentials, were actually the worst kind of greenwashing: petroleum-based, heavily polluting and toxic.…

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Stella McCartney’s Made in Africa Bags

By Diane Small The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) sounds very official and serious. After all, it is a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organisation. It should be…

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Catherine B at Liberty of London

By Chere Di Boscio “I don’t want to own what everybody else has,” says quintessential Parisian Catherine B. “That’s why I love vintage. And I specialise in Hermes and Chanel simply because they are the best.” Indeed, no one…

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Great Eco Leather Accessories for Fall

By Chere Di Boscio We all know that given the methane emissions and carbon footprint from cattle ranching, leather is far from eco-friendly, and of course many object to the killing of animals for food and clothing. Yet for…

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5 Perfect Vegan Shoe Brands For Fall

By Chere Di Boscio Sigh. It’s always a bit sad when the open-toed sandals and shoes get put away for another season. Goodbye, strappy sandals. Hasta la vista, gladiators. But a big, roaring hello to knee high boots, Oxford…

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An Eluxe Favourite Find: Scout & Catalogue

By Diane Small There was something that drew me to this new brand–something beyond the soft, earthy colours; the thick, sumptuous textures; the comfortable lengths and depths. I couldn’t put my finger quite on it, but I knew instinctively these…