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How Can We Shift Sustainable Fashion From Niche to Norm?
Written by Lucy von Sturmer - Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How can we put sustainability on the mainstream fashion agenda? How can smaller brands compete? And who’s to blame for the lack of progress within the industry? Is it consumers and brands, or do we need structural change led by governments and trade unions?

5 Key Insights On How Influencers Can Fight For Fair Fashion
Written by Lucy von Sturmer - Friday, 11 August 2017



Today's media landscape has dramatically changed. It’s no longer billboards and TVCs, but Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. So, with all this buzz, how can sustainability be given the spotlight? And more urgently, how can influencers talk about the environmental impacts and pressing labour conditions that result from fast fashion? 


OCA and the True Potential of Organic Cotton
Written by Eco Fashion World - Tuesday, 08 August 2017



A prosperous organic cotton sector benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer. To realize the sector’s potential, we need to bring about the conditions that will allow the crop that safeguards the environment and enhances farmer livelihoods to flourish.

Ethical Designer Partners with Water Color Artist
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 04 August 2017



Jesse Junko Beardslee, designer and founder of award-winning eco fashion brand Themis and Thread, has partnered with artist Jennie Scarbrough to open a gift shop and gallery full of creativity and inspiration.  Hector Handmade opened recently, (in the Township of Hector), within the world renowned wine region of The Finger Lakes, Central New York State.  Over 100 wineries and breweries dot the picturesque landscape along Seneca Lake, which has been home to the indie brand Themis and Thread for four years. 


The Founder of Bead & Reel Practices What She Preaches
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 04 August 2017



As the ethical fashion industry continues to grow and inch a bit further towards what we consider mainstream, we have seen a lot of inspiring brands and stores launch and put their product lines out into the world.  Some have stood the test of time, while others have had to withdraw to regroup.  Let’s be honest, the fashion industry is extremely competitive and it’s not just about great design, but also a good combination of entrepreneurial drive, fashion industry knowledge, solid focus, business and marketing savvy, organization, excellent listening skills, and vision for the future, amongst other things. Sica Schmitz of Bead & Reel has the recipe for success and the world is taking notice.  Here is a peek into how she came up with the idea for Bead & Reel, some of her strategies in selecting brands, inspiring and fulfilling moments, and what she sees for the future of Bead & Reel.   


Rebalancing Society Module Launched
Written by Jean-Christophe Carteron - Wednesday, 02 August 2017




On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum held on July 18 and 19 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in collaboration with McGill University and KEDGE Business School announced the launch of a new Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest). The module is based on Henry Mintzberg’s book Rebalancing Society.


Fashion for Good Launch
Written by Kim Poldner - Friday, 31 March 2017



Twelve years ago, I read the book Cradle to Cradle (C2C) while traveling around the US and Europe to befriend the handful of pioneers in sustainable fashion. At the time, my friend Annouk Post and I were in the process of setting up and running the very first sustainable fashion store in The Netherlands.

Natalia Tisdale of Eco Lustre on Materials, Industry Growth and More
Written by Eco Fashion World - Saturday, 10 December 2016


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As the holiday season as here and the close to another year approaches, we like to tune in to what people are thinking about the year that has almost finished, and what plans are in store for the year ahead. We had a chat with Natalia Tisdale of Eco Lustre, to find out what items she sees are sparking particular interest and her thoughts on the current position and growth of the ethical fashion industry. 


Pelechecoco: Fashion and Fabric Conscious
Written by Maria Perrou - Sunday, 20 November 2016



One of the most famous quotes by Steve Jobs goes, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Pelechecoco is a revolutionary brand with an inspiring name and an interesting vision. They believe that personal style is a way of showing off your personality without using words, and we totally agree. Every style is as unique as we are. Pelechecoco invites us to dress up our uniqueness without breaking the bank, by wearing Pelechecoco. Join us as we speak to Sophie Schandorff, Head Of Design for Pelechecoco, and further explore the vision of this stylish Danish eco-brand.

Brand Profile: Barefoot Eco Outfitters
Written by Eco Fashion World - Monday, 07 November 2016




One of our long-standing GUIDE members has just gone through a complete re-brand and upgrade to their site.  We are super excited to introduce Barefoot Eco Outfitters, their new product line, their steadfast devotion to the environment and all living things, and their inspiring message. 


The team at Barefoot Eco Outfitters believes there is something sacred about nature that brings you back to your authentic self. It doesn’t matter who you are, nature accepts you. Nature doesn’t judge. And they believe that sleeping under the stars with just the whispering wind or rush of a river to sing you to sleep invites you to appreciate your true self. For the team at Barefoot Eco Outfitters, that’s pure bliss. Maybe it is for you too. 

Out of the Green Closet with EFW Cofounder
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 12 August 2016



We recently caught up with Kim Poldner, one of the original founders of Eco Fashion World, as she wrapped up her involvement in a photography project titled Out of the Green Closet, created by photographer Chantal Aimée Ehrhardt.



Beru Kids: Repurposing Materials Into Stylish Children's Clothing
Written by Lanni Lantto - Friday, 03 June 2016



I love all things upcycled and now that I’m a Mom, I’ve been looking more into upcycled children’s clothing.  If you’re like me, you asked for all second hand clothing on your baby registry practically begging people, “It’s okay please don’t buy it new, go to the thrift/consignment store, wash it, and I’ll think you’re even cooler, trust me!”  You want to continue that mindset as your child grows and luckily brands are making it easier for us.

Beru Kids is an ethical children's clothing brand repurposing deadstock materials into original styles for kids. Styles like harem pants, bomber jackets and breezy dresses from soft, durable fabrics in playful prints are designed and crafted locally in a partner factory implementing sustainable practices in downtown Los Angeles.

Creativity Can Care: Cocccon
Written by Maria Perrou - Friday, 13 May 2016



Leading a rich life means to create value in all our actions and activities, which most times cannot be counted in mere numbers. Although luxury is often linked to high cost, excess and exploitation of resources, there are brands which prove that luxury can be ethical and move to sustainable paths. Through an interesting interview, Mr. Prakash, founder of the Cocccon brand shares his story and vision on how eco-luxury can be redefined and help societies grow ethically in the long term. 


Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016
Written by Eco Fashion World - Tuesday, 10 May 2016



With over 1,200 participants, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit is undoubtedly one of the world's largest events on sustainability in fashion. It is a nonprofit event organized by Danish Fashion Institute on behalf of Nordic Fashion Association. The Summit was first held in 2009 during the UN Climate Change Conference – COP15 – in Copenhagen, and again in spring 2012 and 2014.

On May 12, 2016, 9am - 6pm, the Fashion Summit will once again gather international key players from the fashion industry, as well as experts, NGOs, opinion makers, media and politicians, at the Copenhagen Concert Hall to discuss the evolution of a successful fashion industry in a world where new business models are required to tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet and our societies.


Awamaki: Weaving a Brighter and Sustainable Future
Written by Maria Perrou - Tuesday, 03 May 2016



Delving deeper into the quaint town of Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru, we discover Awamaki, a Peruvian and U.S. non-profit organization, which operates as a unique business incubator for the local women. Among other core activities, they promote community development through fair trade artisan cooperatives, sustainable tourism operations, and local community education. Let’s unravel the story of Awamaki, this very special organization which has recorded the mission statement on their «offices» wall and aims to provide a better future for Peruvian women and their families through education.



Natural Beauty Product Must-haves
Written by Eco Fashion World - Sunday, 24 April 2016



The movement toward more natural, chemical-free, ethically-made products is becoming more and more widespread. The beauty industry is riddled with products filled with cheap, toxic and ineffective ingredients. The task to find products that are healthy to use, actually work, and are affordable, can be grossly discouraging. We are here to take some of the guess-work out of finding a natural beauty regimen that works for you. Here are a few of our tried-tested-and-loved favorites.  

Eco Fashion Week Vancouver, 10th Ed. Highlights
Written by Eco Fashion World - Monday, 18 April 2016


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Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver has wrapped up its 10th edition with international designers, nationally streamed panel discussions and a final runway show erupting in a full audience dance party on the runway. Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver hosts a large community of conscious professionals and admirers alike, but this year there was an added presence of fashion industry professionals and known attendees of general fashion industry events at the events every night. This is what it is about... spreading awareness and inspiring action to collectively perpetuate a healthier fashion industry. 


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