Last weekend I challenged myself with a 10km trail run as part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. Never having actually done a trail race nor actually been to Cumbria, my boyfriend and I made the 5 hour escape from London to enjoy some outdoor camping and activity. Not realising that winds would reach 90mph (about … More ActiveLite running jacket by Ronhill is ‘Fair Wear’ Approved
Do you remember when you were a child, when you would eye your brother or sister’s scoop of ice cream to ensure it was never bigger than yours in case of ‘unfair’ treatment by your parents? Those were the days when we learnt the very simple ideology of fairness. Now that we’re ‘grown up,’ fairness … More Trump thinks Paris Agreement is ‘unfair’ for Americans
It only makes sense to assume that people who appreciate being amongst nature, whether that be by the ocean, high in the mountains or deep in the forest, also have an understanding of the importance of preservation and sustainability. So are our beach bums of the world making ethical choices when it comes to purchasing … More How to be an Ethical Beach Bum
Tencel (or Lyocell) is a natural wood-based fibre that comes from responsibly grown trees (eucalyptus trees). The trees are grown mostly with rain water and in the final year of growth, no pesticides are used. No chemicals are added throughout the entire manufacturing process. The trees are simply turned into wood chips, which are turned into pulp … More What is TENCEL?
Living in London for the past year has really opened my eyes to the possibilities of ethical and sustainable fashion. It seems the topic is much more acknowledged and far more brands are available in the U.K. With labels such as ‘People Tree’ and organisations such as ‘Fair Trade’ set up in the UK, it’s … More 11 Australian Sustainable Ethical Fashion Brands available Online
Many would agree that the organic, Fair Trade and local food market industry is considered the norm these days. As explained in the UK Guardian last week, organic food sales are soaring in local super markets while people are opting for quality over quantity. Consequently, demand for organic produce is at its highest in the … More Why is Organic Food more Popular than Organic Fashion?
No matter what independent theories people have about global warming the facts are clear. CSRIO concludes that: “Global average annual carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are steadily increasing; they reached 399 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, and the annual value for 2016 is almost certain to be higher than 400 ppm. Current levels are likely the … More Are your fast fashion purchases contributing to global warming?
You may be aware of the harmful chemical dyes used by much of the fashion industry, the affect they can have on the human body and the environment. According to Cambridge University’s Well Dressed Report, “During the dyeing process, an average t-shirt will use 16-20 litres of water. 80% of the dye is retained by … More Should the Fashion Industry be Using Natural Dyes Instead of Chemical Dyes?
Believe it or not, becoming an ‘Eco-citizen’ in today’s day and age is becoming very accessible. For what can seem like a difficult stance to take when shopping, Eco-friendly and stylish fashion options are becoming more available globally. Not only are more options available to consumers, but so are the disturbing facts about what fast … More How to shop with integrity: 1 easy trick for deciding on your purchase
Eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion and ethical fashion, all mean the same thing or as Greta Eagan puts it in her book ‘Wear no Evil,’ considered fashion. She explains that considered fashion is when a number of ethical variables are considered throughout the fashion processes, including: production, materials, people and planet. It can sometimes be … More How to ‘clean’ your wardrobe: 6 simple steps for a beginner to ethical fashion