The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives, including how we shop for fashion. Our habits have been forced to change considerably as we have had to make the shift from in-person to online shopping. And thrifting has had to adapt too. For online thrifting tips in the time of COVID-19, read on!
Introducing the Ethical Clothing Search Engine. Ethical Clothing was founded by Ben Heinkel – a serial entrepreneur whose previous ventures include an organic clothing brand and a fashion tech startup – and Jack Hesketh – a researcher and writer focused on the fashion and textile industries. They founded Ethical Clothing to make the daunting task of sourcing sustainable fashion easier for consumers, by doing the work of weeding out the most ethical clothing brands themselves… and the result? Their search engine.
In the spirit of Reduce and Reuse – two of FTA’s 7Rs of Fashion – we want to uncover how to shop for clothing that is good enough quality to last beyond one season.
We normally turn to self-help books, gym memberships and professional development courses but we suggest starting 2021 on a different foot. Close those self-help books and open your closets, because a closet cleanse may be just what you need for a stress-free year and a more sustainable fashion industry. Now that’s a win win!
Are you looking to start your journey into sustainable fashion consumption but don’t know where to start? Look no further! We have compiled a list of our favourite consumer-facing resources to really get your feet wet. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
Fashion Takes Action has worked hard to fulfil its mission in 2020, despite a global pandemic. Our commitment to advancing sustainability in the fashion industry remains strong and has allowed us to continue making an impact. We have much to be proud of. Thank you to our incredible network of industry partners and friends for your collaboration and support in making this work possible!
Vegan leather offers consumers the option to support animal welfare and sustainability, without compromising on style, and all at an affordable price. But what are the various kinds of synthetic leathers really made of? And are they really more sustainable than the traditional leather alternative? To answer these questions, we must first explore the environmental impacts of traditional leather.
By choosing local over big-box, you’ll be supporting your neighbours whilst also finding unique gifts that are both convenient and more sustainable given their closer proximity to you.
Fashion trends are circular, with so many styles from the past being repeated years, or sometimes decades later. Vintage design aesthetics often inspire new generations of designers and stylists to incorporate retro elements into their looks. The older garments that inspire these trends are often still in circulation. And tracking them down is a great way to keep your style up to date – at a fraction of the cost – and with much less of an environmental footprint than buying something new. Here are three retro-inspired trends you can source second-hand, and ideas for how to style them.