Designers + Brands

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Estethica: London Fashion Week S/S14

– Estethica hosts People Tree, Ada Zandition, Beautiful Soul, Pachacuti and Bottletop among others for London Fashion Week S/S14 Estethica will promote sustainable fashion at London Fashion Week from September 13th through the 17th. Eleven of Britain’s leading sustainable fashion brands will exhibit their S/S14 collections in a showroom housed in the West Wing of iconic […]

Review: Activewear from Hu-Nu

When I got an email from “a fashion and eco-friendly international activewear company” offering me some workout gear to try out for a review, you know that I jumped right on that. I’m an avid walker and runner, so I’m always up for trying out new exercise gear. I was doubly excited, because it’s been really tough to find eco-friendly exercise clothing. The best option I’ve found so far has been shopping at thrift stores for second hand workout clothes, and it would have been great to have another option for when I was feeling a little splurgy!

August 5th

Spotlight on design: Nicole Bridger

Vancouver-born Canadian designer Nicole Bridger offers an essential collection of feminine pieces made from the highest quality ethical and sustainable fabrics. Her collections incorporate soft lines and strong shapes, with a focus on chic and tailored  pieces. Bridger studied fashion design at Ryerson University, before working with Vivienne Westwood in London where she learned draping, […]

Style for kids: part 1 of 2

While there are an increasing number of brands and designers offering ethical and sustainable style for adults, there are also a number of emerging brands that produce pint-sized ecofashion styles for babies and children. Even though it’s only July, August is just around the corner and it will be back to school time before we […]

Topshop UK and Reclaim To Wear

Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci, founders of Reclaim To Wear, have collaborated with Topshop in a second capsule collection of up-cycled pieces featuring a printed floral theme for the summer season. Topshop seeks to fuse style and sustainability in this partnership. The company website states, “We’re giving a new lease of life to some of the disregarded prints of […]

Gentlemen, pop your (fair trade) collars.

Menswear brands are offering high quality, ethical dress shirts, with great design details of luxe textiles, slender fit, and french seams. Here are two of my favourite brands offering savvy – and sustainable – style for the modern man. Arthur & Henry (pictured above) Arthur and Henry sell beautiful men’s shirts in the UK with a vintage […]

Two Birds Apparel Announces Launch of Eco-Luxury Brand

Toronto Start-Up Offers Premium Made in Canada Clothing to Tackle Human Rights and Environmental Issues: Two Birds Apparel, a Canadian Eco-Luxury brand, has launched their online storefront to meet the demand for ethical, locally-sourced, and fashionable apparel. “The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh really underscores the need for companies to consider what impact the products they sell […]