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The Little Market by Lauren Conrad

You might remember Lauren Conrad from her reality television debut on The Hills, but this past fall she launched The Little Market, an online artisanal marketplace. The Little Market sources and sells handmade artisanal goods, partnering with artisans in Bolivia, India, Mexico, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia. Conrad is working with her best friend, Hannah Skvarla, […]

Fashion Revolution: 24 April 2014

“Who Made Your Clothes?” Ethical fashion leaders, Orsola de Castro and Carry Somers are calling on the fashion industry to take action on April 24 with Fashion Revolution. They have initiated a commemorative day remembering the tragedy of Rana Plaza. The initiative is led by a Board of industry leaders, campaigners, press and academics from within […]

Chopard joins the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth

Sustainable fashion favourite, Eco-age.com re-launched their website this week and Firth announced her new Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) partnership with luxury jeweller Chopard, in Cannes. Chopard has worked with the Cannes International Film Festival for 15 years. Partnering with the Alliance for Responsible Mining, Chopard and Eco-Age have produced an exquisite set of jewellery called “The […]

Redress Raleigh on Eco-Fashion, and the Future of Sustainable Textiles

This Spring, Redress Raleigh hosted their first ever Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference. The purpose and goal of the event was to bring industry leaders together to talk about where the fashion and textile industry is currently and where its headed in the coming years. Mor Aframian, Director of Branding and Community Relations, gave FGS an inside perspective on the conference, and what they discovered in terms of upcoming trends and sustainable practices.

April 11th

Orsola de Castro on Estethica, and From Somewhere’s New Launch

There is perhaps no one as influential in the current sustainable fashion movement than Orsola de Castro, creative director at From Somewhere and Reclaim to Wear, and the co founder and co curator of Estethica, a showcase promoting sustainable fashion at The Exhibition at London Fashion Week.

I was able to catch up with Castro this past week in regards to her plans for From Somewhere’s expansion this year, what we can expect from Estethica in 2013 and who she projects will be the sustainable brands and trends to watch in the coming year.

February 17th

Modavanti: Changing the World Through Sustainable Fashion

Two weeks ago, we had a delightful lunch in Brooklyn with David Dietz, the founder of the newly launched online retailer Modavanti. Italian for “fashion forward,” Modavanti is an online retailer for high-end sustainable fashion. In our Q&A with David, he shares the vision for his new platform – and what we can expect Modavanti to bring to high-end sustainable fashion.

January 29th