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Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?

 

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building collapsed despite many workers point out cracks in walls to their managers weeks before. Fashion Revolution was born to raise awareness of disasters like Rana Plaza and to catalyze action to transform the fashion industry into a more ethical, fair and sustainable one. They believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way, where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

On 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution Week will bring people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories.

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10 Eco Essentials for a Classic Capsule Wardrobe

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The key to a stylish and sustainable wardrobe is having a selection of carefully chosen, mindfully-made essentials. A classic capsule wardrobe allows you to mix and match timeless pieces that never go out of fashion. Spend a bit of more on durable items that fit well and will last you a life time, choosing quality over quantity every time. Here are my top ten closet classics, with examples from ethical and environmentally conscious brands:

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for an Eco Girl

vday girl 4.pngValentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how much they mean to you and treat them to something special. There a variety of different gifts you could go for, so remember to be careful and only select something your girl actually needs. Get her a gift that gives back this year; something that has been made in a sustainable manner, from natural materials, or one that gives to a good cause. Not sure on what you could go for? Here’s my Valentine’s Day gift guide for an eco girl:

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Chanel HC16: Going green or simply greenwashing?

Chanel previewed the Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection in the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday. It collection oozed luxury, with gorgeous bouclé two-pieces, beautiful midnight blues, neutral embellishment and pleats, and elegant silks and beading. Karl Lagerfeld worked to incorporate wood shavings, straw, organic woven yarn and recycled paper into the designs, wanting to combine couture and ecology. A golden bee was embroidered into many of the designs to reflect the growing concerns over the fate of the honey bee. Lagerfeld voiced the importance of recycling and reusing. He also wants to encourage clients to reduce their environmental impact through everyday changes (you know, reducing how often they use their private jets and dialing down their air-con!).

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World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2016

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) have just released their 2016 Global Risks Report, identifying failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the greatest global risk in terms of impacts. They define global risks as uncertain events or conditions that could cause significant negative impacts for several countries or industries within the next 10 years. Scientists caution that a total warming of 2°C implies a high risk of catastrophic climate change that could damage human well-being on a global scale. Even if countries meet the INDC plans they agreed to at COP21 (read more here), warming could still reach 2.7°C by 2100. The WEF are calling for action to build resilience.

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Reuse or resell and then replace!

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When you start learning more about how products can be made in a more ethical and environmentally-friendly manner, it can be tempting to go out a buy a whole new consciously-produced wardrobe. But remember, that is not a sustainable way to shop!