Sustainability is one of the biggest topics right now – for every industry. We’re all becoming more aware of the harm that we’re causing the environment. Documentaries and real-life events are showing us how quickly we need to take proactive steps to save our planet. Sustainability is everywhere you look, from the beauty and fashion industry to getting rid of single use plastic. Gen Z and Millennials are leading the way with sustainability by embracing slow fashion. Our articles go in-depth into everything you need to know about sustainability (it’s sustainability 101!). Our goal is to help you understand why sustainability is so important and how you can make lifestyle changes that are better for you and the planet. Read more in the articles below.
The future is here. You may have heard of Forbes’ iconic “30 under 30” or “power lists”. We thought it was time to turn our attention to the next-generation of influencers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are changing the industry from the inside. These Gen-Zers are fighting everything from the patriarchy to climate change and fast fashion.
When we’re in need of inspiration, we always turn to our favourite influencers. While you might think of influencers as being people trying to sell you a product, they can also be people who advocate for a type of lifestyle. Meet sustainability influencers.
Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in the beauty industry right now. While we often look at our beauty routine as a part of our wellness and self-care routine – giving us an instant mood boost – there’s more to it than meets the eye. The only way we can prevent climate change and create a better future for our planet is by changing our daily routine to become more sustainable.
Every time we click on TikTok or Instagram, there seems to be a new makeup trend that everyone is talking about. After a year in quarantine, we’re all ready to brush away the cobwebs and rediscover the content of our makeup bags. Staying on top – and predicting – the beauty trends for 2021 is a difficult task. We’ve all seen how quickly trends can be born and die under the influence of social media.
We’ve all bought a last-minute gift that we know the person isn’t going to use for long. Whether it’s grabbing a novelty gift or something that will go out of style within a season, we’ve all been guilty of choosing a less than sustainable gift. When you think of how often you’re buying gifts – between Christmas, birthdays, graduations, engagements, baby showers. These are just a few examples of the events where you’re buying someone else a gift. Often, we leave our gift buying to the last-minute and end up regretting it.
If you’re someone with a love for designer goods, you know they can come with a steep price tag. Buying on the preloved market can often save you a pretty penny. You can also find bags that are discontinued and highly sought after. Maybe you missed a bag from Louis Vuitton because you couldn’t afford it at the time, or perhaps you’ve always had your eye on a bag you saw in an episode of Sex and the City. The virtual vintage market is booming, especially after the pandemic. Anyone who is trying to shop more sustainability can tell you that the second-hand market is a gold mind.
Slow fashion is a term we’re hearing a lot of right now. In fact, it’s being thrown around in almost every conversation within the fashion industry. But what actually is slow fashion? Why do we need it, and what’s it’s purpose? This guide tells you everything you need to know (and more!) about slow fashion and the philosophy behind it. To understand what slow fashion is, we first have to look at fast fashion, what it means, and the dangers it poses to society and our planet.
Leather is like fine wine – it gets better with age. If you’re thinking of buying a leather jacket, you might be better of picking up one pre-loved. Not only will you save a few pennies, you’ll often get a nicer looking jacket out of it. If you’re planning on giving your closet an overhaul post-pandemic, a vintage leather jacket should be top of your list. Whatever your aesthetic is, you can incorporate this fashion staple into your closet. Before you head out and search for your perfect vintage leather jacket, we have a few styling tips that can help inspire your search. We’re also giving you some practical advice on how to find the perfect vintage jacket for you.
In 2021, let’s make the commitment to wave goodbye to fast fashion. Over the last few years, we’ve all been making changes to our daily lives to help protect the planet and the world around us. One industry that is finally waking up to the role it’s playing with regards to climate change is the fashion industry. It’s an industry built on momentary trends and the need to consume more products at an ever-growing rate. It’s not just the rate of our consumerism that is the issue, it’s how we make our clothing. Whether it’s the droughts caused by cotton harvesting or the chemicals dumped into water systems in developing countries, the danger of fast fashion is everywhere you look.
Whether it’s the clothes we wear or the transport we use to go to work, we’re all trying to make more conscious choices in our everyday lives. The fashion industry is one of the biggest production sectors in the world – and also one of the most damaging. Rising consumerism and ever-changing trends have brought with it the concept of fast fashion. The keep up with demand, brands are turning to cheaper production methods, which are often damaging to the people making your clothes and the planet at large.
We’re all becoming more aware of the damage that the fast industry is going to our environment. Slowly but surely both the industry and consumers are taking small steps to change their behaviours and undertake more sustainable practices. Deciding to become more environmentally friendly doesn’t mean you have to suddenly stop shopping all together. We have five easy tips you can incorporate into your lifestyle so that you can keep enjoying fashion without feeling guilty about your environmental footprint.
Ethical, cruelty-free and organic are the 3 pillars of positive impact fashion. A company or brand that creates their pieces consciously, will display how they approach the manufacturing process through the choice of materials, their acquisition and the treatment of their workers.