Wednesday, 01 August 2018 08:21

13 Magpies Design Studio

Graduating in 2017 from the University of Lincoln 13 Magpies Design Studio aims to create a more sustainable future for fashion practice. Striving to nurture and create a meaningful lifecycle for ethically produced clothing. As Brand 13 Magpies confronts the ethical and ecological issues of Post- Festival waste. Salvaged tents and other discarded items have been re-imagined as a range of unique and desirable apparel for festival goers.

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Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over thirty years; both in the private and public sector.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 19:52

Interview With Manufacturing Company Hawthorn

Manufacturing is a topic frequently discussed in the UK fashion industry and so Fashions Finest was excited when given the opportunity to catch up with Rob Wlliams from Hawthorn one of the UK’s leading manufactures for producing and distributing clothing of the highest quality to fashion brands both small and large.

Published in Exclusive Interviews
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:58

Giebultowski

Fashion jewellery designer with over 25 years of experience with PR and journalism background. Originally from Poland, now lives in London.

'Giebultowski' jewellery is made of countless ever moving pieces as well as unusually oversized and over decorated and full of striking contrasts of colours, shapes and textures. No other jewellery is also decorated with wire spikes.

'AlmostWhite' marks a departure from organic shapes and inspirations towards geometry and architecture. Large size pieces are colourless and made of hundreds of repeatable elements cut out of plastic milk bottles. Over twelve hundred plastic bottles were used to make this collection. Most of other components are also recycled from previous works.

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The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world, second only to oil.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:22

Sustainable Style

Maison de Mode, a US-based online luxury fashion retailer, prides itself in showcasing fashion that represents sustainability. Unfortunately, sustainability has been an ambiguous word thrown around to make products more appealing to consumers, lobbyists and other members of the public. But what does it really mean? Is sustainability relatable and directly linked to the consumer? And the big question for fashionistas- is style comprised on the platfotform of ethical standards in fashion?

Maison de Mode does a great job in bridging the gap between consumers and such standards: it is now easier to understand how your every day fashion choices can make an impact in our society and environment- without all the sustainability jargon!

See what it's designers are doing to earn the sustainability badge:

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Achu Parpat Vintag (by Mola Sasa)

Mola Sasa used artisanal techniques with beautiful intricate woven details in this bag. Creating handmade pieces means artisans can compete in a world of homogenised mass production. Let's not forget the recycled materials used, which means we can be more responsible for the materials we consume.

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Kimono Dress Shirt (by Maiyet)

It's great when high-end designers promote small, artisanal designers. Many companies take advantage of work factories in developing countries- it's nice to see that individual designers and dress makers can be paid decently for what they do- without compromising on quality. Maiyet also donate a portion of their proceeds to ocean-related charities. Not bad!

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Oversized long coat (by Shipper)

Shipper partners with organisations that help sustainable businesses which allows them to grow and make profits. So as you lavish yourself in this tweed coat, you'll feel even better knowing that you also contributed to the success of other sustainable businesses!

What are your thoughts on sustainable businesses in fashion?

Published in Blog
Friday, 21 August 2015 19:13

H&M Sustainable Denim

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H&M are introducing 16 new denim styles made from recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, by limiting waste that goes to landfill and saving on natural resources used in the production of fabric.


This initiative by H&M’s is to create a closed loop for fashion “Creating a closed loop for textiles, in which unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones, will not only minimize textile waste, but also significantly reduce the need for virgin resources as well as other impacts fashion has on our planet, “says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.

Since 2013, H&M customers worldwide have been able to bring unwanted clothes from any brand into its stores as part of its Garment Collecting Initiative. So far, over 14,000 tonnes have been collected globally.

Right now, H&M is able to use 20% recycled cotton from collected clothes, and is investing in new technology to increase this share without losing quality. H&M has a target to increase the number of garments made with at least 20% recycled fabric by 300% compared to 2014.

The new denim pieces, which will be available in-stores and online in September, are all made from recycled cotton and organic cotton, with three styles for women ranging from skinny to distressed ‘girlfriend’ jeans, plus a denim jacket, flared dungarees and a denim jumpsuit.

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For men, there is a zip-up denim jacket, two distressed slim leg styles, and a pair of joggers in coated denim.

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The kid’s pieces include a zip-up hoodie with cute animal ears, a stretch jeans sequined at the knee, and a street style hooded shirt, with distressed jeans.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:44

SUSTAINABLE FASHION & TEXTILES IN A DAY

Time to take sustainable fashion and textiles to the next level!

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Monday, 19 November 2012 12:34

Award Winning Star Product

The Bakewell Soap Co is thrilled to announce that their After Exercise Deep Muscle Rub has won Best New Natural Product at The Beauty Magazine Awards 2012.
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Saturday, 29 September 2012 15:45

The launch of 'Fashion Africa'

Africa Fashion Guide to launch 'FASHION AFRICA' Conference in Kenya this October.
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