• New plant-based textiles will restore fashion’s poor environmental reputation

    New plant-based textiles will restore fashion’s poor environmental reputation

    Written by Zenda NelSustainability Fashion Writer If you thought that buying secondhand, reselling, and upcycling your clothes are ultimate fashion sustainability actions that will save the environment, think again. The ultimate fashion sustainability measures are clothes that breathe in CO2 and produce oxygen. And if your clothes could completely disappear after they’ve served their purpose, that’s true sustainability.  How on earth can this be...
  • Polyester: The Real Environmental Impact

    Polyester: The Real Environmental Impact

    Written by Zenda NelSustainability Fashion Writer Most people have heard about microplastics -  but most of us are only vaguely aware of the alarming statistics that tell a truly terrifying story of humankind living and breathing plastics in everyday life. The problem is so pervasive that even the most pristine places on earth have not escaped. Microplastics have been found on the remote planes...
  • Forget about animal skin for leather. Plant-based alternatives are taking over

    Forget about animal skin for leather. Plant-based alternatives are taking over

    Written by Zenda NelSustainability Fashion Writer Leather shoes and other items fashioned from animal hide come at a tremendous cost to humans, animals and the environment. Every year the hides of billions of animals, 3.8 billion to be exact, are used to create leather, with many animals subjected to poor living conditions. The impact on the environment is devastating. We are talking deforestation, water...
  • The Tipping Point of Greenwashing

    The Tipping Point of Greenwashing

    By‌ ‌Mike‌ ‌Ayeni‌ ‌ Sustainable‌ ‌Fashion‌ ‌Writer‌ Greenwashing, a term most of us have come across at least once before, is no less a pressing issue in our working society, today. Greenwashing occurs when a company utilises more resources such as time and money to make themselves as well as their products or services appear more eco-friendly than they actually are. The term greenwashing...
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