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Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

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The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?Article

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 key factors influencing the business of fashion
#BizTrends2021: 5 key factors influencing the business of fashionArticle

2020 was a difficult year for fashion businesses globally. Consumers became more self-aware, with a more needs-based focus and the pandemic forced a shift in industry 'thinking' and the implementation of new strategies to improve sales in 2021...

Meagan Duckitt 4 Jan 2021

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion
Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashionArticle

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion...

17 Dec 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announced
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announcedArticle

Twyg has announced the finalists of its Sustainable Fashion Awards for 2020. The annual awards celebrate SA designers leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices...

29 Oct 2020

Future of Fashion 2020 indaba to explore African sustainability
Future of Fashion 2020 indaba to explore African sustainabilityArticle

Rewoven will host fashion indaba, Future of Fashion on 19 and 20 November 2020, with Twyg and AFRI hosting masterclasses from 3 to 12 November 2020...

20 Oct 2020

Look local for sustainable fashion
Look local for sustainable fashionArticle

With a third of the population unemployed and consumers trying to cut back on expenses, are local brands making sustainable fashion accessible...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 15 Oct 2020

Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020
Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020Article

Twyg is calling on fashion designers who implement sustainable and circular approaches, and who foster ethical practices, to enter its second annual Sustainable Fashion Awards...

3 Sep 2020

Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton Initiative
Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton InitiativeArticle

Diesel is the latest fashion company to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world...

6 Aug 2020

Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working
Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't workingArticle

For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse...

Jason Judd and Sarosh Kuruvilla 8 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashionArticle

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recycling
Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recyclingArticle

Global sports brand Puma and First Mile have co-created a sportswear collection made from recycled plastic, rooted in social impact and human connection...

21 Feb 2020

Kangaroo skins are exported for use in football boots, motorcycle suits, fashion footwear and haute couture. , CC BY
Riding on the kangaroo's back: animal skin fashion, exports and ethical tradeArticle

The Versace fashion house recently announced it had stopped using kangaroo skins in its fashion collections after coming under pressure from animal rights group LAV...

Dr Fabri Blacklock 12 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the future
#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the futureArticle

It's a new year and a blank page is ready to be filled with the retail story of 2020...

Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Mariëtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educatedArticle

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SA
Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SAArticle

From vegan leather to green building, KZN-based design house and manufacturer Equator is on a journey to drive social and ecological sustainability behind the scenes of SA's fashion supply industry...

14 Oct 2019

3 clothing brands on an ethical production journey
3 clothing brands on an ethical production journeyArticle

While sustainability may be just a buzzword to some fashion companies, others ensure that every aspect of their business is sustainable - from the materials used to produce garments to ensuring that their staff is treated fairly...

2 Oct 2019

#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion
#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashionArticle

Designers and brands creating innovative, sustainable work in South Africa's fashion industry were honoured at the inaugural Twyg Awards, held in Cape Town on Thursday...

20 Sep 2019

Sitting Pretty sets up shop in Gardens Centre
Sitting Pretty sets up shop in Gardens CentreArticle

South African ethical fashion brand, Sitting Pretty, has opened a temporary stand-alone store in Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town...

5 Sep 2019

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?
Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?Article

Recently Zara introduced a sustainability pledge. But how can Zara ever be sustainable? As the largest fast-fashion retailer in the world, they produce around 450 million garments a year...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Aug 2019

Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH
Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMHArticle

French luxury group LVMH - owner of Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy - has purchased a minority stake in Stella McCartney's fashion firm.

16 Jul 2019

Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brandsArticle

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

What's on offer at the 2019 Bokeh SA International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Fest
What's on offer at the 2019 Bokeh SA International Lifestyle & Fashion Film FestArticle

The sixth edition of the Bokeh SA International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival will be held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 9 to 14 July 2019...

12 Jun 2019

Is morality marketing right for your brand? (Probably not)
Is morality marketing right for your brand? (Probably not)Article

Morality marketing. Woke-washing. Brand-standing. Jumping on the brand wagon. Whatever you want to call it, companies are increasingly taking the plunge and tying their brands to issues of social justice...

Bronwyn Williams 30 May 2019

Prada pledges to go fur-free
Prada pledges to go fur-freeArticle

Luxury fashion house Prada will no longer use animal fur in its designs or new products, starting from its SS2020 Women's collections. The inventory will be sold until quantities will be exhausted...

27 May 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programmeArticle

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help nowArticle

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands
Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brandsArticle

Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are leading the way on transparency amongst the world's 200 largest fashion brands...

25 Apr 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold onlineArticle

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to AfricaArticle

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashionArticle

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie BurgerArticle

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Mar 2018

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically
Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethicallyArticle

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashionArticle

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashion
#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashionArticle

Authenticity, inclusivity and conscious consumption are the major themes and buzzwords for 2018. Jackie Burger, salonniere of Salon 58, editor-at-large and style influencer unpacks these fashion trends and more.

Jackie Burger 5 Dec 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?Article

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

Mark Sumner 22 Nov 2017

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashionArticle

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2017

Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump
Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dumpArticle

Recently Marie Claire, a major fashion magazine, published its first-ever sustainability issue. It represents one of the first times mainstream fashion...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Sep 2017

Change Makers campaign highlights ATIFY's conscious couture
Change Makers campaign highlights ATIFY's conscious coutureArticle

Up-and-coming fashion designer Lukhanyo Mdingi has joined the Smirnoff Change Makers campaign, which highlights creatives who are bringing attention to issues...

12 Jul 2017

Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion
Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashionArticle

With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using homegrown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage...

Caroline Henshaw 7 Jul 2017

Fashionably conscious: Made in South Africa, it's not just a movement
Fashionably conscious: Made in South Africa, it's not just a movementArticle

A new generation of manufacturing is making local quality clothing. But can their success lead to a revival of ‘Made in South Africa'?

Cyril Naicker 15 May 2017

14 highlights from #MBFWCT17
14 highlights from #MBFWCT17Article

So, irrespective of a change in venue halfway through the shows due to forces of nature, the Cape Town Fashion Week was a huge success!

Meagan Duckitt 11 Apr 2017

This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child
This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your childArticle

Today's fashion industry has long been embroiled in a sustainability challenge. Constantly contributing to the depletion of fossil fuels through its relentless use of natural resources...

Lindsay Samson 29 Mar 2017

Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya
Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in KenyaArticle

Founded by Morteza Saifi and Evgeniya Khromina, Panâh is an ethical fashion production house based in Nairobi, Kenya...

10 Mar 2017

McCartney gives fashion gentle leathering over animal skins
McCartney gives fashion gentle leathering over animal skinsArticle

PARIS: Fashion designer Stella McCartney claimed that fake leather was now as good as the real thing on Monday as she charged into the animal cruelty debate...

8 Mar 2017

SA entrepreneur exhibits luxury scarf range at London Fashion Week
SA entrepreneur exhibits luxury scarf range at London Fashion WeekArticle

South African entrepreneur Bushera Bashir exhibited her luxury cashmere scarf range at London Fashion Week, which took place 18-19 February...

27 Feb 2017

Five sustainable fashion brands
Five sustainable fashion brandsArticle

We highlight five brands making clothes ethically...

Lolita Pukwana 19 Dec 2016

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