This post was written for Fashion Journal. An investigation. On my long list of ‘Life Hypotheses’ sits many a thought on the weird way the world works. The latest: New Zealand is the home of the most (and best) sustainable labels per capita. Bear with me. The land of the long white cloud has a… Continue reading Is New Zealand home to the most (and best) sustainable labels?
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Undercover. Arguably, lingerie is the most crucial element of our daily outfits. Bras, undies, crops, G-strings and shapewear: where would we be without the whole shebang? I, for one, would be a very uncomfortable, hot mess. And with the rise of sustainability in the fashion-world-at-large, it goes without… Continue reading Why You Need to Invest in Sustainable Underwear
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Maybe we need to take a step back and adjust the way we consume. No matter how much I read, or how many podcasts I listen to, sustainable fashion doesn’t become clearer. What makes a label sustainable? How many “sustainable” decisions do brands have to make before they… Continue reading Is Circular Fashion The Real Deal?
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Clean conscience. Let’s get this straight: dry cleaning is not the water-saving, earth-positive washing method some of us have been led to believe. Very naively, I had long thought dry cleaning was a good thing. Not only would it make me feel like a responsible grown-up (who actually… Continue reading It’s Time to Talk About Dry Cleaning’s Dirty Little Secret
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Let’s learn a thing or two from the made-to-order model. It’s no secret the world of haute couture is elusive, aloof, and exists only to serve those in the upper echelons. Couture garments are made for people with millions to spare (and a sprawling walk-in-wardrobe, no doubt). While… Continue reading Could Couture be the Most Sustainable Form of Fashion?
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Avoiding the perils of landfill. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years, you’ll be familiar with the perils of landfill. We’ve got masses of waste building up in dumps and floating in the ocean with nowhere to go. It’s a sickening image. What’s… Continue reading A Guide to Disposing of Your Old Things Sustainably
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Sustainability is a big word; with so many individual interpretations, it can be hard to grasp fully. It’s easy to get lost in the semantics, but we can break it down. Here are five simple considerations to take in order to build a more sustainable wardrobe. Wash better… Continue reading 5 Rules to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. Fur is a hot topic at the moment. Gucci and Michael Kors have scrapped it from future collections and online retailers are pulling the plug. Authentic fur wearers are heckled and harassed while faux lovers embrace the comfort of cruelty-free clothing. But for those of us looking… Continue reading Does Faux Fur Live Up to the Sustainable Hype?
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. And why ‘Made in China’ doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We’ve all heard the reports regarding China’s horror pollution; daily air contamination readings are frequently concerning for citizen health. While facts are often dire, China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change last year… Continue reading How We Could All Learn a Thing or Two From China’s Approach to Sustainable Fashion
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis, edited by Clare Press. Adidas is making a name for itself as a self-aware, convention-challenging label. Following the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a new collab is set to launch which, on purpose or otherwise, poses a poignant question to our consumerist society: Have we reached peak instant… Continue reading the slow sneakers everybody’s talking about.