Tag: fair trade
What Is Fair Trade Beauty, and Why Does It Matter?
When it comes to choosing beauty products, people have different considerations. Typically, they factor in the ingredients used in producing the cosmetics as these can help consumers determine whether the product will deliver positive results. But these days, many individuals are also looking into the methods an ingredient manufacturer uses. More customers demand that their ingredients are sourced using sustainable practices and that their products fit the standard of what’s considered “fair trade” beauty.
Sustainable fashion: Scarves, jewelry, capes and caftans by A Peace Treaty
The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
Dutch fashion: Alchemist
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals Fall 2015 handbags collection
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT