Ethical Wedding Dresses

What makes a wedding dress fair trade? Well, for starters, no child labour or forced labour is involved, dressmakers are paid fair wages, working conditions are safe and empowering, the environment is considered and preserved, long-term relationships are established and capacity building is encouraged, cultural heritage is preserved and respectedΒ and lastly, it is sustainable trade,…

Eco-Fashion Marketplace Spotlight: Green Orchyd

The Discovery SkirtΒ by Mata Traders Green Orchyd is a one-stop-shop eco-fashion marketplace which sells brands such as Mata Traders, Amour Vert (made in California), BeGood and Indigenous (made in Peru with low impact dyes), amongst other brands. Below are our top picks from the site (many of these items are on sale, FYI πŸ™‚ ):…

Conventional Cotton vs. Organic Cotton

Today, we’d like to help you understand the difference between conventional and organic cotton. Conventional Cotton: Grows from seeds typically treated with fungicides and insecticides A large amount of this cotton comes from genetically modified (GMO’s) seeds Use of synthetic fertilizers Requires intensive irrigation (artificial application of water) Due to the mono-crop culture (repeated use…

What Every Good Fashionista Needs to Know

Want your fashion to be ethical and responsible without compromising your personal style? We feel you. That’s what we’re all about too πŸ™‚ . Responsibility lies in the hands of the consumers, so let’s get on that. Although purchasing clothing is inherently not a sustainable act, trying to reduce the frequency at which we buy…