Author archives: Andrea Krystine Plell

animaná

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animaná is an ethical apparel and home decor brand that harmonizes the artistry of man with that of nature. Founded by Adriana Marina, the company emerged as a social enterprise with the goal of reviving the Patagonian and Andean culture. animaná's value chain focuses on preserving the ancient skills of makers and utilizing natural materials- including alpac[...]

Uniform Kickstarts Movement for Education in Liberia

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In the wake of Liberia’s Ebola Crisis UNIFORM, a viral kickstarter campaign, is aiming to tackle the decline of school enrollment rates in the Liberian community. With every purchase of a UNIFORM sustainable t-shirt, made entirely in Africa, a school uniform is donated to a child in Liberia who wouldn't otherwise attend school. The campaign not only [...]

Ways of Change

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Ways of Change is an ethical accessories line that was born during a family trip to Bali in 2013. With the goal of helping people affected by conflict and migration, cousins Cara Boccieri and Lauren Baird began working with refugees on the Thailand Burma border to create a collection of gorgeous brass jewelry. In addition to supporting the preservation of th[...]

Yemzi: AYAO collection

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Photo Story: AYAO Collection by Yemzi This editorial, inspired by William Okpo's SS14 photographic imagery is the story of three young women seeking balance between the tranquil countryside and the fast paced city. I feel as though the red outfit represents the equilibrium. The entire collection is made from organic stretch cotton drill and was shot in th[...]

Dressed Not to Kill: Doegirl

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Doegirl is an organic and sustainable fashion label based on the California coast. Adhering to a slow fashion supply chain, and with a strong belief in ecology, Doegirl offers a range of small batch garments that are made from organic GOTS certified textiles and upcycled designer end-cuts. Believing fit is key to the longevity of a garment, Doegirl offer[...]

Sustainable Style in Sweaters: Ethical Men's Fashion by Myrrhia

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With autumn upon us, you don’t want to be caught in the cold with an insufficient sweater. A notion passed down from generations reminds us to investment in clothes that will last. Fast forward to today’s social network, and we find we have the creative ability (and loads of blogs to consult us) to take these choice staples and restyle them into an array of [...]

Clandestine Evolution

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Photo story: "Clandestine Evolution" The theme revolves around the scientific equation of nature as it applies to sustainable fashion and art. The goal was to achieve a "oneness" with nature whereby each facet is inextricable or interdependent of each other. By merging light and dark elements, and with nature as a backdrop, each look featured the model in[...]

Pride for Place: therethere

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One of the key elements of ethical fashion, is the love and support of local creative systems that engages a new type of pride for one's town in which they live. Oaklandish, Oakland's local love and civic pride apparel brand, re-introduces this "pride of place" in their latest project: therethere. therethere pays homage to the landmarks, the neighborh[...]

Eco Fashion in the News

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Gucci launches an ECO shoe collection for men and women made from biodegradable plastic and veggie-tanned calfskin, with recycled polyester tags. --Contact Music.com Today, the UK Gaurdian's Observer awarded  VEJA their Ethical Fashion 2012 award for the brand's "strong ethical principles whilst creating beautiful products." -Observer IKEA's promotion [...]