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Get Eco-friendly with it! These African Fashion Brands are…
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For the past month and a half we’ve looked at the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to fashion and its environmental impact. I know, how something can be so pretty and so downright hideous underneath...
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Circular Fashion: Is It Time for Closed-Loop State of Mind?
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Planet Earth and Fashion aren’t that different. For one, they have both vehemently been believed to be strictly linear structures. While fashion never led anyone to believe that falling off the edge of the world was possible, it did limit...
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Speaking for Forests: you’ve got trees in your clothes.
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  https://youtu.be/-XX043BCx1E If you’re just finding out this news, you’re not alone. There are quite a few fashion designers, clothing brands and even apparel manufacturers that aren’t actually aware that stylish fabric can come from trees. Or that some of...
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Fashion Film Friday: Thread… well sort of
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXW5aPSjElA   Today was meant to be a Fashion Film Friday event, showcasing the 2013 THREAD documentary. We’ve tried in vain to find the full documentary, but thankfully the trailer still raises some important issues. The fashion industry and...
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Recycled Polyester: Answer or Menace?
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“Wearing polyester feels about the same as going about your day in a plastic bag,” ~ Bridget Eastgaard, After Grad Life Blog That seems to be almost any fashionistas sentiment should you dare to offer them a 100% polyester piece...
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Let’s talk about Adidas and Eco-friendly shoes, shall we?
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If you’re looking for anything second hand but struck out in the likes of Toi market, you’re most likely going to end up in Gikomba market. And if you’re visiting it for the first time, no one can really prepare...
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Get Earthy: What’s Fashion’s Ecological Damage?
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“I have nothing to wear!” Raise your hands if you’re guilty of uttering these words standing in-front of a jam-packed wardrobe. With the holiday season fresh on the horizon, and Black Friday tempting us with all its bargains, it’s tempting...
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Technologies Reducing Fashion’s Water Footprint
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The previous articles were a little doom and gloom, because it was necessary to show the gravity of the situation. Fashion really was neck-deep in water pollution and hefty water consumption. But today’s post is a little more positive! We’re...
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Lessons from the Detox Campaign
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“We need to be the responsible voice and agent for nature. Without beliefs and practices that align with conserving and improving our environment, our future will shut our planet down.”  Tom Chappell Sustainability Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Toms of Maine and Ramblers...
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Dye Off: Natural vs. Synthetic
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Can you imagine the fashion industry without colour? Having a wardrobe that looks like a stuffed skittle packet has become the norm for many a shopper. And yet, many fashionistas will still wait to see what hues will become the...
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What a Thirsty Industry Fashion Is!
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It’s easy to see the fashion industry as depicted in the cover picture. After all, it produces some of the most crucial and exquisite items we’ve come to know and love. But it’s been contributing to some of the world’s...
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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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The Air Around Fashion
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Ignorance is bliss. What we do know is that the fashion industry is a whimsical place filled with creativity, style and more recently; really affordable silhouettes and trends. What we may not know or tend to sweep under the couture...
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EDITOR’S NOTE – THE AGE OF CONSERVATION Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, November to December, we take a look at the age of conservation and the role of the fashion industry globally and in Kenya. On October 21st 2016, National Geographic released a documentary on climate...
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