Ethical & Sustainable Materials
Making sense of all types of sustainable materials in fashion
Bamboo, linen, cotton – or wool? Which materials are the most sustainable, and least damaging to the environment? Do some processes use harmful chemicals? And do some materials require more dangerous working conditions?
In one of the most greenwashed industries, finding the right stuff can be painfully hard. Knowing if products are organic, non-toxic and pay a liveable wage – it can be overwhelming!
We’re trying our best to add transparency where there is none, and to find the companies, suppliers and brands doing it right
What is TCFD Reporting and what are its impacts?
With thousands of large corporations and dozens of countries on board, can TCFD make a dent in carbon emissions?
Piñatex, a genuine alternative to leather?
Our take on this promising sustainable material
The dirty business of e-waste
Why it’s super important to select the right e-waste recycler
And it’s no longer just about not doing any harm! It’s also about providing a positive contribution, and actually leaving things better than you found it. That’s what ethical, social and sustainable business is about.
We’re making sure that we’re not just throwing words like ‘eco’ and ‘green’ around lightly. The household products we’ll be featuring on this website are ones that have been thoroughly investigated. They’re products that we look at with a somewhat critical lens to make sure they’re making a net positive contribution to people and planet.
It’s still early days for us (we only set up late 2020) but you can find plenty more about us on our Instagram page.
Other Ethical & Sustainable topics:
Fast fashion is one of the most greenwashed and environmentally devastating industries out there. Unfortunately, so much of the change need falls on the consumer.
Ethics and stuff looks long and hard at the brands who are doing things right. Brands that are leading the charge in slow fashion, and producing sustainable materials and products.
It’s not easy sifting through the marketing tactics employed by large corporations. Many of these new and exciting materials just don’t live up to the hype.
We’ll be reviewing and rating as many brands as we can find so that you can make the most informed choice when buying ethical clothes & footwear.