Category: fashion

Ethical Labelling Explained

  We explore what gives us assurance in an ethical label and why Fairtrade matters Ethical has become a major buzzword, attached to everything from vegetables to electronics. But where fashion and clothing is concerned, the ability to be sure that every stage of supply and manufacture conforms to a set standard becomes far more…

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My Dorcas Dress

One of the many highlights of being the editor of a magazine such as Natural Mumma, means that I get to collaborate with some wonderful designers and discover some beautiful clothes. The editor’s photo each month is a chance for us to showcase an outfit that fits perfectly with the general theme that month as…

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Interview with Johanna Ho

We met Johanna Ho to discover more about the sustainable, life performance brand PHVLO A lot of ethical brands opt for more timeless styles so that their designs don’t date. I feel like you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum, in that your designs are almost futuristic, it’s refreshing. You’re not lead by current…

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Inside the wool industry

The word ‘natural’ is often associated with products that are pure, better for us and have less impact on the environment. When it comes to natural fibres, this is often the case but not always. Natural knitwear still comes with its fair share of ethical and environmental issues. Natural fibres tend to be far more…

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How ethical is vintage fashion?

The popularity of vintage fashion is easy to understand, and there are many reasons for wanting to have at least some vintage pieces in your wardrobe. It appeals to the collector, to the ethically minded and, perhaps more traditionally, the thrifty. Before the 1950s and 60s, there was no vintage clothing market. Old clothes were…

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