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April 1, 2019

Ethical consumption is on the rise in Australia.  

From accreditation bodies like Ethical Clothing Australia - which certifies transparent and legally compliant supply chains - to Ahimsa Collective - which carries 100% vegan bags - Australian companies are off...

March 13, 2019

Sweatshops are abhorrent. But what if the only viable way to help garment workers is to continue consuming? 

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My left-leaning political ideology has (quite plainly) impacted the way I internalise and process the mainstream narrative around sweatshops. As f...

October 18, 2018

Darzah's shoes have a story to tell you. A charming, moving story about Palestinian history, female kinship, artistic evolution and economic empowerment. All through the elegant art of tatreez.    

Tatreez is a form of Palestinian cross-stitch embroidery that...

October 18, 2018

The way forward is universal education. 

Bangladesh's literacy rate has soared over the last decade to reach an all-time high of 72.6% in 2018. 

Just 10 years ago, in a UN Global Monitoring Report, Bangladesh was labelled a country with 'significant' literary challenges,...

September 19, 2018

Préparez-vous pour l'automne 2018. Empilez plusieurs vestes afin de créer une silhouette volumineuse et de vous protéger du froid.  N'oubliez pas votre bottes de travail en plastique. Donnez à votre tenu un twist 80's et quant aux cou...

July 25, 2018

It's a baffling ritual at the turn of every season - a virtual stranger or an algorithm deciding what masses and masses of people will look good in. Statement stripes, head-to-toe fuchsia, inner-wear as outwear and other unrealistic trends are all packaged into neat li...

June 13, 2018

This post started out as a quest to calculate the number of sweatshops in the world. Yeah, good luck with that. However, during the course of our research, we quickly realised that the bounty of information on sweatshops is vastly dispersed. So our goal morphed - now,...

June 12, 2018

Le monde de la mode est vaste, les défilés sont longs et les choix sont pratiquement infinis. En tant que femmes, notre style vestimentaire nous permet de nous exprimer, de projeter notre identité et d'extérioriser notre personnalité et notre individualité....

April 25, 2018

As with most other industries the Fourth Industrial Revolution looks set to dismantle the traditional structures of the apparel industry. A cursory review reveals that artificial intelligence is heavily employed or intended to be employed in the user-end of the spectru...

April 19, 2018

In keeping with true John Oliver style, this April 2015 episode of Last Week Tonight was well-researched, brilliantly-delivered and just the right amount of caustic.

It offers a succinct view of the fast fashion industry, efficiently contrasting both the front end – fa...

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