Honest By Built around a new model that puts transparency and traceability at the very core of this ethically-sourced, organic luxury fashion brand….Read More
Furs, leather, croc skin, ivory… Luxe? Yes. Controversial? Definitely. These luxurious, highly coveted textiles have historically been viewed as the height of fashion, beauty and prestige. Worn by the most posh and elite, furs and skins have been a kind of opium of the masses. However, to actually own one of these animal skins obviously comes at the cost of animal lives. Since the fur trade began in the middle ages it has stirred up many a conflict between competing nations, reaped violence and degradation against indigenous populations, and has had devastating effects on animal populations and the environment in general. To many, it would appear that the price of beauty is much too high.
The shakers taking a stand against the use of fur and skin are a creative and humane bunch. They are innovating in textiles that mimic the appearance and are just as luxe and beautiful as animal derived textiles, but leave out the cruel part. Now we can have the glamour without the guilt!
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Helena Helmersson Chief Sustainability Officer, H&M Several initiatives to improve sustainability have been driven by her at the Swedish, fast-fashion giant. Her long-term…Read More
H&M First initiated in the 1990s, this global brand’s sustainability strategy has led to more transparent supply chain processes and a ‘closed loop’…Read More
Stella McCartney Luxury fashion brand with a commitment to sustainability, and socially responsible processes, that has been repeatedly recognized as such. The brand’s…Read More
Vaute Couture Cruelty-free, high-style, high-performance line made from vegan, eco-friendly materials. Founder, and former model, Leanne Mai-ly has become known as a rebel in…Read More
Bruno Pieters Designer, Honest By Formerly the art director at Hugo by Hugo Boss, he left to launch a label based on total…Read More
Furs, leather, croc skin, ivory… Luxe? Yes. Controversial? Definitely. These luxurious, highly coveted textiles have historically been viewed as the height of fashion, beauty…Read More