I love Saris. But until recently, I had no idea what most saris are made of and how sustainable they are. What do words like Chiffon, Organza, Georgette mean anyway? And that’s why i did some digging. Here are the most commonly used materials in Saris, Lehengas, and Salwar Kameez, and what their environmental, labor, … Continue reading How sustainable is your Sari?
Soy fibre looks and feels amazing. It can be blended with a host of materials, to serve the luxury, casual as well as athleisure industry. Its soft, moisture wicking, durable, works well with natural dyes and is a great alternative to wool, silk and cashmere. is it ethical or not? There’s good news and bad news: … Continue reading Soy – Is it Ethical?
Ethical, Vegan, Slow, Organic, Fair-trade, Recyled, Repurposed - these terms are thrown around a LOT in the Ethical Fashion space. Lets break down the jargon. Organic - The crop the garment is made from, is grown without the use of genetically modified seeds, artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides. In garments, the GOTS (Global Organic Textile … Continue reading Jargon !! Let’s break it down
Alright here they are - Proyog According to this Indian Yoga Wear company, " it’s a clarion call to millions of present-day yoga lovers who still wear polyester. Unaware of the innate contradiction, or the harm they invite." Their Dhoti yoga pants for both men and women are made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% … Continue reading 2 Yoga brands that genuinely give a shit
Michael Kors Most MK bags are made from Polyurethane or PU, with leather trimmings. You will hear the abbreviation PU a lot in this story, so let me explain what it means. PU is a kind of plastic that can be treated to look a lot like leather. In fact, most bags, shoes, sofa upholstery, … Continue reading 8 popular handbags and what they’re made of
Fashion Start-Ups are misusing the words 'Ethical' and 'Sustainable' very irresponsibly these days, and that pisses me off, because it misleads customers, but also undermines the efforts of genuinely Sustainable companies. Watch this before you fall into the GreenWashing trap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7viY7rx0wc
This video explains why Modal is more sustainable than cotton, in spite of being a semi-synthetic fibre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRA0rUfeDTg&feature=youtu.be Companies that are using Modal (These brands use other materials as well, not just Modal) Alternative Amour Vert EcoVibe Apparel Encircled LA Relaxed La Perla Me-Undies Nico Reformation Threads for Thought Madewell As good as … Continue reading Why choose Modal over Cotton, and brands that use this fibre.