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  • Top of the crops: hemp’s new look

    10th Nov 2019 by

    Appearance is pretty key in fashion, and until now, hemp has had a bad rep. Many associate hemp clothing with itchy, rough textures (think potato sack) and pot-smoking hippies. But hemp, with its estimated 10,000 years of fabric history, is having a comeback. First of all, let’s define industrial hemp. This comes from Cannabis sativa,… Read more

  • Knit one, purl two, but ethics first: a close look at wool

    22nd Oct 2019 by

    When it comes to fashion, an easy way to shop sustainable is to choose natural fabrics. Plant-based fabrics, made with materials such as cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo and wood are easy to call eco-friendly, if they’re grown organically or managed responsibly. But animal-based fabrics, although biodegradable, luxurious, long-lasting and arguably better than synthetics, open a… Read more

  • Natural fabrics: eco-friendly wardrobe switches

    6th Jul 2019 by

    Let’s talk natural fibres: materials that come straight from nature, whether plant or animal. More specifically, let’s focus on the big three: cotton, linen and wool. When buying new textiles (for clothing, home furnishing or anything else), going natural is usually the easiest way to ensure better sustainability. But what about when natural doesn’t equal… Read more

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