Fashion, Beauty & Wellbeing

Outdoor apparel company Haglöfs donates trees with a new app

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This Spring Haglöfs, the Swedish outdoor company which has put sustainability at its core, is launching an app which aims to connect its customers' outdoor activities with tree planting in East Africa. The app sends out weekly challenges and for each completed challenge Haglöfs donates a tree to the organization Vi Agroforestry, which in turn plants the tree in the area around Lake Victoria. Read more »

New fashion brand combines style with British workmanship

Stone Union is a newly established British fashion brand born from a desire to create a modern and chic clothing brand with a strong sense of style coupled with quality British workmanship.

The intention is to take traditional manufacturing techniques and combine them with a modern design influence to create a highly desirable range of seasonally crafted products.

The deisgn philosophy is based around four key principles:

  • Keep things simple yet fashionable
  • Use quality materials
  • Hand finish every garment
  • Manufacture everything in the UK.
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People Tree launches the Atelier Collection for Spring/Summer 2014

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Launched at London Fashion Week in September, People Tree’s Atelier Collection is a selection of contemporary silhouettes with a timeless, elegant look, designed by Tracy Mulligan. Read more »

Levi's pours plastic waste into a new range of denim

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Launching globally in January 2013, the new Levi's Waste Less denim collection will incorporate recycled plastic into jeans and jackets. The company sees this as the next step in its sustainable design initiative.

Each Waste Less product will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. Read more »

Marks & Spencer selling what it calls the ‘world’s most sustainable suit’

In a first for a major High Street retailer, and after several years in development, M&S has designed a suit made from some of the most sustainable materials available – including the buttons and the lining. Read more »

Eco kids celebrate the Great British Summer

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Proud to be British? Then this year your eco kids can celebrate the Great British Summer with organic tee shirts specifically designed for the occasion and available from By Nature.

The range is from Kite Kids and Red Urchin - both share By Nature's strong ethics and are committed to producing fun, high quality organic clothes for babies and children.

Urban, artisan Summer style from Komodo

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Flo dress in organic cotton

This Summer sees Komodo journey from the shores of Bali to the streets of London with a relaxed and tactile collection of eco-friendly fabrics crafted in fair trade factories. Let loose your inner urban artisan style in cotton, hemp, rayon, soya, linen, silk and tencel. Read more »

Green People offers an improved sun care range

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Sun protection has become ever more important. Rates of skin cancer have quadrupled over the past 30 years, making it the most common cancer in women aged 15 to 24. Most skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and more than 2,000 people die from malignant melanoma each year [Source: Cancer Research UK]. Read more »

Got Wood: new eco-friendly underwear brand launches

Daring, bold and made of bamboo, new underwear brand, Got Wood is available in three sizes and in a range of elaborately titled, eye-popping colours: Bamboo Shoot, Mountain Sunrise and Panda Eye. Read more »

Cool Britannia bag for life

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Shoppers, celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the special edition Body Shop Bag for Life, made from 100% organically grown cotton. Read more »

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