Fashion & Beauty

Dirty Fashion: top brands source viscose from factories damaging the environment

Dirty fashion: a new report from the Changing Markets Foundation reveals top brands including H&M and Zara are buying viscose from factories wreaking havoc on the environment.

Some of the world’s largest fashion brands, including Sweden's H&M and Spain's Inditex/Zara, are buying viscose from highly polluting factories, reveals the report. Read more »

Katharine Hamnett designs T-shirt to show support for Caroline Lucas & campaigners on trial for anti-fracking protest

Katharine Hamnett, the pioneer of ethical and environmental clothing, has pledged her support for anti-fracking campaigners, including Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, as they stand trial for involvement in anti-fracking protests at Balcombe last year.

Last summer, Sussex Police arrested 126 people during the anti-fracking protests in Balcombe, which included the five who are appearing in court this week. All of the five deny charges of obstructing the public highway and failing to comply with conditions imposed by a senior police officer. Read more »

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 »

Lush shows the #SignofLove this Valentine's Day

Over 700 LUSH Cosmetics shops in more than 40 countries will celebrate Valentine’s Day 2014 by promoting the campaign for LGBTQ rights and equal love in partnership with All Out, the global movement for love and equality with 1.9 million members.

Until 14th February, LUSH shop windows are declaring WE BELIEVE IN LOVE and LUSH staff are inviting their customers to show solidarity with marginalised LGBTQ communities by painting a #SignofLove on their body. Read more »

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.

The collection includes a variety of styles, ranging from the strapless cuff pant suit to the statement evening dress. This is a new direction for People Tree: bold, sophisticated and fresh. The intricate designs are married with classic colours, hand-dyed, hand-woven cotton, organic cotton and hand-woven silk. The embroideries are hand-stitched with glass pearls, glass diamantes and clear glass cubes. Read more »

TV Weatherman Michael Fish B.A.S.E Jumps for Climate Change

Michael Fish MBE, the iconic British TV weatherman, has completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change.

Fish, who is 68 years-old made the freefall jump from the rooftop, landing by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below. Fish trained with experienced urban B.A.S.E jumpers prior to the jump. Read more »

Puma commits to clean up its act & starts on the road to detox its "Dirty Laundry"

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33 people whipped off their clothes in Chatuchak market, Bangkok, challenging global sportswear giants to eliminate hazardous chemical releases from their supply chain and become champions for a toxic-free future. © Athit Perawongmetha / Greenpeace

In response to a challenge from Greenpeace to detox its supply chain, Puma, the world’s third-largest sportswear brand, has publicly committed to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemic Read more »

How leaving your hangers at the M&S till can help Unicef save children

Just one box of hangers can provide a child with clean water for a fortnight

Marks & Spencer (M&S) and UNICEF have partnered n order to transform the lives of the world’s poorest children. Read more »

Katherine Hamnett Designs T-Shirts for Sefridges' Project Ocean

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Alice wearing Katharine Hamnett exclusive Project Ocean t-shirts

Project Ocean is spearheaded by Selfridges Creative Director Alannah Weston, working in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Read more »

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