We chat with Kathryn WIlson - NZ’s most successful shoe designer - about her reasons for manufacturing offshore, what her relationships with factories look like and whether the “Made in China” label deserves it’s bad rep.
Christmas is a stressful and expensive time of year. To help you avoid the consumer frenzy, we’ve curated an gift guide designed to be affordable, easy, and of course, with sustainable and ethical values in mind.
Co-owner and Creative Director of Melbourne brand Elk, Marnie Goding chats to Tess about what their relationships with factories around the world look like, their plans to be fully traceable from farm to garment and whether or not she’s feeling optimistic about the current state of the fashion world.
ESH co-founder Tess talks about how her fashion principles were challenged when money got tight and how we can minimise the impact of our fashion purchases even when there’s not a healthy budget to throw at it.
Did you know gold comes from outer space? Or that your wedding ring may be part of a complex supply chain funding a war in the Congo? ESH takes a look at that precious metal that has enchanted us since the dawn of civilisation - gold.
Kowtow's Pace Forward collection introduces ethical organic denim in four styles: a pair of jeans, a dress, a jacket and overalls plus a lush sherbet inspired colour palette of rose, mint and pastel check contrast with rich olive, marigold and evergreen. Love.
The world is now buying a million plastic bottles a minute, and less than a third of those are recycled once used. In honour of Plastic Free July, we're celebrating some hero products which are moving us toward a trash free world.
In Part 1 of ESHs Fabric of Fashion, we take a look at some of the stories behind those familiar and not-so-familiar words on your t-shirt tags. What do caterpillars have to do with silk? How are wood chips turned into modal? And what role has the cotton industry played in the disappearance of the Aral Sea? That fabric on your back has a whole history it hasn't told you yet.
Introducing SOKO - a Kenyan based manufacturing unit producing beautiful garments for ASOS.com. Founder Joanna Maiden talks to ESH about how a staunch belief in fashion's power to make a positive contribution led her to create a business that balances people, planet and profit.
Spring is in the air which means it's time to shed some winter layers and move into lighter clothing. Cambodian based Dorsu offer affordable and fresh basics, which have been made with people and the environment in mind. Take a look at their Spring 16 collection.
Forty million garment workers worldwide are helping fashion giants amass staggering fortunes, but are often not being paid a fair living wage. So just how much are the people at the top of the chain worth? Is there room for the wealth to circulate more?
Introducing the Case Study collection by NZ brand Kowtow. Inspired by modern Californian architecture, these garments are constructed beautifully, produced as always with seed-to-garment transparency. Available this week, you better get in quick.
The Seljak sisters are creating luxurious woolen blankets from the waste on the floors of Australias oldest wool mill. We spoke with the lovely Karina Seljak about the trip to India that inspired the brand and what keeps her optimistic in our disposable world.
Australian brand bassike produces their jeans in a small denim village in Southern Japan where age-old techniques are passed down through generations. The result? Beautiful one of kind denim pieces that not only last forever, but actually improve with age.