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How your cashmere jumper may be causing desertification

It’s nearly Christmas so if you haven’t got your Christmas jumper out yet you’re sure to have spotted others wearing theirs. Whether you’re wearing, giving or receiving knitwear this winter though, it’s worth giving a thought to where that jumper … Continue reading

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In Search of Sustainable School Uniform

A few weeks ago I was in the FAIR shop, Brighton, chatting to owner Siobhan about the perils of kid’s school uniforms. Manufactured in their masses and worn five days a week by children in the UK they are a … Continue reading

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H&M Ban Harmful Perflourinated Compounds (PFCs)

H&M have announced that from the 1st of January 2013 they will ban Perfluorinated Compounds from any products that they sell (PFCs). PFCs are used to achieve the water repellent finish mainly found on outer wear garments, but also on … Continue reading

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First Collection of Ethical Men’s Shirts by Arthur & Henry

Arthur & Henry is a brand new label offering the UK’s first collection of ethical men’s shirts. The press release says ‘Finally, what eco minded men (and women) have been waiting for’ and they are quite right. Beautiful work and … Continue reading

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Ethical and Sustainable Fabric Information Talk

Are you a designer or textile student wanting to use sustainable fabrics but don’t know where to start? More and more designers are converting to ethical and sustainable materials but there is still confusion over the quality of such fabrics … Continue reading

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