The Great Cotton Stitch Up
Cotton is the most used natural fibre in the world, it should be the ‘white gold’ that propels West African farmers out of poverty. But the industry is being obstructed by a wall of subsidies dished out by the USA and and EU
Published in Clothing on 22/11/2010
Key Messages for Tomorrow’s Real-Life Role Models
There are many negative vibes out there aimed at today’s youngsters, which is precisely why the two mums behind Cool Green Attitude decided to create their own positively-powered ‘Happy Clothing’ range for kids
Published in Clothing on 20/04/2009
Fairtrade, Ethics and Organic Cotton
Fairtrade is a subject that has been extensively discussed and this article will examine some of the wider issues of ethics and organic cotton
Published in Clothing on 19/08/2008
The Personal Story of a Fair Trade Clothing Worker in Pakistan
Ethika Boutique is a "fairly trading" fashion label. We empower women through trade initiatives in Pakistan by empowering our workers through trade and we allocate a percentage of profits to orphans in Pakistan
Published in Clothing on 25/06/2008
The Most Sustainable Textiles and Fabrics
A look behind some of the hype about organic textiles and their sustainability and find the materials which are truly sustainable and eco friendly
Published in Clothing on 05/04/2008
Fairtrade – What does it mean to you?
In a recent survey it was found that half of the British public recognized the Fairtrade mark, which is used across a wide range of foods and non food products. But what does it really mean?
Published in Clothing on 03/01/2008
Cotton- Genetically Modified Seeds
Although there has been considerable concern expressed at the introduction of genetically modified foods it is not so well appreciated that the clothes that we wear are produced from cotton grown from G.M. (genetically modified) seeds
Published in Clothing on 07/08/2007
Organic Cotton – Am I bothered?
Conventionally grown cotton is intensively treated with pesticides and insecticides many of which are not used on other conventionally grown crops. Where do the chemicals go?
Published in Clothing on 19/07/2007
High fashion Tibet-style: Stopping the illegal tiger skin trade in Asia
Concern is increasing over the role of the Tibetan market in the trade of tiger skins and the skins of other Asian big cats, with many animals poached every year throughout the Himalayan region to meet demand
Published in Clothing on 08/03/2006
Why we should care about where and how our clothes are made
If we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, we need to start considering more than whether clothes are in fashion. Instead, we should be asking ourselves a number of different questions.
Published in Clothing on 21/09/2005