# For the making of this brochure, naturally, the team had to abandon their computers and printers, and find ways to do everything off the grid. An exercise in literally going back to basics, drawings were drawn completely by hand, natural sunlight of course was used as a light source - and even as a backlit drawing table (the drawings were then taped to windows) to put the layout together. Paper sheets were pressed and left to dry, whilst the printing also took place manually using two colours. Finally, each and every one of the hundreds of brochures was folded by hand. Even the documentation of the whole process was achieved without any use of electricity, using analog cameras for taking pictures and even shooting a short film. After watching the video showing the whole process described above, take a moment to think: how many of the things that you have done today would have been possible without electricity?
Based in an empty factory in Eindhoven, two young designers, members of the C-Fabriek collective, have developed the ‘Inner Fashion’ production system that enables them to produce high fashion dresses and accessories wherever and whenever their
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?
This series created by photographer Kim Preston explores the devastating impact of plastics accumulation in our oceans by transforming everyday household objects into the sea creatures choking to death in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Susan Stockwell creates unique pieces of recycled art from unusual materials, crafting impressive sculptures which are both thought-provoking and impressive to look at. Using objects such as toilet tissue, maps and broken-down computer parts, her exhibitions make powerful statements about ecology and global commerce, re-using everyday objects most of us take for granted.
2014 marks an important year for the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK: 20 years since we first saw Fairtrade chocolate, coffee and tea hit the shelves. Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, talks about what the past two decades have meant for Fairtrade farmers and workers and what the future holds.
Rather than a novelty, what if you assumed ethical practice as standard practice? Yorkshire grown clothing label, Antiform show us how it’s done.
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Alongside her Armani Privé gown worn at the 2014 Golden Globes, (‘Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé looking wonderful! #GoldenGlobes’, so i tweeted) Blanchett wore one of the first ever pieces of jewellery, as part of the initiative set up by Livia Firth to promote sustainable and ethically sourced…
The Hoody Dress is inspired by the laid-back ease of a hooded sweatshirt. By transforming it into a dress, weâve added some grown-up sophistication to this comfy essential piece. It’s perfect for those winter days, where you want nothing more than to wrap up in something cosy, but still feel dressed up too. The generous draped hood in an elegant contrast grape colour gives this style a quirky finish. The ultimate throw-on-and-go piece its effortless and flattering to every figure. Made from 100% Merino wool jersey, finished luxuriously with a satin contour detail front and back to give you a
This article goes someway to showing us all how complicated the fashion industry is. To make significant steps towards a sustainable industry we need a multi task approach - the whole process needs rethinking and that is a big job. Its great to hear that alot of companies are giving this serious thought and all over the world the small necessary steps are indeed being taken :)