A conversation with City Quitters author Karen Rosenkranz about what she learned interviewing creatives who are living and thriving outside of the city.
A sustainability and resilience researcher and designer for the fashion industries, Ania Zoltowski believes that our issues in this world stem from a detachment from our inner selves, from our communities, and from the Land, of which we are intrinsically interconnected with.
On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Slow Factory hosted “Study Hall: Sustainability as a Culture”, the fourth part of its captivating conference series on sustainability in fashion. Following swiftly after a successful partnership with the United Nations in February, the first international edition was held in London at Central Saint Martins and organised in collaboration with Fashion Revolution.
In April 2019, we find ourselves in the midst of a spring upheaval and weeks of hopeful and exhilarating grassroots action. Whilst Extinction Rebellion is raising climate emergency awareness to the next level on the streets of London and worldwide, Fashion Revolution is bringing people together during its annual, global Fashion Revolution Week …
Louise Richardson’s fragile pieces beautifully amalgamate decay and rebirth and the circular existence of each material included in her artwork. Through her work, we are invited to question our view on beauty and on the meaning of everyday objects – discarded ones that we have no use for anymore.
Anne Schwalbe and Ayumi Paul are two Berlin-based multidisciplinary artists whose work using hand-sewn textiles reflect their respective interest in the transformation of fabrics, of experiences. With distinct points of view, both women use their unique garments as methods of exploring seemingly duelling ideas: creation and mending, tangibility and ephemerality, timelessness and ageing.
Clare opens our eyes to a rebirth of global grassroots activism in her uplifting read Rise & Resist: How to Change the World.
IKKIVI is a unique and beautifully curated online destination for sustainable fashion design from India, and, in the words of its founder and curator Nivi Murthy, “a portal to take a deeper breathe, to be mindful of the little things, to engage in meaningful conversations, and to shop slowly”.
Fabian Lliguin and partner Anna Ayers founded Rahua with a simple goal in mind: create all-natural hair products that achieve better results than their synthetic counterparts while empowering indigenous communities of the Amazon and preserving the future of the rainforest.
For environmentalism to work, it can’t just be a lifestyle choice. It has to be civically engaged, intersectional, inclusive, and based on solutions (not shame).
In 2018, Helsinki Fashion Week has become an international talking point, and Evelyn and her team proved how a fashion week based on sustainability and a circular economy can be a new reality.
The quadrennial fashion event “State of Fashion” is currently on show in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and is ’Searching for the New Luxury’.
After attending this year’s summit, the words of EU commissioner for competition, Margarethe Vestager, still linger: “It’s no longer a lonely endeavour, it’s a collective endeavour”.
Sigrid McCarthy founded Intent Journal in Melbourne, Australia, in 2015. Her ground-breaking ethical fashion online publication clearly succeeds in bringing substance to style and is a real inspiration.
We met Jade Sarita Arnott of Arnsdorf for a factory visit and asked her to share her experiences from running a truly transparent fashion business.
A firm advocate of sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry, Martine is fascinated by the role that technology can play in helping to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges.
Have you ever wanted to find out more about natural dyes? When we got introduced to the plant-dyed organic clothing line Sat-su-ma, we asked label founder Özge Horasan everything that we had ever wanted to know.
Maike Luedenbach of LÖV the label has an important mission that she is incredibly passionate about: to empower women and to free us from the pressure and mind control of social body norms.
Khandiz Joni is not only a creative wizard but also an acknowledged pioneer and expert when it comes to healthy, natural and ethical beauty.
Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra is most widely known for her tapestries and large-scale architectural installations created with the ancient technique of felting. Her work is founded on strong ethical values, an advocacy for biodiversity and the preservation of a natural and cultural heritage.
Meeting up with Iulia Filipovscaia of Lana Siberie is like going on a mini-retreat.
We talk with Magdalena Schaffrin, creative director of the Ethical Fashion Show fair, and author of Fashion Made Fair.
What started off as a kooky art project based on a crochet bikini, has grown into a successful slow fashion swimwear brand.
Meet Daniel Harris, the founder of London's first micro-mill that produces bespoke cloth on carefully restored antique looms.
An interview with Nuno Henriques, founder of Toino Abel, about his mission to revive the endangered heritage craft of reed basket weaving.
An interview with Deborah Alden of the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator on how to grow your sustainable fashion business that has human and environmental health at its core.