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Vegan fashion is not a dirty word. You can dress well with compassion.

The ABC's of vegan fashion

August 23, 2017

For many people, choosing a plant-based lifestyle means more than ditching the steak for tofu and legumes; the impacts of what we wear on our animal friends is also a prime consideration. This podcast by vegan author and blogger JL Field looks at how any of us can transition to a wardrobe that is more compassionate.

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Eat Pray Workout's Amy Darcy

How does sustainable fashion fit into a healthy & conscious lifestyle?

August 21, 2017

Popular Australian lifestyle, fitness and wellness blogger Amy Darcy talks about the role of ethical and sustainable fashion in a conscious lifestyle in this guest blog post. Wearing some favourite pieces from ecoture, she also shows how fantastic ethical and sustainable fashion can look, and shares her recent experience with a major 'wardrobe detox'.

Amy's Eat Pray Workout blog motivates and inspires thousands of readers around the world with its realistic, holistic and simple approach to healthy living.

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Enjoy healthy, beautiful hair with AHNESTI Haircare's range of salon-quality natural and organic products

What potentially toxic chemicals could be hiding in your haircare ...

July 20, 2017

The ingredients in our skincare, haircare and cosmetics matter because we're applying them directly to our skin, usually on a daily basis. With potential side effects ranging from mild irritations to cancer, many commonly used cosmetic ingredients are just not worth the risk. And, today, with so many high quality naturally-derived products available, why take the risk with your health and the health of your family?
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Turning blue jeans green

Turning blue jeans green

May 10, 2017

An Aussie research team has found a way to reduce the huge environmental impact of denim production, winning a Global Challenge Award for its ground-breaking work.
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Delikate Rayne receives Good on You 'Good' rating

Delikate Rayne receives Good on You 'Good' rating

May 10, 2017

Popular ecoture australia brand Delikate Rayne has just been given a rating of 'Good' by ethical brands rating platform Good on You.
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Rihanna rocked the 2017 Met Gala

Where were all the recycled plastic dresses?

May 04, 2017

There seems to have been a disappointing lack of 'sustainable luxury' on the red carpet at Monday's night's Met Gala, with more high street brands than eco anything. Is it too much to hope thatmore designers and celebs - not fewer - will champion ethical fashion and use platforms like 'fashion's night of nights' to showcase the possibilities of sustainable fashion?
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Ethical fashion designers work with PETA India

Ethical fashion designers work with PETA India

May 03, 2017

Vegan fashion is not a dirty word, but becomes totally glamorous in the hands of designer sisters Meg and Komie Vora of Delikate Rayne.
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Buy less, choose well

3 Sustainable Fashion Tips to Help You on the Way to a more ethical wardrobe

May 02, 2017

Change in the fashion industry requires more than being outraged at the plight of millions of garment workers around the world and using the #whomademyclothes hashtag one week every year. So here’s three tips to help you build a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe.
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Materials: Kowtow

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and the use of genetically-engineered seed is prohibited.

Fairtrade certification

All Kowtow cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). Fairtrade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades.

Kowtow's cotton is organically farmed and free from genetically modified seeds to benefit the soil, cotton and farmers. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked. Organic farming is achieved through companion planting, crop rotations and on-site green waste composting to eliminate the use of chemicals harmful to farmers and their families. Cotton is a sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable fiber.

Sustainable trims

Kowtow only uses sustainably sourced trims. The label's buttons are made in Italy from recycled hemp. Its denim tacks and sliders are nickel-free and made in a SA8000-certified factory in Germany. They are tested by OEKO-TEX for harmful substances and come under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14000 environmental management standard.

GOTS-approved printing, dyeing & washing

Kowtow's prints and fabrics use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, which are free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents. The brand only uses GOTS-approved washes for its garments, from lightweight jersey to denim. GOTS ensures sustainable use and treatment of water used in these processes.