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Sustainable Gender Neutral Fashion Latest Sale Week 11052020

This week Latest Sale explores sustainable gender neutral fashion for the Business Directory. These value-driven brands provide clothing options that can be used for multiple purposes. Boyfriend’s jeans is a trend that has been embraced for years but it is helpful to know that more and more brands seek to embrace the planet’s wellbeing. First on the list is Olderbrother, a conscious ethical apparel company focusing on naturally produced garments. They focus on unique dyes and pay attention to detail when utilizing sustainable materials. Kirrin Finch is another wonderful brand inspired by menswear and produces its garments exclusively in New York. In addition to fair labor practices, Kirrin Finch employs low-impact dye practices, natural fabrics, and organic materials. Last but not least is Riley Studio,…

Komodo Ethical, Sustainable Fashion Latest Sale Week 16032020

This week, Latest Sale covers Komodo ethical, sustainable fashion for the Business Directory. Established in 1988, Komodo is an eco-friendly and sustainable clothing company based in North London. The brand has established numerous fair trade policies, ranging from raw product suppliers right up to the sale of finished garments sold in stores. The company is GOTs certified thanks to its ethical and sustainable credentials from the bottom up. Most of the brand’s clothing line is 100% manufactured with vegan and organic materials. Komodo offers high-quality tasteful pieces that ensure wearers will not only make a fashion statement but will also reflect a solid ethical purchasing choice.   Image (Tiger rayon shawl coat and dust stone) courtesy of Komodo  

Italian Couture is Jackie O, Latest Sale Week 20012020

Italian Couture is Jackie O, Latest Sale Week 20012020. This week Latest Sale reports from the Business Directory and highlights Italian couture. Celebrated personalities often seek to wear an eminent Italian designer’s original creation to high profile events. This is evident from history. Jackie O wore a Valentino wedding dress whereas Marilyn Monroe wore shoes from Ferragamo. Italian designers have dominated the red carpet at events including the Oscars and Cannes for decades. Italian fashion first became well known in the 11th century, peaking during the European Renaissance period. Fashionable nobles and elites ruled the streets in elegant textiles, shoes, jewellery, and fabrics. The Italian Catherine de’ Medici, who later became the Queen of France, was the primary trendsetter of this time. Italian couture enjoyed…

West Side Story Fashion: Then vs. Now Latest Sale Week 25112019

The Business Directory team highlights West Side Story Fashion: Then vs. Now. Musical theatre enthusiasts will be familiar with the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story, the classic Romeo and Juliet styled musical retold through the lens of the 1950’s New York City street gangs. The importance of this movie has not only impacted the musical theatre world, but equally the fashion world. The boyish, street fashion style that many of the men in the movie wear is retro as it is timeless. Straight legged, cuffed jeans are current trendsetters, and this style is seen on most of the male characters. This look was chosen for the movie not only because it represented the fashion during the 1950’s, but also because they were easy…

Moncler— the Epitome of Innovation, Latest Sale Week 30092019

This week the Latest Sale team reports from the Business Directory and uncovers Moncler, the epitome of innovation. Did you know that Moncler did not begin as a high-end fashion brand, designing premium quality quilter jackets? Back then, they exclusively produced quilted sleeping bags, tents with an external flysheet, and a telescopic structure, and a lined hooded cape. Later, the brand expanded its collection, adding the first down jacket, marketed towards fashion conscious workers. When a French mountaineer noticed the down jacket, this led to the brand’s rebirth. Their evolution timeline saw them go from creating camping gear and down jackets for workers to quilter jackets for trendsetters including Will Smith.   Images (Moncler Daniel menswear collection) courtesy of Moncler    

Cossac sustains the seasons Latest Sale Week 05082019

This week the Latest Sale team highlights Ethical Fashion for the Business Directory and covers the topic Cossac sustains the seasons. The Cossac label was created by Agatka Kosak in 2014 and to date her team continues to design the collection in London, UK. The concept of minimalist design is embraced with her creations that use contemporary and ethically produced fabrics. With a classic edge, the Cossac fashion label promises to transcend seasons so that the garments enjoy maximum levels of longevity Transeasonal design embraces holistic ethical manufacturing that supports fair and safe labour conditions of its manufacturing workforce in accredited ISO and GOTS-certified factories in Europe (Portugal and Turkey). This design focus also ensures the essence of fast fashion, including disposable garments that are often…

Kowtow Organic Fashion rises in New Zealand Latest Sale Week 15042019

This week, Latest Sale reports from the Fashion Business Directory and describes how Kowtow Organic Fashion rises in New Zealand. Kowtow produces a line of clean cut, minimalist organic fashion garments that garner mass appeal season after season. With an increased importance placed on fashion manufacturers to incorporate holistic sustainable practices within the entirety of their business, Kowtow has risen to the challenge by embracing fairtrade fashion from start to finish to plug the gap between the rich and poor by encouraging fair labour practices throughout the world. In response to the challenges presented to fashion retailers and the onslaught of fast fashion, Kowtow ensures that all clothing it manufactures is ethically and organically produced and is certified as such. Kowtow uses organic cotton 100%…

MUD Jeans Ethical Clothing, Latest Sale Week 18022019

This week Latest Sale covers MUD Jeans Ethical Clothing for the Fashion Business Directory. This is Part II of our series on MUD Jeans and their ethical credentials   MUD Jeans Awards Thanks to the commitment of MUD Jeans’ CEO, Bert van Son, and his recognition of the harmful effects of manufacturing in the textile industry, the company has won numerous awards. His 30 years experience in the fashion industry has opened the way to generating awareness of environmental concerns as well as safer working practices within factories based overseas in the developing world that may tend to manufacture clothing using the traditional linear mode. MUD Jeans Awards include the Sustainability Leadership Award and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Vegan Awards. MUD Jeans is also one…

Riyka organic at large Latest Sale Week 24122018

This week the Latest Sale fashion sourcing team focuses on Riyka organic at large. The London based fashion brand Riyka is this week’s focus for the Fashion Business Directory due to its sustainable fashion credentials. With a collection that enjoys the essence of organic fabrics used in all denim, cotton and leather designs, Riyka promises to create eclectic pieces with textures and geometrical patterns that exude an inviting finish. The Riyka brand prides itself in putting organic designs with comfort at the heart of its philosophy where exquisite attention to detail is paramount. The flambouyant nature of spring excursions that personify fashion trends focused on oversized dresses and boyfriend shirts ensure that Riyka shoppers can be sure in the knowledge that they are buying fashion…

MUD Jeans Sustainability, Latest Sale Week 29102018

This week Latest Sale covers MUD Jeans Sustainability, Latest Sale Week 29102018 for the Fashion Business Directory. This is Part I of our series on MUD Jeans and their ethical credentials. The MUD Jeans brand aims to revolutionize the way denim jeans are manufactured via eco friendly mechanisms.   Reducing energy consumption to create cotton Due to the intense levels of cotton and water used in the traditional manufacturing process for jeans, MUD Jeans aims to assist shoppers to change the way they shop for jeans. The brand puts sustainability at the heart of its business ethos and the company’s business model is built upon a circular economy. The MUD Jeans sustainability ethos is centred on recycling used jeans and then producing newly designed jeans…

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