Power Dressing
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Power Dressing

For some, this phrase conjures images of big hair and shoulder pads as seen on Dynasty characters and 1980s air hostesses. Yet for many women in the public eye – be it business, politics or international affairs – power dressing is a part of their job. Thankfully, many of them have adopted a  much more sophisticated approach to dressing for … Continue reading

World Environment Day: Island Fashion
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World Environment Day: Island Fashion

Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is islands! Besides being sought-after destinations thanks to their outstanding natural beauty, islands are home to diverse and creative cultures. To celebrate World Environment Day in style, here are some great examples of green-and-glam fashion from around the world – some that come from island nations and some that are inspired by islands. So stretch out … Continue reading

A Year in Review: Sustainable Luxury Highlights 2013
Beauty / Fashion / Lifestyle / Random Thoughts

A Year in Review: Sustainable Luxury Highlights 2013

As we are getting ready to ring in the new year, it is time to look back at 2013. Despite its fair share of depressing news, chief among them the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, this year also saw some promising developments and auspicious announcements in the area of sustainable luxury: from zero-deforestation luxury eco-bags … Continue reading

Something for the Boys
Fashion / Random Thoughts

Something for the Boys

We know from the marketing gurus that women make the majority of purchasing decisions in their households, and tend to be more sustainable consumers than men, more influenced by ethical considerations. Indeed, as I learned at the recent SOURCE Summit, the ethical fashion market is predominately oriented towards female consumers, targeting medium- to high-income market share. … Continue reading