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Op-Ed: Beyond sustainable fashion, let's better our relationship with our clothing.

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New Oxfam report reveals the suffering of female garment workers in Bangladesh & Vietnam

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Op-Ed: Beyond sustainable fashion, let's better our relationship with our clothing.

As awareness about the impact of the fashion industry grows, we’re increasingly told to swap, buy second-hand and support conscious labels if we buy new. We don’t disagree. Those are definitely better, more planet-friendly ways to shop. BUT, unless we fix our mentality towards consumption in general, buying sustainably is meaningless.

ZERRIN contributor call out!

We're opening up our community blog to include more voices - could you be our next contributor? If you've been looking for a space to share your thoughts on sustainability in fashion, the environment or personal experiences in living a more conscious lifestyle, we'd love to hear from you.

New Oxfam report reveals the suffering of female garment workers in Bangladesh & Vietnam

The new study, which bases its findings on interviews with over 470 garment workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam, reveals the harsh conditions that leave them struggling to put food on the table or even send their children to school. Ready to read the disturbing findings? Then read on.

Soulful by Design: Nazneen Aziz Samson, PYAR

Empowered by a curiosity for design and her travels to create a jewellery label inspired by our human experience of love, Nazneen Aziz-Samson is the founder of Pyar, an ethical jewellery label produced on the magical island of Bali. We chatted to the designer to find out more about her story. 

Shared Journeys | Meet Charlotte Mei

In the latest edition of our Shared Journeys series, we catch up with Charlotte Mei, a modern multi-hyphenate who works as a nutritionist by day, radio host for by night and is a big advocate for living green!

10 inspirational women you'll want to follow on instagram

Craving daily inspiration from your feed? Here's 10 fierce and motivational females to follow on the gram.

Essentialist Skincare: Meet Mehdi and Fern, ANIA

Ever wondered what goes into your skincare? And what does it take to start an ethical beauty business? We find out from Mehdi and Fern, co-founders of ANIA, a local beauty brand we love with clean ingredients inspired by Africa.

Shared Journeys | Meet Vix Harris

Unapologetically bold and bright, artist Vicky Harris' work champions diversity, inclusivity and equality through her portraits of inspirational women throughout history. We sat down with her for the latest instalment of our #sharedjourneys series.

Styling it up with The Eco Expats

See how Sophie & Lizzy, founders of The Eco Expats blog, style up our Aanya all in one black jumpsuit.

Sustainable Resort Wear: Gema Santander, Baliza

Inspired to create a label that gives back, Gema Santander is the founder of fair trade resort wear brand Baliza. We find out more about her dedication to responsible production, and about the highs and lows of being an ethical fashion entrepreneur.

Purpose & profit: 3 entrepreneurs on running sustainable businesses

As a sustainable business, how do you combine a desire to make a positive impact with a need to make money? Editorial contributor Veena speaks to three Asia-based brands to find out their insights on combining purpose and profit.

Behind the label: Hanna Guy, Dorsu

What started as a means to raise money for a language school became Dorsu - an ethical fashion label selling mindful, considered basics with a store and workshop base in Cambodia. We spoke to co-founder Hanna Guy (pictured left with co-founder Kunthear, right) about her journey and her thoughts on sustainability in the industry today.

Crafting Stories: Ka-Lai Chan, Manava

Inspired by her design background and the weaving talent of Cambodian artisans, Ka-Lai launched MANAVA in 2016, a conscious accessory and homeware label. Her mission is to share artisanal craft with the world, while improving the lives and income of a community in Krobey Village, Cambodia. Discover their story here. 

Editorial: Exploring Brixton Market

Inspired to buy and support local and celebrate all things South-East London, we paid a visit to Brixton market decked out in sustainable fashion from ZERRIN to explore and soak in the mix of different cultures, food and boutiques.

Op-Ed | Why the story of our clothes matters

Why should we care about making the fashion industry more sustainable? In this opinion piece, we weigh in on why the story of where our clothes come from matters, and what role we play in the bigger picture.

Why Our Relationships With Our Manufacturers Matter

In a sustainable or fair trade business, nurturing the connections you build throughout your supply chain is more important than ever. Cassandra Postema, founder of bombshell brass jewellery label Emi & Eve, describes her journey and why relationships with manufacturers matter.

5 Easy Ways To Be An Eco-Friendly Traveller

Want to travel more sustainably? Learn how to go green with these easy, affordable tips for being more eco-friendly while on vacation.

Entrepreneurship in Singapore: Tips from local business owners

To celebrate Singapore's National Day and 53rd birthday of independence, we're spotlighting entrepreneurial tips and advice from designers, makers and inspiring change makers! 

Conscious City Guides: Where to shop, eat and hang in London

Travelling to London and want to check out buzzing sustainable spots in the city? From shopping to eating, drinking and networking, our contributor MJ shares her guides to the coolest conscious spots in town.

Healing Through Making: Lorraine Lee, Talee

Sometimes, creative inspiration comes when you least expect it. That's what happened to Lorraine Lee, who's inspiration to start her jewellery label, TALEE, came from a period of emotional hardship for her family. Discover the story behind the label here.