Fashion Category

Veja Fair Trade Sneakers
When childhood friends Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillon set out to create a brand over a decade ago, VEJA was born. From beginning to end of production, every piece they create is made eco-friendly. This month, Parvati Magazine talked with them about their beginning, their process, and what they have in store for the future. Parvati Magazine: How long did it take to build the foundation of VEJA? VEJA: VEJA started more than twelve years ago. In general, people start from the design and then produce, but Sébastien and GhislainRead More
Sustainable Fashion-Novel Supply Co-Kaya Dorey
Image credit:Cam Hilts edited by @erikjrojas NOVEL SUPPLY CO. is a clothing company based in Vancouver, Canada that focuses on sustainability. After Novel Supply founder Kaya Dorey realized just how much material went into landfills in the making of clothes, she decided she wanted to create something better for the Earth. Parvati Magazine sat down with Kaya to talk about how natural and organic can be stylish. Parvati Magazine: You mention on your website that Novel Supply is inspired by the “West Coast Lifestyle”. What does the West Coast lifestyleRead More
Zero Waste Fashion-Tonle
Behind tonlé, Cambodia’s first zero waste fashion brand, is Rachel Faller, who wanted to make clothes that made a difference. She decided to do just that after moving to Cambodia to better research fair trade. A process that starts with scrapped waste sourced from mass clothing manufacturers ends up as unique pieces that hold special meaning across cultures and countries. This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with her about tonlé. Parvati Magazine: Describe the look of tonlé. Rachel Faller: tonlé was designed to clothe the thoughtful traveler, who is always onRead More
Tiziano Guardini is an award-winning Italian haute couture fashion designer. His designs have been showcased around the globe, including the UK, Switzerland, Beijing, and New York. Tiziano made headlines in the eco-couture scene by winning the Green Carpet Fashion Award in 2017. This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Tiziano about his success, his inspirations and roots. Parvati Magazine: How did you start in eco-fashion? Did you always have a love for couture and design? Tiziano Guardini: My focus on the environment has always been a constant commitment in every areaRead More
LIVARI-sustainable fashion-lysia Reiner
Last winter, celebrity stylist Claudine DeSola introduced actress Alysia Reiner, and designer and Women’s March organizer Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs. Together, they formed the zero waste womenswear label LIVARI. Parvati Magazine: How did LIVARI come to be and how do eco-fashion and the Women’s March complement each other? Alysia Reiner: Claudine knew [Tabitha and I] both had a deep passion for the environment and women’s rights. I like to say women and the environment have become endangered species. We collaborated to use the art of fashion as a form of activism.Read More
Hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdom, the organic women’s clothing line Beaumont Organic began in 2008 with eight t-shirts made of organic cotton. They saw rapid growth in 2009 after winning the Best Organic Textile Award, and soon started to sell their line in Japan. In the following years, they launched an online shop and expanded their collection from t-shirts to a 60-piece collection. Customers can choose from an all-natural textile line, including organic cotton, chemical-free processed bamboo, linen, wool, silk, and natural vegetable-tanned leather. Production is close toRead More
Time IV Change is a young Australian company on a mission to create watches that are not only stylish but also made with the least amount of damage to our planet and all those on it. Parvati Magazine met with co-founder Monique Medved to learn about their new Pinatex Range. Parvati Magazine: What inspired you and co-founder Marko Stevanja to take the leap and launch Time IV Change? Monique Medved: When Time IV Change first started back in 2016, there was no independent vegan watch brand around. I know thisRead More
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with Derrick Emsley, CEO of tentree, an outdoor lifestyle brand that plants ten trees for every item purchased. By combining social and environmental consciousness with lifestyle apparel, tentree allows consumers to have a direct impact on the environment and communities worldwide. Parvati Magazine: Congratulations on reaching the milestone this August of planting 15 million trees in your first five years of business. This is a great demonstration of your vision to protect and give back to the environment. How does that commitment translate into theRead More
Joy Elkayam, Fashion Editor: Recycled products such as plastic bottles and alike are not new to eco-fashion. But new to me were Vivobarefoot’s new shoes, made of algae. Behind their eco-friendly practices, Vivobarefoot particularly stands out from mainstream shoe companies due to their philosophy to create shoes that mimic the feel of barefeet. This month, I interviewed their founder, Galahad Clark, about their outlook on bare feet, shoes, and algae. Parvati Magazine: Different from mainstream shoes, Vivobarefoot does not have thick cushiony soles or support. Instead, you create thin andRead More
The name Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) can bring to mind your favorite jeans, comfort and happy times. However, if you’ve been paying attention to the news about the garment industry lately, you may also have valid concerns about the environmental and social impact of your beloved jeans. It turns out, in the case of your Levi’s®, you can feel better than you might have expected. In a fashion world under fire for the environmental and human costs involved in clothing us all, LS&Co. have a strong commitment to leadershipRead More