Ethical Fashion

What is Ethical Fashion?

Ethical Fashion is a term to describe fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing that follow ethical principles. It covers a range of issues such as fair trade, sustainable production, working conditions, transparency in the supply chain, the environment, and animal welfare.

Ethical garments are made of natural materials with care for the environment.


Ethical fashion is a classic fashion

It does not make you feel out of trends a month after you've bought your garment. Ethical clothing is always in fashion!


Ethical fashion strives for maximum quality of clothes

Ethical brands don't offer clothes that fall apart in a few weeks.


Ethical fashion implies transparency in the supply and production chain.


In ethical fashion trade, profit is evenly distributed across the supply chain.


Ethical fashion brands do not produce enormous quantities of cheap clothing like fast fashion brands.

They offer clothing in small quantities from a certain model, as well as custom-made garments and made-to-measure clothing.

Premium leathers with eco-friendly metal-free tanning by La Patrie

Premium leathers with eco-friendly metal-free tanning by La Patrie

La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.

Chikuma & Co Ltd. received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris

Chikuma & Co Ltd. received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris

Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.

Bonaudo Spa -  a leader in tanning kangaroo leathers

Bonaudo Spa - a leader in tanning kangaroo leathers

Bonaudo was founded in 1923, when the brothers Gioacchino, Giovanni and Marco Bonaudo starder Theri tannery in Chivasso, outside of Turin.

C.L.A.S.S. Proudly Supports Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference in Milan

C.L.A.S.S. Proudly Supports Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference in Milan

This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.

Dorlet developed environmentally friendly ECO plating

Dorlet developed environmentally friendly ECO plating

Dorlet has been devising, designing, developing, manufacturing, creating and selling metal fashion, clothing and leather goods accessories since 1928.

Stone Paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to normal tree paper

Stone Paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to normal tree paper

Nature matters - every day We Nordic tries to make the world greener. That's why they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in September in Paris.

Aditya Birla Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Aditya Birla Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.

Eastman Naia™ received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Eastman Naia™ received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization awarded 37 ethical brands

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization awarded 37 ethical brands

Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? Of course not. 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization is convinced that sustainability should go hand in hand with ethics. To continue its ethical fashion campaign in September the team of the organization awarded 37 brands that beside sustainability, also correspond to the ethical fashion criterias and are willing to give publicity to ethical fashion.

Antoinette Russell about what REAL ethical fashion is

Antoinette Russell about what REAL ethical fashion is

Learn what REAL ethical fashion is from Antoinette Russell - mother of 4 children, the "ultimate shopper" as she says about herself, a successful blogger at www.overcomingovershopping.com

Responsible innovation represents the core interest in the fashion industry in 2018

Responsible innovation represents the core interest in the fashion industry in 2018

Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations. 

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai

In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.

For Premiere Vision Paris, SEAQUAL™ brings together great creativity and eco-responsibility

For Premiere Vision Paris, SEAQUAL™ brings together great creativity and eco-responsibility

Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.

Made With Respect opens a new era in the world of sustainability

Made With Respect opens a new era in the world of sustainability

In 2018, it is clear that “sustainable fashion” is not just a futuristic concept, but today’s necessity. The environmental pollution is more and more concerning every year, causing numerous humanitarian and environmental issues all over the world. It is now time for industry professionals and consumers to hear the wake up call and simply slow down.

Premiere Vision Paris strengthens its commitments to responsible creation

Premiere Vision Paris strengthens its commitments to responsible creation

Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.

Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start

Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start

Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.

Re.Verso for a circular economy

Re.Verso for a circular economy

Today, style, quality and a respect for the environment are no longer dissociable. For Re.VerSo™, all three of these fundamental qualities are essential to produce high-end and innovative textiles that meet all the criteria of the fashion industry.

The ethical brands that you can see at Who is Next

The ethical brands that you can see at Who is Next

Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.

Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney

Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney

As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 - where the focus is the sustainable fashion

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 - where the focus is the sustainable fashion

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 appears to indicate that the current focus on sustainability and performance is producing real results. Designs were attractive and varied, with Merino wool featured as a major fibre in the mix.

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Awards at Milano Unica

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Awards at Milano Unica

Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? This question asked 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization all companies that were presented in the sustainability area at Milano Unica from 10 to 12 July.

Tolly Dolly Posh about how to rid the industry of unsustainable practices and exploitation

Tolly Dolly Posh about how to rid the industry of unsustainable practices and exploitation

I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability.  I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past. 

8 shocking facts that show how unethical fast fashion companies are ruining the fashion industry

8 shocking facts that show how unethical fast fashion companies are ruining the fashion industry

The fashion world is changing. The old fashion model is reshaping inevitably from slow to fast fashion. And although the slow fashion model has many disadvantages (about 18 months pass from the design of a garment to its production), many fast fashion companies have a negative effect on the fashion industry. In fact, the problem is not that fashion is becoming fast, but that there are many unethical practices involved.

How to engage with ethical fashion?

How to engage with ethical fashion?

Take a look at three videos, that are the best illustration of the problems and solutions for the fashion industry, presented by Dean Manev, Business Development Director of 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion, at the conference "Build Your Strong Fashion Brand Through Ethical Values" in Florence last week. The authors of the videos were awarded with the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award at the ceremony that took place on 13 June at St. Regis Hotel, Florence.

Trend Spring/Summer 2019: A yearning for wide, open spaces

Trend Spring/Summer 2019: A yearning for wide, open spaces

Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.

Why is ethical fashion important?

Why is ethical fashion important?

Ethical fashion is important, because it is our social and environmental responsibility and if we don’t act now, it may be too late in the future. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry’s water consumption will grow by 50 per cent to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791 tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148 tonnes.

Slow Fashion Moving Fast at Eco Fashion Week Australia

Slow Fashion Moving Fast at Eco Fashion Week Australia

In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.

Pure London to launch new sustainable fashion section

Pure London to launch new sustainable fashion section

Fashion trade show Pure London, showing Spring/Summer 2019 collections from 22 to 24 July 2018, is set also to launch a new section dedicated to ethical fashion labels. Launching in conjunction with Common Objective – a new online platform created by the team behind the Ethical Fashion Forum – Pure Conscious aims to educate and connect conscious designers with retailers and brands while also creating a platform for new and emerging talent.

Culturata - Italian designed and made shirts

Culturata - Italian designed and made shirts

From the hilltops of Tuscany to the back alleyways of Rome, Culturata products are all nurtured lovingly from start to finish, seed to garment.

Pieter Petros Institute - where Nature and Humans work alongside each other

Pieter Petros Institute - where Nature and Humans work alongside each other

Pieter Petros, better known as PP, the CEO and founder of PIETER PETROS INSTITUTE is the new age philosopher who is set out to achieve his Vision, where Nature and Humans work alongside each other.

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.

Lanificio Luigi Colombo - ethical production of fabrics Made in Italy awarded by

Lanificio Luigi Colombo - ethical production of fabrics Made in Italy awarded by "303 Tuscans"

Lanificio Luigi Colombo is the world’s top producer of cashmere and high quality fibres. Knowledge of raw materials, high technology and experience in traditional craftsmanship are the distinctive elements of a philosophy built on values that create culture and culture that creates quality.

Sustainable menswear by the Australian brand Thought

Sustainable menswear by the Australian brand Thought

The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.

303 TUSCANS awarded Lanificio F.lli Cerruti for ethical fashion and sustainability

303 TUSCANS awarded Lanificio F.lli Cerruti for ethical fashion and sustainability

Cerruti has created a harmonious rapport with the environment by installing a reduce energy system and a recycling steam system.

Eco friendly Canepa textiles Spring/Summer 2019 collection presented at Milano Unica

Eco friendly Canepa textiles Spring/Summer 2019 collection presented at Milano Unica

CANEPA is the first company in the world, which committed in the Greenpeace Detox Campaign. Faithful to the commitment to respect and protect the environment, Canepa has responded to the challenge of Greenpeace that aims to free fashion from toxic substances by 2020.

World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation

World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation

ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.

Abraham Moon, Alfred Brown and Taylor & Lodge awarded for keeping fashion traditions

Abraham Moon, Alfred Brown and Taylor & Lodge awarded for keeping fashion traditions

At Milano Unica three UK fabrics manufacturers received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded by TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion, keeping traditions and having transparent supply chain.

Tom Cridland's 30 Year Guarantee Jackets make sustainable fashion appealing to the consumer

Tom Cridland's 30 Year Guarantee Jackets make sustainable fashion appealing to the consumer

Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.

Sustainable fabrics were shown during Milano Unica 26th edition

Sustainable fabrics were shown during Milano Unica 26th edition

Sustainability has been one of the major themes of the season, and its importance was well and truly confirmed at Milano Unica, endorsed firmly by themes and fabrics in the trend area, individual collections and by the high-profile opening ceremony. A special section devoted to sustainable fabrics in the Trend Area underlined its importance. Sustainability as a major driver can only be of advantage to wool. The message: Save the Planet included video and trend installations.

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics

Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature. 

The entire production process at Tollegno 1900 is traceable and certified

The entire production process at Tollegno 1900 is traceable and certified

Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.

303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers

303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers

At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.

303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion

303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion

Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.

The trends at h+h cologne 2018: Sustainable and natural, colourful and animal crazy, glamorous and glitter

The trends at h+h cologne 2018: Sustainable and natural, colourful and animal crazy, glamorous and glitter

h+h cologne, the leading global trade fair for creative handicraft and hobby supplies in Cologne will be offering national and international top companies and visitors from the specialised trade an ideal platform again from 23 to 25 March, where they can present and discover the new products and innovations of the textile handicraft section. The largest trade fair in the world picks up on the big trends and topics of the industry and this year is particlarly occupying itself with the international correlations that are moving the handicraft world. A trend overview.

Trabaldo Togna 1840 received

Trabaldo Togna 1840 received "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion

At Milano Unica Trabaldo Togna 1840 was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.