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.

Smart yarns stretch toward a more sustainable future

Smart yarns stretch toward a more sustainable future

Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.

Stella x Hunter Boots with a collaboration

Stella x Hunter Boots with a collaboration

They have joined forces to create a new rubber boot, and it just might be the most sustainable ever made.

CLASS flies to Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference 2019 in Vancouver

CLASS flies to Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference 2019 in Vancouver

C.L.A.S.S. the global platform for sustainable materials, fibres and textiles for the fashion business is ready up for its world tour in some of the most cutting-edge venues and events truly committed to ‘weave’ a better future. The first appointment will be the Textile Exchange conference, the influential annual event organised by the eponymous certification agency and non-profit association, held in Vancouver, BC – Canada, from October 16. Ready to discover smart and cutting-edge innovations? In Vancouver, C.LA.S.S. is looking forward to shaking hands at Booth 40.

Grand Final Fashion Show features sustainable fabrics from Eastman Naia

Grand Final Fashion Show features sustainable fabrics from Eastman Naia

Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.

REMO motivates people toward sustainable textile productions and conscious choices

REMO motivates people toward sustainable textile productions and conscious choices

The project shown at Munich Fabric Start in the beginning of September started from the vision of Martin Havik, founder of the recycled movement REMO with the support of Michel Walstock. Martin has lived in Prato many years owning a buying office dealing with big brands as G-Star, Hugo Boss and more. He understood many years ago that world resources are finite and soon the textile was in the need to find a more sustainable way to produce if it wants to survive this period of crisis. He pulled together a group of professionals in textile field since many years, starting with a company in Prato Co.mi.stra owned by the Tesi family with a centuries-old culture about recycling wool, the fabric designer Piero Diddi, a specialist in textile innovation - Dalia Benefatto. 

Supreme Green Cotton - a unique sustainable solution for the textile supply chain

Supreme Green Cotton - a unique sustainable solution for the textile supply chain

At Munich Fabric Start I met the representatives of Supreme Green Cotton. From carefully selected and controlled non GMO cotton seeds, Supreme Green Cotton is cultivated via sustainable practices in family farms in Greece.

Guide to Ethical Fashion Certifications

Guide to Ethical Fashion Certifications

Nowadays ethical fashion is more and more popular, but a lot of people are confused which brands are ethical and which are not. Unfortunately there isn't a universal ethical fashion certificate, since not everyone agrees on what is "ethical".

Lucy and Yak has launched its highly anticipated `Made in Britain`

Lucy and Yak has launched its highly anticipated `Made in Britain`

Ethical clothing brand Lucy and Yak has launched its highly anticipated `Made in Britain` range.

The time is now - the ethical fashion at Pitti Uomo 96

The time is now - the ethical fashion at Pitti Uomo 96

The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) together with Detox - CID and Greenpeace Italia will present five eco-friendly collections during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Following the launch of The Time is Now! in January 2019, the project has reached the final phase: the collections will be presented on Tuesday 11 June in the Corte-Courtyard areas of the Palazzina Reale in Florence.

Kids’ Fashion With A Cause: Ethical Style For The Small Set

Kids’ Fashion With A Cause: Ethical Style For The Small Set

Because our kids are constantly growing, it’s easy to get sucked into the world of fast fashion when we dress them. After all, the outfits are current, inexpensive, and it’s easy to toss them when the kids outgrow or ruin them. Realistically speaking, though, the fact that children are likely to outgrow their clothing quickly means it’s even more important that we prioritize high-quality items that will survive as hand-me-downs or for resale. So how do you keep your kids looking sharp while choosing ethical brands?

A new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise

A new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise

Since 1931, Bemberg™ is a new material definition for responsible luxury. The one for cool exquisite comfort, whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.

The Top Trends For Sustainable Fashion

The Top Trends For Sustainable Fashion

Let's get this straight: fashion is quite expensive. The clothes which you wear can cost a lot of money especially if you like wearing designer clothes. However, the trend of buying clothes on a regular occasion is changing. More and more people are willing to buy clothes that will last for a longer time. Moreover, people are now interested in how clothes are manufactured, the type of materials used and the well being of the workers who are involved in the production process.

Marzotto wool manufacturing welcomes the International Wool Textile Organisation

Marzotto wool manufacturing welcomes the International Wool Textile Organisation

During the 88th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing opens its doors to all the IWTO’s participants on 12 April.

The Savile Row Company is an ethical brand with 100% Recyclable and compostable shirt packaging

The Savile Row Company is an ethical brand with 100% Recyclable and compostable shirt packaging

Independent family run men’s tailor, The Savile Row Company, wanted to find out if plastic packaging is influencing purchase decisions.

Bemberg by Asahi Kasei at Premiеre Vision Paris with premium collections

Bemberg by Asahi Kasei at Premiеre Vision Paris with premium collections

The story of Bemberg™ heritage has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise delivering a new face of Bemberg™, the original material for modern living.

Fashion Giants Meet At UN Climate Summit

Fashion Giants Meet At UN Climate Summit

Environmental pollution may have been an issue for decades now; but until recently, it was something that we could mentally remove ourselves from – something we could briefly pretend wasn’t happening, at least until we next checked the news.

ROICA Premium Stretch Sustainable Innovations at ISPO Brand New Village

ROICA Premium Stretch Sustainable Innovations at ISPO Brand New Village

Exciting news out of ISPO Munich, this year ROICA™ premium stretch innovations will be showcased within ISPO Brandnew, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. The ROICA™ booth will have a new centralized position at ISPO Munich, with an even more central position, to lead the way toward responsible innovation. Make certain to visit the fantastic new collections created by ROICA™ partners that combine; function and contemporary values for the modern customer. Asahi Kasei, the leader in sustainable stretch guaranteed to wow ISPO attendees with the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, an innovative range of the world's first responsibly made premium stretch fibers.

Schoeller Textil AG takes a stand for sustainable climate protection

Schoeller Textil AG takes a stand for sustainable climate protection

Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.

Siozos Furs has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company

Siozos Furs has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company

Siozos Furs company, adopting environmental awareness and attitude as far as the increasing ecological sensitivity is concerned, has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company. Eco's hand-made products (fur accessories and ready-to-wear items) are produced with natural fur which results as a by-product of animals bred solely for the cover of their dietary needs (lamb, goat, beef, rabbit), as well as from the recycling of natural fur products.

Orteks - innovative, young and dynamic structure

Orteks - innovative, young and dynamic structure

Orteks is a spinning factory established in Niгde in 1996 with an indoor are of 25,000 m2 and has become an integrated spinning factory that can manufacture 20.000kg yarn at the present time by its new investment made by using capabilities of high technology.

Tejidos Royo - a total commitment to the Sustainability and Protection of Human Rights

Tejidos Royo - a total commitment to the Sustainability and Protection of Human Rights

As part of its DNA, Tejidos Royo has always mantained a total commitment to the Sustainability and Protection of Human Rights throughout the whole Value Chain. Following this philosophy, Tejidos Royo takes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as its own as the best path to sustainability.

There is no improvement without due attention to sustainability

There is no improvement without due attention to sustainability

The brand has been able to get the signs of the market change all along, so that it can guarantee the full respect of all eco-toxicological parameters requested by national and international regulations. In November 2017 Maglificio Maggia received the significant certification by Associazione Tessile & Salute. Traceability and Safety in Maglificio Maggia are at the service of a never-changing business philosophy: to operate within the law in order to create innovative, unique and sustainable fabrics.

Lenzing Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Lenzing Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

At Lenzing believe that there’s no greater innovator than life itself: Everything is on the move, constantly changing, always taking new turns, opening new paths into the future, offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities. They are thankful for life’s variabilities because they inspire us to discover innovations that truly make a difference. That’s why their textiles are as aesthetic and emotional as they are functional. Their beauty care and hygiene products are unmatched in their comfort and performance. Lenzing’s fibers are essential ingredients to quality products that improve people’s lives. At the same time, they help to preserve our planet’s natural resources. Contributing to a better life is what drives us to research, explore and invent. Over the past decades, this spirit shaped their profile as a purposeful pioneer and the fiber industry’s leading innovator.

Skylark Cashmere - finest cashmere garments and accessories received 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award

Skylark Cashmere - finest cashmere garments and accessories received 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award

Skylark Cashmere is a vertical manufacturer of the finest cashmere garments and accessories, ensuring that the breeders get a premium price for their cashmere.?

How a completely pure and biodegradable fabric is created by Organic Cotton Colours

How a completely pure and biodegradable fabric is created by Organic Cotton Colours

The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.

LIMONTA: Social Responsibility, Process and Product Sustainability

LIMONTA: Social Responsibility, Process and Product Sustainability

Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.

Lanificio Europa received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award

Lanificio Europa received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award

Lanificio Europa produces fabrics upholding advanced ecological standards, as evidenced by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. As of March 2016, Europa signed the Detox Commitment with Greenpeace, joining the CID (Consorzio Implementazione Detox). This set a new standard of excellence for managing chemical substances within the textile production chain. A much-needed benchmark for textile and fashion companies. Thus, supporting Europa’s goal to respect the environment.

Fortex Spa is a synonymous with Sustainability

Fortex Spa is a synonymous with Sustainability

Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.

ReLAST: the Super-Smart GOTS and GRS certified Stretch Denim from Candiani with ROICA™

ReLAST: the Super-Smart GOTS and GRS certified Stretch Denim from Candiani with ROICA™

Candiani launches at Kingpins its new eco-smart denim range in partnership with ROICA™ from Asahi Kasei.

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.