How the Global Fashion Industry Contributes to the Colonisation of Indigenous Peoples

Chief Joseph--Nez Percé by Edward S. Curtis, 1903 article indigenous people fashion amberoot

Colonialism: Past or Present? When we think of colonisation, it commonly evokes memories of a distant past. The conquest of Africa, massacres of first nations peoples in the Americas and the annihilation of indigenous cultures worldwide. We think of Gandhi and countless independence movements that drove out colonial powers in the period after World War

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Ally Bee – Responsibly Produced Warmth

Ally Bee makes contemporary, beautiful knitwear pieces from sustainably-sourced, natural fibre yarns using sustainable practices during production. The brand launched in 2014 with a small range of knitwear made from British alpaca and British Blue Faced Leicester wool. Since then, the brand has expanded to now include ‘Fairwool’, the first ever cashmere merino yarn that’s

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Izzy Lane – Giving Voice to Animals

Izzy Lane is one of those rare brands giving a voice for animals in the fashion industry. After learning about the wool industry, Izzy, the founder, was determined to help create change. She saw that there was very little British wool used in the fashion industry, and most of the wool came from areas with

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