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Which is more sustainable?

by Christine Golingho |

Here's the harsh truth. Fast fashion isn't the monster it's made out to be. When comparing an existing H&M bag in your closet to our new Charlie Feist backpack, you're much better of sticking to your trusted old bag. Why am I making such a preposterous claim? (And potentially getting sacked from CF) Because even eco-brands require resources and leave an...

Why are most of our bags black?

by Christine Golingho |

We believe the colour black might solve of fashion's sustainability problems. Here's why: 1.) Trend forecasting is difficult Designers need to use consumer insights and cultural trends to figure out next season’s colour. This combines art and complex science but isn’t accurate very often 2.) Factories have minimums Almost all factories have an MOQ (minimum order quantity). This is volume...

Algae-based alternative to single-use plastic

by Christine Golingho |

As we reach peak plastic waste, designers are increasingly seeking more sustainable material to develop products. Chile-based designer Margarita Talep has created a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use packaging, using raw material extracted from algae. Fruits and vegetable such as blueberries, beetroot, and carrot are used to make dyes to colour...

5 Myths about Yoga

by Christine Golingho |

1.) Yoga is a stretching class “I’m not flexible enough for yoga!”, is an excuse you may have used in the past to brush off an invite to practice, but in reality it is strength that you’ll need to see a session through to the end   2.) All yogis are vegan Doing yoga and...

What is mushroom leather?

by Ces D. |

Mushrooms can grow a whole cowhide’s worth of leather in two months. San Francisco-based start-up MycoWorks developed a method to grow mycelium into a leather-like material that can be used in the same way as animal skins. Their low-tech alternative involves growing the mushroom-leather out of agricultural waste and...

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