Forward Fashion examines the changing face of the fashion industry - one that includes practices that are environmentally friendly and socially just across the value chain. We look at businesses, designers, entrepreneurs, organisations, and trends  that are critical to shaping a fashion industry where clothing is consciously created.

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    Select tweets from our #ForwardFashion Tweetchat with Bhu:sattva

    The Alternative partnered with Bhu:sattva for a tweetchat to discuss the global fashion industry and whether it is important for us to care about what we we...
    on Nov 30, 2015

    Join us for a TweetChat on Sustainable Fashion using #forwardfashion

    #forwardfashion brings together experts, practitioners, and consumers of fashion products to discuss the current state of the global fashion industry and wh...
    on Nov 16, 2015

    No Nasties makes it easy to get a seat on the eco-fashion bus

    No Nasties is not just another organic fashion brand. From greening every aspect of its supply chain to spearheading India's movement for ethical fashion, t...
    on Nov 12, 2015

    Upasana comes full circle with sustainable fashion

    Upasana creates sustainable fashion in appealing designs that make it easy to adopt an organic way of life.
    on Nov 5, 2015

     Metaphor Racha uses khadi to make a big impact with a small footprint

    Metaphor Racha works with khadi artisans in Karnataka to create sustainable livelihoods and produce garments with a small carbon footprint.
    on Nov 3, 2015

    These Fairtrade India certified brands represent all that’s fair in Indian fashion

    These Indian fashion brands meet certain environmental, labour, and developmental standards set by Fairtrade International.
    on Nov 2, 2015

    (Y)early review: 10 sustainable clothing brands that caught our eye in 2015

    2015 has been a great year for eco-fashion, with brands like these giving us much to look forward to!
    on Oct 27, 2015

    4 reasons why Eri Silk is the mother of all sustainable fabrics

    Eri silk, besides the non-violent way in which it is produced, also has many other benefits that make it a sustainable, nature-friendly fibre.
    on Oct 19, 2015

    [Quiz] Food or fashion? How many of these materials can you identify?

    The materials these clothes are made of will have you wondering if they're food or fashion. How many can you guess correctly?
    on Oct 14, 2015

    Malkha gives us fabric with a human touch

    Malkha puts the intermediate stage of cotton spinning back in the village, making the entire textile chain from cotton to cloth sustainable through village-...
    on Oct 12, 2015

    #DYK: 20 things you did not know about Indian weaves

    Whether it is the bold use of gold in the Benarasi silk or the delicate softness of the Pashmina, each weave tells a unique tale - of the land that bore it,...
    on Oct 9, 2015

    [Quiz] How many of these Indian handloom weaves can you identify?

    Every Indian state is home to a distinct tradition of handwoven textiles, unique patterns and motifs. Take a journey across the country and see how many you...
    on Oct 7, 2015

    [Announcement] Refashioned Challenge contest winners

    Did you just win some cool goodies from Bhu:sattva and Reinvention? You’re just one click away from finding out.
    on Oct 6, 2015

    Chenetha Colour Weaves helps weavers reap the fruits of the loom

    Chenetha Colour Weaves is a handloom weaver owned social enterprise that empowers weavers with sustainable livelihoods, improved skills, and profitable mark...
    on Oct 5, 2015

    Fine print – Your guide to deciphering eco-fashion labels

    What's in a label? Everything. When it comes to making eco-fashion choices, a garment's label can be your friend and guide.
    on Sep 25, 2015

    Take the high road to good fashion karma with B.E. Hemp India

    Hemp is a highly versatile plant and an eco-friendly source of food, fibre and fuel. It could also be the new engine of the green fashion industry.
    on Sep 24, 2015

    6 inspiring TED talks that will make you rethink your fashion choices

    These 6 powerful TED talks will inspire you to recycle, reuse and re-invent your wardrobe in ways that reduce the impact of your style on the environment.
    on Sep 21, 2015

    Bhu:sattva – Sustainable fashion that gives back to nature

    Bhu:sattva creates fashion with safe ingredients and fair, sustainable processes so as to create value for everyone involved - maker, wearer and environment
    on Sep 16, 2015

    Doodlage – Fashion rehab by India’s first upcycled clothing label

    India's first upcycled fashion label is all about designing chic, high street fashion by reconstructing second hand clothing and industrial textile waste.
    on Sep 16, 2015

    Brass Tacks: Designing good fashion from first principles

    Brass Tacks styles traditional Indian textiles and motifs into well-fitting designs to appeal to contemporary urban sensibilities, because good clothes can ...
    on Sep 15, 2015

    Our New Roots: Weaving tales with textiles – MORA by Ritika

    Ritika Mittal's Mora celebrates the artistry of indigenous weaving communities, promotes traditional skills and blends together fabrics and designs in uniqu...
    on Sep 14, 2015

    Refashioned! – DIY Crop Top

    Upcycling old and worn out clothes is like magic! It turns old to brand new! Follow this easy DIY to rescue that favourite top and give it a new avatar.
    on Sep 13, 2015

    6 ways in which international fashion giants are going sustainable

    International fashion brands are greening their processes and lowering their environmental impact. But, is what they are doing enough?
    on Sep 12, 2015

    [Contest] Take the Alternative’s Refashioned Challenge

    Upcyled, DIYed, thrifted, rescued, or hand-me-down. Send in pictures of how you refashioned your clothes/accessories and win some cool goodies!
    on Sep 9, 2015

    Hey, Indians! Can we go thriftshopping?

    We’ve all been raised on a diet rich with hand-me-downs so why not restart the thriftshopping trend by sharing, buying and exchanging pre-owned clothing.
    on Sep 9, 2015

    Upcycled fashion blogs with unDIYing awesomeness

    All our trolling paid off! Here are some of our favourite upcycled fashion blogs offering DIY guides so you can bid those wardrobe blues goodbye.
    on Sep 9, 2015

    Avani Kumaon renews traditional textiles with renewable energy

    Avani is contributing to the overall sustainable development of communities in Kumaon through the promotion of handmade textiles and solar technology.
    on Sep 3, 2015

    Why is sustainable clothing so damn expensive?!

    It's about time someone answered the most asked question about eco fashion.
    on Sep 1, 2015

    When we went snooping on Instagram for organic menswear brands

    Take an Instawalk with us and find brands that have given men's fashion a cool green makeover.
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Nature Alley is giving khadi a chic makeover and we want more!

    With its contemporary, minimalistic designs, Nature Alley is giving khadi a makeover it deserves.
    on Aug 29, 2015

    Organic baby clothing brands that we absolutely love!

    10 brands that make the best organic and eco-friendly clothing for babies.
    on Aug 27, 2015

    Tula India – Reviving desi crafts and livelihoods with low footprint garments

    Tula sells fair trade and sustainable cotton garments while making sure that the cotton value chain is livelihood sustaining and socio-environmentally just.
    on Aug 26, 2015

    The Summerhouse – Crafting trendy, sustainable clothing out of ‘rescued’ fabric

    The Summerhouse is an ethical, slow fashion and lifestyle brand with designs that are modern, non-fussy and luxurious yet timeless.
    on Aug 25, 2015

    How to read clothing labels carefully and know what’s really sustainable

    Labels are important for users who do not have direct access to a product’s manufacturing but would like to make sustainable fashion choices.
    on Aug 22, 2015

    5 ways to build an eco-friendly wardrobe on a budget

    Here are some easy tips to shop smart and build an eco-savvy wardrobe without breaking the bank.
    on Aug 20, 2015

    [Video] Are we really slaughtering crocodiles for fashion?

    From USA to Zimbabwe, PETA investigators document the atrocious conditions in which crocodiles are raised only to be slaughtered for making fashion accessor...
    on Aug 19, 2015

    Sustainable fabric innovations for a guilt free fashion experience

    A list of alternative materials that have revolutionized the world of fashion.
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Slow Fashion: How Bhusattva is doing it right

    Slow fashion is about more than just the environment, or human rights, or style. It is about living a life that is true and honest to all of our other belie...
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Fashion labels that are bringing khadi back

    A list of brands that are determined to give khadi a makeover by blending textures, patterns, and silhouettes to create garments with effortless style and g...
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Kashmiri artisans are Making in India, can we help rebuild their lives?

    This Independence day, get to know the story of Kashmiri artisans and their dreams.
    on Aug 15, 2015

    Living and dyeing naturally with Aura Herbal Wear

    Aura uses herbal dyes for its fabrics, made from turmeric, castor oil and sea salt that are chemical-free, non-toxic and recyclable.
    on Aug 14, 2015

    Sustainable Fashion: Why you should care about what you wear

    Over the years, fashion businesses increasingly commit to sustainability and ethics, with consumers playing a bigger role in deciding the future of fashion.
    on Aug 4, 2015

    Green is the new black: Eco-friendly Indian designers who have started a fashion revolution

    Meet these young and forward-thinking Indian designers whose work takes into account fair practices, social responsibility and environmental sustainability....
    on Aug 3, 2015

    Handcrafting an uneasy elegy for Kalamkari

    In the era of heavy mechanisation and synthetic products, how do we preserve a craft like Kalamakari?
    on May 21, 2015

    On Fashion Revolution Day tell the fashion industry to clean up its act

    On 24th April 2015, Fashion Revolution Day, challenge global fashion brands to treat farmers, factory workers, brands, buyers and consumers fairly.
    on Apr 23, 2015

    Banna Creations – Retelling Artisan stories

    The Alternative talks to Aishwarya Suresh about her journey with Banna and how it has provided a platform to encourage traditional artisans, preserve rich a...
    on Apr 10, 2015

    Green Deals: Get 10% off on Indophile’s latest collection of tees!

    Here's how you can get a discount on Indophile's newest collection of tees for men and women when you shop online!
    on Feb 2, 2015

    The Green Shopper: Brown Boy – A sustainable street-style fashion brand for men

    Prateek Kayan's 'Brown Boy' brand of men's clothing proves that you can be fashionable, thrifty, and green all at the same time.
    on Oct 29, 2014