• Artigianato,  Dove acquistare,  Handicraft,  Upcycling/Riuso

    Upcycling with Ricreare Lab Shop: looking at things with a different point of view

    A shop window in the streets of Pienza catches my eye. It is the laboratory of Raffaella Zurlo, Ricreare Lab Shop, which recovers and transforms materials destined to be thrown away. Upcycling for Raffaella means looking at potential waste from another point of view. We chat with her about her creations and the world of creative recycling. Not only that: she also tells us how she managed to create an Instagram profile that intrigues and pleasantly entertains on three different themes, in common they have the offer of artistically produced objects with less impact on the environment. In addition, she also reveals to us what it is like to deal…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    5 more sustainable brands of underwear for men

    Choosing men’s underwear in a more sustainable way may not be easy. Most of our articles focus on how to dress in a greener and more ethical way, on materials, on production and other business processes, on a more conscious consumption. We also like to talk about brands and shops where to find new clothes, to make life easier when you need to buy them. Underwear is not a type of garment for which we can easily draw from the second-hand world. For this we indicate 5 more sustainable brands for men that you can consider if you are looking for these garments. MANIERE ITALIANE Underwear, swimwear and sportswear “We decided…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Modern slavery / Schiavitù moderna

    Primark: does more sustainable cotton mean sustainability?

    Does more sustainable cotton automatically indicate a brand’s sustainability? Primark communicates the progress of the Sustainable Cotton Program and there is nothing but talk of sustainability after the launch of the Primark Cares line. The Irish fashion retailer, owned by Associated British Foods (ABF), says it aims for garments to last longer, to reduce the company’s impact on the planet and to improve the lives of the people who make the products. In the section dedicated to sustainability, between attention to the environment and commitment to people the multitude of virtuous messages strikes the reader. Is this really the case if we take a closer look at the data? Why…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Vintage/Second-hand

    2022 in Very Peri – A selection of clothes in the colour of the year for you

    Let our wardrobes be inspired also by the color chosen by Pantone for 2022, Very Peri, which stimulates inventiveness and personal creativity. A selection of (more sustainable) garments prepared for you, to start the new year with many shades of a color that embraces the qualities of blues with a purple-red undertone. With our proposals you can try PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri to express a lively and joyful attitude through your clothes. Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Green Fashion Teen,  Vintage/Second-hand

    5 outfits for the summer and trends for the youngest – Green Fashion Teen

    Summer has finally arrived and we absolutely cannot be caught unprepared when it comes to fashion. What is waiting for us in this summer? What swimwear to choose? Surely also in this summer 2021 we see the timeless bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, especially high-cut ones. Vintage model swimsuits, colors or patterns, cut-out bikinis and one-piece swimsuits are very popular. We see a lot: the high-cut, both the briefs and the one-piece, and also more particular models among laces, shapes, lines, fabrics and original embroideries. But what are the trend items of the summer? Chrochet: garments such as tops, dresses and t-shirts, but also light hats and cardigans, and the main…

  • Artigianato,  Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Handicraft

    WHATaECO! The site where you can find what you need in a more sustainable version

    We are on WHATaECO! When Anne-Laure (read here about her) proposed the collaboration with Benedetta Spattini and Caterina Lotti, it was immediately an enthusiastic “Yes!” about the opportunity to be present on e-commerce that invites you to consume less and better, choosing products with more ethics and sustainability. You can find us in the Tempo Libero (Free Time) section, among the interesting courses offered by the platform. Since we like to explain well and make known the partners we work with, we asked Benedetta and Caterina a few questions, to find out what it is, what it offers and how to join the WHATaECO project. Hi Benedetta, hi Caterina, how did…

  • Artigianato,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    The new online marketplace that helps the “small” craft and made in Italy brands

    The pandemic, as we know, has made online shopping grow exponentially, bringing even people who have never done it before to digital and actually creating a new buying habit. This phenomenon has seen above all the big brands as protagonists, both because they are more known and because they are considered more reliable in online sales, penalizing small artisans, emerging designers and small businesses that in general have limited resources to invest in online commerce and therefore less chance of being known. Yet, small businesses are the heart of the economy, especially in a country like Italy that boasts a vast and very rich artisan fabric in every region. A…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    10 slippers and flip-flops for the hottest season: the alternatives with less impact

    It is not easy to find “sustainable” flip flops and slippers. However, we can prefer models made with the commitment to reduce their environmental impact. 10 models to use at home, on the road or at the beach to choose a more responsible and sustainable fashion! LECLARE Italian brand, from the Treviso countryside. The shoes are in hemp with jute effect or woven effect. Made in Italy, the inner lining is in cotton and the sole in non-slip cloth. More models are available: shoes and 2 kinds of slippers. The materials used are carefully chosen and come exclusively from Italian companies; cutting and packaging take place partly within the LeClare…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Vintage/Second-hand

    Do you know the difference between vintage and retrò? – Find out with Cadute di stile!

    With Michela Zedda, creator of the site and profile Cadute di stile, we recorded an episode some time ago to tell about the passion in finding the right pieces for class slips. We meet this time to discover the differences between vintage and retrò in this new live episode of Audio-à-porter. Hi Michela, nice to see you again! Here we are, after the previous  fun episode recorded when we met in Villa Borghese. This time we are in the setting of Piazza Vittorio in Rome. There is a little bit more traffic than last time. “I’m very happy to see you here Arianna and let’s talk about vintage together again”.…

  • Artigianato,  Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    Eco Fashion Labels: the online platform that aims to put sustainable and ethical fashion in front of fast fashion

    Eco Fashion Labels is a marketplace dedicated to brands that promote a more responsible fashion. To better understand what they propose and how it is possible to join, we met Mathilde Vaddé, co-founder of the project. What kind of brands do you feature? How many are there? “Our platform features more than 60 brands with different values: vegan (PETA too), fairtrade, recycled, upcycled, bio, organic, with many certified GOTS and Oeko-Tex brands. We are working to include second hand as well”. To be included, do the brands have to match certain criteria? If yes, which are they? “We only accept sustainable and ethical fashion brands that offer fair wages and…