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Sanct is a visual comment on the difficult and evolving relationship between fashion and sustainability. It’s a discussion we should all be a part of. Sustainability is the golden thread that closes the life cycle loop of every Sanct design from pattern to packaging.
On 18 July every year, the world unites in solidarity to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day. We’d like to give the following brands a shout-out for their continuing dedication to producing conscious luxury, and specifically for their contribution to the business landscape in Nelson Mandela’s former home, South Africa.
One year ago, MMxMS (an initialism for Modest Mags x Modern Steph) was little more than a good idea shared between two fashion designers from two very different academic and social backgrounds. Today, it’s a brand that has come to epitomise luxurious, modest-wear, that appeals to women who prioritise comfort but who also want their clothing to exude a sense of feminine power.
Ranging from form-fitting to loose and relaxed, KAN’s garments appeal to a wide range of tastes, age groups, body shapes, and skin tones. The wide appeal of the brand reflects one of KAN’s most prevalent philosophies: inclusive fashion is good fashion.
After many attempts of trial and error, L’abeille was born - a luxurious skincare range inspired by South Africa and France led by The Bee.
Veshin, in a microcosm, represents the factory of the future, where goods are produced sustainably, workers are treated fairly and the business owners share a vision of building a brand that takes a stand on the environmental crisis.
Founder, Sophie Allouche consults with the experts when it comes to creating a world-class line of products. She has intentionally surrounded herself with formulating engineers and an ethnobotanist to produce body, hair and facial care products that are “good for humans.”
Okasie, a South African brand synonymous with extraordinary floral installations and décor creations, has recently branched out and added a new element to their repertoire. A collection of unique mixed-media botanical artworks, sustainably handcrafted, a celebration of flowers and nature core to each piece.
Father’s Day is about celebrating the one who raised you, cared for you and nurtured you. So here is to the dads, single moms, grannies & grandpas, aunts and uncles who have filled fatherly roles in your life.
G Herbal is not so much about health supplements as it is about solutions to life’s most common health problems. This sustainability-first brand exists at the intersection between the ancient practice of Jamu and Western science. Founder Philip Goossens weighs in.
Minimalism in an age of excess – independent brand, Stiebeuel presents a refreshing aesthetic on the landscape of unisex fashion. From the beginning, Nico prioritised sustainability, creating pieces that are designed and manufactured to last and transition instinctively from season to season. We chat with the owner, Nico Nigrini.
We have hand-picked some of the best vintage and preloved designer wedding dresses available, you can shop online, now. These once-in-a-lifetime dresses are from some of the most sought-after brands such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.
The olfactory sense is a powerful one and closely linked to the mind and memory centre- that’s why sent is closely associated with nostalgia. House of Gozdawa’s aim is to transport you to real places they’ve explored through their scent - sourcing journeys and to remind you of memorable experiences.
“Inclusivity still stands today as the core value of Beach Seventy-Six, with the addition of commencing our sustainability journey. It’s not just a trend for us. In my opinion, it should be a must for every fashion brand.” Hear more about what owner, Grace Downes has to say.
What does it mean to be conscious? In Buddhist philosophy - and increasingly in popular mental health discourse - consciousness is interchangeable with words like awake, or present. Being conscious is to disengage autopilot. To be cognisant of emotional and sensory inputs. To be awake enough to truly experience the present moment.
“We are everything a skincare brand isn’t; we don’t do things the normal way.” says founder and CEO of Terres d’ Afrique, Stephan Helary.
In this new dispensation, faced with a world whose natural resources are seriously endangered, it seems that more of us are waking up to the fact that we all have a part to play. In this article, we explore Fair Trade – what it is, what it means for brands and why consumers should care about it.
Fashion Revolution Week took place from 19-25 April 2021. Find out what sparked this worldwide movement and how you can play your part in turning the tide against human exploitation in the fashion industry.
À la une marks the coming together of two entrepreneurial and creative minds – two best friends with a shared love for French fries, fine wine and the fancier things in life. But beyond the hedonistic appeal of their approach to fashion, is a very serious dedication to creating slow fashion.
Scrolling through the catalogue of Yolandé Gabriel is like having a window seat on a plane travelling around the world. Creative Director and owner, Yolande Gabriel Mingramm studied fashion, and worked as a private jet flight attendant for over 15 years.
“The time for Africa is now. The world has an appetite for all things new, unique, bespoke and sensorial. Above all, people are looking for something different – brands that are leading the charge towards a more socio-conscious future where nature takes centre stage.
Kitmate is exactly that – a woman’s BCF or “best cosmetic friend.” Founders, Katharina Brennan and Melanie Meyer met on set, where they were working as professional makeup artists. Between them, they have almost two decades of experience as hair and makeup artists operating out of Dubai.
La Llama began in a studio on an abandoned air-base in 2016. The brand was founded by Lydia Cooper and is inspired by the hedonism and freestyle of the 60’s and 70’s.
Ever heard the story of how the Buddha achieved enlightenment by meditating under a tree? Ever wondered what kind of tree it was? Look no further than the majestic Banyan tree.
What most people think about when they hear the term, ‘conscious consumerism,’ is the sustainability aspect – buying goods that are produced in a way that causes as little harm to the earth as possible.