Tools, resources and support for sustainable & responsible design businesses

Sourcing sustainable trims and haberdashery comes with its own complexities. This masterclass will highlight some vital things to consider in the design stage of your products, and shine a light on how source trims that are kind to the planet and the people who make them.We've structured this Masterclass first to discuss the most...
reshoring: local manufacturing and raw materials
There have long been many misconceptions around manufacturing locally - that it is extortionately more expensive than offshoring, and that factories are few and far between, and challenging to find. However, more and more frequently, brands are starting to notice the benefits of manufacturing locally, and are bringing their production back to where they...
Building a healthy and happy work culture
Start the New Year the right way and throw yourself into managing your mental health and focussing on building a happy and healthy work culture - both for yourself and those around you. After all, according to Liz Earle (as you'll soon discover), the two most important assets in business are yourself and your team....
Eco-Packaging for Your Sustainable Brand
One of the biggest campaigns of 2018 - the eradication of single-use plastics, has exposed the difficulty of sourcing alternative packaging solutions. So, we bring you this month's masterclass to help you find more sustainable solutions for packaging your products!We have structured this masterclass to start with how to go about choosing the right...
Responsible Knitwear Production
The knitwear industry is a very complex and varied industry, especially when you take into account the difficulties that can be faced creating sustainable and ethical knitwear products. We decided to put together this masterclass to help shine a lot on some of the difficulties faced when producing responsible knitwear, and the various ways...
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Establishing an effective PR strategy for your brand, especially when it comes to sustainability, can be a complicated process. Ensuring your brand is reaching the correct audience, and producing the outcomes you are looking for can be particularly challenging. To help you navigate the tricky world of PR, and the various methods through which...
Mastering Dyes and Finishes
Dyeing and finishing textiles is an area that comes under a lot of scrutiny, and it's not surprising; the processes require an enormous amount of resources, and used irresponsibly, can have dangerous effects on workers and wearers, and cause devastating environmental atrocities. But it's not all doom and gloom! And this Masterclass will soon prove...
Eco Friendly Inks & Printing Textiles
The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 50% attributed to three phases: 15% to fibre production, 28% to yarn preparation, and the highest, a staggering 36% associated to dyeing, printing and finishing.  Like any industrial process, textile printing requires raw materials, consumes energy and produces...
Demystifying Certifications
Transparency in your production and communicating your ethics is more important in business than ever before. Certifications and standards are an excellent way of expressing a brand’s values to customers, but understanding and navigating them can be overwhelming. From, “Which is the best one?”, to, “Are they necessary?”, there is a cataclysm of questions...
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It's easy to forget just how powerful social media can be. Businesses aren't handed that many opportunities to reach millions of customers worldwide absolutely free!  There's no doubt that social media has become one of the most critical aspects of digital marketing - and it shows no sign of slowing down. No matter what...
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