Helen Morgan

 
Helen MorganHelen is a freelance journalist and photographer currently based in Buenos Aires. Moving from London to pursue a writing career, she enjoys the greener side of the literary capital by riding her bike and visiting local markets.

A graduate in literature and international relations, Helen combines reporting on microfinance with policy research for a nonprofit. But above all she loves to write about art and design, sustainable initiatives, and community schemes. To help seek out new article ideas, she tries different projects, most recently spending the summer working on a French farm by watching sheep (which means running up and down mountains and trying not lose them) and making organic cheese.

Mumbai Designers Give Local Taxis Dazzling Textile Makeovers

Mumbai Designers Give Local Taxis Dazzling Textile Makeovers

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Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Residents of Halifax, Canada, may be familiar with the eclectic design and second-hand store Makenew. But now designer Anna Gilkerson has launched a sustainable collection of her own in order to meet

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Re/Done Transforms Vintage Levi’s Into Modern-Fitting Jeans

Re/Done Transforms Vintage Levi’s Into Modern-Fitting Jeans

Re/Done is more than just a denim label, but rather part of the sustainable fashion that transforms aged denim into stylish and creative new looks. The Re/Done team take apart denim jeans at the seams and

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“Earth Focus: Illicit Ivory” Reveals Devastating Effects of Ivory Trade

“Earth Focus: Illicit Ivory” Reveals Devastating Effects of Ivory Trade

The ivory trade is among the most complex, brutal, and increasing dire problems facing the planet today. In 1980, there were 1.2 million African elephants. Now, there are fewer than 420,000. Illicit

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Ix Style’s Ethical Sandals Provide Clean Drinking Water in Guatemala

Ix Style’s Ethical Sandals Provide Clean Drinking Water in Guatemala

Guatemalan-based Ix Style is an ethical shoe brand with one foot in water rights and another in artisan production. Their proceeds help provide clean drinking water to children who would otherwise have to

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Electroloom Builds the World’s First Desktop 3D-Printer for Clothes

Electroloom Builds the World’s First Desktop 3D-Printer for Clothes

Photos by Daniel Morris The idea behind the Electroloom is to make it even easier for anyone to become a designer, which would in turn mean less waste in clothes production and items would have a smaller

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This Fashion Library Lets You Check Out Clothing—Literally

This Fashion Library Lets You Check Out Clothing—Literally

LENA, the Amsterdam-based Fashion Library, was born out of a concern for excessive clothing consumption. LENA co-founder Suzanne Smulders notes that 240 million kilos of clothes are thrown away each year

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Block Shop Textiles Revitalizes Traditional Indian Block-Printing

Block Shop Textiles Revitalizes Traditional Indian Block-Printing

In Bagru, a city in Rajistan, India, hand printed textiles have followed the same tradition for over 350 years. Block Shop are trying to help keep this historic method alive by carving wooden blocks and

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BeGood Wants to be the World’s First Zero-Waste Clothing Retailer

BeGood Wants to be the World’s First Zero-Waste Clothing Retailer

With the “lofty ambitions” of becoming an entirely waste-free retailer, BeGood certainly have their work cut out for them. But they are managing to tackle to issue of waste in the fashion industry

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“Soundweaving” Turns Traditional Folk Embroidery Into Playable Music

“Soundweaving” Turns Traditional Folk Embroidery Into Playable Music

Soundweaving comes from design student Zsanett Szirmay, of the Moholy-nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, who created this mysterious sound artwork by transforming embroidery patterns into music.

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Takaokami’s Ethical Rainwear Tackle Showers in Style

Takaokami’s Ethical Rainwear Tackle Showers in Style

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Blond & Bieber’s “Algaemy” Uses Microalgae to Dye Textiles

Blond & Bieber’s “Algaemy” Uses Microalgae to Dye Textiles

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Print All Over Me: An Ethical Approach to Print-on-Demand Clothing

Print All Over Me: An Ethical Approach to Print-on-Demand Clothing

Print All Over Me is a unique concept that has evolved into a fantastic creative platform, bringing artists and designers together to create inspired items of clothing. The title says it all: anyone with

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The North Face Aims to Improve Sustainability, Animal Welfare

The North Face Aims to Improve Sustainability, Animal Welfare

The North Face has long been a household name in responsible and durable outdoor wear that appeals to the masses – from urban winter wear to hardcore extreme sports gear – with an impressive

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Tilonia’s Fair-Trade Bags, Scarves Benefit Sustainable Development

Tilonia’s Fair-Trade Bags, Scarves Benefit Sustainable Development

A new collection of bags and scarfs have been produced by female artisans from Tilonia, a small village in Rajastan, India, inspired by sustainable development programs underway in the region. Designs

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Glass House’s American-Crafted Dress Shirts Are Stylish, Sustainable

Glass House’s American-Crafted Dress Shirts Are Stylish, Sustainable

Photos by Quinn Wharton The name Glass House begins to make more sense when you delve further into the key values of this team of shirt makers: transparency and sustainability. Their tailored, high

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Tahaanga’s Sustainable Dress Shirts Claim to be World’s Fastest Drying

Tahaanga’s Sustainable Dress Shirts Claim to be World’s Fastest Drying

New apparel brand Tahaanga is dedicated to producing cool and functional garments for men with a commitment to sustainability. While the collection is designed in New York, all the fabrics are produced in

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Put That Hoodie in Your Pipe and Smoke It—Literally!

Put That Hoodie in Your Pipe and Smoke It—Literally!

Smokeable clothes could be the latest innovation in wearable technology to take the world by storm, according to The Daily Dot. Ahead of the game are two names: Hood Horkerz and Vaprwear, the rival brands

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