Katharine Hamnett

Katharine Hamnett: "I Want to Sell as Much Organic Cotton as Possible"

“One thousand cotton farmers die everyday from pesticide poisoning or suicide debt; that is more deaths per day than in all the wars going on across the world put together, and it…

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Katharine Hamnett: It’s Easy to Get Rich in Fashion by "Being a Bad Person"

“I think the challenge is, in fashion everybody wants to get rich and famous and it’s easy to get rich and famous by being a bad person. But the challenge is to achieve your…

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Katharine Hamnett: Ethical Clothing Cannot be a Pity Product

“You might think people would buy clothes out of pity, but they won’t. People buy clothes because they want to be excited about themselves. So it can’t just be…

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How the Rio+20 Summit Proposes Changing the World Through Fashion

Though the role of the apparel industry in sustainable development has not made it into the final Rio+20 text, it was the topic of conversation among the fashion industry…

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, Board Shorts to Splash Into Summer

COOL SUMMER We hate swimsuit shopping as much as the next person, but these 14 eco-friendly bikinis, one-pieces, and board shorts make it easy to handle the chore with grace—no matter…

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Katharine Hamnett Feels Like an "Old Testament Prophet" Preaching to the Wilderness About Eco-Fashion

British designer Katharine Hamnett has made a career out of power political statements. (She famously greeted Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a T-shirt that said “58%…

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Katharine Hamnett Designs Exclusive T-Shirts, Accessories for Selfridges' "Project Ocean"

When it comes to conveying a message, the best approach is often the most direct one. Which is why Selfridges is kicking off its “Project Ocean” campaign this summer with a…

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Shared Talent India Helps Designers Source Sustainably

Photos by Bevan Ofosu Agyemang Think of India and bright colors, delicate embroidery, and beautiful fabrics will undoubtedly flash in your mind’s eye. Indian textiles and…

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Luxury Designers Set Up (Pop-Up) Shop With Environmental Justice Foundation to Fight Child Labor

SHOP FOR HOPE London folks who’ve been dying to get their hands on the latest eco-fashion are in luck. The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is launching a pop-up shop on the…

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, Board Shorts to Sizzle Your Summer

HOT HOT HEAT Now that spring has finally sprung into summer, it’s time to bust out that perky—yet purposeful—slow-motion job you’ve been practicing in front of the…

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Katharine Hamnett Designs Sexy, Eco-Friendly Beachwear for Yooxygen

When it comes to the polemical slogan tee, nobody does it better than Katharine Hamnett. The London-based designer, who’s been doling out wearable catchphrases like “Choose…

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