Safia Minney

Help Raise Awareness of Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Safia Minney, founder and CEO of ethical fashion label People Tree, wants to shed a light on modern-day slavery in the fashion industry. Fresh off the publication of her second book,…

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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Livia Firth (Eco-Age, Green Carpet Challenge) 4. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle…

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Why Does Fair-Trade Fashion Matter?

The following is an excerpt from Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution (2012, New Internationalist) by Safia Minney. It seems like a very small thing to us, choosing a…

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Is Emma Watson Disappointed Over "Flopped" People Tree Collaboration?

Rumor has it that Emma Watson’s ethical fashion aspirations are on hold—that is, if gossip from the Daily Mail is to be believed. An unnamed source claims that the Harry Potter…

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People Tree Debuts Short Film to Document Life in Post-Disaster Japan

A year after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami caused the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl, People Tree’s Safia Minney remains unmoored by the disaster. Minney was on…

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Orla Kiely Re-Teams With People Tree on Spring Eco-Fashion Collection

CHARM OFFENSIVE Kiely keeps her silhouettes simple, allowing her prints speak for themselves. “I have always loved the 60’s and 70’s where the pattern was intrinsic to the…

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Emma Watson, Livia Firth Get "Naked" in New Book on Sustainable Fashion

Actress Emma Watson, boutique owner/celeb missus Livia Firth, designer Vivienne Westwood, and model-entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes are just some of the bold-faced names set to appear…

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Fair-Trade Cotton Turns 5 in the U.K. With Star-Studded Campaign

FAIR PLAY To toast the fair-trade cotton’s fifth year in Britain, the Fairtrade Foundation enlisted the support of some of its most famous allies, including supermodel Laura…

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