Friends of the Earth is proud to partner with Wool and the Gang.
Wool and the Gang is a global fashion brand which is powered by the maker movement. Through hand-made garments produced with natural yarn it creates high quality, low impact fashion.
The Gang is all about harnessing the power in your hands – knitting your own clothes is sustainable and satisfying. The gang also believes that harnessing our collective power is critical to tackling climate change.
Climate change will only be reversed if we all make positive changes and that’s why Wool and the Gang developed Heal the Wool - a gorgeous new yarn made from 100% recycled wool. No re-dye, no extra water or energy, just a repurposing of leftovers and offcuts that would have otherwise been heading to landfill. Plus an amazing 30% of every Heal the Wool sale will be donated to Friends of the Earth.
Meet the #GreenGang
To spread the word a collection of amazing women have formed the #GreenGang. Headed up by Vivienne Westwood – and including our Director of Campaigns Liz Hutchins – the #GreenGang is all about inspiring people to make simple lifestyle changes that can have a big collective impact. Check out the full gang now for some inspiration. We've previewed a few members below.
Vivienne Westwood #GreenGang
An eco-warrior queen and woman that needs little introduction really.
"A great way to save the world is by making small changes in your daily routine. I’m walking to work once a week, having a meat-free week or not having bottled water and not using plastic bags."Fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood
Orsola de Castro #GreenGang
An internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere, which she launched in 1997.
In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution – a global campaign with participation in over 95 countries around the world.
“An easy, easy tip for reducing your carbon footprint is to always wash at 30 degrees. A simple turn of the dial can make a huge difference.”Orsola de Castro
Glacier Girl #GreenGang
Recently selected as one of Dazed and Confused 100 to watch.
Known as Glacier Girl, Elizabeth is a visual environmental activist. She raises awareness about climate change by adapting the aesthetic of eco-friendly to appeal to the Insta-Generation.
Wool and the Gang is pleased to be supporting Friends of the Earth. We want the repair, reuse, recycle mentality to become the norm and we believe that crafting one’s own garments is a perfect step on that journey.
As a business we strive to limit and reduce our environmental impact, and we are in a fortunate position where we can do more – so as much as possible we will. We hope that our support helps increase awareness of the causes of climate change and leads us all to become more considerate to the environment.
Jade Harwood, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Wool and the Gang
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