London's East End is Future-Proofing Fashion
By Jessica Bumpus
When we look back on 2019, we’ll remember it as a year where brands big and small embraced the...
By Jessica Bumpus
When we look back on 2019, we’ll remember it as a year where brands big and small embraced the idea of sustainability, in a landslide of activity that ranged from tackling environmental concerns to the ethics of consumption.While behemoths like Kering and LVMH have made globally recognized...
When we look back on 2019, we’ll remember it as a year where brands big and small embraced the idea of sustainability, in a landslide of activity that ranged from tackling environmental concerns to the ethics of consumption.While behemoths like Kering and LVMH have made globally recognized environmental pacts and major labels are doing away with fur and chemical dyes, for emerging brands,...
Science Says Plastic Still Has A Place in Fashion
By Sofia Celeste
Whether or not brands have done away with virgin plastics and/or are using recycled yarns made...
By Sofia Celeste
Whether or not brands have done away with virgin plastics and/or are using recycled yarns made from old PET plastic bottles, the earth is still cluttered with such an abundance of non-biodegradable plastics, it’s thought to be enough to wrap the globe in saran wrap… not once, a few...
Whether or not brands have done away with virgin plastics and/or are using recycled yarns made from old PET plastic bottles, the earth is still cluttered with such an abundance of non-biodegradable plastics, it’s thought to be enough to wrap the globe in saran wrap… not once, a few times.“Plastics are here to stay,” said Svetlana Boriskina MIT Research Scientist and manager of the school’s...
Sustainability and Young Talent at Modaportugal
By Rebecca Voight
Without young designers and sustainability, fashion has no future. These were the take-home...
By Rebecca Voight
Without young designers and sustainability, fashion has no future. These were the take-home points from the third edition of the MODAPORTUGAL Futures conference, a summit that was focused on sustainability and dedicated to promoting fresh design talent.The event, held last week in Porto’s...
Without young designers and sustainability, fashion has no future. These were the take-home points from the third edition of the MODAPORTUGAL Futures conference, a summit that was focused on sustainability and dedicated to promoting fresh design talent.The event, held last week in Porto’s Alfândega convention center, included a competition of 29 fashion and footwear students from 13 top...
Fashion for Good Launches Cotton Technology
By Elisa Carassai
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation...
By Elisa Carassai
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando launched their Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot.In a statement released Friday, Fashion for Good said the...
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando launched their Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot.In a statement released Friday, Fashion for Good said the project, which was originally launched in 2018, is a promising step forward to the reliable...
Quoi Alexander: A Designer on a UN Mission
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original...
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original textile technology, sewing, is what he’s most fascinated by right now. “It’s something I’ve embraced. This Spring Summer 2020 season is the first collection with it in!” said the now Paris-based...
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original textile technology, sewing, is what he’s most fascinated by right now. “It’s something I’ve embraced. This Spring Summer 2020 season is the first collection with it in!” said the now Paris-based Central Saint Martins alum, who, ever since the launch of his own label, has been reinventing the wheel...
3D Fur is as Good as it Gets
By Sofia Celeste
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks,...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks, elaborate paint brushes, or even jewellery, the university’s Media Lab said last week on its blog.The invention is a timely one, as California became the first US state last month to place a ban on...
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks, elaborate paint brushes, or even jewellery, the university’s Media Lab said last week on its blog.The invention is a timely one, as California became the first US state last month to place a ban on selling, donating, or manufacturing new fur products in the state.Over the last few years, vanguard...
This Way Forward
By Elisabeta Tudor
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European Commission and the United Nations, Caterina is now a full-fledged social entrepreneur who made her mark in the fashion industry by creating and contributing to women empowering and sustainable projects....
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European Commission and the United Nations, Caterina is now a full-fledged social entrepreneur who made her mark in the fashion industry by creating and contributing to women empowering and sustainable projects. She now has been appointed social sustainability advisor at Trussardi and just launched a brand-new...
Inside Chanel’s Eco Investment
By Sofia Celeste
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’...
By Sofia Celeste
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, tucked into a suburb about 3,500 miles away from the Paris runways, lies a relatively unknown startup that recently received an investment from Chanel, one of the most famous and notoriously...
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, tucked into a suburb about 3,500 miles away from the Paris runways, lies a relatively unknown startup that recently received an investment from Chanel, one of the most famous and notoriously secretive luxury goods makers in the world.Evolved by Nature’s headquarters, an office like any...
The Power of Second-Hand Clothing
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to...
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to skyrocket in value to $64 billion, while fast-fashion will only reach $44 billion. ThredUp’s...
Prada Launches Sustainable Term Loan
By NOWFASHION
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked...
By NOWFASHION
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked loan of the luxury goods industry, named Sustainable Term Loan (STL)."This transaction demonstrates that sustainability is a key element for the development of the Prada Group, increasingly integrated...
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked loan of the luxury goods industry, named Sustainable Term Loan (STL)."This transaction demonstrates that sustainability is a key element for the development of the Prada Group, increasingly integrated into our strategy,” explained Prada’s CFO Alessandra Cozzani in an official statement released by...
Can Blockchain Save the Fashion Industry?
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today,...
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today, Paris hosted its first edition of the Circular Fashion Summit, during which industry players discussed...
The Sustainability Race
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to head-to-head for years – neck and neck on revenues and expanding their realm by jockeying for the jewels of the luxury world.  Today, with the Amazon ablaze and hurricanes angrily destroying entire...
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to head-to-head for years – neck and neck on revenues and expanding their realm by jockeying for the jewels of the luxury world.  Today, with the Amazon ablaze and hurricanes angrily destroying entire communities, their race for a more sustainable future is ON more than ever. Both conglomerates are stepping...
Green Carpet Awards Endures
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Now in its third edition, there is no stopping the sustainable fashion renaissance.  Adorned with Leonardo Da Vinci-era grape vines to honor the late artist’s 500th death anniversary,...
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Now in its third edition, there is no stopping the sustainable fashion renaissance.  Adorned with Leonardo Da Vinci-era grape vines to honor the late artist’s 500th death anniversary, Milan’s La Scala opera house hosted pillars of the community like Stella McCartney and Valentino...
Sustainability: The Inditex Effect
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100...
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100 percent of all of its clothing with sustainable fabrics before 2025.  If Inditex does keep its promises, it could revolutionize the textile and clothing industry for good, rendering sustainable materials...
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100 percent of all of its clothing with sustainable fabrics before 2025.  If Inditex does keep its promises, it could revolutionize the textile and clothing industry for good, rendering sustainable materials and components more affordable, especially in countries like Portugal, one of its major suppliers....
Sense and sustainability at LFW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season....
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season. And it’s an unexpected one, given that it’s never been remotely fashionable before: sustainability.

So why now? Quite simply, because we’re at a tipping point. Just look at the global outcry about the...
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season. And it’s an unexpected one, given that it’s never been remotely fashionable before: sustainability.

So why now? Quite simply, because we’re at a tipping point. Just look at the global outcry about the burning of the Amazon rainforest, for one. Then there’s the rise of Extinction Rebellion, the...