Remix and Repair: Sustainable Fashion’s New Aesthetic
By Robin Torres
As the second most polluting sector in the world, the fashion industry – especially when driven...
By Robin Torres
As the second most polluting sector in the world, the fashion industry – especially when driven by fast fashion’s dominant business model - is still a long way from implementing durable, efficient solutions, but new forms of consciousness are guiding upcoming designers. While large and indie...
As the second most polluting sector in the world, the fashion industry – especially when driven by fast fashion’s dominant business model - is still a long way from implementing durable, efficient solutions, but new forms of consciousness are guiding upcoming designers. While large and indie labels alike are stepping up their sustainability initiatives, a wave of young emerging designers are...
New-age Textiles from Vegan fabrics to Bio-garmentary
By Aarushi Saxena
Amidst all the green-vocabulary...
By Aarushi Saxena
Amidst all the green-vocabulary being passed around within the fashion industry, ‘vegan fabric’ is one such catch-phrase making itself known in a tactile manner. From conscious consumers to plain old peer pressure, fashion brands...
Amidst all the green-vocabulary being passed around within the fashion industry, ‘vegan fabric’ is one such catch-phrase making itself known in a tactile manner. From conscious consumers to plain old peer pressure, fashion brands are finding ways to design more eco-friendly and ethical collections, feeding into the demand for...
Walking The Walk: LFW Goes Green
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d...
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d have thought there’d have been little by the way of additional change. But it has. After several...
Nike Calls For Climate Action With Sustainable Athleisure
By Alice Ierace
Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Nike has unveiled a breakthrough innovation for the athletes...
By Alice Ierace
Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Nike has unveiled a breakthrough innovation for the athletes competing in the hottest Games on record, which includes footwear designed to provide runners with a measurable performance benefit for a new era of competition. The sportswear brand went eco-friendly by...
Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Nike has unveiled a breakthrough innovation for the athletes competing in the hottest Games on record, which includes footwear designed to provide runners with a measurable performance benefit for a new era of competition. The sportswear brand went eco-friendly by debuting progressive new collections made out of sustainable materials for all athletes. As the...
How Vintage Fashion Is Taking Over
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, as general awareness for sustainability grows, a change in consumer attitudes towards...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, as general awareness for sustainability grows, a change in consumer attitudes towards wearing and utilizing secondhand goods is notably impacting the fashion industry as a whole. In fact, the buying, reselling and renting of worn, vintage fashion might be the industry’s most potent chance...
Today, as general awareness for sustainability grows, a change in consumer attitudes towards wearing and utilizing secondhand goods is notably impacting the fashion industry as a whole. In fact, the buying, reselling and renting of worn, vintage fashion might be the industry’s most potent chance to keep its sustainable promises. Mainly because it is a reflection of customer behavior — and thus...
Céline Semaan is Changing the Way We Think About Sustainability
By Elisa Carassai
Can fashion ever be sustainable? Over the past year, this question has turned into the topic of...
By Elisa Carassai
Can fashion ever be sustainable? Over the past year, this question has turned into the topic of choice, increasingly favoured by everyone in the fashion industry. Yet, has 'sustainability' become the chosen buzzword brands are recklessly bandying about, or is this topic finally getting the...
Can fashion ever be sustainable? Over the past year, this question has turned into the topic of choice, increasingly favoured by everyone in the fashion industry. Yet, has 'sustainability' become the chosen buzzword brands are recklessly bandying about, or is this topic finally getting the attention it deserves? For the designer, activist and writer, Céline Semaan, tackling this issue first...
Copenhagen Fashion Week Inks Sustainability Action Plan
By Alice Ierace
Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced its new Sustainability Action Plan for 2020-2022 designed...
By Alice Ierace
Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced its new Sustainability Action Plan for 2020-2022 designed to reinforce the event’s sustainability profile and prompt the industry to accelerate its sustainability efforts.The plan details how the fashion event will transition into becoming more sustainable...
Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced its new Sustainability Action Plan for 2020-2022 designed to reinforce the event’s sustainability profile and prompt the industry to accelerate its sustainability efforts.The plan details how the fashion event will transition into becoming more sustainable through a series of commitments, including the reduction of its climate impact by 50% and rethinking...
Milan Becomes A Sustainable Hub
By Sofia Celeste
The organizers of ready-to-wear fair WHITE MILANO staged...
By Sofia Celeste
The organizers of ready-to-wear fair WHITE MILANO staged the world’s first high-end sustainable fashion trade show here, in an event that unfurled between January 11 and 12 at Milan’s BASE location in the city’s district.  Dubbed WSM (WHITE...
The organizers of ready-to-wear fair WHITE MILANO staged the world’s first high-end sustainable fashion trade show here, in an event that unfurled between January 11 and 12 at Milan’s BASE location in the city’s district.  Dubbed WSM (WHITE SUSTAINABLE MILANO), the fair was attended by 4000 visitors and a noted presence of Asian buyers, WHITE said....
How Australia Fires Will Impact Fashion
By Sofia Celeste
Cable knits and fine merino jumpers took center stage on...
By Sofia Celeste
Cable knits and fine merino jumpers took center stage on the runways as Milan’s fall winter shows kicked off, but they may not make such a splash next year.  Wool prices are expected to rise, as the Australian fires prolonged last year’s drought. “It’s...
Cable knits and fine merino jumpers took center stage on the runways as Milan’s fall winter shows kicked off, but they may not make such a splash next year.  Wool prices are expected to rise, as the Australian fires prolonged last year’s drought. “It’s not the fires we are worried about... the sheep may not have anything to eat or drink,” said Ercole...
Italian Vogue Uses Paintings instead of Photos
By Gianluca Cantaro
Like it or not, the fashion system orbits around Vogue – the title that, with its opinions,...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Like it or not, the fashion system orbits around Vogue – the title that, with its opinions, shaped the aesthetic taste, defined fashion and built (or destroyed) the fortune of brands and designers, since it started. Now, times are changing and the innate tools of creativity that the publication...
Like it or not, the fashion system orbits around Vogue – the title that, with its opinions, shaped the aesthetic taste, defined fashion and built (or destroyed) the fortune of brands and designers, since it started. Now, times are changing and the innate tools of creativity that the publication developed through almost 130 years, and to this day, are constantly evolving trying to keep its...
The Year of Fashion Consciousness
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion-conscious used to mean caring about how you looked. But cast your mind back to this time...
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion-conscious used to mean caring about how you looked. But cast your mind back to this time last year and the fight for sustainability was only just beginning. It would be another 11 months before Bethany Williams would win the award for Emerging Menswear Talent at the Fashion Awards and we...
Fashion-conscious used to mean caring about how you looked. But cast your mind back to this time last year and the fight for sustainability was only just beginning. It would be another 11 months before Bethany Williams would win the award for Emerging Menswear Talent at the Fashion Awards and we could look back on 2019 as being the year of sustainability, officially. Suddenly being fashion...
Will Denim Ever Be Sustainable?
By Elisabeta Tudor
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the most difficult clothing pieces to render sustainable.  As demand for sustainable denim surges, brands and textile makers alike are facing uphill climb in rendering blue jeans, green.In fact, since the...
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the most difficult clothing pieces to render sustainable.  As demand for sustainable denim surges, brands and textile makers alike are facing uphill climb in rendering blue jeans, green.In fact, since the day Levi Strauss and his partner Jacob Davis invented the first pair during the Gold Rush, denim...
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...