As problems arise, humans have a tendency to seek out better solutions as well as change. This can usually lead to innovation and progress. One wonderful, innovative solution for the very unsustainable and highly polluting world of fashion, is the use of cork (yes, the same stuff stopped into your wine bottles) as a leather or faux leather alternative!
With the growing demand for sustainable practices in recent years, many companies have adopted green marketing strategies to boost their brand image and appeal to new customers. The question is, how can we distinguish companies that truly dedicate themselves to protecting the planet from those that incorporate green campaigns to garner more profits?
Did you know that the textile industry is one of the dirtiest and most polluting in the world? It may be difficult to understand why, when that cute dress you bought just the other week was so pretty. As with many industries today, environmental sustainability has become a big priority which has led to new innovations: more eco-friendly innovations.
We have most likely heard of the horror stories, the illegalities, the ill-treatment of factory workers, dodgy certifications, corruption, polluted rivers and so on from the textile industry. But how much do we actually know about it? This post will help you understand the industry and what it involves a little more. It’s a pretty large topic, so let’s just dip our toes in first!
There is a lot of talk about minimising or even achieving zero-waste in the fashion and textile industries. The waste that is often referred to is the chemical waste, water waste and textile waste. But have you heard of the concept of design waste?
There has been a lot of talk about how we can be more responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical; as well as about how the responsibility is in our hands. However, it is important to remember that not only are fashion brands liable; but so are the designers. Read this post to find out the 6 ways fashion designers can adopt sustainable practices!
This post will lay out all the cons of fast fashion and hopefully, educate you on why we as consumers should put more pressure on brands and companies to slow down and shift their way of working. For the first time in a long time, we as consumers are the ones who hold the power. The question is, however, will we use it for good?
While textile recycling sounds fantastic and is something that the conscious consumer would be up for, what does recycling fabrics and clothes entail? This post will briefly explain in 4 stages about how the clothes we’ve thrown out ends up being in the new clothes that we buy.
In part of the new era of slow fashion, more brands are designing and creating textiles and apparel of better and higher quality in an effort to create products that last longer than one season. As such, we have compiled a couple of easy tips and tricks to help guide you through the unfathomable amounts of fibres, materials, textiles and garments in this post!