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Glossary of Sustainable fashion
We already know that one garment is sustainable, if its manufacturing process protects the environment and respects people. But which are the different aspects of Sustainability in Fashion? Let's see...
What is Sustainable fashion?
Sustainable is product, which is manufactured with environment-friendly raw materials, technologies and chemicals and respect for people - workers, local people, consumers.
Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man needs your help to be able to continue helping others!
We are sad to announce that our friends from Sharp Dressed Man - the non profit organization in Baltimore, which helps men experienced homelessness, incarceration, or other life challenges and preparing to get back to work, by providing them recycled suits and accessories - suffered a fire on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Activating the fashion value chain
Between the abundance of the offer, exhaustive media exposure and the accelerated deterioration of our environment, consumers are imposing new ethical requirements when making fashion purchases. More and more industry professionals appear to be seeing sustainable development as an added - value for their collections, to address this critical concern, now a fixture of 21st-century consumer spending.
Most Stylish Men 2016 nominees: Jamie Oliver
As you know, British chef Jamie Oliver is among the nominees for Most Stylish Men 2016 prize! And although his style is more casual and he is not very often seen in a suit (we know what a really well-fitting suit can do for a man), I am going to tell you why I think he deserves the honor...
SCABAL - The Pursuit of Perfection
'Noble Fleece is more than just an incredibly superior Super 200's wool. Noble Fleece is the culmination of several years' technical and social planning, all in pursuit of creating the world's finest, and most socially responsible luxury cloth'.
Donate $25 to Sharp Dressed Man and win a custom-made men's suit by Christopher Schafer Clothier
'We are having a raffle benefitting Sharp Dressed Man. The prize is a custom Christopher Schafer Clothier suit made of Dormeuil fabric with two custom shirts and two handmade silk ties valued at $3 000. Each donation of $25 purchases you a ticket for this great prize. The winning ticket will be drawn at the open house on December 1st'.
Amour Vert for Spring-Summer 2016
The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.
Sustainable fashion: Amour Vert - the tree-planting brand
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
Sustainable fashion: Scarves, jewelry, capes and caftans by A Peace Treaty
The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals Fall 2015 handbags collection
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Sustainable fashion: Luxury bags by Freedom of Animals
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
RAW for the Oceans - Denim from recycled ocean plastic
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
Dutch fashion: G-Star RAW
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Dutch fashion: Studio JUX
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...
Dutch fashion: Clothing made of human hair
Today, we are going to present you Alix Marie Bizet and her graduating project, titled 'Hair Matter(s)', which includes jackets and hats made of frizzy human hair (including her own), which she considers an animal-friendly alternative to fur.
World Textile Summit 2015
The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world's most influential textile business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry.
Sustainable fashion: Mindfully made womenswear by SVILU
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
'Mirror the World' - Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring-Summer 2016 collection
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
'Permanent State of Confusion' - Bas Kosters Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
In 2014 Bas Kosters took a step back and went on a quest to find his own 'self'. 'Who am I, what am I about, and what do I want to do with that?'. The designer visualized and reflected on this search in his new collection. But 'PSOC' is also a reflection on the current state of the fashion world. The fashion scene is changing, just like the consumers' mentality is changing. The research resulted in this statement collection.
Dutch fashion: Francisco van Benthum
Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.
Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man with its own boutique
We are happy to announce that Recycled suit program for men Sharp Dressed Man already has its own recycled suit boutique, located at 235 Park Ave Baltimore, MD 21201 and a new website - www.sharpdressedman.org.
Global Goals and Project Everyone aim to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change
In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.
L'Oréal aims to become a fully climate-friendly company by 2020
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
H&M Conscious Foundation gives 1 million grant to pioneering ideas closing the loop for fashion
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
New denim styles at H&M help close the loop for more sustainable fashion
This September, H&M will introduce 16 new denim styles made using recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The pieces for men, women and kids, are the latest steps toward H&M’s goal towards creating a closed loop for fashion, and will be available in all stores worldwide, as well as online.
Olivia Wilde shows sustainable style with Conscious Exclusive at H&M
H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials, using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen and organic leather to create pieces of great individual style. The collection, worn exclusively by actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde in the campaign, will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
Olivia Wilde is the face of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive campaign
H&M is proud to announce that Olivia Wilde, actress and humanitarian, will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign. Olivia, well known for her commitment to sustainability and her engagement for environmental causes will appear in the campaign wearing pieces from the collection. Conscious Exclusive will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
Sharp Dressed Man - Recycled suit program for men
Sharp Dressed Man was founded by the Baltimore Fashion Alliance in 2012 to support men re-entering the workforce - it collects gently worn suits & business attire and distributes them to men who are newly released from prison and trying to make a fresh start.
Hand-made colorful eco jewelry by Boo and Boo Factory
Christina Anton, student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, founder of Boo and Boo Factory hand-makes colorful geometric leather jewelry from recycled leather with a bit of a tribal feel.
It’s as though the Boo and Boo Factory took three of the most popular fads out there in the accessory industry and meshed them together to create a colorfully unique line that is appealing on so many levels.
H&M Conscious Collection – Lookbook
The new, H&M Conscious Collection, is made from enviromentally – adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. The line was inspired by different shades of white, one of the most important colors this Spring. The collection is divided in three lines - women, men and kids clothing.
Womenswear is inspired by an updated romantic style in which blouses, tunics and T-shirts with Broderie Anglaise are a key trend.
Example of eco-sustainable business model
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.
Eco-friendly custom jewelry by Donna Distefano
Donna Distefano's jewelry line features gorgeous gems created without unnecessary environmental destruction and without human rights violations.
The Fair Trade-certified pieces are custom-made and hand-wrought in the New York studio of the company with eco-friendly refining, substance purification, and recycled metals.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT