Swimwear has traditionally been made from synthetic materials such as conventional nylon, polyester, and spandex that are essentially plastic and don’t break down in a hurry. However, in the last decade, designers and manufacturers have started focusing on making more environmentally and ethically sound decisions in the bathing suit arena. Here are some tips you can follow for buying and using eco swimwear this summer and beyond.
Top brands have an ethical responsibility of giving back to the community. Many people regard the fashion industry as superficial and one that does not care for the environment and third-world countries. Other sectors are seen doing a lot in charity and taking part in community projects
At the beginning of October 2020, Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S. launched the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication which invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators, artists and creatives to rethink on how to communicate the values of ethical and sustainable fashion system to new generations.
Consumers are increasingly concerned with where their products come from. From produce to parkas, customers want to know that their goods are produced with the least possible environmental impact and that workers are treated fairly. Therefore, it's only natural that people want to buy diamonds that are conflict-free and ethically sourced.
Imagining Sustainable Fashion is the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication. It is launched by Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S.
The second edition of Global Talents Digital took place online in the beginning of this month. It was watched 7 million times in all the platforms, both social media and media partner websites. 103 participants from 34 countries and areas collaborated to bring the sustainability issue to their audience.
The Sustainable Edition of Global Talents Digital will take place online on September 4 to 6. For this international event, 100 participants from 34 сountries and areas has joined their forces to cover the sustainability issue in fashion and beyond. Fashion brands practicing upcycling, recycling, zero waste and slow fashion, will be mixed up with digital and virtual wears at Global Talents Digital.
Global Talents Digital is announcing a new call out for sustainable emerging designers, inviting them to show their new collections for clients, the press, buyers, celebrity stylists, and industry leaders – by means of video presentations/live streams/AR/VR. The brand-new edition of Global Talents Digital is inspired by sustainability and aims to educate and inspire the world with it. Designers should be focused on one or more directions like upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, or zero waste.
We have written a lot about sustainability in the clothing industry. It is time to see how committed is the watch industry to ethical and ecological responsibility.
As part of the agreement, which includes the exclusive supply of Kingston superfine 16-micron Merino wool for the brand’s single-source suits, blazers and ties, M.J. Bale and Kingston owner Simon Cameron have committed to a series of initiatives including the reduction of livestock methane emissions, regenerative agriculture practices and biodiversity preservation.
Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.
It turns out that do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion extends well beyond sewing buttons onto old shirts. In fact, DIY is a core component of ethical fashion because it finds new ways to preserve and upcycle old materials into new pieces. Many key items in menswear collections can be repurposed using basic DIY techniques. This method offers a low-cost alternative for sprucing up your wardrobe without buying into fast fashion trends.
Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.
Ethical clothing brand Lucy and Yak has launched its highly anticipated `Made in Britain` range.
Following yesterday ’s announcement that Prada will stop using fur from 2020, a Birmingham fashion expert has shared her disappointment in the Italian fashion house. “It is extremely disappointing that they have taken so long on such a poignant movement”, said Laura Arrowsmith, lecturer in Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University.
Because our kids are constantly growing, it’s easy to get sucked into the world of fast fashion when we dress them. After all, the outfits are current, inexpensive, and it’s easy to toss them when the kids outgrow or ruin them. Realistically speaking, though, the fact that children are likely to outgrow their clothing quickly means it’s even more important that we prioritize high-quality items that will survive as hand-me-downs or for resale. So how do you keep your kids looking sharp while choosing ethical brands?
Let's get this straight: fashion is quite expensive. The clothes which you wear can cost a lot of money especially if you like wearing designer clothes. However, the trend of buying clothes on a regular occasion is changing. More and more people are willing to buy clothes that will last for a longer time. Moreover, people are now interested in how clothes are manufactured, the type of materials used and the well being of the workers who are involved in the production process.
Independent family run men’s tailor, The Savile Row Company, wanted to find out if plastic packaging is influencing purchase decisions.
The story of Bemberg™ heritage has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise delivering a new face of Bemberg™, the original material for modern living.
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 95, UK-Italy: Lessons in Sustainable Fashion will be held at the prestigious headquarters of the British Institute in Florence. The conference, organised by the Department for International Trade - British Consulate General in Milan will host some of the most important players in the fashion retail scene who will discuss the collaboration between Italy and the United Kingdom for ethical and sustainable fashion; there will be speakers from Burberry, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and also some British designers such as Christopher Raeburn and Bav Tailor to demonstrate the ongoing cooperation between the Italian and British fashion industries and the common commitment to sustainable and ethical fashion. The conference will be hosted by Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution.
The most important factors, changing the fashion industry nowadays are Overproduction and oversupply, Negative influence on environment, Unethical manufacturing, Fast development of e-shopping, Closing physical shops, Development of technologies and innovations.
Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.
Orteks is a spinning factory established in Niгde in 1996 with an indoor are of 25,000 m2 and has become an integrated spinning factory that can manufacture 20.000kg yarn at the present time by its new investment made by using capabilities of high technology.
A Como-based company established in 1954 from an intuition of its founder to satisfy the evident market demand for water-resistant technical fabrics. Working together with some of the leading companies in the sector has allowed us to develop strategic synergies in the creation of innovative and exclusive products.
Skylark Cashmere - finest cashmere garments and accessories received 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award
Skylark Cashmere is a vertical manufacturer of the finest cashmere garments and accessories, ensuring that the breeders get a premium price for their cashmere.?
Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.
La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.
Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.
Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? Of course not. 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization is convinced that sustainability should go hand in hand with ethics. To continue its ethical fashion campaign in September the team of the organization awarded 37 brands that beside sustainability, also correspond to the ethical fashion criterias and are willing to give publicity to ethical fashion.
Learn what REAL ethical fashion is from Antoinette Russell - mother of 4 children, the "ultimate shopper" as she says about herself, a successful blogger at www.overcomingovershopping.com
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.
As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? This question asked 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization all companies that were presented in the sustainability area at Milano Unica from 10 to 12 July.
Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.
Nowadays, the word Influencer is associated with a person who has the power to influence the decision of others to impulsively buy a product.
I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability. I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past.
The fashion world is changing. The old fashion model is reshaping inevitably from slow to fast fashion. And although the slow fashion model has many disadvantages (about 18 months pass from the design of a garment to its production), many fast fashion companies have a negative effect on the fashion industry. In fact, the problem is not that fashion is becoming fast, but that there are many unethical practices involved.
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
Ethical fashion is important, because it is our social and environmental responsibility and if we don’t act now, it may be too late in the future. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry’s water consumption will grow by 50 per cent to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791 tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148 tonnes.
Jak&Jil dreams with a world where sustainable fashion is the norm, in which every piece of clothing is produced in high quality design, considering several ethical and environmental aspects. Be Global Fashion Network totally supports this and we present you the opportunity to apply for the Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018.
In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.
Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.
Lanificio Luigi Colombo is the world’s top producer of cashmere and high quality fibres. Knowledge of raw materials, high technology and experience in traditional craftsmanship are the distinctive elements of a philosophy built on values that create culture and culture that creates quality.
The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.
Cerruti has created a harmonious rapport with the environment by installing a reduce energy system and a recycling steam system.
CANEPA is the first company in the world, which committed in the Greenpeace Detox Campaign. Faithful to the commitment to respect and protect the environment, Canepa has responded to the challenge of Greenpeace that aims to free fashion from toxic substances by 2020.
At Milano Unica three UK fabrics manufacturers received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded by TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion, keeping traditions and having transparent supply chain.
Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.
Sustainability has been one of the major themes of the season, and its importance was well and truly confirmed at Milano Unica, endorsed firmly by themes and fabrics in the trend area, individual collections and by the high-profile opening ceremony. A special section devoted to sustainable fabrics in the Trend Area underlined its importance. Sustainability as a major driver can only be of advantage to wool. The message: Save the Planet included video and trend installations.
Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.
303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers
At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
At Milano Unica Trabaldo Togna 1840 was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
The importance of selecting the best natural fibres directly from the markets of origin, has been the cornerstone of Zegna’s pre-eminence in the luxury fabric market. A positive and fair relationship with the communities, regions and countries was essential for the success and for the constant improvement of fibres.
At Milano Unica REDA was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
At Milano Unica Dormeuil was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufacturers of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
At Milano Unica Lanificio Zignone was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufacturers of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and supporting the Italian supply chain.
On 21.01.2018 at Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam was held the second International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Modefabriek.
On 10.01.2018 at 18:00 The new fashion formula will be revealed - ETHICAL FASHION. The International conference will be held at Salone delle Feste, Hotel The St. Regis Florence (Piazza Ognissanti, 1, 50123, Florence). At the conference will be given the awards “303 TUSCANS “ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION.
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.
We are half way through the event. Day one was highlighted by opening show at Fashion Tent, presenting a parade of more than 60 Indonesian designers who will showcase their collections over the week and a number of fashion shows by Indonesia Fashion Forwards designers. There was also a partnership between Jakarta Fashion Week and Australia-Indonesia Centre & Melbourne Fashion Festival, which presents Pageants and The Woolmark Company from Australia, the global authority on wool, which presents Rahul Mishra.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin have started the new season with 160 labels. From Wednesday until Friday (July 8-10, 2015), international designers presents their sustainably produced collections for Summer 2016 on the biggest presentation area ever. The broad offer comprises everything from high fashion and street and casualwear to shoes and accessories.
Bulgarian fashion designer Nikolay Bozhilov had his international debut during BERLIN FASHION WEEK 2014 (8-14 July). He presented his newest collection SYMBIOSIS at his fashion show at lavera Showfloor.