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Best Online Fashion Courses for Aspiring Designers
Studying fashion design can open up many opportunities for you. You will get to experiment and learn about the latest trends in fashion. The fashion industry has numerous high-paying openings for fresh graduates, so you can be financially stable. If fashion designing is your calling and you want to make a career in this industry but don’t want to go to college, we have some options for you. In this article, we will provide you with a tour of some of the best fashion design courses that you can study online.
RegioGreenTex project to support SMEs in transforming textile waste into value
On February 21st 43 partners of the RegioGreenTex project met in Brussels to kick start a three year project that should change the way we manage textile recycling.
A slow-fashion love story - from tree leaves to apparel
One year and a half is the process of creation of the print, made completely with natural materials – natural tree leaves on canvas of refined silk. This masterpiece of nature and human creativity becomes a dress of the sustainable slow fashion brand YOD from the European country Bulgaria.
Sustainable Fashion and Laundry: How to Care for Your Clothes and the Planet
The recent climate changes have made us think about our contribution to it. Several industries contribute to the environmental impact, and the fashion industry is one.
15 organizations will participate in the CLOTH project ClusterXChange in Milan 01-03 February 2023
The CLOTH project ClusterXchange visit organised around the MILANO UNICA fair will take place in Milan, February 01-03, 2023. 15 organizations, among which SMEs and business support organizations from Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain and France will take part in this short-term exchange in the EU supported CLOTH Project .
Textile innovations at Munich Fabric Start Spring/Summer 2024
The fabric trade show MUNICH FABRIC START is establishing itself in Germany as the leading platform for future-relevant textile innovations in the fashion sector. The Munich fabric show manages to strike a balance between euphoria for new things and critical debate. An overview of some of the highlights of the latest show in September and a first preview of the upcoming event.
How to make Europe more sustainable and resilient
Today, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance organised its General Assembly setting out a new vision for Innovation Made in Europe. The event highlighted the crucial role of ICT small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in advancing Europe’s digital and green transitions and tackling strategic challenges, such as resilience and the energy crisis.
New sustainability regulations in France for 2023 inform consumers on the pollution of the products
The fashion industry is about to experience a major shift - new regulations on sustainability in Europe and the USA will force many brands to become more transparent about their manufacturing processes and environmentally friendly practices, drastically reducing greenwashing in the industry.
Wolven at the forefront of sustainability
Wolven: a community-based sustainable active and swimwear brand focused on creating multifunctional activewear made with OEKO-TEX certified Recycled P.E.T. fabric (RPET). Wolven is unrelenting in its mission to create high quality products that connect us to our environment. In 2021 alone, Wolven removed 38,264 pounds of trash from the ocean.
Hybrid Enterprise Europe Network Matchmaking for Textiles and Fashion Organizations at Biarritz Good Fashion 2022
The match-making event brings together companies, R&D centres and academies in the field of textiles and fashion, actions sports and the swimwear industry. It is a unique opportunity to generate new business, technology and research and innovation contacts and contracts.
EURATEX and partners launched the new Horizon Europe innovation project CISUTAC on circular and sustainable textiles
The new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC was launched this week. It will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, EURATEX will work towards facilitating the Circular Economy transition.
Why Is Ethical Ring a Unique Engagement Ring?
An ethical engagement ring is manufactured with fair labor and materials sourced ethically. Unfortunately, the diamond industry is riddled with corruption and employs harsh working conditions, including forced labor and child labor. When we talk about choosing the perfect engagement ring, human rights and environmental considerations must be top of mind. Diamond extraction has a history of violence, and precious metal mining frequently causes considerable environmental damage. Miners are frequently denied livable pay and adequate health and safety standards. Choosing an ethical engagement ring is essential if you are a socially conscious couple concerned with sustainability and decent working conditions. An ethically sourced engagement ring is a priority for socially aware couples, and happily, there are a variety of exquisite and cheap options.
EARTHDAY.ORG Global Campaign: Fast Fashion is Out of Fashion
From September 9th to October 3rd the semi-annual major Fashion Shows will appear in due succession in New York, London, Milan and Paris. On high display, top designer brands will dazzle the world with the newest styles for next year’s Spring and Summer wardrobes. The wheels of the $2.4 trillion industry will turn once more. But as quickly as dreams are spun on the runways of the world’s fashion capitols, an alternate reality that is as dark as the fashion shows are bright and glittering will continue to feed off the glamour and the hype.
CLOTH Project ClusterXChange event in The Netherlands
The CLOTH Project, the European alliance which brings together individuals, companies and clusters working on the transformation of the fashion sector towards sustainability and digitalization, will organize another ClusterXchange event in The Netherlands, between 27 and 29 of September.
GENT London launches a new sustainable fashion concept at London Fashion Week 2022
GENT London is excited to bring its unique blend of sustainable fashion and modern, contemporary and street art to London Fashion Week this September. Showcasing its new collaborations with artists including, but by no means limited to, Sophie Tea, Rich Simmons, Emma Gibbons and the uprising talent of Ghost; GENT London reworks iconic fashion pieces to create wearable works of art.
WhiteCycle: An innovative European project to process and recycle plastic textile waste
An innovative European project is going to process and recycle plastic textile waste. The partnership plans to reach the objectives set by the European Union in reducing CO2 emissions by 2030. The consortium is rallying 16 public and private European organizations working together for more circular economy. The WhiteCycle project, coordinated by Michelin, was launched on Friday, July 1st. Its main goal is to develop a circular solution to convert complex waste containing textile made of plastic into products with high added value. Co-funded by Horizon Europe, the European Union’s research and innovation program, this unprecedented public/private European partnership includes 16 organizations and will run for four years.
Lithuanian Brand Refuses Non-Vegan Silk Materials to Introduce More Compassion in Luxury Sleepwear
As consumers are calling for more cruelty-free options within the fashion industry, Grėtė Švėgždaitė, a Lithuanian luxury sleepwear designer, has created a sleepwear line from a sustainable Naia™ fabric that has all the elements of luxurious silk without actually harming living organisms.
The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles
The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles sets out the vision and concrete actions to ensure that by 2030 textile products placed on the European market are long-lived and recyclable, made as much as possible of recycled fibres, free of hazardous substances and produced in respect of social rights and the environment.
6 Reasons to Buy a Lab-Created Engagement Ring
Created under extreme pressure, the diamond is the hardest known mineral on the planet and has come to represent the eternal love and commitment between two people. This rare and precious stone is valued for its dazzling beauty, and is also the top-selling gemstone for engagement rings.
4 Killer Ideas To Market Your Sustainable Fashion Brand
The fashion industry's growth rate is gradually stabilizing, indicating a swift recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. But just like all other industries, nothing remains the same going into the post-pandemic future.
A new cluster alliance has been created to promote green and digital transition for the fashion industry
The CLOTH project „CLuster Alliance fOr the Transition to green and digital fasHion” aims to boost the inter-regional cooperation through the creation of a cluster alliance within the Fashion sector. This new alliance will support SME`s in the digital and sustainable transformation and will enhance cooperation, partnerships and networking among clusters and SME`s from the Fashion sector.
Fashion Influencer Marketing: What are the latest trends?
While the trends come and go, it's important to stay updated on the latest trends sweeping the fashion industry to inform your influencer marketing strategy. This approach will ensure your campaigns are relevant and sensitive to current events.
Sustainable clothing brands: How sustainable is BRAX?
Due to the need to protect the environment, there is an increase in the sustainable approach in product manufacturing. The objective is to reduce carbon emissions which are the leading cause of climate change. Oil and the apparel industry are the most significant contributors to environmental degradation. However, the latter is making efforts to make the world a better place as brands switch to sustainable clothing.
What Technologies Will Change the Fashion Industry
You could wish to consider selling your new line of items or products to local businesses or even chain stores, specialty stores, and large retailers now that you've finished creating them.
S|Style sustainable style at Pitti Uomo 101
The special project presenting some of the most exciting emerging sustainable menswear brands on the global scene returns to the Fortezza da Basso, in a dedicated area within the Superstyling exhibition path, and online on Pitti Connect.
4 Sustainable Fashion Tips
Making changes to our lives that mean we can protect the planet is crucial, and every little thing counts, especially when everyone is doing something. With that in mind, a good place to start could be your clothing. Opting for sustainable fashion is a relatively small change that can make a big difference. Here are some sustainable fashion tips to help you get started.
Capsule collection of recycled textiles and craft technologies, dyed with natural materials from nature
We present you MUB COLLECTION, created in collaboration by Svetlana Petrova (Bulgaria) for Empty Your Wardrobe, Natural Dyer Marta Sieteiglesias Ávila (Spain) for Warm & Wild and Handcrafted and Tailormade artist Dahlia Rodriguez (Portugal) for DsR Atelier.
Sustainability and long life from the first benefit tannery Conceria Nuvolari
The Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® tanning systems designed by Conceria Nuvolari evolve in the name of environment respect, enhancing the quality of the leather. New governance actions have been adopted by the company. Sustainability and long life are the keywords on which the success of Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® is based. These two revolutionary projects are developed by Conceria Nuvolari, based in Monte Urano (Fermo province), specialized in the production of sheep and goatskins and other top-quality hides, used mainly in the footwear, leatherware and apparel sectors.
Unwanted clothes collected at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia
Sustainability was the key topic of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in the Museum of Moscow. This year, MBFW Russia became the place to collect unwanted clothes that upcycling designers will use in their new collections. For the first time ever, these collections were presented at the Fashion Week catwalks on October 19 and 20. VINA and RigRaiser, sustainable brands, presented their collections based on the clothes accepted during the MBFW Russia in April.
Textile and apparel industry alliance to release of an international microfibre shedding standard
A sector alliance that was formed to tackle issues relating to microplastics has completed the next phase of its project to develop a harmonised industry standard for the supply chain. The Cross Industry Agreement (CIA) has revealed the results of a fibre fragmentation trial that has been carried out in advance of establishing a CEN Standard (from the European Committee for Standardization). Once confirmed, the standard will also become an ISO standard under the Vienna Agreement, providing apparel manufacturers and policy makers with a vital tool as part of wider work to reduce microfibre shedding into the environment.
Summer and winter wardrobes could be a thing of the past
In an ever-pressing need for the fashion industry to become more sustainable, getting rid of the seasonal wardrobe is a likely next step, says GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that a seasonal fashion calendar is outdated and shifting to a seasonless calendar can present a real opportunity for local clothes makers. However, its success is entirely dependent on greater trust and better communication between clothes suppliers and buyers.
How to influence consumer behavior toward more sustainable consumption
Sustainable fashion is very important today and many fashion experts are trying to influence consumer behavior toward more sustainable consumption. Sustainable fashion is a design philosophy for producing clothes, shoes and accessories in environmentally and socio-economically sustainable manners and to encourage more sustainable patterns of consumption and use.
Tips for Buying and Using Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear
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.
Milano Unica: Trends, sustainable and digital creativity for a new restart of the industry
The 33rd edition of Milano Unica will present the Autumn/Winter 2022-2023 collections.
The 10 eco-friendly certificates to focus on
Want to be eco-friendly? Check a list of 10 eco-friendly certificates to focus on.
Join the online conference: "Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry"
On 27th May 2021, the EU COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster will be presented at the conference “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”. This is a Partner Event at The Green Week #EUGreenWeek - Europe’s largest annual environmental policy conference. This year it will be held from May 31 to June 4, under the main theme of “Zero Pollution”.
6 Ways Clothing Retailers Can Help Customers Find the Perfect Clothes
The world of fashion and clothing is changing rapidly, and more customers are always looking to add to their look at reasonable prices. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, shopping habits for customers have changed too, and more people are buying online than ever before.
Sustainable brand Emma Bruschi was presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia
A new short fashion film, premiering on the opening day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on April 20 spotlights French talent Emma Bruschi through an exclusive insight to her creative process, and the sustainably-minded craftsmanship that makes her collections unique. This showcase during MBFW Russia is part of Bruschi’s grant, having been recognised by Mercedes-Benz and Fashion Open Studio for her sustainable practice as the best in show during the mentorship programme at the 35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères. Bruschi also won the Chanel Métiers d'art 19M Prize.
FASCINATE project selected 10 frontrunners in internationalization and sustainability experience
10 companies were selected as the frontrunners considering their internationalization and sustainability experience, especially in markets outside EU, from the four countries represented in the Fascinate partnership: Bulgaria, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.
Global Talents Digital calls out designers for its new eco fashion edition
Russian Fashion Council invites designers from across the globe to apply for the international hybrid fashion event - Global Talents Digital. The third Global Talents Digital issue is dedicated to sustainability (sustainable development). Designers of virtual and real clothing, footwear and accessories are welcome to join as long as they work at least one of the techniques - upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, and zero waste. Global Talents Digital will take place phygitally in the end of July.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia - Sustainable transformation
April 19 through 24, the spring season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place in the Museum of Moscow. Fashion shows were arranged in Russia’s capital and 6 other cities, including Milan. Italian brands Hand Picked, Collini, Daniela de Souza, Vuarnet and others introduced their new collections at the Milan-based Sari Spazio Showroom.
Smarter streetwear with SUPREME GREEN COTTON®
SUPREME GREEN COTTON® has been chosen by the leading Italian brand Diesel for the ‘Green Label’, ‘NightCrush’ and ‘Malign’ jersey T-shirts. From cotton seed to fiber, yarn production, fabric and final garments, the full supply chain is not just transparent but located in a very focused area 100% in Greece.
Sustainability and circular economy as drives for internationalization
On March 16th took place online the Opening Conference for the FASCINATE project and the workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Types of natural fabric for clothing: a choice for well-being and sustainability
Natural fibres are known and appreciated for their intrinsic characteristics of comfort, softness, resistance and versatility. Synthetic fibres are cheaper, and this factor has led many companies to prefer them to natural fibres.
Carnet by Ratti Group teams up with Bemberg for its responsible lining fabrics
Bemberg™ smart-tech fibers interweave circular economy into the new ‘bunch’ of lining textiles by the renowned fabric manufacturer which partners with tailors, designers and brands to bring style and responsibility in the made-to-measure menswear and womenswear contemporary wardrobe.
A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization and sustainability
FASCINATE project is organizing its Opening Conference and workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Kingston University students come up with innovative ideas to enhance sustainability
Sustainability has become a very important issue for everybody. Students from a range of disciplines at Kingston University have come up with creative solutions to improve sustainability after they took part in a virtual hackathon focusing on environmental issues.
The Top 10 Ethical and Sustainable Brands That Give Back to Charity and Community
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
Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands at Circular City Week New York
Get to know the European project FASCINATE that has the aim to support the internationalization of European textile and fashion SME’s working towards the development of circularity and sustainability.
Sustainability in the lace manufacturing industry for a smart contemporary wardrobe by ILUNA LAB
Renowned Lace producer Iluna Group Srl ‘leads the way’ with its pioneering Iluna Lab research and development centre. The Italian company announces important collaborations with booming brands and unveils two new collections.
First international competition called Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award
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.
The Benefits of Owning a Rolex Watch
When it comes to the accessories we wear, many of us want to make a real statement. Some people love to show off diamond rings while others like to brandish their white gold or platinum accessories. There are also those that love to wear stylish, highly coveted, and superbly designed watches, with one of the most popular being the Rolex.
A Review of Brilliant Earth's Ethically Sourced and Conflict-Free Diamonds
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.
What Makes Sustainable Packaging a Wise Choice?
People all over the world have recognized the need to protect the planet. The concepts of ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ and ‘recycle’ is being widely advocated across sectors. The excessive use of packaging material has given rise to a disturbing trend. It is not only causing excessive waste generation, it is also disturbing the ecological balance.
Tonello presents a sustainable denim collection
The collaboration between Tonello and denim designer Piero Turk gave birth to a sustainable denim collection, result of a combination of the latest responsible technologies, and created with the most eco-friendly fabrics selected by The Kingpins Show.
Sustainable fashion was discussed in Moscow
On October 9, TEDxKrasnayaPolyanaSalon featured an online conference SUSTAINABLE FASHION: WHY IT MATTERS, dedicated to sustainability. In the format of TED Talks, 11 speakers from different countries shared their experience and made suggestions on further development of this concept in fashion industry.
How to participate in Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award
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 10 Finalists of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion
This week the European Commission announced the Finalists for the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition around the topic of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion.
100 fashion ideas about saving the earth at global talents digital
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.
Australian researchers have genetically modified cotton to make it naturally coloured
CSIRO scientists discovered how to grow coloured cotton in a attempt to remove the need for harmful chemical dyes. A few dozen petri dishes in a high-tech greenhouse in Canberra hold the potential to transform the global textiles industry, writes abc.net.au They contain plant tissue, which within days will grow into cotton plants: not standard, everyday white cotton, but ones with a dazzling array of colours. They are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibres that will hopefully one day lead to wrinkle-free, naturally dyed, stretchy cotton to outperform synthetic fabrics.
Neonyt on Air to take place online from 13-17 July
The virtual Neonyt week will take place from 13-17 July with fashion and digital experts to discuss exciting topics related to business, lifestyle and knowledge. No registration is required to participate in “Neonyt on Air” – all panel talks, live interviews, statement videos and news will be uploaded to the fair's Instagram profile.
10 Million Views of Global Talents Digital in Social Media
Global Talents Digital took place online on June 10 to 11. In the first edition of the international hybrid fashion project designers presented their new digital and real collections, demonstrated by virtual and human models. Totally, the show included 50 designers from 20 countries, 8 virtual shows and 38 collections. 8 digital artists and 6 digital models joined Global Talents Digital, the off-season online project by Russian Fashion Council powered by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. The event was broadcasted life on Be Global fashion Network as well.
Bemberg with sustainable fashion news: Let’s Make it Circular!
Bemberg™ yarns are also entirely biodegradable and ecotoxicity-free - meaning that at the end of their life circle they break down into the environment leaving no trace in terms of toxic substances as attested by the Innovhub-SSI report.
The RealReal as a Leader of the Circular Economy
The days of thrift stores being connotated with musty old tee shirts are over. Resale culture has been deemed the “new sustainability” as consumers shift mindsets surrounding luxury goods and fashion. This mindset shift has widespread economic and environmental benefits, as resale of luxury designer goods benefits both the environment, the consigner, and the consignee.
Copenhagen Fashion summit postponed to October due to coronavirus
Global Fashion Agenda announced that the Copenhagen Fashion summit is postponed to October due to growing concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. The central business event on sustainability in fashion every year sets discussions on the most critical environmental issues facing the fashion industry. It started in 2009 with a mission to drive urgent change within the framework of the UN’s Global Goals.
Sustainable Fashion Choices you can make as a Student
As a student, you can make a considerable contribution to environmental conservation by implementing sustainable fashion choices. The cloth-making industry is taking a toll on the environment, especially those who depend on animal products such as fur to make clothes. They also use dangerous synthetic chemicals that end up in the ecosystem.
EURATEX offers proposals to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan
The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products. The industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact.
How to Take Your Love of Sustainable Fashion to the Next Level
Fast fashion has come under fire time and time again as a major source for producing greenhouse gases that are harming the planet. The impact the big industry is making has led many people to turn to more sustainable sources for their clothing choices. The great thing about sustainable fashion, however, is that you can continue to look fabulous every day, without the devastating effect that fast fashion causes, such as pollution. Harmful chemicals aren’t used to produce it in the first place, and the local, biodegradable fabric isn’t wasted after it has run its course and dumped in the landfill like most used garments.
ROICA unveils the next level of responsible innovation at Premiere Vision
So far, ROICA™ the very first sustainable premium stretch fibre has become a global success in the market reaching in the end consumer’s wardrobe. At Première Vision, the company by leading material innovator Asahi Kasei takes place at the Smart Creation Area, the fair’s epicentre of sustainability. On show in Paris premium collaborations for the wardrobe of tomorrow starting from G-Star Raw cutting-edge smart jeans and Licia Florio’s soft sports apparel as well as the very next level of responsible innovation.
Tips For Making Your Fashion Business More Sustainable In 2020
Are you looking for some ways that you can make your fashion business more sustainable in 2020? Find out some of our top tips here in this article.
Can on-demand production take off in the fashion industry?
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. GlobalData’s retail insight writer Deborah Williams talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
The Boom Of Ecological Fashion: Current Fashion Brand Strategies
In August of this year, the pillars of the elite world fashion concluded the so-called Fashion Pact. Although this agreement does not carry any legal force, when industry giants represented by Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Prada, and 28 other companies begin to take measures to fight against global warming, this means that everything got pretty serious. This pact shows serious changes both in the priorities of the worldwide industry, but also in fashion trends for the coming decades.
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.
Grand Final Fashion Show features sustainable fabrics from Eastman Naia
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.
Sustainability is becoming a must for UK fashion retailers
A new study suggests that sustainable fashion is fast becoming a must for UK fashion retailers. Analysis by Drapers questioned 372 fashion business leaders and professionals and found that 92.2% felt there is now a commercial necessity to become more sustainable.
The Top Trends For Sustainable Fashion
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.
ROICA™ Premium Stretch Innovations for the Modern Wardrobe at ISPO Brandnew Village
A powerful range of products able to combine premium advanced stretch performances, developed to satisfy contemporary consumer’s expectations, and displaying at the same time smart and innovative values. Join leading sports, activewear and athleisurewear brands from around the globe at ISPO Brandnew Village, and be sure to visit the ROICA™ booth, to live a unique experience to discover more on their responsible approach. Expertise in understanding the importance of fusing together fashion and sportswear drove to the creation of “The Modern Wardrobe”, a specific area where ROICA™ exhibits solutions that are leading the way toward smart change.
UK-ITALY: Lessons in sustainable fashion, conference at British Institute
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.
Sidonios Malhas - a textile company focused on the production of knitted fabrics
Sidonios Malhas was established on 8th June 1984, based on the spirit of initiative and experience of its founders, Sidonio Ferreira da Silva and his son Sidonio Teixeira da Silva, adopting the legal form of a Firm.
How a completely pure and biodegradable fabric is created by Organic Cotton Colours
The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.
Premium leathers with eco-friendly metal-free tanning by La Patrie
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.
Euromaglia received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Aditya Birla Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
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.
Eastman Naia™ received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
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.
Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start
Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.
Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney
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.
What is the future of fashion? We will buy less and better quality
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.
Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018
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.
Culturata - Italian designed and made shirts
From the hilltops of Tuscany to the back alleyways of Rome, Culturata products are all nurtured lovingly from start to finish, seed to garment.
Pieter Petros Institute - where Nature and Humans work alongside each other
Pieter Petros, better known as PP, the CEO and founder of PIETER PETROS INSTITUTE is the new age philosopher who is set out to achieve his Vision, where Nature and Humans work alongside each other.
Christopher Raeburn - the designer who makes clothes from parachutes
Christopher Raeburn has established his eponymous brand with sustainable and intelligent fashion design for a global audience. The REMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create distinctive and functional pieces.
Sustainable menswear by the Australian brand Thought
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.
Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world's first open-access digital course in sustainable luxury fashion
Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to sustainability and luxury fashion, with an event hosted by the British Fashion Council during London Fashion Week.
The "Tendenze" Area at Milano Unica
The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.
MANGO launches Mango Committed: a sustainable fashion collection
MANGO is making a commitment towards sustainability.Last year the firm launched Take Action, a project which includes actions aimed at creating a business model based on sustainability criteria and more environmentally-friendly processes.The firm is currently developing a plan which will include future initiatives in this sphere. One of them is MANGO Committed, a women and men’s collection made up of garments manufactured with sustainable materials, reflecting MANGO’s commitment to continue working in an environmentally-friendly manner and adopting sustainable development criteria.
The Smart Création Square at Première Vision Paris 2016
The Smart Création Square is a place for information, communication and exchanges. It is a visionary and informative space, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience and really visualize responsible values and innovations in the creative fashion industry.
'Canepa GreenLab' capsule collection at Première Vision Paris 2016
From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.
Global Change Award 2016
The Global Change Award 2016 will be open for applications on September 1, 2016. The five winners will share a grant of €1 000,000 and get tailor-made support for one year from H&M Conscious Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
European Fashion Award FASH 2016 Awarded to Seven Promising Young Designers
At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were presented in front of 250 guests on Monday evening by the non-profit organization SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation). The ceremony took place in the impressive halls of Berlin’s Neues Museum, part of the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion trends: Colors and Textiles
For Spring-Summer 2017 the focus of British mills is on boldness, invention and audacity, built on strong foundations of integrity, quality and respect for the production environment of textiles. UK mills continue to invest in advanced technologies for sustainable and transparent manufacture.
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.
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'.
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.
Dutch fashion: Alchemist
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
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...
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.
'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'.
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.
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