5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion


Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop InnovationFrom carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry.

How to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment


How to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the fashion industry into disarray, leaving supply chain workers without wages and causing major global brands to file for bankruptcy. Fashion.

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How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy


Circular Economy Clothing Fashion Life-Cycle ManagementEighty percent of a product’s environmental impact is decided on the design table but most apparel professionals weren't trained to design with the end-user or end-of-life of the garment in mind.

Beyond recycling: Redesigning the business of fashion with circularity


Sponsored: Why fashion brands should care about circularity — and how to avoid being seen as greenwashing. Circular Economy Advanced Materials Clothing Fashion Lenzing Recycling Sponsored

Scaling circular fashion in North America: Part 1


Scaling circular fashion in North America: Part 1. What could a circular fashion industry look like in 2050? Part one of this two-part session explores what the circular fashion industry of 2050 has in store.

Will technology be the game-changer for rising transparency in the fashion supply chain?


Sponsored: Discussions on the benefit of blockchain in fashion supply chains have risen in recent years. Is blockchain technology the solution to opaqueness in the fashion industry? Blockchain Clothing Data Fashion Lenzing Sponsored Supply Chain Transparency

Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2


Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2. What will it take to transition the fashion industry toward circularity at scale?

Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways


Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways. COVID-19 has radically accelerated the need for the fashion industry to innovate. The second edition of the Circular Fashion Summit bears fruit of this new socially distanced reality. Fashion.

A closed loop fashion system requires scaling solutions now, not later


A closed loop fashion system requires scaling solutions now, not later. The fashion industry is damaging to the planet — it's responsible for 10 percent of the world's carbon emissions. The fashion industry must contend with its long history of operating unsustainably. Fashion.

Adidas is latest fashion company hoping to weave recycled plastic into garments


Circular Economy Fashion In the LoopThe growing demand for recycled polyester, coupled with a limited supply, signals scarcity and competition ahead.

Fashion's latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling


Apparel Circular Economy FashionLess than 1 percent of clothing material today is refashioned to produce new clothing. This is one potential solution.

Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters


Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters. The key to long-term success in the fashion industry is to start trends and continually push the envelope — a philosophy that also applies to its ESG priorities. Fashion.

Transparency and Resilience in Fashion

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Covid-19 has highlighted the fragility of many fashion supply chains. Fashion Materials & Chemicals Recycling & Waste Sector Insights Supply Chain Textiles chemical recycling fashion waste resilience tracking transparencyBrands cancelling or refusing to pay for orders have forced millions of garment.

Resale and rental models are growing rapidly in the fashion industry


Circular Economy Fashion recommerceThe models promise to do more with less, curbing ‘peak production’ while still fulfilling the needs of a growing population that loves to shop.

This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

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This fashion boutique is made with clay tiles, upcycled metal, recycled beer bottles and more

Look Good, Feel Good: Join the Green-Themed Slow Fashion Movement

U.S. Green Technology

The slow fashion movement is picking up steam as shoppers become more eco-conscious. Image from [link] Wearing the most fashion-forward styles has a way of boosting your mood and making you feel in tune with the world around you. The post Look Good, Feel Good: Join the Green-Themed Slow Fashion Movement appeared first on U.S. green slow fashion YaShekia King

Fashion & Fabric: From Sustainable to Harmful


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The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems


The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems. Winner of the 2018 Global Change Award , the company aims to unlock value for the textile and fashion industry, for farmers and for the planet. Bard MBA alum Nicole Pamani recently spoke with Isaac Nichelson, CEO and co-founder at Circular Systems , about how the company’s circular production processes are helping to redefine the meaning of sustainable materials in the fashion industry. Fashion.

FOReT's accessories marry sustainability with high-fashion

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Who says that beauty has to hurt the Earth? Many less harmful options exist, and FOReT proves this with its line of sustainable, eco-friendly cork jewelry

Circular Fashion Online: How the Internet is Helping to Close the Loop on Fast Fashion

CleanTech Group

Second only to oil, the fashion industry is the largest industrial polluter in the world, contributing to nearly 10% of GHG emissions and. Fashion Recycling & Waste Sector Insights Circular

GALERIE.LA curates sustainable "Fashion With Integrity"

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GALERIE.LA brings sustainable clothing, accessories and decor all together in one place

The perfect pair? Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset


Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset. I caught up with unspun co-founder Beth Esponnette this week to talk about her company’s role in designing a better approach to the fashion industry. Want to learn more about unspun and the future of fashion?

The fashion industry is unsustainable ? here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it


The fashion industry is unsustainable — here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it. The fast fashion industry has long been critiqued for unsustainable practices and unethical working conditions. Bard MBA student Kirstie Dabbs spoke recently with author Elizabeth Segran about their shared passion for building a sustainability-centered future for the fashion industry. Dabbs: Is there a case for regulating the global fashion industry? Fashion.

The UK fashion sector is already on trend to miss 2020 waste targets


Population growth, rising consumption levels, lack of collection infrastructure and fast fashion is blocking industry progress on waste, report finds. Apparel Circular Economy Waste Management

Scots encouraged to stay en vogue and on message with ‘slow’ fashion

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‘Style it out with second-hand’ is the message from Zero Waste Scotland as, so the group says, the movement against fast fashion appears to be growing across the country. Don’t follow the fast fashion herd and style it out with second-hand. “It’s

Fast Fashion: The Damage It’s Caused and How to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Fashion is an industry that sometimes flies under the radar in terms of its environmental impact. The fashion industry produces approximately 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. This number will increase as “fast fashion” does as well. With climate change becoming more of a threat with each day, people are looking into ways to push back against fast fashion. But what exactly is fast fashion? What Is Fast Fashion?

G7 summit: Fashion companies make a pact to protect the planet

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Known as The Fashion Pact, a group of 32 major luxury brands, labels and companies, such as Adidas, Burberry, Kering, Hermes, Nike, Prada and Puma, shared its ideas to improve sustainability in the fashion industry at the G7 summit from August 24 to 26

Lightship Capital invests in fashion brand Haute Hijab

Impact Alpha

Backstage Capital, which invests in under-represented founders, was an early investor in the “modest fashion” company, which raised $2.3 The post Lightship Capital invests in fashion brand Haute Hijab appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

ASOS unveils 'circular' fashion collection

Business Green

Online fashion retailer has trained its designers in making its clothing and jewellery more sustainable, recyclable and reusable.

Fashion industry accused of water pollution blindspot

Business Green

Latest CDP report reveals vast majority of top fashion firms are failing to adequately respond to investor concerns over water-related risks across their value chain.

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection


This fall, online retailer ASOS is launching its first collection of circular fashions. A collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion , the 29 women’s, men’s and unisex styles aim to prove that eco-friendly clothing can also be chic.

Fashion and textile firms still blind to water pollution risks, says new report


Few companies showed awareness of water pollution across all stages of their value chain, and only Swedish fast fashion firm H&M acknowledged the issue of microfiber pollution

Seaweed Girl explores seaweed as an eco-textile for sustainable fashion

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An artist is using seaweed to create fibers, dyes and embellishments for clothing and wall art. Having fallen in

BMW Group & Great Wall Motor To Build Fashionable MINI E In China


High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019. The partners congregated earlier in Germany to initiate the collaboration. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Manufacturing BMW China Germany Great Wall Motor mini mini e MINI electric MINI Plant Oxford oxford Spotlight Automotive UK

Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. The fashion industry is reliant on water. Startlingly, the fashion industry is now the second largest generator of pollution on Earth after the oil industry, which is driven by the snowballing effect of ‘fast fashion’. Not only does this produce an inordinate amount of textile waste, it has also resulted in water usage for textile and fashion manufacturers rocketing.