5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

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.

Amsterdam blazes a trail for circular fashion

GreenBiz

With a supportive local government and a thriving fashion startup scene, the Dutch city has taken the lead in circular textile innovation. And it wants more innovators to join

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Fashion retailers need to know where their cotton comes from. Here's why

GreenBiz

Fashion retailers often don't know where their cotton comes from, as it is shipped and processed in bulk

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How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy

GreenBiz

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.

5 Ways to Find Eco-friendly Fashion Products

Green Living Guy

The fashion industry is one of the leading generators of toxic chemicals, excess material waste, greenhouse gases and factories in the industry often feature unsafe or unethical working conditions for laborers. A good sense of style doesn’t have to come at the expense of the planet.

Sustainable Fashion: Identifying Fast Fashion Flaws and Extending the Life Cycle of Clothing

Green Business Bureau

trillion dollar fashion industry may be economically thriving in the age of fast-changing trends but it is in no way sustainable. In fact, fashion is the second largest polluting industry after fossil fuels. Flaws In The Consumption Side of Fast Fashion. Fashion

Closing the loop in Kenya's fashion industry

GreenBiz

In Kenya, garment manufacturers generate an estimated 400,000 tons of cotton waste per year

Regenerative agriculture won’t solve the fashion industry’s pollution problems

GreenBiz

The fashion industry is focusing on crops when it should be focusing on its business model

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

GreenBiz

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

Beyond recycling: Redesigning the business of fashion with circularity

GreenBiz

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

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

GreenBiz

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

Ethical Fashion: 3 Things To Know About Sustainable Clothing Printing

The Environmental Blog

With consumer awareness and consciousness shifting toward sustainable fashion, businesses in the clothing industry began to focus on making brands ethical. A key goal in sustainable fashion is switching towards using natural and organic materials and fabrics when making clothing.

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How startup ReCircled is designing for circular fashion

GreenBiz

The 2-year-old company aims to keep apparel and footwear out of landfills by keeping them in rotation longer

Insider sizes up fashion's fair labor problems

GreenBiz

Former Fair Wear Foundation partnership lead Christian Smith talks post-COVID priorities in global apparel, shaping change via an NGO and his advice to those dreaming of a job in sustainability

Resale and rental models are growing rapidly in the fashion industry

GreenBiz

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.

Designing a circular fashion system that works for all

GreenBiz

There's an opportunity to proactively address the industry’s long-standing labor concerns by designing new business models

Transparency and Resilience in Fashion

CleanTech Group

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 transparency

Scaling circular fashion in North America: Part 1

GreenBiz

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.

How to Practice Ethical and Sustainable Fashion

Green Living Guy

As the global warming conversation continues to reverberate throughout society, one of the industries so many people point the finger at is the fashion industry. The post How to Practice Ethical and Sustainable Fashion appeared first on Green Living Guy.

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

GreenBiz

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion. 5 — the Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) Program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. Collaborative leadership: Fashion Pact.

Booming secondhand clothing sales could help curb the sustainability crisis in fashion

GreenBiz

Booming secondhand clothing sales could help curb the sustainability crisis in fashion. A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. While fast fashion is expected to continue to grow 20% in the next 10 years, secondhand fashion is poised to grow 185%.

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

GreenBiz

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.

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

Inhabitat - Innovation

This fall, online retailer ASOS is launching its first collection of circular fashions

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

GreenBiz

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.

What Is Toxic Fast Fashion and How Does It Impact the Environment?

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Fashion Starts With Eliminating Toxic Fast Fashion. The use of toxic chemicals threatens the progress of creating a truly sustainable fashion industry. The Story of Fast Fashion. History of Fast Fashion. Toxic Fashion. Fashion

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems

GreenBiz

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. Fashion.

Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2

GreenBiz

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

Fashion for Good looks to increase investment in Asia

GreenBiz

The respected Dutch nonprofit is behind two initiatives to create a less exploitative and more sustainable model for Asia’s textile and garment industries

Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers

GreenBiz

Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers. Finally, sustainable fashion platform Fashion for Good has been tasked with leading stakeholder co-operation and communications efforts, with branding support from Finland's Aalto University and Infinited Fiber Company.

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

GreenBiz

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.

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

Humble Activewear: Sustainable Women’s Activewear Combats Fashion Waste

Green Business Bureau

Humble Activewear strives to promote slow fashion and encourage customers to “Buy less, choose well, and make it last”, as renowned fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, puts it. “Connection with Nature and Environmental Stewardship”.

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

GreenBiz

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.

Reimagining fashion production for a regenerative economy

Impact Alpha

After 25 years using my creativity to solve problems in the fashion industry, I had developed a reputation for turnarounds – in the. The post Reimagining fashion production for a regenerative economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Sambar: Proving Luxury Fashion Can Be Both Vegan and Sustainable

Green Business Bureau

Their line of handbags proves that it’s possible to achieve high fashion aesthetics without compromising ethics and values. To start, Sambar only works with vegan and sustainable materials, showing that the fashion industry can have the best of both worlds.

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

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

GreenBiz

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. Dabbs: Is there a case for regulating the global fashion industry?

This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

A woman demonstrates against fast fashion (image credit: Stefan Müller (climate stuff) , CC BY 2.0 Only 32% of policies proposed actively seek to address the issue of fast fashion, rather than just increasing awareness.

Is the fashion industry fashionably late on tackling diversity?

Eco-Business

According to a new report, the fashion industry still remains biased towards white men, and employees of colour in the industry feel like they don't belong. Inequality in fashion is a systemic issue that will require collective action

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. What Is Fast Fashion?

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

GreenBiz

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

Fashion & Fabric: From Sustainable to Harmful

Unsustainable

The post Fashion & Fabric: From Sustainable to Harmful appeared first on Unsustainable. Ecology ecology Ellen Rubin Ethics fashion lifestyle organic farming recycling upcycling waste