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.

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.

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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.

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

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

GreenBiz

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

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%.

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 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.

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.

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'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.

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.

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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.

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.

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 transparencyBrands cancelling or refusing to pay for orders have forced millions of garment.

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.

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

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

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. 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.

Affordable and sustainable fashion trends for fall

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here's how to dress comfortably, stylishly and sustainably this fall

The fashion industry needs a deep transformation. Manufacturers hold the key to circularity.

Eco-Business

Under pressure to reinvent fashion's ‘take-make-dispose’ business model, brands and retailers must get their supply chain partners involved. How can manufacturers accelerate the shift towards a circular economy

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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 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. Apparel Circular Economy Waste Management

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. 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.

FOReT's accessories marry sustainability with high-fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

GreenBiz

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?

GALERIE.LA curates sustainable "Fashion With Integrity"

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

How To Quit Fast Fashion for Good

AGreenLiving

The MO of “fast fashion” brands is to mass-produce trendy … The post How To Quit Fast Fashion for Good appeared first on Earth 911. Original post: How To Quit Fast Fashion for Good. Eco appeared-first black black-pigment black-plastic clothing industry fashion fast-fashion first-on-earth how to recycle living & well being recycling-mystery

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Do Coco Chanel’s Nazi Connections Matter For Fashion Today?

Forbes Green Tech

As the Black Lives Matter movement questions how we look at the past, some think it's time for fashion to confront its adoration of Chanel. Green Tech /green-tech Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech innovation greentech

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

Envirotec Magazine

‘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

Planet Beyond earbuds combine tech, sustainability and fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

These high-tech earbuds double as unique jewelry

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.

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.

The North Face aims to increase its circularity

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion recommerceThe outdoor recreation product company is expanding its Renewed recommerce program.

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 unveils 'circular' fashion collection

Business Green

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