London – Pineapples, bananas, apples, coffee, hemp and stinging nettles – the list may sound like someone’s shopping list but these items are actually natural resources which have been used to create innovative, sustainable textiles within the fashion industry. In light of the industry’s dwindling resources, in particular, resource-intensive natural fibres, such as cotton and […]Read more "Key Sustainable Textile Innovations Set to Transform the Industry in 2018"
Design Museum to launch retrospective on late Tunisian couturier ‘who expressed timeless beauty of the female form’ Azzedine Alaïa: the Couturier will run for five months from 10 May and include more than 60 couture pieces from the Tunisian fashion designer’s 35-year body of work. Alaïa, who died last month of heart failure, had been […]Read more "London to host self-curated Azzedine Alaïa exhibition next spring"
I first discovered biotechnology when studying for my MA in Fashion & the Environment (now known as Fashion Futures) in 2011 at UAL and in fact I had wanted to focus my final collection on the subject matter. At the time I didn’t have any links with scientists that I could collaborate with. Although I […]Read more "IS THE FUTURE OF FASHION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY?"
‘Women are driving a huge increase in demand for sex toys which are ergonomically designed and beautiful,’ says Stephanie Alys, co-founder, Mystery Vibe. The percentage of female leaders working in technology is notoriously low and the sex tech industry fares no better. But there has been a surge in the number of sex tech businesses […]Read more "Female sex tech pioneers are turning pleasure into empowerment"
A new line of shoes is making every effort to be cruelty-free and sustainable by considering every aspect of their material and production. VegNews reports that Veerah Shoes have forgone leather in favor of material made from upcycled apple peels, and the result is actually super cute. Full article: http://www.greenmatters.com/living/2017/11/16/Zjlh7l/vegan-apple-peels Image source: InstagramRead more "These Gorgeous Vegan Shoes Are Made From Apple Peels"
From the hood that knows when it’s raining to the digitised wardrobe, tech innovation is transforming and challenging fashion The dressing room on your phone Gap, that champion of laid-back US style, wants to make buying its designs online a cinch. At 2017’s CES – the annual Las Vegas showcase for all things tech – […]Read more "Intelligent design: eight ways that tech is changing fashion"
This is such an exciting project. I first met this very talented tailor and lovely lady Brita when we both exhibited at the Best of Britannia a couple of years ago. Its amazing that she has been on this journey to develop British made wool. Please support if you can. THE BACKGROUND Not many […]Read more "The Great Northern Cloth"