As Adidas announces a new robot shoe factory, an ILO report says up to 90% of workers in south-east Asia could face unemployment due to automation The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new […]Read more "Robot factories could threaten jobs of millions of garment workers"
Fast fashion is everywhere. One second you’re browsing an online store for some new shoes; a minute later, those same exact shoes are staring you in the face in an ad on your Facebook. Kind of rude. Pretty creepy. Basically inescapable. But do you really know – or bother to check – where your cheap […]Read more "Oxfam publishes ‘naughty and nice’ list of ethical fashion brands"
Kering, a global luxury group, and Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion (LCF) announced that five students from LCF were selected as winners of the 2016 Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion. The winners of the awards received grants to support their work and internship opportunities within Stella McCartney and Brioni. The winners […]Read more "Kering announces winners for sustainable fashion awards"
And buying a Prius won’t make up for it. You can buy a hybrid car. You can use cloth bags at the grocery store. Hell, you can even put solar panels on your roof. But if you’re buying fast fashion, you’re still destroying the planet. In fact, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be fast […]Read more "Fast Fashion is Absolutely Destroying the Planet"
Squid-Inspired Fabrics Repair Themselves, Neutralize Toxins by Lori Zimmer Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed a way for fabrics to repair themselves with just a little pressure and warm water. The secret lies in a biodegradable liquid, which can be applied to conventional textiles such as cotton, wool, and polyester as a multilayered coating. […]Read more "Squid-Inspired Fabrics Repair Themselves, Neutralize Toxins"