The Care Label Project will add a label to thousands of clothes in hopes that people will adopt laundry habits that are better for both fabric and the Earth. Did you know that 25 percent of clothing’s carbon footprint comes from the way it’s cared for? Decisions about washing, removing stains, ironing, and drying have […]Read more "New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing"
n 1709, François Xavier Bon de Saint Hilaire, the president of the Court of Accounts, Aides, and Finances in Montpellier, France, presented the Sun King, Louis XIV, with a pair of silvery spider-silk stockings, woven from hundreds of painstakingly collected egg sacs. “The only difficulty now lies in procuring a sufficient quantity of Spiders Bags […]Read more "In the Future, We’ll All Wear Spider Silk"
A lifetime of stories speaks through the ancient language of color, material and needlework in the traditional dress worn by women in a mountainous Sardinian town. https://www.nowness.com/story/andrea-pecora-desula?utm_source=email&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=shareRead more "Slow fashion – Portrait of a Place: Desula The Sardinian women whose clothing speaks louder than words"
Automation will create job opportunities and losses, particularly in tech. There is a risk women will be hit hardest. A few months ago I was in LA on my way to a meeting. Having realised that everyone there has a side project, I got chatting to my Uber driver about what he does when he […]Read more "Women need to look out for each other in automated workplaces"
On Louis Vuitton, Supreme and Corporate Cool by Alice Hines Louis Vuitton x Supreme, if you read the fashion press, is a mallet hammering down hierarchies between streetwear and high fashion. In a conversation held by the website Highsnobiety,1 ‘influencers’ from various outlets discuss its populism: ‘Two masters of branding have come together to… satisfy such […]Read more "My Brand Loves Your Brand"
On December 3rd 2016 Prospero World in partnership with Arts Global and Roger Hammond Memorial Trust Fund (RHMTF) launched the African Social Enterprise Fund (ASEF) at Sotheby’s, London. The ASEF aims to support entrepreneurs in creative industries with high growth potential in Africa, to become socially minded entrepreneurs. We are happy to partner with Prospero […]Read more "African fashion designer’s award…open for applications"
And those who DO care about ethical production are denigrated by those who do not. Here at TreeHugger, we have written extensively about why the fast fashion industry is devastating to the planet. People need to start paying the true cost of clothing, so as to ensure that garment workers earn livable wages, that resource-intensive […]Read more "Most people don’t care about ethical fashion"