We are heading for exciting times, where fashion as you know it will change exponentially. When I was studying for my MA back in 2011 I discovered a number of material developments that are named here, which were still in their infancy. Glad to see that there is real growth in looking at the impact […]Read more "Ten ways to make fashion greener"
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?"
This is a very ineresting article I toyed with the idea of producing leathetr in the lab when I was studying for my MA in Fashion Futures in 2011. Some of the most exciting developments in fashion aren’t happening on the runway — they’re happening in the lab. Stella McCartney may have delivered the line […]Read more "How Technology Is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Fashion"
“As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models…these companies are clinging to an outdated business model that is not compatible with a safe climate and liveable communities.” Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/26/california-communities-lawsuit-exxon-shell-climate-change-carbon-majors-sea-level-rises?CMP=new_1194&CMP= Image: Houses hanging over a cliff in Pacifica, San […]Read more "Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California"
The world’s second most polluting industry after oil and gas, fashion faces the stark reality that by 2030 global garment production will increase by 63%, in response to the planet’s growing population, expected by then to exceed 8.5 billion – an unsustainable quantity that has sparked tomorrow’s summit’s call to action: appealing to fashion brands […]Read more "Copenhagen Fashion Summit Sets The Tone For Global Sustainability Agenda"
This week marks the fourth year since the Rana Plaza disaster, where 1,135 garment workers were killed, and thousands injured, when a building collapsed in Dhaka. Fashion Revolution Week was set up to mark the anniversary, when the myriad issues with fast fashion are much reported: the fossil fuels burned; the chemicals released; the landfill […]Read more "Sustainable style: will Gen Z help the fashion industry clean up its act?"
‘We are so fond of your mighty stylish home — tech-less living room, artisan accents, subway tiles. But on the 22nd of April, we praise your other, bigger home, the one decorated with dense forests, pounding waterfalls and cloud-shrouded mountaintops. That is, we celebrate Earth, the home you share with us and every other living being. […]Read more "7 small, concious changes you can make for earth day"