Published on 11 May 2017 London College of Fashion’s Innovation Agency collaborate with Martine Jarlgaard, Provenance and A Transparent Company for an exciting new blockchain project which launched at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017. As blockchain continues to be viewed as this mystical solution, London College of Fashion’s Innovation Agency have collaborated with Martine Jarlgaard, Provenance and […]Read more "Changing the Future of Fashion with Blockchain Technology"
HELSINKI – A team of researchers from Aalto University, led by Professor Herbert Sixta, have reported further progress in their work producing man-made cellulosic textile fibres using a ‘next generation’ range of ionic liquids which allows for the dissolution of cellulose and its subsequent regeneration into filaments. Sixta presented the work of the Ioncell-F process […]Read more "Further progress for upcycled fibre research"
ROTTERDAM – Dutch-based textile designers claimed to have used bacteria to speed up the process of dyeing fibres. As part of a bio-design research project, the designers found that subjecting live bacteria to sound frequencies accelerates pigment production – in theory leading to a more sustainable way of colouring textiles. The research was led by […]Read more "Bacteria and soundwaves used in textile colouring process"
When Fordham University professor Lyn Slater went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, she had no idea her life was about to be forever changed. Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting a crowd of spectators. It was a defining […]Read more "Journalists Accidentally Confuse A 63-Year-Old Teacher With A Fashion Icon And It Ends Up Changing Her Life"
This film follows three craft research residencies that took place in parallel in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam as part of the British Council’s work in Southeast Asia. Look out Thao Vu who is based in Vietnam where she teaches textile and fashion as well as running her own contemporary fashion brand Kilomet 109 which fuses […]Read more "On the Line: New perspectives on craft in Southeast Asia"
Salvatore Ferragamo’s new collection made with orange fibre shows how brands are realising they will only make an impact if they pair up with social enterprises with radical business models, says Raffaella Cagliano Once upon a time, there was philanthropy. It wasn’t only the richest company founders – think Gates or Zuckerberg – that devolved […]Read more "Orange is new black for sustainable fashion"
The initiative is intended to foster sustainable practices in education, research and business protocol. LONDON — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has teamed with Central Saint Martins on a sustainable fashion innovation program, and the luxury giant admitted the road ahead is a long one. “We have a lot of work to do,” said Toni Belloni, […]Read more "LVMH, CSM Discuss New Sustainable Innovation Program"