Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Bruno Pieters, reinventing the system through honesty

At first glance, Bruno Pieters looks like any young creative – grey skinny jeans and black sneakers, his eyes shaded by an old baseball...

Bethany Williams: “The key is to create less pieces for a...

Sustainability is equally vague as it is trendy. The word encompasses a wide array of problems and their solutions, from pollution and global warming,...

How To: Design Sustainably

Eco. Green. Ethical. Never have three words been more important in the fashion industry. It isn’t news that the current landscape of the fashion...

Sustainability is here to stay, so better adapt your design techniques

Ambiguity is perhaps the most truthful aspect of sustainable fashion. Whether it is as a result of the complex language used by the media, or because...

The Masters: Renata Estefan

Renata Estefan’s first impression is cool, calm and collected. She’s wearing a black puffer jacket with blush t-shirt underneath, dark trousers and...

When the young meet the established: LVMH x CSM

LVMH and Central Saint Martins have been collaborating for more than six years, with the luxury giant sponsoring scholarships as well as the lecture...

Anything but sustainable fashion: One company’s waste is another student’s treasure.

If you are aware of the news and conversations around the environment in the last decade, you must know that industry is the main adversary to sustainability. Its wastes are dumped untreated into waters; its processes deplete finite resources ravenously, and its toxic airborne byproducts raise the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. All of these destructive consequences have offered us a one-way ticket to global burning. What’s more, according to author of Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion Tansy Hoskins, the garment industry is a major culprit.

Game Changers: Post-Couture invents downloadable clothes

Download a file, buy the fabric, cut the pattern, assemble the piece. Is this what shopping will look like in the future? It will...

A Delicate Balancing Act: Sustainability at Stella McCartney

Claire Bergkamp, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade at Stella McCartney, grew up in Montana. The northwestern state is sparsely populated and nicknamed the...

Anything but sustainable fashion: CSM’s Kevin Germanier wins Ecochic Award

When Swiss Kevin Germanier was asked: “What is your dream school? Do you want to make cheese in a factory?” he had quite a clear...

Redemption is possible: how to (sustainably) make your clothes last forever

2016: we are at a stage where the fashion industry produces 150 billion garments a year. Fifty percent of bought garments end up in...

Anything but sustainable fashion: Harro! Do you know who made your...

I have a confession to make: I find Abercrombie & Fitch quite fascinating. The long queue of girls and boys going crazy for the hunky shirtless male models during the opening of their Hong Kong flagship store back in 2012, is a picture that is truly hard to forget. As a design student, I find it bizarre how much my peers are willing to pay for these crappy clothes (I apologize for my bluntness); as a marketing student however, I have a certain respect for their (once) effective marketing strategies. I remember what my tutor said to us at the beginning of our second year: “When you graduate from this course, you should be able to sell your work, even if it’s just a collection of white t-shirts.” For Abercrombie & Fitch, it is the good old all-American sex sells trick, but sadly it still works!