Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Anything But Sustainable Fashion

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.

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...

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,...

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...

“Sustainability questions the fashion industry’s status quo”: Ecochic Design Awards 2015/16

It is true that design revolves around problem solving: in light of documentaries such as Andrew Morgan’s The True Cost, it is no great...

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...

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: Orsola de Castro

As we focus on sustainability in fashion this week, which all started from the recent collaboration between second year Fashion Design with Marketing and Fashion Journalism students, we decided to find out more about the term itself. So when Rozalina told us that she was going to visit Orsola de Castro's studio in North London to pick up a few materials to upcycle in her final collection, we decided to tag along. We had heard a few stories about a strongly opinionated Orsola, who co-founded London Fashion Week's Estethica programme, initiated Fashion Revolution day and who has been running her own label From Somewhere since '97. When we started discussing 'sustainable fashion', a small infuriation arose about using this specific term...

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...

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...

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...

Open Studios: John Alexander Skelton

On the fourth day of Fashion Revolution Week, John Alexander Skelton opened his studio at the Sarabande Foundation for a tour and a conversation...