Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Copenhagen Fashion Summit: the kick in the ass the industry needs?

As clothes have never been more accessible, the need for a sustainable industry becomes more and more urgent. Going to Copenhagen Fashion Summit, our...

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...

Under-the-radar shoe brand Baba resists the capitalist structure

Disregarding the dominant schedules and corporate structuring of fashion and accessory design, the two friends Gabriella Massey and Melissa Thompson approach their brand, Baba,...

Anything but sustainable fashion: Investigative journalist Tansy Hoskins dishes the industry’s...

Do I have to say that it’s beyond me why studies in sustainability and ethical production haven't yet been made a fixed part of...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The real point of difference: EDUN and sustainable fashion business

Sustainability is a paradoxical topic in fashion; at once a trendy marketing tool and the biggest economical and environmental elephant in the room, that is easiest to just ignore. It is not atypical to see brands dedicating collections to certain kinds of sustainability like global warming awareness or animal rights, advocating for green or no-fur policies while completely omitting other prevalent factors such as factory working conditions and problematic or exploitative distribution systems. Not the most sexy topics perhaps, which is why we are seeing a sort of pseudo-engagement with sustainable practice across the continents - in spite of the fact that it has never been more urgent to consider sustainability than now.