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.

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...

Tackling Unsustainable Fashion with Filmmaker Andrew Morgan

Film director Andrew Morgan felt the strong need of tackling the issue of fashion sustainability when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013,...

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...

A Closer Look at the Kering Sustainability Project

The fashion industry is a web of relations, causes and effects, and power structures that unfortunately don't always treat human and nature capital fairly....

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,...

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...

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.

“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...

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...