What does this mean for the fashion community? According to a report by Technopak, “in contrast to the increasingly aged populations […]
An industry in transition. How advanced is the textile industry in reducing the carbon footprint while implementing ethical business practices? Larry Serbin, President […]
Non-biodegradable clothes are manufactured synthetic textiles including polyester, spandex, nylon, and rayon[*]. It may take between 20 to […]
The biggest challenge for hemp has been its legality. It has been illegal to grow for the last 80 […]
Did you know as late as 1990, the United States apparel manufacturing industry employed nearly 939,000 people? In […]
The fashion industry—including retailers, manufacturers, designers and wholesalers—employs more than 1.8 million people in the United States. It […]
According to U.S. Congress JEC report, the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry currently runs a trade deficit. In 2014, […]
Skip the landfill and discard your unwanted R.A.G.S. – Recycle Accessories Garments Shoes – responsibly. Americans discard more […]
A how-to guide from Redress and EcoChic Design Award.
Did you know Wikipedia list over 75 countries that produce fashion events? Here’s a little context of how big the […]
A Quick Reference. . . Sources: The Art Career Project; Us Department of Labor; Costume Designers Guild; FreePik.com […]
Well established big brands can start at $100,000, which can include venue, models, styling, hair and makeup, production, […]
From recycled fibres to food waste to disposable textiles, Dr Kate Goldsworthy shares some of her top picks for the most exciting and innovative textiles that we could soon be seeing on runways.
Up to 95% of the textiles that are LAND-FILLED each year could be reused or recycled, according to […]
Jeans, a global trend, sells approximately 6 billion pairs around the world every year. Sustainable denim manufacturing is […]
The states with the greatest number of fashion designers include: New York (7,190 fashion designers), California (5,750), Texas […]
Fashion designers are at the heart of the industry’s creative process. Across industries, fashion designers earn an average of $73,600 annually. [Source: The New Economy of Fashion | Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress]
A pair of Levi’s uses nearly 1,000 gallons of water in its entire life cycle, from growing the […]
If the average life of clothes could be extended by just nine months it could reduce carbon, water […]
In today’s world, you need to understand what can be sourced at a level that will sustain commercial use. You need to understand that highly customized fabrics and trims will either have enormous minimums, enormous prices or both. – Jay Arbetman, The Sourcing District.