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Fashion for Good, the world’s first museum for sustainable fashion opens in Amsterdam

Join the movement!  With the focus on fashion consumerism and the circular economy, Fashion for Good museum is the first interactive museum dedicated for sustainable fashion. Amsterdam — Fashion for Good, the global initiative for sustainable fashion, has opened the doors of its museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, today. The space aims to show visitors […]

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Fast & Cheap Fashion Consumption Leads to R.A.G.S.

Skip the landfill and discard your unwanted R.A.G.S. – Recycle Accessories Garments Shoes – responsibly. Americans discard more than 28 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles.  Charitable organizations and others collect roughly 15 percent of these items, while the remaining 85 percent — 24 billion pounds — end up in landfills.  – […]

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The Power of The Designer To Create Sustainable Change

Up to 80% of a garment’s environmental impact is decided in the design phase. Only a few designers and product developers realize their potential to create sustainable change through their decision. – Jonas Eder-Hansen, vice president & development director at the Danish Fashion Institute | Recycling International Designers should recognize that true innovation is best achieved by […]

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Why Sustainable Fashion Is Smart Business

Parsons The New School for Design is known for it’s leadership in incorporating sustainable design practices in their curriculum.         An open conversation about sustainability, women’s rights, and the business of fashion with François-Henri Penault (Chairman & CEO of Kering), Linda Greer (Senior Scientist, Clean by Design, NRDC), Timo Rissanen (Program Director, […]

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Up-cycle | Refashioned Apparel Is The Most Sustainable

Refashioned apparel is Eco-fashion at its best. It keeps unwanted items and material out of the waste stream. Innovative designers are using up-cycling in their collections. Consumers are realizing the negative effects of fast fashion and are refashioning their own wardrobe. [Above Images and Feature Image | Recycle for Greater Manchester hosted an award winning […]

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Sustainable Fashion in the Spotlight

Who are key players steering this sustainable fashion machine? Brands Levi Strauss & Co.   “Our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond regulatory compliance or minimizing the environmental impact of our business practices. Our vision is to build sustainability into everything we do, so that our profitable growth helps restore the planet”.   levistrauss.com Nike – “By […]

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Sustainable Fashion Never Goes Out of Style

IMAGINE A FUTURE LIKE THIS: Community Couture [Scenario 2] 1.   The world is… struggling to cope with the impacts of climate change and resource shortages but community bonds are strong – many strive for self-sufficiency. 2.   Fashion is… expensive new or cheap and second-hand… very high costs of raw materials and disrupted supply chains have […]

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