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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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Is Fashion Frivolous?

EDGE shares this perspective from Karen Roth: On the surface, fashion may pale in comparison to weightier endeavors. And yet, the truth of the matter is that the fashion industry is an economic, social, and environmental heavyweight – a $1.2 trillion industry that employs over 1.9 million in the US alone and 23.6 million worldwide. […]

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Sustainababble: Defining the Newest Buzz Word

EDGE shares this perspective on sustainable fashion from The Insatiable Margin. Sustainababble refers to not only the increased frequency of the word ‘sustainable’ in recent years, but also the plethora of meanings it has adopted over time. Sustainable means different things to different people, so how do we know if we’re even talking about the […]

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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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Sustainable Fashion – The Consumer

There’s a fast growing segment of the population who want to unite style and status with social purpose.  They care about ethics and are quick to acknowledge and support those brands that have positive social, economic, and environmental impacts to the global society. According to the Regeneration Consumer Study, two-thirds of consumers in six countries […]

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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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EDGE Talks to Giammona Collective

A brand that’s good for the environment, good for the retailer – no minimums and 1 month lead times – and good for the consumer’s wallet.   How refreshing it was to meet Carly Giammona, CEO+Founder Giammona Collective, at the Spring|Summer 2015 Select Contemporary Tradeshow, LA Fashion Market.   Giammona Collective is the first major innovation […]

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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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