Swimwear has traditionally been made from synthetic materials such as conventional nylon, polyester, and spandex that are essentially plastic and don’t break down in a hurry. However, in the last decade, designers and manufacturers have started focusing on making more environmentally and ethically sound decisions in the bathing suit arena. Here are some tips you can follow for buying and using eco swimwear this summer and beyond.
The world of fashion and clothing is changing rapidly, and more customers are always looking to add to their look at reasonable prices. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, shopping habits for customers have changed too, and more people are buying online than ever before.
10 companies were selected as the frontrunners considering their internationalization and sustainability experience, especially in markets outside EU, from the four countries represented in the Fascinate partnership: Bulgaria, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.
Elza Pimenta is a jewelry designer and has just presented a wonderful collection for Spring/Summer 2021, inspired from the afro-Brazilian culture, their Gods, and belief systems. This collection is made to feel like home, to welcome you. The minimalist jewelry celebrates the organic forms found in nature and borrows inspiration from talismans and amulets.
On March 16th took place online the Opening Conference for the FASCINATE project and the workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Natural fibres are known and appreciated for their intrinsic characteristics of comfort, softness, resistance and versatility. Synthetic fibres are cheaper, and this factor has led many companies to prefer them to natural fibres.
FASCINATE project is organizing its Opening Conference and workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Renowned Lace producer Iluna Group Srl ‘leads the way’ with its pioneering Iluna Lab research and development centre. The Italian company announces important collaborations with booming brands and unveils two new collections.
Prom is an ideal time to show off your sense of style as you go through yet another rite of passage. As the day draws near, it is quite easy to get lost in the event's dos and don’ts. It gets even more complicated when choosing the dress. You get a list of what to consider, from the shoes to the event’s theme to your date’s dress code. Here is one thing that you might have glazed over: keeping an open mind.
Consumers are increasingly concerned with where their products come from. From produce to parkas, customers want to know that their goods are produced with the least possible environmental impact and that workers are treated fairly. Therefore, it's only natural that people want to buy diamonds that are conflict-free and ethically sourced.
FASCINATE - Unprecedented alliance between fashion, footwear, and digital technology industries to access international markets
For the first time, the textile and fashion industry and digital technology industry have set to work side by side to determine how they can use the digital sphere to address the needs of fashion companies when they decide to sell to the world.
People all over the world have recognized the need to protect the planet. The concepts of ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ and ‘recycle’ is being widely advocated across sectors. The excessive use of packaging material has given rise to a disturbing trend. It is not only causing excessive waste generation, it is also disturbing the ecological balance.
The traditional linear textile business model (from virgin materials to products and then waste), results in high consumption of raw materials and generation of waste, which contributes significantly to the large and negative environmental impact of the global textile industry.
AEI Téxtils started two new projects to benefit the advanced textiles’ sector: GALACTICA AND TEXGLOBAL
The Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster AEI Téxtils started two new strategic projects for the cluster that will benefit its members, the manufacturing companies of the advanced textiles’ sector.
The new dyeing plant of the Marchi & Fildi Group breaks down the consumption of water, energy and steam
The latest generation dyeing plant of Marchi & Fildi Group breaks down the consumptions of water, energy and steam. The methodology of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) carried out on the dyeing plant has quantified the energy savings and the reduction on the environmental impact.
The collaboration between Tonello and denim designer Piero Turk gave birth to a sustainable denim collection, result of a combination of the latest responsible technologies, and created with the most eco-friendly fabrics selected by The Kingpins Show.
On October 9, TEDxKrasnayaPolyanaSalon featured an online conference SUSTAINABLE FASHION: WHY IT MATTERS, dedicated to sustainability. In the format of TED Talks, 11 speakers from different countries shared their experience and made suggestions on further development of this concept in fashion industry.
The Sustainable Edition of Global Talents Digital will take place online on September 4 to 6. For this international event, 100 participants from 34 сountries and areas has joined their forces to cover the sustainability issue in fashion and beyond. Fashion brands practicing upcycling, recycling, zero waste and slow fashion, will be mixed up with digital and virtual wears at Global Talents Digital.
ECOSENSOR™’s new collection combines high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body. The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers.
CSIRO scientists discovered how to grow coloured cotton in a attempt to remove the need for harmful chemical dyes. A few dozen petri dishes in a high-tech greenhouse in Canberra hold the potential to transform the global textiles industry, writes abc.net.au They contain plant tissue, which within days will grow into cotton plants: not standard, everyday white cotton, but ones with a dazzling array of colours. They are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibres that will hopefully one day lead to wrinkle-free, naturally dyed, stretchy cotton to outperform synthetic fabrics.
“Upcycling does not simply mean repurposing fabrics and reusing clothes, it’s the alternative way of making fashion smarter and circular” say influential speakers at C.L.A.S.S.’ virtual talk LET’S GET THE VIRTUOUS CIRCLE ROLLING
An increasing number of fashion firms pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. The high demand makes innovators respond with new tools for brands and manufacturers to hold themselves accountable and help shoppers make better purchasing decisions, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
C.L.A.S.S. is ready to meet new challenges with a wider offer of smart services and activities. The smart eco-platform embraces responsible fashion to support designers, brands, students and innovators advocating for a more sustainable and virtuous business.
Bemberg™ yarns are also entirely biodegradable and ecotoxicity-free - meaning that at the end of their life circle they break down into the environment leaving no trace in terms of toxic substances as attested by the Innovhub-SSI report.
We have written a lot about sustainability in the clothing industry. It is time to see how committed is the watch industry to ethical and ecological responsibility.
As a student, you can make a considerable contribution to environmental conservation by implementing sustainable fashion choices. The cloth-making industry is taking a toll on the environment, especially those who depend on animal products such as fur to make clothes. They also use dangerous synthetic chemicals that end up in the ecosystem.
Fast fashion has come under fire time and time again as a major source for producing greenhouse gases that are harming the planet. The impact the big industry is making has led many people to turn to more sustainable sources for their clothing choices. The great thing about sustainable fashion, however, is that you can continue to look fabulous every day, without the devastating effect that fast fashion causes, such as pollution. Harmful chemicals aren’t used to produce it in the first place, and the local, biodegradable fabric isn’t wasted after it has run its course and dumped in the landfill like most used garments.
World leading textile manufacturer Manteco presents its sustainable path for a better future: The Manteco System. A strategy and a vision shaping the company’s sustainable imprint since 1943. The system consists in the development and engineering of a production network involving 100 partner-companies from the whole supply chain within 10 km of Manteco HQs in Prato, Italy; “We all team up responsibly to create premium collection based on transparent , traceable circular economy practices,” comments Matteo Mantellassi, co-CEO of Manteco.
“Textile producers that have chosen our new generation of smart cotton have chosen sustainability and transparency,” say at the Greek yarn manufacturer which has developed an innovative and socially responsible system from the seed to the garment that supports farmers and businesses at the foothills of Mount Olympus
So far, ROICA™ the very first sustainable premium stretch fibre has become a global success in the market reaching in the end consumer’s wardrobe. At Première Vision, the company by leading material innovator Asahi Kasei takes place at the Smart Creation Area, the fair’s epicentre of sustainability. On show in Paris premium collaborations for the wardrobe of tomorrow starting from G-Star Raw cutting-edge smart jeans and Licia Florio’s soft sports apparel as well as the very next level of responsible innovation.
Advanced design and sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and quality made of “ethical” laces and tights of very high quality standards and an attentive look at fashion. Iluna Group, strengthened by this heritage, returns to Paris, this time to Premiere Vision, with an eco-sustainable lace collection and the brand new Yoga Capsule collection.
CO.LAB brand-new business model wardrobe joins Smart Creation at Premiere Vision becoming partner of C.L.A.S.S. Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy
CO.LAB, a collaborative smart platform and research-lab aiming to create a new way of making fashion smart, presents with its own stand in the Smart Creation Area of Premiere Vision Paris, its first cutting-edge and ready-to-wear wardrobes developed to tackle some of the most pressing issues in fashion such as responsible water-saving production and easy-soft sportswear woven responsibly with the next generation of chemistry.
C.L.A.S.S. proudly announces new exclusive partners joining its Material Hub and Smart Materials Bank: innovation and sustainability have never been so near and easy to access
2020 couldn’t start more sustainable. C.L.A.S.S., the influential platform and agency promoting and supporting responsible innovation for the textile and fashion business, after the inspiring experience in Davos with Fashion 4 Development, lands at Smart Creation Premiere Vision with its own booth, announcing new partnerships and expanding its Material Hub and Smart Materials Bank, the cutting-edge platforms and inspirational sources for innovators committed to give ‘fashion’ a smarter future.
Bemberg doubles its presence at Premiere Vision with smart material innovations and new collaborations
Bemberg gears up for Premiere Vision with a great deal of novelties and a key statement on sustainability: Let’s Make it Circular! That’s why the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers joins the fair with two booths, one in the yarn-focused sector – Hall 6 C52 6D53 – the other one in the Smart Creation area, the curated district showcasing cutting-edge sustainable innovation for the textile and fashion business. Hall3 S14.
Veganism continues to gain popularity among consumers. Many people - some who don’t even identify as vegan - seek out vegan products for a variety of personal reasons. So, apparel and footwear firms are looking to join the movement.
From 20 to 24 June 2020, the leading international trade fair Texcare International will once again be the worldwide meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology in Frankfurt am Main.
MUNICH FABRIC START Spring/Summer 2021 - A new level of sustainability, digitalisation, transparency
The MUNICH FABRIC START introduced the Spring/Summer 2021 season from 04 - 06 February in Munich. The accents were the BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual showcases presented by around 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals. The approximately 18,400 international trade visitors were offered a broad spectrum of strongly positioned collections with innovative product and trend statements. A new awareness of ecology and the increasing relevance of natural looks and resource-saving materials were noticed.
London-based creative agency Superimpose starts a new educational programme for aspiring creative talent. Its non-commercial creative platform SERVICES UNKNOWN has partnered with University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion to launch a new agenda aimed at enhancing the creative curriculum.
As part of the agreement, which includes the exclusive supply of Kingston superfine 16-micron Merino wool for the brand’s single-source suits, blazers and ties, M.J. Bale and Kingston owner Simon Cameron have committed to a series of initiatives including the reduction of livestock methane emissions, regenerative agriculture practices and biodiversity preservation.
We already know that one garment is sustainable, if its manufacturing process protects the environment and respects people. But which are the different aspects of Sustainability in Fashion? Let's see...
A new study suggests that sustainable fashion is fast becoming a must for UK fashion retailers. Analysis by Drapers questioned 372 fashion business leaders and professionals and found that 92.2% felt there is now a commercial necessity to become more sustainable.
Let's get this straight: fashion is quite expensive. The clothes which you wear can cost a lot of money especially if you like wearing designer clothes. However, the trend of buying clothes on a regular occasion is changing. More and more people are willing to buy clothes that will last for a longer time. Moreover, people are now interested in how clothes are manufactured, the type of materials used and the well being of the workers who are involved in the production process.
The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.
Jak&Jil dreams with a world where sustainable fashion is the norm, in which every piece of clothing is produced in high quality design, considering several ethical and environmental aspects. Be Global Fashion Network totally supports this and we present you the opportunity to apply for the Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018.
The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.