Fashion Won’t be Sustainable Without Government Oversight

The fashion industry is in turmoil. The ongoing pandemic left a deep mark, with the majority of brands facing significant drops in revenue.  2020 marks the worst year to date, with a reported 90% decline in economic profit across the industry. The pandemic has also further accelerated digitization in fashion, leading to an unparalleled shift in consumer behavior. Consumers are “embracing digital innovations like live streaming, customer service video chat,and social shopping”, putting pressure on fashion companies and brands to quickly find their sweet spot in a digitalworld. […]

How Governments Can Kick-off the Future of Fashion

Embracing digitization can make the fashion industry more sustainable and lucrative. What could help the Fashion industry and its sustainability challenges? Digitalization is a tool to interconnect theSupply Chain. It presents many benefits such as engaging customers via product communication, enhancing traceability, and thus, increasing transparency; procurement with AI helps predict demand and ultimately reduce overproduction, and smart manufacturing helps manage resource consumption. Producing sustainably is one step,producing less is more crucial. Smaller production volumes sound counter-intuitive when targeting economic growth. It is, in fact, a measure usually connotated with crisis management. However, decreasing production volume does notneed to decrease profits but rather to […]

Free Ethical Fashion Resource Guide

Fashion 4 Development & C.L.A.S.S. Eco Hub launched The ReClothe Resource Guide during a virtual exhibit in April calledDiscover the SDGs – To Make Peace With Nature — a virtual hub convened by the United Nations Office for Partnerships. “We invited some of the most progressive and forward-thinking companies in the market to share their unique […]

The Business of Fashion: Stillness Is Your New Advantage

Under siege from the coronavirus, many people have come to understand that they should change their behavior patterns, no longer traveling too much, producing too much, consuming too much, or using up too many resources.  The comfort of working from home, wasting time instead of money, has led people away from their addiction to material […]

Chinese Artist Creates Wedding Dress Made From Masks to Show Hope

Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe, Chinese performance artist Kong Ning is using fashion to draw attention to environmental protection. “Roses represent love,” she said on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. “I think I have responsibility to […]

How to Run a Business Like  the World’s Most Sustainable  Fashion Event

Forget five-year business plans that focus entirely on financial metrics — sustainability action plans are the next big thing. The world of high fashion is usually associated with frivolous, high-end excess, but Copenhagen Fashion Week has set out to change all that.  Led by CEO Cecilie Thorsmark and a host of strategic partners, the landmark, annual Scandinavian fashion event has launched […]

Designer Virgil Abloh Teams up With Evian to go Beyond Plastic

Casual couture king Virgil Abloh is joining the Evian empire to make sustainability fashionable — in more ways than one. Known among the fashion community for his avant-garde approach to haute couture, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and DJ, Virgil Abloh, is using his international fame to help another brand on the frontier of sustainable consumer […]

Look Great in Seaweed T-shirts and Plastic Bottle Track Pants

Pangaia is a global collective of people with one mission – to accelerate the world’s transition to responsible production and consumption. The European fashion brand is taking the world by storm – and leaving no trace behind. Every day we borrow resources from the planet. Producing billions of garments and feeding the endless whims of […]

Timberland’s New Creative Director Underscores Remade, Reduced, Recycled

Timberland, known worldwide for its iconic yellow boot and passion for the outdoors, has announced a partnership with British designer Christopher Raeburn, who will serve as Global Creative Director for the brand. Raeburn owns a label of the same name, which is synonymous with responsible, intelligent fashion design. Raeburn will be a key stakeholder in developing […]

Ending Animal Slaughter One Fashion Bag at a Time

Eco-fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow has announced the launch of its new Vegan Bag collection, with a focus on animal anti-cruelty. Many animals killed for leather experience cruel and gruesome treatment that is typical of factory farming. But, at Los Angeles-based Ministry of Tomorrow no animals are slaughtered in the production of their bags. This […]