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Natural dyes v synthetic: which is more sustainable?

Natural dyes v synthetic: which is more sustainable? | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Colours derived from plants may appear more planet-friendly than man-made dyes, but the case isn’t clear-cut
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Stella McCartney Cuts Ties With One of Her Wool Suppliers as PETA Video Exposes Routine Mutilations

Stella McCartney Cuts Ties With One of Her Wool Suppliers as PETA Video Exposes Routine Mutilations | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Stella McCartney has cut ties with the Argentina-based Ovis XXI, which also supplies Patagonia and other global brands.
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Top 10 Sustainable Fashion programmes and courses | The Ethical Fashion Source

Top 10 Sustainable Fashion programmes and courses | The Ethical Fashion Source | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
The Ethical Fashion Source - Fashion business success without compromise
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5 crazy facts from new fashion documentary 'The True Cost' | 1 Million Women

5 crazy facts from new fashion documentary 'The True Cost' | 1 Million Women | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Documentary 'The True Cost' unravels the sad facts behind fast-fashion....
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New documentary exposes the true costs of the 'fast fashion' business.

New documentary exposes the true costs of the 'fast fashion' business. | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
When you see what it really cost to put these clothing items on the rack, it becomes obvious that something needs to change. "The True Cost" premieres worldwide May 29, 2015.
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Fashion Initiative in Kenya Puts Emphasis on Living Wage for Artisans

Fashion Initiative in Kenya Puts Emphasis on Living Wage for Artisans | Fashion bites | Scoop.it

Sustainability is about how things are made. Nowadays, the fashion industry talks extensively about becoming sustainable. Yet it concentrates mostly on one side of the story: how raw materials are made and the impact of production processes on the environment. By doing this, the industry avoids addressing the issue of how people are treated in the supply chain. And thus, it remains a highly unsustainable industry.

What are sustainable products? Products that last and that are made through processes that are good for people and the environment.

If a product doesn't last and needs replacing after a couple of seasons, it is not sustainable. To last, products must be well made, which in fashion means not at mass-production levels but by well-organized and skilled craft-people. Fashion used to be made by craft-people (I will call them artisans from now on), but generally this is not the case anymore and this is for three reasons.

 

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This article is a must-read for those interested in sustainability in the fashion industry!

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"It's the end of fashion as we know it" says Li Edelkoort

"It's the end of fashion as we know it" says Li Edelkoort | Fashion bites | Scoop.it

Fashion is dead, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has declared, describing the fashion industry as "a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been" 

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Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW15

Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW15 | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Get a life – the godmother of punk urges the public to vote green with statement clutches and telltale knee-high socks
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Meet the cutting-edge fashion designers doing good

Meet the cutting-edge fashion designers doing good | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Design innovation and social problem-solving are coming together in the fashion world, from fairtrade pants to recycled bombshells
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Mental health in fashion: it’s time to talk

Mental health in fashion: it’s time to talk | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
In a world of fast-paced fashion, expectations on designers are reaching fever pitch – do we risk driving them to the brink?
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A-Z GLOSSARY OF SUSTAINABLE FIBRES | 1 Million Women

A-Z GLOSSARY OF SUSTAINABLE FIBRES | 1 Million Women | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
A-Z GLOSSARY OF SUSTAINABLE FIBRES

We know it can be difficult to understand exactly what sustainable fashion means, and the material your clothing is made from plays a BIG role in its environmental impact.

There are a lot of different sustainable fibres and fabrics out there, many of which are on this list. It's a list in progress, and when new fibres enter the market we will continue to update them here.

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Experimenting With Natural Dyes in Fashion Textiles

Experimenting With Natural Dyes in Fashion Textiles | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Katie Thomas talkes about her experiment with natural dyes and sustainable fibre alternatives
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Luxury fashion embraces 'ethical values' and 'sustainability'

Luxury fashion embraces 'ethical values' and 'sustainability' | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Some luxury brands are trying to buck the image of being wasteful. They're embracing ethical values and sustainability.
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What is Zero-Waste Fashion (and Why Does It Matter)?

What is Zero-Waste Fashion (and Why Does It Matter)? | Fashion bites | Scoop.it

Zero-waste design isn't a new technology or material. Instead, it's a new way of thinking—a philosophy that forces you to challenge existing techniques and become a smarter designer. Technique-wise, it involves fitting all the flat pieces of your clothing pattern like a jigsaw puzzle so no fabric is wasted. Considering that roughly 15 percent of the fabric is discarded when a typical garment is made, the cumulative effect of leaving behind no waste has far-reaching environmental consequences. More than that, however, zero waste about working within those constraints to invent beautiful new forms of fashion.

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Natalie Chanin says slow fashion is 'a matter of caring'

Natalie Chanin says slow fashion is 'a matter of caring' | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
A growing fashion movement has taken root in the northwestern Alabama town of Florence. Starting in 2006, Natalie Chanin's Alabama Chanin and its hand-sewn garments helped jump-start the slow-fashion movement, which pushes back against its opposite, fast fashion.
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Celebrating Five Years: Made in Africa Bags

Celebrating Five Years: Made in Africa Bags | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
2015 marks the 5th anniversary of a very special and unique collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI). Five years ago Vivienne Westwood joined forces with the EFI and have together created 10 collections of bags handmade in Kenya, Africa, which have featured in our Gold Label, Red Label and MAN catwalk shows as well as in advertising campaigns - demonstrating how they have become an integral part of the Vivienne Westwood look.
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Vietnam snubs multi-million dollar textile projects | Materials & Production News | Ecotextile News

Vietnam snubs multi-million dollar textile projects | Materials & Production News | Ecotextile News | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Vietnam snubs multi-million dollar textile projects
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John Oliver digs into the low-cost, child labor hypocrisy in the fashion industry.

John Oliver digs into the low-cost, child labor hypocrisy in the fashion industry. | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
On the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver takes a look at the fashion industry's repeated promises to stop using child labor.
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Marc Jacobs: ‘I am appalled by the whole social media thing’

Marc Jacobs: ‘I am appalled by the whole social media thing’ | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
And he definitely wouldn't approve of you working on your laptop in PJs at home, either
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A very interesting article!

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Clothes and the memories they hold: share your photos and stories

Clothes and the memories they hold: share your photos and stories | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
Some clothes are more than just clothes - they are keepsakes we associate with people and places in our life, past and present
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The hidden trade in our second-hand clothes given to charity

The hidden trade in our second-hand clothes given to charity | Fashion bites | Scoop.it
It is a common misconception that old clothes donated to Oxfam and others are freely distributed in developing countries. While they can provide jobs, they also prevent development, says Andrew Brooks
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