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Italy, Netherlands to come together for sustainable fashion business

The inking of MoU between Dutch association for the Fashion and Textile industries MODINT and Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), trade association for the Italian fashion and textile industry will take place on ‘Best of Both’ on June 23 in Milan, Italy, to promote sustainable business. The partnership was agreed upon during the State visit to Italy by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and a Dutch trade delegation, led by Lilianne Ploumen, […]

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Napapijri underscores animal welfare with new collection

VF Corporation-owned Italian premium casualwear brand Napapijri has launched a new collection featuring the innovative Superlight Skidoo that is 100 per cent down- and fur-free. Continuing its commitment to animal welfare, the brand unveils a lightweight parka jacket, which is 1 kilogram (or 2 pounds) lighter than their average winter parka and takes innovation beyond visual appeal to put functionality forward. Also Read – Stella McCartney joins hands with non-profit for sustainable collection The Parka […]

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Stella McCartney joins hands with non-profit for sustainable collection

British fashion designer Stella McCartney, known for her eponymous brand’s sustainable and ethically produced fashion, has announced a new venture. The design house has partnered with non-profit Parley for the Oceans for a product line of apparel, footwear and accessories using plastic waste recovered from the ocean. Also Read – Can WWF make 100% sustainable fashion happen? An industry pioneer in promoting animal-friendly fashion and a proud user of only vegan leather since the brand’s […]

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Arvind Limited hosts sustainability-focused fashion show in Bangalore (India)

India-based textile major Arvind Limited showcased its sustainable clothing collection through a fashion show in Bangalore with an aim to promote sustainability in the country’s textile industry. Held on the occasion of Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) annual member meeting, the fashion show displayed sustainable collection such as denim, tops, shirts, Khadi clothes, etc. A 45-minute fashion showcase was divided into three brief segments in order to present a comprehensive sustainability-focused product portfolio by Arvind Limited. […]

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Fame and Partners strives to make sustainable fashion ‘cool’

By announcing the launch of its Anti Fast Fashion Shop, Australian brand Fame and Partners has cemented its status as a ‘cool’, and significantly, a ‘cult-favourite’ brand of fashion-forward and eco-friendly women everywhere. The company’s approach to being anti-pollution, anti-waste and anti-uniform is geared towards voicing an opinion and taking a strong stand against a culture that promotes fast fashion. “The decision to launch the store was reflective of the changing attitudes of consumers worldwide,” […]

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit signs up for Circular Fashion

The fifth instalment of Copenhagen Fashion Summit punched the calendar on May 11 in the Danish capital of Koncerthuset, with fashion leaders and sustainability experts dawning upon the city from all over the world to discourse on the next direction for fashion. The summit’s main focus this year was on the circular economy and discussions were about how to use fashion for positive change. Also Read – Copenhagen Fashion Summit ’17 on May 11 The […]

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Miroslava Duma launches Fashion Tech Labs

Miroslava Duma is famed as one of fashion industry’s most well-connected digital entrepreneurs, having spearheaded her first project – Buro 24/7 to 11 countries and 4 continents in just 5 years. Duma is now launching Fashion Tech Labs Venture Inc., which is a combination of an investment fund, accelerator and experimental laboratory with an aim to help new technologies and sustainable innovations in the fashion industry. Fashion Tech Labs will put its main focus on […]

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Cheap Monday brings out sustainable clothing line

Known for its undying passion towards sustainability, Cheap Monday’s latest Spring/Summer 2017-2018 collection boasts of an even higher level of organic cotton use. The Stockholm, Sweden-based jeans brand announced that it is determined to make itself the most relevant and sustainable brand present in the market. One of the first steps the company has undertaken to ensure the same, have been on improving their denim offering by introducing diversified styles, silhouettes and cuts. The brand […]

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Fashion Revolution Week reveals new theme

Kick-started in 2013, as a response to the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, ‘Fashion Revolution Week’ is a global movement that calls for increased transparency as well as safer, cleaner and fairer production of fashion goods. In a short period, the movement has reached over 92 countries and has built an astonishing network of volunteers and passionate supporters. However, knowing that not a lot has improved in the last few years and change doesn’t happen […]

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Reformation opens LA factory for public

For the first time ever, Los Angeles-based sustainable fashion brand Reformation, in honour of Earth Day on Saturday, offered regularly scheduled tours of its factory to the public. The brand is embracing transparency at all levels by opening its factory in downtown Los Angeles for all those who signed up for the first tour. Founder of the company Yael Aflalo aims to show the inner workings of the factory, which employs 300 workers who specialize […]

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The evolving scenario in CSR

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Depending on the organisation, sector or even the country, the connotations of CSR takes different dimensions. Over the years, if the very definition and principles of CSR have undergone massive changes, growing from a narrow and often marginalized notion into a complex and multifaceted concept, so has the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh from its humble days of the early ’70s to becoming the second biggest garment exporter globally today. […]

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Reformation forays into swimwear

LA-based sustainable fashion brand ‘Reformation’ on Thursday launched its first line of swimwear that follows the same eco-friendly practices as its existing line of dresses, special occasion wear, denim, tops, bottoms, jumpers, tees, outerwear and accessories. Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, a sartorial innovator who made eco-friendly clothing look truly fashionable, stands by ensuring that each piece is produced by responsible manufacturing partners in the US or abroad by incorporating sustainable materials and methods, […]

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Can WWF make 100% sustainable fashion happen?

Nordic Fashion Week Organisation (NFWO) has invited World Wildlife Fund (WWF), known as the world’s most proactive conservation association, to form a significant part of the discussion in producing fashion that intends to extensively reduce negative impacts on the environment. The project is initiated by NFWO, with Finnish cleantech company The Infinited Fiber and supply chain transparency platform Bomler on board, to devise a fresh out-take on a sustainable way of producing textiles. Also Read […]

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition: Standardized approach with over 15,000 assessments

Amongst many instrumental tools of sustainability, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), US, is quite well-appreciated and a truly growing one. SAC is a global alliance of all stakeholders with an aim to create an apparel, footwear and home textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on people and communities associated with its activities. Globally connected with 70 brands/retailers, 66 manufacturers and in total over 195 members, there are four Indian […]

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Twin Dragon announces ecological improvements in its textile facilities

US-based Twin Dragon – a multinational textile manufacturer specialized in denim textiles, innovative denim washing and pioneering fashion fabric trends – has announced ecological improvements to its Mexican mills and Asian facilities, by introducing Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing. According to the company, Eco-Finishing at its Mexican mill alone would save up to 40 million gallons of water, using 95 per cent less amount of water. Adding to the new technology’s benefits, using Liquid Indigo saves […]

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