Young designers celebrate sustainability in fashion design

Emerging Asian and European designers are 'cutting the waste out of fashion' with support from a prestigious sustainable fashion design competition. The EcoChic Design Award, now in its fifth year, highlights and supports up-and-coming new designers working in Asian and European markets toward reducing textile waste. China alone produces approximately 20 million tonnes of textile … Continue reading Young designers celebrate sustainability in fashion design

Two very different approaches to recycling natural fabrics

The potential for recycling won't on its own make fashion sustainable. Putting months-old purchases in a charity or recycling bin won't undo the waste of resources or make up for any human or environmental cost involved in their manufacture. That said, buying recycled is a great way to avoid adding to a growing problem. UN … Continue reading Two very different approaches to recycling natural fabrics

The problem with plastic

Plastic is used for everything from building materials through drinking bottles to medical disposables. PVC (recycling type 3 plastic) has been used in pipes and cables, food wrapping and retail packaging, credit cards and car upholstery. In fashion it's created imitation leathers and shiny waterproof fabrics for everything from saucy fetish wear to homely shopping … Continue reading The problem with plastic