The world's dwindling resources, including cotton often sourced in questionable circumstances, are used to manufacture millions of T-shirts, many of which will quickly end up in landfill. Now there's another way. An award-winning UK-based online software platform is using modern technologies like AI to make circular fashion stylish and open source.
There's a growing understanding among the most prominent brands that the traditional linear business model, based as it is on constant consumption of natural resources and sales driven by built-in obsolescence, is not sustainable. Particularly in the world of fashion, a more circular model is needed if companies are to continue to trade while protecting … Continue reading How clothing manufacturers are adapting to slow fashion and a circular economy
UK TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is standing up against food waste in the supermarket world. In his latest documentary for the BBC, Hugh's War on Waste, he describes watching 20 tonnes of freshly dug parsnips, enough to provide 100,000 people with a generous portion each, consigned to the rubbish heap of a Norfolk … Continue reading Is it time to close the loop in our food production?
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