Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
Made With Respect joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
MANGO is making a commitment towards sustainability.Last year the firm launched Take Action, a project which includes actions aimed at creating a business model based on sustainability criteria and more environmentally-friendly processes.The firm is currently developing a plan which will include future initiatives in this sphere. One of them is MANGO Committed, a women and men’s collection made up of garments manufactured with sustainable materials, reflecting MANGO’s commitment to continue working in an environmentally-friendly manner and adopting sustainable development criteria.
The Global Change Award 2016 will be open for applications on September 1, 2016. The five winners will share a grant of €1 000,000 and get tailor-made support for one year from H&M Conscious Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Have a long term marketing strategy that needs to communicate a message to the clients. You have to answer the questions:
*What can I do to help the society?
* Who is the customer and what do they expect?
* What the customer wants?
* Where can I engage with the customer?
Learn about Lean Management Principles and how they can help your company eliminate waste and create value for your customers.
Lean is a management philosophy - a way of thinking. It considers first and foremost what the customer is willing to pay for or in other words - added value. Activities that do not add value to the end product or customer are defined as waste and should be reduced or eliminated to free up resources to be used for adding value.
'Our MAN Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection is titled 'Be Specific' drawing inspiration from Vivienne's goal to save the climate, save the world and her fight against the criminal politicians. This campaign symbolizes Vivienne's recent campaign about Bankers, Giants (business), and Criminals (Politicians)'.
Pitti Italics is one of the Pitti Immagine Uomo projects - the program through which the Fondazione Pitti Discovery promotes and supports internationally promising new generation Italian fashion designers. At this edition the spotlights was turned on FEDERICO CURRADI of Florence who has a decade of experience with the most prestigious names in fashion, from Ermanno Scervino to Iceberg, in his résumé.
* thermo regulation - moisture regulation, air pockets between the fibers, it adapts to the environment, regulates baby's body temperature;
* softness - suitable for sensitive skins, keratin-based;
* easy care - stain repellent, natural elasticity, machine washable, it retains its shape and softness after many washes.
The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
'We had a great time doing the collection. 'Unisex'! - as usual with a collection we went through hell. But we came out the other side. Trousers for women, yes! Dresses for men, the same dresses that women wear? Do that! It takes a lot of trial and error. Dresses without a woman's waist! But then you, the woman, look like a king or queen (from history or a parallel universe) - you the man look like a king or a queen!'
Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.
Neil Thomas is one of the most inventive structural engineers of his generation. With more than 30 years of working alongside architects, artists, and production designers, his work is often the invisible hand that delivers extraordinary and ambitious visions with elegance and quality.
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
Embossed structures on supple soft-shells, and jeans prints on functional cotton fabrics, provide a new look. Cool fabrics keep summer wool jerseys pleasantly cool in Summer 2016, and washable summer wool jerseys upgrade light jacket qualities.
H&M is a wonderful example of a company making meaningful change in the textile industry. With its constantly increasing demand for organic cotton, H&M sends an important signal to producers and at the same time makes more sustainable fashion accessible and desirable to a broad target group.” says LaRhea Pepper, Managing Director at Textile Exchange.
This smart and elegant Reveal bamboo watch is handcrafted out of natural bamboo and is both a fashionable and environmental watch in one.
Bamboo is ultra durable, it's got none of that strange BPA and phthalate stuff in plastic, it's naturally great looking (no paint needed), and it's the fastest growing woody plant on earth, eager to help eat up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us humans.
Donna Distefano's jewelry line features gorgeous gems created without unnecessary environmental destruction and without human rights violations.
The Fair Trade-certified pieces are custom-made and hand-wrought in the New York studio of the company with eco-friendly refining, substance purification, and recycled metals.