The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. GlobalData’s retail insight writer Deborah Williams talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
TRAILBLAZER Chiara Boni, the first Chiara Boni’s menswear collection makes its official debut at the brand’s new store in Florence during the 97th edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo. A capsule of 4 must-have pieces: a jacket, two shirts and a pair of pants. The essential wardrobe of a trendsetter, a traveller, an innovator.
VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION Spring/Summer 2021: Sophisticated collections – concentrated information - increasing internationalization
VIEW Premium Selection will open the Spring.Summer 2021 season with an international portfolio showcasing over 400 collections. On December 3rd and 4th 2019, leading fabric, trim and denim suppliers present their preview programs and latest developments in Munich.
Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.
C.L.A.S.S. the global platform for sustainable materials, fibres and textiles for the fashion business is ready up for its world tour in some of the most cutting-edge venues and events truly committed to ‘weave’ a better future. The first appointment will be the Textile Exchange conference, the influential annual event organised by the eponymous certification agency and non-profit association, held in Vancouver, BC – Canada, from October 16. Ready to discover smart and cutting-edge innovations? In Vancouver, C.LA.S.S. is looking forward to shaking hands at Booth 40.
Thrift shopping is a great way to save money - but it's also a fantastic way to support the environment and your community. Here's why you should try it!
Milan Fashion Week: 2019 Women's Fashion Week in the name of sustainability and internationalisation
170 collections, 58 runways, 110 presentations e 54 scheduled events: Milan Fashion Week was back this September with a preview of S/S 2020 novelties. One of the most glamorous and awaited events for professionals and enthusiasts, presented by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI).
Over 56 000 visitors came to seek inspiration and innovation at the September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris
The September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris, the leading professional show for the creative fashion industry, was held from 17 to 19 September in Paris Nord Villepinte. The event, dedicated to the autumn-winter 2020-21 collections, welcomed 56,154 visitors from across the globe.
WHITE Milano keeps achieving outstanding results. The Tradeshow closes its September edition with 27.934 visitors (3% more than in September 2018). The buyers have increased by 2%, foreign buyers have reached 9%, while Italy has dropped by 1%.
Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.
The project shown at Munich Fabric Start in the beginning of September started from the vision of Martin Havik, founder of the recycled movement REMO with the support of Michel Walstock. Martin has lived in Prato many years owning a buying office dealing with big brands as G-Star, Hugo Boss and more. He understood many years ago that world resources are finite and soon the textile was in the need to find a more sustainable way to produce if it wants to survive this period of crisis. He pulled together a group of professionals in textile field since many years, starting with a company in Prato Co.mi.stra owned by the Tesi family with a centuries-old culture about recycling wool, the fabric designer Piero Diddi, a specialist in textile innovation - Dalia Benefatto.
At Munich Fabric Start I met the representatives of Supreme Green Cotton. From carefully selected and controlled non GMO cotton seeds, Supreme Green Cotton is cultivated via sustainable practices in family farms in Greece.
The recent MUNICH FABRIC START, held from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Munich, Germany, launched the new Hall 8 and an extended exhibitor portfolio to once again convince the sector of the innovation and information platform. Featuring highly concentrated themes, new exhibition formats and numerous expert-led panel discussions, keynotes and lectures. Now spread over eight halls, for the very first time over 1,000 international suppliers showcased more than 2,000 collections in the Fabrics, Additionals, Denim and Sourcing segments for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021.
MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual presentations of over 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals once again sets new standards in concept forecasting. The current format has been expanded, complemented and deepened in terms of both quality and quantity. On September 3-5 2019, a broad spectrum of fabrics, additionals, prints or denim, manufacturing services and a supporting programme will be on offer to the 20,000 trade visitors expected in Munich, offering unprecedented dimensions of information and inspiration.
On July 16th анд 17th 2019, leading international fabric, trim and denim suppliers will present more than 400 collections featuring their preview programs and current developments for the new Autumn.Winter 20/21 season.
It's a journey into the future that draws strength from its heritage, finds its guiding light in innovation, makes comfort its vocation and colour and pattern its distinguishing marks. This is the mood of the 2020-2021 Fall-Winter fabric collection by Tollegno 1900 that focuses on materials that give life to garments in which sustainability, confirmed by a line of products made using cashmere fibre regenerated up to 100 percents, is combined with more casual and performing features of which 3D WOOL is the main feature.
A new study suggests that sustainable fashion is fast becoming a must for UK fashion retailers. Analysis by Drapers questioned 372 fashion business leaders and professionals and found that 92.2% felt there is now a commercial necessity to become more sustainable.
The world's largest trade fair for creative handicraft & hobby supplies, h+h cologne that came to a close in Cologne on Sunday this year had around 16,500 trade visitors from 80 countries (2018: 73 countries). In this way it marked a further chapter in the success story of the international trade fair for creative handicraft and hobby supplies.
During the 88th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing opens its doors to all the IWTO’s participants on 12 April.
The international textile and fashion industry kicks off the 2020 Spring.Summer season in Munich. More than 1,000 fabrics, additionals, denim & sportswear suppliers exhibit their latest product and trend developments in 1,800 collections from 29 to 31 January 2019 at the MOC Munich and in the Zenith Area.
Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.
Siozos Furs company, adopting environmental awareness and attitude as far as the increasing ecological sensitivity is concerned, has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company. Eco's hand-made products (fur accessories and ready-to-wear items) are produced with natural fur which results as a by-product of animals bred solely for the cover of their dietary needs (lamb, goat, beef, rabbit), as well as from the recycling of natural fur products.
Orteks is a spinning factory established in Niгde in 1996 with an indoor are of 25,000 m2 and has become an integrated spinning factory that can manufacture 20.000kg yarn at the present time by its new investment made by using capabilities of high technology.
A Como-based company established in 1954 from an intuition of its founder to satisfy the evident market demand for water-resistant technical fabrics. Working together with some of the leading companies in the sector has allowed us to develop strategic synergies in the creation of innovative and exclusive products.
As part of its DNA, Tejidos Royo has always mantained a total commitment to the Sustainability and Protection of Human Rights throughout the whole Value Chain. Following this philosophy, Tejidos Royo takes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as its own as the best path to sustainability.
Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.
It is time once again from 29 to 31 March 2019: Specialised trade visitors from all over the globe will meet up at h+h cologne to inform themselves about the latest trends in the textile handicraft industry. Next year things are going to be particularly colourful. Because this time the motto of the event zone "my lovely livingroom" is "colour your business!". Under this title, in the event and workshop programme h+h cologne 2019 is placing a special focus on current and successful approaches for customer acquisition, sales promotions and customer loyalty.
Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? Of course not. 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization is convinced that sustainability should go hand in hand with ethics. To continue its ethical fashion campaign in September the team of the organization awarded 37 brands that beside sustainability, also correspond to the ethical fashion criterias and are willing to give publicity to ethical fashion.
With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.
Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
In 2018, it is clear that “sustainable fashion” is not just a futuristic concept, but today’s necessity. The environmental pollution is more and more concerning every year, causing numerous humanitarian and environmental issues all over the world. It is now time for industry professionals and consumers to hear the wake up call and simply slow down.
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 appears to indicate that the current focus on sustainability and performance is producing real results. Designs were attractive and varied, with Merino wool featured as a major fibre in the mix.
The inspiration of Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection is born from a careful observation of contemporary men and women, who found, again, the pleasure in using hands in everyday life activities. In this sense, there is a rediscovery of old, craftsmanship works, that today are more and more experienced like passions.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? This question asked 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization all companies that were presented in the sustainability area at Milano Unica from 10 to 12 July.
Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.
I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability. I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past.
In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.
Cerruti has created a harmonious rapport with the environment by installing a reduce energy system and a recycling steam system.
CANEPA is the first company in the world, which committed in the Greenpeace Detox Campaign. Faithful to the commitment to respect and protect the environment, Canepa has responded to the challenge of Greenpeace that aims to free fashion from toxic substances by 2020.
The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion.
Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.
Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.
303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers
At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
At Milano Unica Trabaldo Togna 1840 was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
The Inaugural Ceremony, which began with a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Silvio Albini by President Ercole Botto Poala, presented the public with an interesting overview of prospects and opportunities for the Italian textiles sector in the near future.
On 10.01.2018 at Salone delle Feste of Hotel The St. Regis Florence was held the International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Pitti Uomo and gathered all stylish men and women at the luxury 5-star hotel in the center of Florence.
Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.
Recently I saw that the University of Cambridge offers an online short course Business Sustainability Management. The value of certified expertise in sustainable business practices is rising every day, which is why the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is collaborating with online education company, GetSmarter, to make this programme online, accessible to professionals around the world.
The Smart Création Square is a place for information, communication and exchanges. It is a visionary and informative space, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience and really visualize responsible values and innovations in the creative fashion industry.
From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.
The Venture, luxury whisky Chivas Regal's search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world, rewarded five social enterprises in New York City earlier this month. The winners were announced after five grand finalists pitched in front of a live audience and judging panel that included actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria.
Many well-known fashion companies such as the Dutch McGregor Group, the stock-listed fashion company Steilmann, the online outlet Dress-for-Less and the menswear specialist Pohland filed for insolvency this year, while other well-established companies such as Gerry Weber, Tom Tailor and Hugo Boss admitted they are struggling.
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?
For Spring-Summer 2017 the focus of British mills is on boldness, invention and audacity, built on strong foundations of integrity, quality and respect for the production environment of textiles. UK mills continue to invest in advanced technologies for sustainable and transparent manufacture.
Between the abundance of the offer, exhaustive media exposure and the accelerated deterioration of our environment, consumers are imposing new ethical requirements when making fashion purchases. More and more industry professionals appear to be seeing sustainable development as an added - value for their collections, to address this critical concern, now a fixture of 21st-century consumer spending.
As you know, British chef Jamie Oliver is among the nominees for Most Stylish Men 2016 prize! And although his style is more casual and he is not very often seen in a suit (we know what a really well-fitting suit can do for a man), I am going to tell you why I think he deserves the honor...
The Zürich- headquartereded company's new online shirt designer is the first who provides such an 'ultra-realistic visualization' with options for different view angles and ability to zoom. It can be used on any device, at any location.
MU New York features prestigious materials for men's and women's collections; avant-garde materials for the 'fashion' market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories. A total of 61 firms will participate in the upcoming edition, starting January 24, 2016.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
'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.
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.