The fashion industry contributes more to climate change than sea and air travel due to the current throwaway clothes culture, and labour rights are in many places, in need of a drastic overhaul, writes WaterAid's Lisa Greenlee.
Putting Water At the Heart of Sustainable Fashion
IPS, 20 May 2019
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrated its tenth anniversary last week. The summit, which is often referred to as the Davos of fashion, is a key date in the fashion diary for… Read more »
A new wave of so-called "blue fashion" has been making it onto runways at fashion shows between Paris and Lagos lately - it's fish skin.
Fashion's Tiny Hidden Secret
UNEP, 13 March 2019
Fashion today is about obsession with outward image and appearance. Rarely do we as consumers consider what's on the inside: the hundreds of thousands of fibres that make up our… Read more »
Future Styles - Could Virtual Clothes Reduce the Damage of Fast Fashion?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 18 February 2019
Striking a pose in the mirror, Swedish model and stylist Lisa Anckarman shows off a new jacket with a difference on Instagram - though it fits her perfectly in the photo, it's a… Read more »
Doing Well By Doing Good? Ask Ethiopia's Garment Workers
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 April 2019
Unfortunately for the country's garment workers, there is a yawning gap between the brands' ethical pretentions and the workplace reality for the people sewing their clothes Read more »
'Blue Fashion' Walks the Runway in Nigeria
Deutsche Welle, 23 December 2018
Come year-end and there's usually an occasion to step out in your finest, which could mean an outfit or accessories made of fish skin to counter the dirty side of fashion, as DW's… Read more »
Putting the Brakes On Fast Fashion
UNEP, 12 November 2018
Fashion revolves around the latest trends but is the industry behind the curve on the only trend that ultimately matters - the need to radically alter our patterns of consumption… Read more »
The fashion industry is reputed to be the second largest polluter in the world. The pesticides and insecticides used on crops grown for fabrics, coupled with the chemicals used in ... Read more »
The world is finite, and so are the resources in it. What we wear is every bit as important as what we eat when it comes to environmental sustainability. If we're serious about ... Read more »
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