Sustainable clothing

Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility.

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The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg FEM Trainer & Verifier Program aims to develop a global network of training and verification providers to support Higg Index users.
A number of leading fashion businesses are pioneering sustainability initiatives, motivated by both environmental concern and commercial opportunity. H&M has led the way in reducing the carbon footprint of its store network and has pledged to double its energy productivity by
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Sustainable fashion is thus partly about producing clothes, shoes and accessories in environmentally and socio-economically sustainable manners, but also about more sustainable patterns of consumption and use, which necessitate shifts in individual attitudes and behaviour.
Gap Inc.’s global sustainability site tells the bigger story of how our products are connected to people and our efforts to promote equality, improve working conditions and protect the environment.
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“Cheap fast fashion is a huge obstacle to a more sustainable industry,” says Tom Cridland, who started his own green fashion brand three years ago with a £6, government startup loan.

The result is cheaper than making new fabric from petroleum. Orange juice manufacturing results in piles of wasted peels and seeds—maybe as much as 25 million tons of waste a year. One startup has developed a process that turns citrus byproducts into raw material that can be spun into yarn.

With a working prototype, the team is ready to start testing the process in other orange-growing regions around the world. Growing a traditional fabric like cotton usually has an enormous footprint: It can take more than 20, liters of water to grow enough cotton for a single pair of jeans, and cotton also uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world.

This startup is working on an open-source process for turning algae into fabric. Nike and Adidas show cautious support for eco-friendly dye technology. Can a hashtag change the fashion industry? On Fashion Revolution Day, people will take to social media to ask brands whomademyclothes, but critics say hashtag activism makes little difference. In a recent live chat, experts took questions on the future of sustainable materials in the fashion industry. Here we round up the highlights. Natural dyes v synthetic: Can big brands catch up on sustainable fashion?

What is the future for sustainable materials in fashion? Join a panel of experts online on Wednesday 25 March, 1. Forget about cotton, we could be making textiles from banana and pineapple. The main responsibility of fashion companies is obviously to change their production, distribution and marketing practices and strategies towards greater sustainability. But companies also have the possiblity to contribute to more sustainable consumption patterns.

Some Swedish fashion companies provide fashion as second hand or have initiated rental systems for leasing clothes and accessories. Other companies focus mainly on creating fashion that is of high quality and timeless design, i. Some companies choose to partner with I: To manufacture clothes with certified textiles according to environmental labels and Fair trade is another strategy to promote more concious consumption patterns.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability Articles SpringerOpen continues to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Textiles and Clothing Sustainability during its time with SpringerOpen will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website. On Fashion Revolution Day, people will take to social media to ask brands #whomademyclothes, but critics say hashtag activism makes little difference. How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? Second to oil, fashion and textiles is the most polluting industry in the world. Every stage in a garment’s life threatens our planet and its resources.