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A Modern Business - Stella McCartney. A Modern Business We are a vegetarian company committed to operating a responsible and modern business. What this means to us: Responsible We understand that it is our responsibility to do what we can to become a more sustainable company. We are responsible for the resources that we use and the impact that we have. We take responsibility for operating a business and maintaining a supply chain the respects the planet as well as the people and animals on it. We know that we are not perfect. Modern We think that being modern means considering the future, not just the future of design, but also the future of the planet.

A Vegetarian Company We are the world’s first and only vegetarian luxury brand. We do not use and have never used leather, skins, feathers or fur in any of our products, collaborations or licensed products. We have spent years developing what we think are the best leather alternative available anywhere to learn more about the materials that we use click here. Stella McCartney Kering Sustainability Talk | British Vogue. DESPITE being heralded as a role model within the Kering Group when it comes to its sustainable initiatives, Stella McCartney's ethical views weren't always thought of as so favourable, the designer revealed at the conglomerate's annual talk held at the London College of Fashion last night.

Rex "When I first started, I was made fun of for my starting point and the things that I was talking about," McCartney told journalist - and ethical campaigner - Lucy Siegle. "I was told that I wouldn't have a business by people I worked with - I was ridiculed. So it's great now that I can do it. Admirably honest about her feelings on the fashion industry's shortcomings when it comes to widespread sustainability ("Fashion is getting away with murder - it needs to be answerable and more questions need to be asked"), McCartney's latest endeavour is to address the use of viscose in her collections, as she explained. "The biggest sustainable thing we do is not use leather.

Welcome. Li Edelkoort publishes manifesto on why "fashion is obsolete" News: trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has published her Anti_Fashion manifesto, outlining why she believes the fashion industry "is going to implode". The 10-point printed manifesto, published by Edelkoort's Paris-based agency Trend Union and subtitled "Ten reasons why the fashion system is obsolete", follows her declaration in an interview with Dezeen this weekend that we are witnessing "the end of fashion as we know it. " "These ten points argue that the industry has reached a vanishing point of fashion," she writes in the manifesto. "This means that the economy of clothes will take over from the turnover of fashion. " The manifesto is divided into 10 chapters dedicated to topics including education, manufacturing, designers, retailing and marketing. Under Education, Edelkoort argues that students are being trained "to become catwalk designers, highly individual stars and divas, to be discovered by luxury brands.

" "The first to be sacrificed are knitting and weaving ateliers," she says. Stella McCartney: Change Agent. LONDON, United Kingdom — In a nondescript building tucked away on a quiet street in West London, Stella McCartney and her team are comparing the properties of a real leather shoe to the various non-leather swatches being considered for her brand’s Winter 2015 shoe collection. McCartney is wearing a cream blouse, open at the neck, with faded blue jeans and non-leather boots. Pinned up against the wall are boards labeled: “Heels,” “Mules,” and “Cutouts.” A large white table is scattered with moulds, lasts and uppers – as well as scissors, ID cards, empty glasses and a partially-eaten package of organic dark chocolate. Women of differing ages, ethnicities and body types come in and out of the room with a constant flow of new ideas and creative references while McCartney acts as a kind of real-time editor, deciding what colours, materials and shapes feel right for the upcoming season.

Stella's Sustainability Commitments | Source: BoF At this point, McCartney turns to me, a fly on the wall. 'Fashion Is Getting Away With Murder:' Stella McCartney Talks Sustainability. It’s rare that the fashion crowd and the eco-friendly, vegan leather-wearing gang will find themselves in the same room after work on a Monday night. But that's what happened at the London College of Fashion for a talk with Stella McCartney, in conjunction with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. We trickled into a packed auditorium (with a noticeable absence of fur coats) this chilly Monday evening to hear the 2016 Kering Talk: Sustainability in Luxury Brands, in conversation with McCartney. Not only is the designer the clear leader in green luxury fashion, but she’s also hugely involved in the LCF Sustainability Masters Course. Developed in conjunction with Kering, it's the first fashion degree of its kind – an entire specification in producing clothes that won't harm the planet.

Here's what we learned from the woman who played a huge role in bringing environmental awareness to our oft-materialistic industry: Thankfully, she’s no longer alone in the fight. M.I.A. asks fans to make own merchandise to save environment. M.I.A. told her followers on Twitter that she didn’t want to make a line of merchandise that would further damage the environment or contribute in any way to sweatshops.

Instead, she’s released designs and logos for fans to create DIY M.I.A. love. She wrote on Twitter: “Can't even (bring) myself to make merch – destroying environment and enslaving peeps can I just give u a vector and you print on ur T/hoodie.” Following this testament, the AIM singer uploaded her official designs to her website and told fans: “HERE ARE THE DESIGNS > GET CRACKIN”. It’s proved pretty popular, with fans already trying out the designs. The former Dazed cover star has used her musical career to platform issues surrounding the environment, climate change and the plight of refugees, partnering with H&M for World Recycle Week and dropping the emotive video for “Borders”.

M.I.A. unveils new plan to help save the planet. Mathangi Arulpragasam AKA M.I.A. is one of music’s more politicised figures. In the rapper’s last music video, “Borders”, she explored the theme of migration – shots of her climbing wire fences and huddled up on a tiny boat accompanied the lyrics, “Borders, what's up with that? Politics, what's up with that? Police shots, what's up with that?” Off the back of the video, she openly criticised the West’s attitude towards refugees. Now, three months later, she’s turning her attention to another topic: the environment.

The British-Sri Lankan is partnering with H&M for its latest global initiative, World Recycle Week. During World Recycle Week itself (which runs from April 18-24), H&M aims to collect 1,000 tonnes of clothes in order to recycle them to create new products. “The aim is to create a closed loop for textiles, so that unwanted clothes can be reused and recycled to create fresh textile fibres for new products,” H&M said in a statement.