Ethics in design isn't just for philosophers—designers need to take responsibility, too — Quartz. A few years ago, I was doing PhD research and interviewing designers around the world to identify the limiting factors in designers integrating sustainability into their work.
Nearly everyone I interviewed had, at some point, learned about the systemic implications of rapid innovation and how to make better decisions. Yet most of them still passed off the responsibility of making the “right” decision to someone else: It was the boss’s, client’s, manufacturer’s, government’s, or consumer’s choice that would solve the problem that their production would participate in.
When everyone within a system plays this hands-off, “that’s not my problem” game, the system is very quickly riddled with external issues … and a shitload of problems. The Issues. What is Ethical Fashion?
Sustainability And Fashion Education: The Next Generation. During the last decade I spent six years working for mainstream fashion labels, my frustration growing as my awareness of the industry’s lack of ethics increased.
One black Monday in particular sticks out, a sales review meeting that focused on organic cotton denim jeans. Donald Trump Might Literally Destroy the World. GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson on why the Donald's disavowal of climate change is one of his more dangerous beliefs.
Fall is an excellent time of year to plan your summer travel. By which I mean climate-wise, even wardrobe-wise, everything's screwed up these days, and autumn just seems less…autumnal. I used to plan all my summer travel for the sweet spot between June and August, but now, with fall feeling summery and winter sometimes not quite happening, I plan vacations to Montauk in October and pack shorts for Christmas trips to D.C. Burberry expands on heritage in impressive show at new venue.
LONDON (AP) — The message was not lost on the hundreds of guests at the Burberry catwalk show Monday night when they were greeted with glasses of sparkling wine rather than the champagne often offered at London Fashion Week.
It was Nyetimber, a superb (and pricy) English sparkling wine sometimes served by Queen Elizabeth II, rather than French champagne, as if to emphasize that the Burberry show would be a celebration of all things British, not an attempt to mimic the French or Italian approach to fashion. Just as England's wine growers believe global warming will make the chalky soil of the South Downs rival the finest French vineyards, so the people of Burberry believe the brand can shine most brightly by emphasizing its very British approach to style.
Instead of simply talking about its heritage, Burberry put it on display. Global warming milestone as scientists warn Earth has passed carbon tipping point. Atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached a historic threshold as levels remain above 400 parts per million through the end of September – the point in which values typically drop to their lowest.
Climate scientists now warn that it’s ‘almost impossible’ that these numbers will fall next month, and likely won’t dip below 400ppm in the foreseeable future. While there may be brief, daily events in which the levels fall short of this amount, monthly values are set to keep climbing as the ‘rising half of the cycle’ begins, when carbon dioxide could even break 410 ppm. Climate scientists now warn that it’s ‘almost impossible’ that these numbers will fall next month, and likely won’t dip below 400ppm in the foreseeable future. The graph shows how levels have increased over the years A new study has revealed the dangers of climate change are already affecting humanity and led to the death of hundreds of people across Europe sixteen years ago. Bamboo - Sustainable Materials. Construction projects these days are not only governed by how environmentally friendly or sustainable the materials are, but also how cost efficient they are.
In many cases it is impossible to justify using a sustainable material for a cost that is far higher than traditional methods. Nonetheless, there are some natural and environmentally friendly materials, such as bamboo, that can be used to great effect while building different projects. Resources - Sustainable Materials. Fast Fashion: Can It Be Sustainable? Couple Make Beautiful Sustainable Clothes From Trash Because The High Street 'Isn't Doing Enough' Muslim designers who ‘Khan’: Duo create ethical modest fashion - Al Arabiya English. From New York Fashion Week to Playboy, the growth of the modest fashion industry is generating widespread interest and fashion label Purple Impression is riding the wave with its fusion of modest designs and ethical fashion practices.
Headed by a sister duo Afshan Khan and Drakshan Khan, Purple Impression was listed this year as one of 35 ethical and fair trade brands in the West by Good Trade Magazine, and has since been creating a stir amongst the modest fashion industry. The ethical clothing brand attempts to preserve the traditional art of hand embroidery from Multan in Pakistan whilst ensuring fair wages and employment for the women involved. It also promises sustainability by using eco fabrics and zero waste manufacturing techniques. Their latest collection, designed with minimalism in mind and inspired by Islamic architecture, makes use of ecofriendly fabric and hand embroidered geometric patterns.