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Brands Should Consider a "Season-Less" Show Model. SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Breaking into the global marketplace is more difficult for designers in Brazil than those from more established markets.

Brands Should Consider a "Season-Less" Show Model

This is because we lack an overall development plan for the fashion sector and face several domestic issues, such as the country’s complex tax structure, inefficient infrastructure and high production costs. As a result, Brazilian brands are often less competitive than other more consolidated global luxury companies. To address these issues, we have tried to employ creative solutions to turn our geography into a competitive advantage. This year we are declaring SPFW “seasonless”.

2016: Year of the Vegan. Smoothie bowls.

2016: Year of the Vegan

Avocado brownies. Cheesecake with no cheese. Such food combinations probably would have con­fused people one or two decades ago. But now, these feature on beautifully curated Ins­tagram feeds and Tumblr accounts, managed more often than not by young people globally. Could 2016 be the year of the vegan? Why 2016 Is #TheYearofVegan. Women’s Eco-Fashion. Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain. Secretary-General designates Leonardo DiCaprio as UN Messenger of Peace - UN Climate Summit 2014. Pembrokeshire eco village Lammas film hits cinemas. A film showing life for families building a home in a Pembrokeshire eco village is being premiered at cinemas.

Pembrokeshire eco village Lammas film hits cinemas

Residents won planning permission in 2009 to build a community of nine smallholdings at Glandwr designed to be low impact and self-sufficient. Morrissey wants GM to offer vegan leather for car interiors. Morrissey has a complaint: the leather that runs smooth on the passenger’s seat isn’t vegan.

Morrissey wants GM to offer vegan leather for car interiors

The former Smiths frontman has penned a letter to General Motors’ chair and CEO, Mary Barra, asking the automaker to consider adding the option of vegan leather to its interiors. “Given that the Volt and Bolt are being marketed to eco-conscious buyers, entirely vegan options would only broaden their appeal,” the singer-songwriter wrote. Morrissey cites a recent press release from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) about inhumane conditions in cattle farms, adding that the livestock sector’s greenhouse gas emissions make up a high percentage of the greenhouse gases emitted in the world. Adidas creates trainers made out of ocean waste in effort to reduce plastic in waters around world. 2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says. 2016 will very likely be the hottest year on record and a new high for the third year in a row, according to the UN.

2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says

It means 16 of the 17 hottest years on record will have been this century. The scorching temperatures around the world, and the extreme weather they drive, mean the impacts of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected, according to scientists. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, published on Monday at the global climate summit in Morocco, found the global temperature in 2016 is running 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. Amazon. Debunking Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary. Grand Designs, series 17, episode 6: the self-sufficient, Hobbit-style house in Pembrokeshire built for £27k. A couple who not only dreamed of living self-sufficiently, but faced eviction unless they did so, are the stars of this week's most unusual Grand Designs.

Grand Designs, series 17, episode 6: the self-sufficient, Hobbit-style house in Pembrokeshire built for £27k

Their ambition was to create a comfortable three-bedroom home, a dream of many self-builders, but instead of a six- or seven-figure budget Simon and Jasmine Dale had just £500 in the bank. The couple, with daughter Elfie and son Cosmo, joined the community of Lammas in Pembrokeshire to fulfil their desire to truly get back to nature. Simon says: "We've been moving into this way of living for a decade.

Vivienne Westwood's diaries show that her philosophy is that the rich are all destroying the planet, unless they are very glamorous and/or her customers. Get A Life!

Vivienne Westwood's diaries show that her philosophy is that the rich are all destroying the planet, unless they are very glamorous and/or her customers

The Diaries Of Vivienne Westwood Serpent's Tail £16.99 Rating: The author is pictured on the cover, arms and legs outstretched, with slogans pinned all over her dress, rather in the manner of the elderly gent who used to stand on Oxford Street wearing a sandwich-board warning that protein increases the libido. Vivienne Westwood’s opinions are more up-to-date and of the moment than his, of course. Cher, Mark Ruffalo Join Forces for Climate Change Documentary. Subscribe to read. Premium Digital All the benefits of Standard Digital, plus: Unlimited access to all content Instant Insights column for comment and analysis as news unfolds FT Confidential Research - in-depth China and Southeast Asia analysis ePaper - the digital replica of the printed newspaper Full access to LEX - our agenda setting daily commentary Exclusive emails, including a weekly email from our Editor, Lionel Barber Full access to EM Squared- news and analysis service on emerging markets Standard Digital Limited Time Offer Access to FT award winning news on desktop, mobile and tablet Personalised email briefings by industry, journalist or sector Portfolio tools to help manage your investments FastFT - market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day Brexit Briefing - Your essential guide to the impact of the UK-EU split Premium Digital Trial For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning business news None.

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Will we soon be growing our own vegan leather at home? Forbes Welcome. Stella McCartney On Sustainability: "Fashion Is Getting Away With Murder" - Stella McCartney Vegan Leather and Anti Fur. Stella McCartney has been one of the industry's most vocal designers when it comes to animal rights, animal cruelty and sustainable fashion.

Stella McCartney On Sustainability: "Fashion Is Getting Away With Murder" - Stella McCartney Vegan Leather and Anti Fur

Currently, she's one of the only luxury brands that refuses to use leather, fur or animal skin in her collections—instead operating a fully vegetarian line. Last night, the designer talked sustainability at the London College of Fashion and when it came time to discuss the industry itself, she didn't hold back.