51 Facts About Deforestation. Deforestation or felling trees has become a favorite activity of man to extract assorted needs- be it medicines or precious paper to waste.
For obvious reasons, it is shameful to read the statistics on how discriminating man has been, especially when it comes to deforestation… but at the end there is always hope. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forest are lost each year. In the last two decades, Afghanistan has lost over 70% of its forests throughout the country. Read more facts about global warming, climate change and pollution here. Just check few of the facts on deforestation below. Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land for use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area, or wasteland. ‘Project Runway’ Finalist Does Business In Mashpee - CapeNews.net: Mashpee News. Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 10:00 pm ‘Project Runway’ Finalist Does Business In Mashpee By SAM HOUGHTON CapeNews.net | Kelly Dempsey, a finalist in Lifetime’s popular fashion reality television series “Project Runway,” stopped by Mashpee Monday in what officially began a partnership between the designer and Good Clothing Company, a local clothing production company with an ethical ethos.
Kathryn A. Hilderbrand, owner and founder of Good Clothing, has agreed to manufacture Ms. Dempsey’s line of fashion, Rack Addik, which includes ready-to-wear clothing, haute couture, and the Boston-based designer’s iconic fanny packs. A peek inside the world of biofabrication, where leather is grown in a lab. This story originally appeared on Grist.
The world of biofabrication, where the organisms, cells, and molecules of life form the basis of our built world, is a weird and wonderful place. There’s furniture made of fungi, inks manufactured by microbes, lab-grown bones, and 3D-printed tissue. PLOS Synthetic Biology Community. Collaborating with designers, who sometimes take a highly conceptual approach, can help scientists to envisage exciting new ideas and applications.
A good example of this is the work of Victoria Geaney, a designer who worked with synthetic biology students at Imperial College London to bring together the worlds of Fashion and Science. Victoria came to the University of Cambridge on the 30th of October to give a lecture, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to send Sarah Sewell to investigate: SS: Do you want to start off by introducing yourself? And give me an overview of why you are here today? Microbes are "the factories of the future" says Suzanne Lee. Microbes are "the factories of the future" Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Suzanne Lee of BioCouture explains how she makes clothes that are "grown using bacteria" in this movie filmed at the Wearable Futures conference in London in December.
"There's a whole spectrum of organisms that can grow material," says Lee, who founded BioCouture to explore how organisms like bacteria, yeast, fungi and algae could be harnessed to produce fabrics. Bolt Threads – About Us. Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk. Base-range-clothing-6. Simple.
Soft. Natural. Minimal. Organic. Feminine. One major focus of BASE Range is a promise to be as transparent as possible to the end user. Designer Marie Louise Mogensen tells Ecouterre, “Sustainability can so often become so much about marketing and telling the story. Determining the scope of each season’s product line is less about trends and more about instinct. Development of the aspects of each collection relies heavily on the experienced factories BASE Range utilizes to create their products. Working with smaller factories enables the designer to develop a business relationship but also a personal relationship with each individual.
When asked about the future of BASE Range, Mogensen hopes to simply “be better.” BASE range hopes to continue to innovate without focusing so much on the end product. Sustainability in Fashion on the Agenda at TEDxLA Event. Members of the apparel industry and consumers with a passion for eco issues and sustainability met recently at The New Mart in Los Angeles for a TEDxLA event organized by LA Beyond the Label.
To encourage a discussion of sustainability within the fashion industry, the producers of LA Beyond the Label brought in filmmaker Andrew Morgan, whose documentary “The True Cost,” released earlier this year, explored the fashion industry from all points along the supply chain, from field and factory to the final product on a fashion-week runway. Morgan said he was inspired to create “The True Cost” after seeing a newspaper photo from the 2013 Rana Plaza garment-factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100 people and injured more than 2,500. “I had never really stopped to think about where my clothes had come from,” he said. “Our world is made up and defined by the stories we tell.
Stories, like people, can always change. Womenswear and Menswear (A-H) Womenswear and menswear A-H Fellowship 500 members Please find listed below womenswear and menswear members A to H of the FELLOWSHIP 500.
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We don't advertise, we don't attend trade fairs.... but you found us !! Thanks for looking. Any questions please contact us. The Sustainable Angle. In September 2015 we were delighted to welcome hundreds of visitors over two days to the 5th edition of the Future Fabrics Expo*, inside Fashion SVP at London Olympia exhibition centre.
The 5th Future Fabrics Expo presented a curated showcase of globally sourced materials with reduced environmental impacts, featuring approximately 1500 qualities from over 80 mills, with sustainability information displayed for each mill and fabric. A key focus for the 5th Future Fabrics Expo was to showcase leading innovations from around the world, summarised by highlighting our ‘Top 5’ innovations including leather alternatives made from waste pineapple leaf fibre, South American giant mushrooms, and natural rubber from the Amazon rainforest, along with biodegradable resin buttons, and organically tanned by-product exotic fish skin and ostrich leather.
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Eileen Fisher. What is the inspiration behind Vision2020 and the motto, “No excuses”? Vision2020 reflects [founder] Eileen [Fisher’s] realization about the future of our planet and the people on it. While visiting some of our suppliers almost three years ago, Eileen personally connected with the stories and aspirations of our factory workers. She also made the jarring discovery about the global water crisis and how it not only affects the world’s supply of fresh water, but also how it impacts the very core of the apparel industry through agriculture, dyeing, and finishing. Reformation. Biodegradable describes anything that can be broken down by living organisms such as bacteria or fungi. Items that take a long time to biodegrade will pile up in landfills, potentially for hundreds or thousands of years.
That plastic water bottle just tossed at lunch? Yeah, it'll still be here even when you're gone. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a naturally occurring greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Fabric of Change: Innovating for a Sustainable Apparel Industry. The global fashion industry is an important driver of economic growth and provides opportunity for millions of women and men around the world. But its challenges run deep. The catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh brought renewed attention to poor safety and working conditions, and highlighted the systemic problems that plague the global apparel supply chain. MIT Climate CoLab and Nike Call for Materials Innovation to Combat Climate Change. “For more than a decade, we’ve worked hard to understand where our greatest impacts lie. We know materials make up about 60 percent of the environmental impact in a pair of Nike shoes,” said Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator, NIKE, Inc.
Could high tech fabrics transform fashion's impact on climate change? More sustainable materials. Green Choices - Sustainable fashion & fabrics. While there are serious environmental impacts associated with many fabrics there are some whose impact is much less. Organic cotton: Wear Organic is a project s a campaign run by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK). It aims to reduce the problems caused by pesticides used particularly in cotton and promotes organic and fair trade alternatives. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. The "O" factor that makes you smile… Birmingham City University - Sign In.
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A person’s birth date may not always be indicative of their generational characteristics, but as a common group they have similarities. GI Generation. Mature/Silents. J.CREW and the Environment. J.Crew - J.Crew Cares. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. How Do You Define Sustainable Fashion? 7 Positive Health and Beauty Brands You Can Trust. It’s Positive Week, and to celebrate we’ve rounded up 7 of our favourite health and beauty brands to trust. All about Alpaca with Plum of London. Camilla Elphick / Positive Luxury. Camilla Elphick is a young British shoe designer, whose feminine yet playful designs have garnered critical acclaim in just two seasons.
SS2016 Sustainable Textile Collections : C.L.A.S.S. Creativity, Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy. How the creatives are fixing fashion. Ethical supply chain professional Michael Lavergne knows a thing or two about fixing fashion. LOST PROPERTY OF LONDON / Positive Luxury. Sustainable Luxury Awards: Who Won. Positive Luxury Meets... Maiyet's Declan Kearney. Fashion’s faux and sustainable options: How designers are redefining luxury with ethical substitutes. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Jeanologia. Seven fabrics inspired by nature: from the lotus leaf to butterflies and sharks. Biosteel Fibers. Birmingham City University - Sign In.
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NASA Image of the Day. California wildfires: stunning pictures and video from social media. 23 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff. Woman Quits Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes In Bali. £92m investment in UK manufacturing hubs. Your old smartphone could help save the Amazon rainforest. 40 Bloody Good Reasons You Need To Build An Earthship. Adidas goes green!! Nike to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2025. Martijn van Strien launches Post-Couture Collective. World’s largest ocean cleanup operation one step closer to launch. Popular lokai Bracelets Are Now Animal-Friendly. Horse's Tapped packaging is designed to resemble birch bark. Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings. Wearables Connected Clothing Smart Tracking. Pharrell Williams and G-Star RAW transform ocean plastic into denim. Stained glass window harvests energy to charge devices. Africa could lead world on green energy, says IEA head. Architects embrace "the beginning of the timber age"
The Unseen's Air fashion accessories change colour in different climates. Inside Festival awards 2015 day one winners announced. Fabulous proposes 3D-printed Sfero bubble house for Mars. Benjamin Hubert designs wearable that tracks carbon usage. Pauline van Dongen’s Solar Parka charges electronic devices. Fairphone launches second edition of its ethical smartphone. Apple's latest Silicon Valley campus could be "futuristic tech office" TZOA wearable environment tracker measures UV and air pollution. Glossy black pavilion in Dublin presents Ireland's oil consumption. Maximilian Eisenköck's holiday home has blackened timber walls. Grimshaw Architects behind £100 million Eden Project in China. Weather disasters occurred almost daily over last decade, UN says. Pharrell Williams' latest ocean-plastic range for G-Star RAW. Eco-Fashion Brand Made in Spain.
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