Duurzaamheid is modewoord, maar is mode ook duurzaam? - ABN AMRO Insights. Michael Swaine's Free "Mending Library" Repairs Clothes, Community. Photos by Gil Riego Jr.
On the 15th of every month, Michael Swaine trundles into San Francisco's Tenderloin district with a cart-mounted sewing machine—the old-fashioned kind, which you can only operate by means of a treadle. Setting up shop in a reclaimed alley known as the "Tenderloin National Forest," as he has for the past 12 years, Swaine offers his services as a tailor, mending whatever clothing the neighborhood's residents bring him for free. A performance artist, an inventor, and a professor of ceramics at the California College of Arts, Swaine sees opportunities for change everywhere.
His current ambition is the construction of a free "mending library," a place for "fixing the holes in our lives...to borrow thread and sewing machines and talk about life.” Duurzaam_consumentengedrag_en_de_rol_van_de_overheid_mei_2013.pdf. Hoe kan maatschappelijk verantwoord consumeren worden bevorderd? : onderzoek en advies voor de DuProCo-strategie. Groenekennis - Informatie voor professionals in voedsel en groen.
10. Author(s): Lorena Carrete (Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, Toluca, Mexico) Raquel Castaño (EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Mexico) Reto Felix (Department of Business Administration, Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Mexico) Edgar Centeno (Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico)
Karolien Poels. Karolien Poels is an Associate Professor of Strategic Communication at Department of Communication Studies, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
She is a member of the research group MIOS (Media & ICT in Organizations & Society). She holds an MA in Communication Studies and a PhD in Social Sciences, both from Ghent University. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Human Technology Interaction Group of Eindhoven University of Technology where she was involved in the FUGA-project (EU-FP6). Her research topics include: 1) advertising and consumer psychology and 2) digital games and social media. 20932685.2011.10593094# Consumer awareness of and concerns for the environment have increased significantly and environmental concerns now represent one of the major factors in consumer decision making.
Called “Clothes the Loop,” the initiative is the brainchild of the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) and the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART). Recycling.Upcycling.pdf. Teens Turning Green. Modavanti.com. Wear No Evil. Closet Cleanse: How to Unclutter Your Wardrobe With Panache.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Stella McCartney Designs Clothes That Are "Long-Term Commitments" “When I design, it’s about designing pieces that are stand-out, staple, long-term commitments in your life.
They’re made beautifully in the finest places in the world and should be cared for, loved, and handed down to the next generation. INFOGRAPHIC: Fast Fashion is "Disposable But Damaging" Need a quick primer on why “fast fashion” is such a terrible thing?
Take a gander at Alexandria Heinz’s brilliant infographic, which lays bare a number of statistics that will make even veteran shoppers blanch. (There’s a misprint in the box on the right, however: Americans buy 20 billion garments per year, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, not 20 million. So. Much. Worse.)
One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear, Says M&S Survey. One in three Britons has thrown away six or more items of clothing over the past 12 months, according to a survey of 2,200 U.K. consumers by Marks & Spencer.
Despite role models who champion quality merchandise that bears repeat wearing—the Duchess of Cambridge and Livia Firth among them—a fifth of respondents admitted to tossing out a garment after a single wear. At an average cost of £22.73 ($35.60) per discarded item, this means that more than £81 million ($127 million) of serviceable clothing winds up in landfills each year after it’s worn just once. Conducted by Yougov, the M&S study reveals a nation of “one-wear wonders,” driven by cheap and readily available “fast fashion.” Seventy-percent percent of respondents said they’ve “binned” unwanted clothes in the past year, according to results, while one in five women said they owned more than 100 items of clothing. To leaven the blow, the British department store also announced the first results of “Shwopping,” a U.K. + Press Release. INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Pounds of Textiles Do Americans Trash Every Year?
If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic. Click below the fold for an in-depth look. Should Eco-Labels Shape Purchasing Choices?
Wouldn’t it be helpful when shopping for clothes or footwear to know which products contain problematic materials, utilize renewable energy in manufacturing, or enrich their local communities? In theory, eco-labels can provide relevant environmental or social information about a given product to consumers to encourage an environmental goal or objective by shaping purchasing choices. At first glance, eco-labels seem like they could provide such useful information to shoppers, but opinions on their effectiveness have been mixed.
Confusion surrounding eco-labels. Love Your Clothes. Woman Transforms Old Second-Hand Clothes Into Modern Dresses.