Austria | London Design Biennale 2016. Australia | London Design Biennale 2016. Plastic Effects Designer Brodie Neill's Plastic Effects highlights an ugly problem: the estimated five trillion plastic items that pollute the world's oceans. Fragmented particles of plastic –a material once considered utopian in itself – enter the food chain to devastate marine life of all kinds, and thousands of tonnes of debris are washed up on Australia's coastline every year.
Neill's installation highlights this problem by harvesting and recycling marine micro-plastic to produce a terrazzo-like composite, inlaid as a kaleidoscopic diagram, displayed here in the Gyro table. Saudi Arabia | London Design Biennale 2016. FIRST LOOK: Timberland's New Shoes, Bags Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles.
After months of teasing, Timberland is peeling back the curtain on its upcoming collaboration with Thread, a Pittsburgh, Penn. -based fabric manufacturer that recently announced, through the Clinton Global Initiative, a commitment to address forced and child labor in the global supply chain. Set to drop next spring, the line of footwear and bags incorporates textiles composed of up to 50 percent recycled plastic bottles, which are collected from the streets of Haiti and Honduras. The Thread network provides full- and part-time jobs for nearly 3,600 bottle collectors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing employees in the developing world, according to Ian Rosenberger, CEO of of the certified B Corp.
Each yard of Thread fabric is tracked at every stage of its production, from the initial rounding up of the bottles to its final creation in the United States. RELATED | Timberland Aims to Use 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2020 Timberland has a Haiti connection, as well. . + Timberland + Thread. LEARN Business ENG 2015. LONDON FASHION WEEK SUSTAINABLE DESIGNERS REVIEW | Blog. Take a peek around London Fashion Week and you will be pleasantly surprised by some of the designers behind this year’s show. Ethical and sustainable designs played an exciting role this season and we couldn’t be more happy about it. Lets take a look at some of BB’s favourite LFW designers and the stories behind their collections.
Shrimps Shrimps is a fashion label from the young London-based designer, Hannah Weiland, which was launched in 2013. Hannah creates unique, beautifully crafted pieces made of faux fur, which bring ethical and animal-friendly fashion one step closer to high street fashion. Christopher Raeburn Christopher Ræburn is a British fashion designer with an innovative approach to creating fashion items. Moon Lee Moon Lee aims on using organic fabrics in its collections with beautiful hand dying and intricate painting. What were your favourite looks from our sustainable designers at London Fashion Week? The Best Ethical Fashion Brands. What is ethical fashion? Green is the new black, people, because ethical fashion is higher than ever on the agenda for brands across the board from luxury, to high street – though shout out to Stella McCartney for pioneering the movement.
Stella put it beautifully in her AW17 campaign, by saying her goal is ‘to portray who we want to be and how we carry ourselves; our attitude and collective path. Our man-made constructed environments are disconnected and unaware of other life and the planet which is why there is waste.’ In short, it’s designing, sourcing and manufacturing clothes in a way that benefits people and communities while minimising impact on the environment, to be precise. Stella McCartney’s AW17 show How ethical is ethical? There are different ways to produce ethical fashion, and according to the Ethical Fashion Forum, they fall into three categories, social, environmental and commercial, specifically tackling these issues: Our top three ethical fashion brands Stella McCartney Taino.
Sustainable Fashion Designers- Ethical sustainable fashion. In today’s fast fashion world, being a sustainable fashion designer is a challenge. The competition is fierce as designers and retailers compete for the attention of fickle consumers hungry for the latest trends at the cheapest price. But the tide is turning, as customers and designers alike become more aware of their ethical and environmental footprints. Both parties are looking for clothes that are produced with a social and environmental conscience. And it’s often the small fashion brands leading the way in ethical design. Here are six great initiatives taking place around the world to promote ethical and eco-friendly fashion. 1.
Clean Cut aims to connect Australia to the global ethical and sustainable fashion movement, as well as growing awareness in Australia for designs that not only look good, but are environmentally sustainable and socially aware. By providing industry expertise and resources to consumers and designers, Clean Cut helps Australia make informed fashion choices. 2. 3. Everlane.