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The Centre for Sustainable Fashion provokes, challenges and questions the fashion status quo. Through collaboration we design transforming solutions that

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion provokes, challenges and questions the fashion status quo. Through collaboration we design transforming solutions that

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Espadrilles - Alohas Sandals PRE ORDER - Back Strap Black Size Guide PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STYLES ARE ON PRE ORDER ONLY. WE WILL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD NOW AND WE WILL SHIP THE SANDALS ON THE 1st WEEK OF JUNE (5th-9th) Back Strap... Top 10 Sustainable Fashion programmes and courses SOURCE Deputy Editor, Sarah Ditty, brings you a round-up of the top 10 sustainable fashion programmes and courses from leading schools across the globe. Image: ESMOD Berlin For this month’s issue, the SOURCE team investigated how sustainability is being integrated into the curricula of leading fashion schools and universities across the world. More education institutions than ever before are beginning to offer specialised courses, certificates and degrees related to sustainability in fashion, and many schools are working to embed social and environmental issues into the very foundation of what they teach. In this article, we overview the top 10 programmes and courses related to sustainable fashion, pulling out the unique expertise and areas of specialisation for each institution.

Can big brands catch up on sustainable fashion? Imagine a pair of trousers you could throw on the compost. After years of use, they could decompose among the eggshells and tea bags to leave behind nothing but some fertile soil to help grow new raw materials. It takes the circular economy to a whole new level. This is the idea behind F-ABRIC, a range of materials developed by Swiss company Freitag. Until recently, Freitag’s only line of business was making bags out of old truck tarpaulins. While natural fibres like cotton will compost over time, synthetic fibres like polyester won’t, and natural fibres are often blended with synthetic.

The Ecochic Design Award for Fashion Students Cutting waste out of fashion The EcoChic Design Award is our sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. Firstly, we educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. A Brief History of Sustainable Fashion Type the words ‘future’ and ‘fashion’ into any search engine, and you’ll get a stream of results on 3-D printing, wearable technology and e-commerce websites – sustainability is but a mere mention. Yet, the S-word has undeniably made its way into the modern apparel-making process and increasingly influences what lands on runways and store racks. The fashion industry’s growing focus on sustainable practices has even prompted business publications such as Forbes to hail “Green is the New Black.” Through innovative business practices, the fashion industry has come a long way in improving environmental and social conditions along complex global supply chains. Still, it has a way to go. A brief look into the industry’s storied past illuminates how corporate style setters have responded to shifting consumer demands, market trends and natural resource constraints over the years – signaling what the future of sustainable fashion might hold.

About Burlap – Burlap Apparel Cute clothing for cute people. Every month, Burlap curates 100 gorgeous fashion pieces & accessories. We founded Burlap with one simple goal: to provide amazing clothes at amazing prices. The Sustainable Fashion Handbook The definitive sourcebook on all aspects of sustainable fashion – not only the environmental issues presented by fast-moving fashion, but also the social impact of the industry. Packed with authoritative facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is an indispensable reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation ‘A huge range of examples and perspectives on sustainable fashion … it isn’t just pretty pictures, with plenty of essays debating the materials and morality of contemporary fashion’ – Crafts ‘From Katherine Hamnett printed T-shirt, to Vivienne Westwood’s stance against global warming, the author questions the sustainability of fashion and its key players’– AnOther Magazine

10 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands We Can Get Behind - Fashionista Nowadays in fashion, the words "eco-friendly," "organic" and "sustainable" get bandied around a lot. Which is a good thing. Except that sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a brand that's actually helping to make the planet a better place--and one that's just riding the eco bandwagon with a less-than-well intentioned "organic" label. "Yes [companies are cashing in on consumers' growing environmental awareness by labeling their clothes "green," without actually changing their production process too much]," Timo Rissanen, Parsons' Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, told me.

"It's the end of fashion as we know it" says Li Edelkoort Design Indaba 2015: fashion is dead, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has declared, describing the fashion industry as "a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been" (+ interview). Lidewij Edelkoort, one of the world's most influential fashion forecasters, used her annual presentation at Design Indaba in Cape Town to fire a broadside at the industry. She told Dezeen: "This is the end of fashion as we know it." Edelkoort said her interest in fashion had now been replaced by an interest in clothes, since fashion has lost touch with what is going on in the world and what people want.