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June 25, 2019


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What is Sustainable Fashion? - Sustainable Fashion, also called eco-fashion and ethical fashion, involves the design and manufacturing of clothing, home furnishings and other textile products in a sustainable manner that takes into account any environmental and socio-economic impacts. The goal is a system that protects the environment, causing minimal to no harm, and promotes social responsibility and ethical treatment of workers.

Sustainable Fashion involves all stages of the product's life cycle from design; selection & production of raw materials; manufacturing;

dyeing/finishing; sewing/assembling; packaging/storing and transportation, and disposal. It may include the use of recycled materials and components; reuse of wastage; and, the careful use of natural resources, such as water, land, soil, plants and animals. From a socio-economic perspective, there is a responsibility to maintain ethical working conditions for workers in the field, the factory and the office, including complying with best practice methods and applicable codes of conduct.

The consumer also has responsibilities: to stay educated and maintain awareness of sustainability issues when making purchases; avoid short-term fads that drive fast fashion; properly caring for and repairing clothing to extend its life; and, recycling, repurposing and donating old garments. You can also let companies and manufacturers know that stainability is important to you, and join organizations that promote sustainability.


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ECO-GLOSSARY
Learn terms, such as fast fashion, transparency, upcycling...

PRODUCT EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Recent & ongoing university research programs involving sustainability & new fabrics & textile products.

FABRICLINK NETWORK TOP 10 TEXTILE INNOVATION AWARDS - These awards recognize technical advancements & innovations that improves or advance finished product applications/performance.

Innovation Awards 2018 - 2019

Innovation Awards 2017 - 2018

Innovation Awards 2016 - 2017

RECENT TRADE SHOW REVIEWS OF NEW PRODUCTS

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019 - In a Word - Sustainability

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019 - Fibers that Strengthen, Cool and Protect the Environment

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2018 - Sustainability and the Snow Sports Market

Outdoor Retailer Summer Show 2018 - Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry

NEWS & VIEWS
Keep updated on new products, trends & other sustainable topics.

 

ECO-VIDEO VAULT

COMPANY/PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY STORIES
See & hear what they are doing to improve sustainability.

OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABILITY OF TEXTILES
Be educated about the problems & solutions.

CERTIFICATIONS
Learn about popular Eco-Certifications & Standards for textiles.

GET INSPIRED & WRITE YOUR OWN SUSTAINABILITY STORY
Do your part: stay educated and aware of sustainability issues when making purchases; avoid short-term fads that drive fast fashion; properly care for and repair clothing to extend its life; repurpose and donate old garments. You can also join organizations that promote sustainability & environmental protection.

How to be a Smart Shopper - Be educated; read labels, know who's making your clothes & what they're made of; avoid buying clothes you may only wear a couple of times.

10 Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer - Learn: What to look for in well-made clothes; How to sort, wash & dry items, Remove stains; and, hang & store clothes.

Why Washing Less is More Sustainable - Looking at the full life cycle of a piece of clothing, it's washing and drying that damages our natural environment the most.

25 Environmental Organizations & Agencies
Get involved and sign up with one of the active notable environmental organizations currently working for green causes, including wildlife preservation, land conservation and climate change prevention.

Ethical Organizations - to sustain the environment and support social responsibility

NEWS & VIEWS
5 Ways To Start Practicing Sustainable Fashion Sustainable fashion is not only a trend nowadays, but a necessary. What is sustainable fashion? It’s the method of keeping our clothes ethical and environmentally friendly while also refraining from being too wasteful. You can easily start practicing sustainable fashion methods in these 5 simple ways! Read more… How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry? The sustainable fashion scene is quickly evolving and expanding. Which is great for people, who want to get involved. Read more…
Kate Hudson’s New Happy X Nature Clothing Line Is Here-It’s Good For The Environment The brand uses recycled and organic cotton in many of the designs in addition to most of the denim pieces crafted out of material from recycled bottles! Read more… School Teacher Promotes Sustainable Fashion by Wearing the Same Dress for 100 Days When we shop for an outfit, do we stop and ask ourselves, “How many times will we actually really wear it?” If the answer is not many, then we should pass it by. Investing in clothes that we will wear time and time again makes sense, and choosing clothes that are versatile will help us be creative. One woman had set out to prove that. Read more…
10 Ways To Make 2019 The Year Of Sustainable Fashion Experts say that 2019 could be the watershed year for sustainable fashion, with a growing awareness and willingness of the industry to put the movement at center stage. But, it can’t happen without YOU. Read more… Hemp Lookbook: Sustainable Fashion We Love Here’s some hemp clothing we love! Hemp is more fashion forward than ever and brands are doing amazing things with hemp fabric. Hemp fabric is more sustainable too, thanks to the use of fewer pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Read more…
How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry? The sustainable fashion scene is quickly evolving and expanding. Which is great for people, who want to get involved. Read more… 'Dress Your Values' - Celebrity Stylist Laura Jones on Sustainable Fashion Celebrity stylist Laura Jones found herself overwhelmed when she realized the field she had dedicated her career to was damaging the environment big time: fashion. Then, she resolved to do something about it. Read more…
Are our collective efforts towards sustainable fashion enough? At the recently concluded Copenhagen Fashion Summit, conversation flowed from the importance of changing stance in leadership to tech innovation, but one question remained constant—is this enough or can we do better? Read more… One Thing to Do With Old Clothes? Turn Them Into Art Eileen Fisher, a leader in the sustainable fashion sphere, is tackling 'What can you do with clothes you don’t wear anymore?" One option is to turn them into art. Read more…
 
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