News by Maddy Coffey January saw the birth of the CFDA Sustainability Initiatives Resource Hub. The directory, available online and easily accessible to everyone, provides an extensive guidebook. Everything is covered from the concept of sustainability itself, to how to … Continue reading SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS TO CFDA
Judith Willis reviews a new documentary tackling environmental issues caused by fast fashion. Did you know it can take over 15,000 litres of water to grow the cotton to make a pair of jeans? Up until recently, I had no idea … Continue reading CHEAP FRILLS: FASHION’S DIRTY SECRET
News by Charlie Whitehand The Environmental Audit Committee questioned leading high street, luxury and online fashion retailers on Tuesday 27th November. This formed part of an inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry. Representatives from the likes of Primark, … Continue reading FASHION RETAILERS QUESTIONED ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE Laura Foster-Devaney reveals the environmental implications behind your wardrobe. Usually when one thinks about climate change induced by air pollution, images of huge power plants spewing out gargantuan clouds of polluting smoke and … Continue reading HOW GREEN ARE YOUR JEANS?
Katie Ferrero wonders whether we’re taking prioritising one cause over another. Radical motions taking place within the fashion industry are more relevant than ever. From LGBQT to environmental concerns, designers have considered global issues and projected their own support through … Continue reading ADVANCEMENTS & SETBACKS FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Ethical Issues on the Runway Rachel Parker writes about the ethical issues surrounding LFW, and how to move forward. With its focus on getting the press and buyers lusting after new trends, London Fashion Week would rarely spring to mind … Continue reading REDESIGNING FASHION WEEK
SAVE OUR SPECIES Partnering with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), fashion brand Lacoste has switched their signature crocodile logos on their polo shirts to 10 endangered species in attempts to raise awareness for the animals in their … Continue reading LACOSTE FOR THE ANIMALS