What is Sustainable Fashion?

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What is sustainable fashion, and what does it mean for the human and planetary impact of our wardrobe? The post What is Sustainable Fashion? Activism cotton eco-friendly clothing fast fashion green lifestyle green living organic PHU slow fashionappeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Sustainable Fashion? Malagasy Style

Eco Friendly Daily

Sustainable Fashion– Malagasy Style. There’s no denying the impact of supposed “free trade” agreements on the livelihood of local communities. The cloth is sourced from sustainably harvested silk from wild cocoons, and it is dyed in a very sustainable way.

Fashion Futures 2025: Global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry

The Green Changemakers

Image www.forumforthefuture.org Fashion Futures is a call for a sustainable fashion industry. Four vivid scenarios explore how climate change, resource shortages, population growth and other factors will shape the world of 2025 and the future of the fashion industry within it. The global fashion industry generates over a trillion dollars a year. So what we wear - and how it's made and sold - can have a huge positive impact on our society and environment.

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

Eco Chic

That’s good news for those of us who love vintage fashion , looking for a deal, the planet (clothing production has a whopping environmental toll), and proponents of personal style over rabid trend-following. But what about the fashion ethics? . times the size of fast fashion by 2028.

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The Green Closet Project: Eco Designers Tara St. James and Auralis Join Forces with Ecover to Promote Smarter, Lower Impact Fashion

Eco Chic

Instead of supporting American workers, we now get cheap clothes to the tune of Bangladeshi workers being paid just $43 a month to make them for us (that’s how fast fashion – and cheaper-than-ever clothes happen, my friends). Auralis in her studio.

5 Amazing Fashion Brands that Give Back.

Elephant Journal

By buying into these brands you’re making a positive impact to someone else’s life. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only clothes eco fashion ethical clothing lines ethical gifts shopping sustainable fashion

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Ethics?

Eco Chic

times the size of fast fashion by 2028. I’ve been a second-hand fiend for many years now and advocate for ethical fashion (@fashionbenders). I find unique and newish designer items this way, while also adhering to my ethical fashion value system. . Second-hand. Flipped.

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Beirut’s Eco Fashion Boutique is “Green and Glam”

Green Prophet

Green is glamorous, according to Beirut’s eco fashion boutique. People need to eat and people need to dress every day, so food and fashion are two of the ways that people can make a daily difference in protecting the environment.

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Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

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Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

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What Does Made In USA Really Mean? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

Conscious consumers are already aware of the positive impact they can make by choosing locally sourced food, but clothing is still one aspect of shopping that can leave a lot to be desired in terms of sustainability. Is Bamboo a Sustainable Fabric Fraud? Is Leather Sustainable?

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Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

Modavanti , an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward. Custom dyed with low-impact dyes.

Is Tencel (aka Lyocell) A Sustainable Fabric? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

In 2000, the European Union awarded the Tencel manufacturing process an Environmental Award in “technology for sustainable development.” Once the eucalyptus trees are harvested, mostly from sustainable farms, the wood is soaked in a non-toxic solution called amine oxide.

The Higg Index: A New Way to Judge the Sustainability of Your Clothes?

Eco Chic

Various companies have been working for the last few years to assess the sustainability of the clothing we buy off the rack (or from the website!). Called the Higg Index , it “allow brands, factories and chemical manufacturers to score the relative sustainability of their products.”

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Carbon Footprints in the Garden

Green (Living) Review

The Environmental Footprint of Gardening and how to reduce it by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There has been a lot of discussion about carbon footprints – though I prefer to call it environmental footprint, for when we concentrate just on carbon we forget the other impact that we have on the Planet – in the news and elsewhere for some time already, but how does this relate to gardening?

3 New Eco Boutiques: Ethical Shopping Wherever You Are!

Eco Chic

However, I spend a lot of time worrying how much of an impact of what I buy has on the environment and the people who make the product. According to Belvele’s site, the store is, “a platform for independent designers who represent the brand’s essence: design, craftsmanship, sustainability.”

BeGood Clothing’s Bright Colors for a Sustainable Spring

Eco Chic

The store is giving a new face to sustainable fashion by carrying 40 brands and designers that each give back to a different eco or humanitarian cause, while being on the forefront of today’s fashion trends.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

How do we produce the stuff we need with less (or no) impact on the planet’s limited resources? Kristal Peters, a veteran of the luxury fashion industry, believes that fashion should set a higher standard of sustainability for the rest of the business.

Eco Chic Exhibit Now On at Scandinavia House, NYC

Eco Chic

Righteous Fashion. Leave it to the Swedes to put together an exhibit concerning eco fashion that’s both beautiful and seriously thought-provoking. The film asks the right-now question, “Is there such a thing as sustainable globalization?&#.

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What Are YOU Doing for Fashion Revolution Day in 2016? There’s LOTS Going On!

Eco Chic

Courtesy of Fashion Revolution Day. Some of them are still missing, their bodies lost to the race for the fashion bottom—the two dollar t-shirt. Fashion Revolution Day’s aim is to stop a tragedy of the sort of ever happening in order to solve the problem from where it starts: us.

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Afingo Fashion Forum at FIT: Sustainability and Philanthropy

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan (far right) speaks at FIT at the Afingo “Sustainability and Philanthropy&# panel. The most engaging insights included a consideration of the standards to which any fashion brand, eco or otherwise, must hold itself, as well as a call for improved labeling for consumers.

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Robin Wilson, Interior Decorator to the Kennedys and Clintons, Shares Her Secrets

Eco Chic

We shop with reusable bags, fill up our water bottles, avoid plastic like the plague, purchase beauty products made free of chemicals and we’re now filling up our closets with American designers that are making affordable and sustainable fashion their mantra.

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Summer Rayne Oakes Opens Up: Business, the LBD, and Her Passion for Bugs

Eco Chic

I happened upon one of the “How I Wear Eco Fashion&# posts here on Eco Chick mid-March to find a woman named Summer Rayne Oakes. What would you tell aspiring environmentalists, journalists and eco-fashion lovers? SRO: I simply have a desire to create a positive impact on society.

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Sustainability is destroying the Earth

The Green Changemakers

“Very provocative article that make us question what sustainability is really about and what alternatives we actually need to create different systems. Enjoy!” ~ Mabel Don’t talk to me about sustainability. You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint?

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How to Go Green: In the Community

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable living has certainly become a buzz phrase. More and more people are looking at ways to reduce their ecological footprint: driving less, eating less meat, wearing sustainable fashions. As individuals, we are increasingly aware of the impact we have on the planet and our fellow humans. By taking the concept of sustainable living beyond the narrow, individualistic approach, we can learn to see our interconnectedness to our environment and its inhabitants.

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The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

The Green Changemakers

Her impressive accomplishments and the examples she brings to the interview are a must-read of inspiration for anyone involved with sustainability education. Show that your company or institution educates for sustainability. Sustainable-development Research Education

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