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The Importance of Fair Fashion


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Today the fashion industry is saturated with terms such as fair fashion, ethical fashion, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, and much more. But what do these terms actually mean, and how are they different? In order to have a positive impact on the fashion industry, it’s important to understand how it operates at a social and human … Continue reading The Importance of Fair Fashion

Designing Fashion for a Longer Life


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A big part of ethical and sustainable fashion is making clothes last longer. The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) recently held its first Extending the Life of Clothes Design Award to reward designers. The aim of the contest was to find long-lasting, sustainable, and fashionable clothing that people would actually wear. Designers were also tasked … Continue reading Designing Fashion for a Longer Life

The Power of Crowd-Sourced Clothing Design


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The currently predominant fashion model, in which a creative director designs collections which are then advertised by reps, purchased by retailers, and then purchased by customers, is a model based on guesswork and dated tradition.  Retailers order enough garments to fill a whole season, and if customers don’t like the clothing it ends up stockpiling … Continue reading The Power of Crowd-Sourced Clothing Design

Eco Fashion Can Benefit from Eco Logistics


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The fashion industry has been shifting towards more eco-friendly and ethical fashion. But there’s more to the fashion industry than the clothing itself. After it’s designed and manufactured, the clothing must be packaged, shipped, stored, and then marketed and sold to customers.  If fashion itself can be more sustainable, what about the logistics? If logistics … Continue reading Eco Fashion Can Benefit from Eco Logistics

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