It turns out that do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion extends well beyond sewing buttons onto old shirts. In fact, DIY is a core component of ethical fashion because it finds new ways to preserve and upcycle old materials into new pieces. Many key items in menswear collections can be repurposed using basic DIY techniques. This method offers a low-cost alternative for sprucing up your wardrobe without buying into fast fashion trends.
The project shown at Munich Fabric Start in the beginning of September started from the vision of Martin Havik, founder of the recycled movement REMO with the support of Michel Walstock. Martin has lived in Prato many years owning a buying office dealing with big brands as G-Star, Hugo Boss and more. He understood many years ago that world resources are finite and soon the textile was in the need to find a more sustainable way to produce if it wants to survive this period of crisis. He pulled together a group of professionals in textile field since many years, starting with a company in Prato Co.mi.stra owned by the Tesi family with a centuries-old culture about recycling wool, the fabric designer Piero Diddi, a specialist in textile innovation - Dalia Benefatto.
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) together with Detox - CID and Greenpeace Italia will present five eco-friendly collections during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Following the launch of The Time is Now! in January 2019, the project has reached the final phase: the collections will be presented on Tuesday 11 June in the Corte-Courtyard areas of the Palazzina Reale in Florence.
As part of its DNA, Tejidos Royo has always mantained a total commitment to the Sustainability and Protection of Human Rights throughout the whole Value Chain. Following this philosophy, Tejidos Royo takes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as its own as the best path to sustainability.
Luxury Jersey has developed for their Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection a line of fabrics dedicated to the male universe - the "MEN’S ZONE": from raw materials appreciated by men, such as cotton, cotton-cashmere, wool-cotton and melange silk.
At Lenzing believe that there’s no greater innovator than life itself: Everything is on the move, constantly changing, always taking new turns, opening new paths into the future, offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities. They are thankful for life’s variabilities because they inspire us to discover innovations that truly make a difference. That’s why their textiles are as aesthetic and emotional as they are functional. Their beauty care and hygiene products are unmatched in their comfort and performance. Lenzing’s fibers are essential ingredients to quality products that improve people’s lives. At the same time, they help to preserve our planet’s natural resources. Contributing to a better life is what drives us to research, explore and invent. Over the past decades, this spirit shaped their profile as a purposeful pioneer and the fiber industry’s leading innovator.
The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.
Thanks to its modern production system, continuous quality tests and constant research for new technological solutions for a small but essential accessory such as zipper, Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. is a reality on the market since 1887, constantly growing and ready to face the future successfully. A sound-great firm organized in four manufacturing plants, equipped to fulfill the complete production cycle, to join in synergy creativity and quality, precision and punctuality.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Nature matters - every day We Nordic tries to make the world greener. That's why they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in September in Paris.
Made With Respect joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
ROICA™ experts showcase the world-first ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family that offers 2 responsible made yarns: a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 3 certified yarn and the world’s first yarn awarded Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold Level Certificate and Hohenstein Environment compatibility certification.
Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.
Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is now accepting submissions from designers around the world to create one unique look using men’s shirts for the return of the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson. Accepted submissions will be featured on the runway at the second annual event in November, in two states: Nov. 4 – 10 in Port Douglas, Queensland; and Nov. 15 – 21 in Perth, Western Australia.
Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.
A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.
ROICA debuts at FILO Speciality Yarn Fair with its latest, Smarter and Unique Premium Stretch Innovations
Come and see the two unique, responsible premium stretch yarns & the new wellbeing stretch from ROICA™ at FILO in Milan, Booth C6, 27th -28th September 2017.
The result of advanced technology and the passion for noble raw materials and relentless research have always characterized the renowned textile company within the production of high quality fashion fabrics. Due to its continuous evolution, A. Stelloni Collection by Mapel arrives at Premi?re Vision with an important change in terms of its collections’ offers.
If you're looking for new ideas on what to do with your rubbish before rubbish removal, consider this recent news story! The ninth annual Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show, part of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, was held August 12, 2017. If you're conjuring up mental images of silk gowns and expensive fancy lace, think again! At least eighty percent of materials for each outfit worn at this fashion show must be made from recycled, reclaimed, or reused materials! The fashions are created by artists with a great deal of creativity and the crowds this show draws includes people very passionate about saving Planet Earth.
Mode Coloniali combines few micro-collections of mens clothes, specifically made as travel and leisure wear, in addition to few workwear items, uniquely inspired to Colonial Fashion times spanning from late '800 to 1930s, using Vintage natural fabrics and accessories.
Dashing Tweeds weave design studio in East London is the place where all designs for cloth and ready to wear start. In addition to Dashing Tweeds Cloth Collections woven in Britain, the company offers also a variety of ready-to-wear garments.
We are sad to announce that our friends from Sharp Dressed Man - the non profit organization in Baltimore, which helps men experienced homelessness, incarceration, or other life challenges and preparing to get back to work, by providing them recycled suits and accessories - suffered a fire on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
This year PittiUomo was visited by more than 35 000 visitors from all over the world. All the exhibitors presented fantastic Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 collections of men's suits, jackets, pants, coats, shoes, belts, bags, accessories, etc. The exhibition was also a place where Woolmark, the Australian wool association, presented latest wool trends and their prize award.
'We are having a raffle benefitting Sharp Dressed Man. The prize is a custom Christopher Schafer Clothier suit made of Dormeuil fabric with two custom shirts and two handmade silk ties valued at $3 000. Each donation of $25 purchases you a ticket for this great prize. The winning ticket will be drawn at the open house on December 1st'.
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
This September, H&M will introduce 16 new denim styles made using recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The pieces for men, women and kids, are the latest steps toward H&M’s goal towards creating a closed loop for fashion, and will be available in all stores worldwide, as well as online.
The traditional production strategy used by fashion companies to match production with consumer demand forecasts is called make-to-stock.
H&M is proud to announce that Olivia Wilde, actress and humanitarian, will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign. Olivia, well known for her commitment to sustainability and her engagement for environmental causes will appear in the campaign wearing pieces from the collection. Conscious Exclusive will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
We asked Davide Rotondi - the Representative of Rotondi Group SRL - to tell us more about their products in order to help young fashion designers and brands to learn more about the garment pressing.
Virgin wool has two definitions. First, it is the wool taken from a lamb's first shearing. This is the softest and finest wool produced. Second, virgin wool can refer to wool that has never been used, processed, or woven before. This type of virgin wool can come from an adult sheep.
The Fall-Winter 2014/2015 menswear collection of the famous French fashion house Louis Vuitton, presented on January 16, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, is typically luxurious.
It's very gentlemanlike - silhouettes are clean and classic, the color palette includes lots of deep blues, some beige and bronze, gray, brown, camel, eggplant purple, burgundy and inevitable black. In contrast with sleek silk in garments are used alpaca and vicuña.
Fast fashion consists of collections based on the most recent fashion trends presented at every year's Spring and Autumn Fashion Weeks. The main idea is garments to be designed and manufactured quickly and cheaply, which allows consumers to take advantage of current clothing styles at a lower price. In Fast fashion production cycles are compressed into 4 to 6 weeks and in some cases even less than that. This creates more buying seasons in the same time and space.
On the threshold of autumn, when the summer remains a memory and autumn and winter dictate changes in our wardrobe, the young Bulgarian designer Evgeni Petkov-Eugenio presents us his new collection for Autumn-Winter 2012/2013. Yes, once again it is Eco and represents some of the strongest fashion trends for the autumn-winter season - Eco fur, black leather, baroque lady and knitted sweaters!
Stella McCartney is launching her first eco friendly lingerie line called "Stella" next month. It is designed with colorful day-to-day bras and underwear that are going to make women feel more comfortable, sexy and fashionable. "It has to fit, function and do its job", commented the British designer.
The line includes five different bra shapes, including a molded underwire, a plunge version and a strapless and seamless style. The colours are electric blue, python, pink and black. The lingerie will all be made from organic cotton and recycled metals.
Christina Anton, student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, founder of Boo and Boo Factory hand-makes colorful geometric leather jewelry from recycled leather with a bit of a tribal feel.
It’s as though the Boo and Boo Factory took three of the most popular fads out there in the accessory industry and meshed them together to create a colorfully unique line that is appealing on so many levels.
The new, H&M Conscious Collection, is made from enviromentally – adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. The line was inspired by different shades of white, one of the most important colors this Spring. The collection is divided in three lines - women, men and kids clothing.
Womenswear is inspired by an updated romantic style in which blouses, tunics and T-shirts with Broderie Anglaise are a key trend.
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.
Keira Knightley slips into a beige bodysuit and mounts a vintage motorcycle for a Chanel commercial on Sunday afternoon at Concorde Place in Paris, France.
The 25-year-old British actress has a new movie, Never Let Me Go, out in limited release on Sept. 15. The flick co-stars Carey Mulligan and Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield.