In August of this year, the pillars of the elite world fashion concluded the so-called Fashion Pact. Although this agreement does not carry any legal force, when industry giants represented by Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Prada, and 28 other companies begin to take measures to fight against global warming, this means that everything got pretty serious. This pact shows serious changes both in the priorities of the worldwide industry, but also in fashion trends for the coming decades.
C.L.A.S.S. the global platform for sustainable materials, fibres and textiles for the fashion business is ready up for its world tour in some of the most cutting-edge venues and events truly committed to ‘weave’ a better future. The first appointment will be the Textile Exchange conference, the influential annual event organised by the eponymous certification agency and non-profit association, held in Vancouver, BC – Canada, from October 16. Ready to discover smart and cutting-edge innovations? In Vancouver, C.LA.S.S. is looking forward to shaking hands at Booth 40.
Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.
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.
La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.
Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.
Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
Working to reach my goal, Pieter Petros have started with what he is most passionate about, i.e., designing suits. These suits are like no other, for the reason them being 100% natural and completely personalised. Which undoubtedly takes the confidence level of the individual a notch higher.
Angelico proposes a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
In an age when fabrics are required to evolve constantly in order to retain their central role in the fashion cycle, Angelico is following two routes: exquisite weave, construction and hand in fabrics, and performance standards in line with the contemporary lifestyle. These two tendencies come together in products for different occasions in both the collection of orthogonal fabrics and the K1 creative collection, which also includes jersey and were presented at Milano Unica this month.
From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.
DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.
MU New York features prestigious materials for men's and women's collections; avant-garde materials for the 'fashion' market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories. A total of 61 firms will participate in the upcoming edition, starting January 24, 2016.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
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.
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.
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
Missoni Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the expressive telling of their itinerant man’s emotional metamorphosis as he journeys through the exhilarating country of India. The senses are awakened, time slowly erodes, culture and tradition delicately reveal themselves, vitality is reinvigorated and conventional, Western manner is abandoned for Eastern, sentimental rousing. Relaxed silhouettes, soft tailoring, featherweight knits and potent hues define this season’s Eastern state of mind.
he Ninetyfive family of yarns expands in the name of sustainable-cashmere knitwear. Now there are two sources of these “double life” yarns with an eco-friendly message. They are among the finest yarns by Filpucci, a company which combines its textile research expertise with a passion for exploring new sustainable alternatives.
Italy held its first Wool Week from 10 to 16 September 2013 in Milan.
There were celebrations supporting the global Campaign for Wool inspired by the 'Live naturally, choose wool' claim and promoting wool as a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre.
One of the aims is to build a bridge between the textile community, fashion industry and consumers.
World famous designer and luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik designed a new collection of eco-friendly shoes made from fish scale.
The only artificial material is the cork. The collection is part of a collaboration with US-based eco-designer Marcia Patmos and will be included in the Spring-Summer 2012 runway show in New York.
The original shoes will be sold for $895 at Manolo Blahnik stores.
Stella McCartney will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials for Spring 2012.
"The greatest challenge was the amount of time that was spent on research and testing to get the best quality product possible with the highest performance in terms of resistance, while still maintaining the style and finish we always try to achieve," said McCartney.
Design duo: Alberta Ferretti and Emma Watson have finally unveiled their eco-friendly fashion collaboration, Pure Threads. It features five Seventies-style pieces inspired by Miss Watson's fashion idol, actress Jane Birkin, and is made entirely from environmentally-friendly materials.
The Harry Potter star has designed for People Tree, modeled for Burberry and is current face of Lancome.
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.
The Harry Potter star, Emma Watson is working with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti on an organic clothing line. Ferretti became interested in working with Emma after seeing her work for Fair Trade’s People Tree line.
The duo have chosen as their muse 60s icon Jane Birkin, she of the namesake bag and classic androgynous style.