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There is no improvement without due attention to sustainability
Ethical Fashion

There is no improvement without due attention to sustainability

The brand has been able to get the signs of the market change all along, so that it can guarantee the full respect of all eco-toxicological parameters requested by national and international regulations. In November 2017 Maglificio Maggia received the significant certification by Associazione Tessile & Salute. Traceability and Safety in Maglificio Maggia are at the service of a never-changing business philosophy: to operate within the law in order to create innovative, unique and sustainable fabrics.

Lenzing Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
Ethical Fashion

Lenzing Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

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.

How a completely pure and biodegradable fabric is created by Organic Cotton Colours
Ethical Fashion

How a completely pure and biodegradable fabric is created by Organic Cotton Colours

The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.

LIMONTA: Social Responsibility, Process and Product Sustainability
Ethical Fashion

LIMONTA: Social Responsibility, Process and Product Sustainability

Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.

h+h cologne 2019 colours up the business
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h+h cologne 2019 colours up the business

It is time once again from 29 to 31 March 2019: Specialised trade visitors from all over the globe will meet up at h+h cologne to inform themselves about the latest trends in the textile handicraft industry. Next year things are going to be particularly colourful. Because this time the motto of the event zone "my lovely livingroom" is "colour your business!". Under this title, in the event and workshop programme h+h cologne 2019 is placing a special focus on current and successful approaches for customer acquisition, sales promotions and customer loyalty.

Fortex Spa is a synonymous with Sustainability
Ethical Fashion

Fortex Spa is a synonymous with Sustainability

Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.

Want to Keep the Weight Off Once You Lose It? Know How to Do It Right
Health

Want to Keep the Weight Off Once You Lose It? Know How to Do It Right

It’s true that many people who lose weight regain it soon after. Such sudden changes can be very dangerous for one’s health and generally not good for the overall weight loss effort. If you want to lose excess pounds and keep them off, you need to change your lifestyle and stick to the new healthy habits. The good news is that this is also the most effective and enjoyable way to lose weight in the first place. Weight Loss and Regain: Why Does It Happen and What Does It Mean for You?

ReLAST: the Super-Smart GOTS and GRS certified Stretch Denim from Candiani with ROICA™
Ethical Fashion

ReLAST: the Super-Smart GOTS and GRS certified Stretch Denim from Candiani with ROICA™

Candiani launches at Kingpins its new eco-smart denim range in partnership with ROICA™ from Asahi Kasei.

Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. with eco-oriented production cycle
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Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. with eco-oriented production cycle

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.

Premium leathers with eco-friendly metal-free tanning by La Patrie
Ethical Fashion

Premium leathers with eco-friendly metal-free tanning by La Patrie

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.

Fifitex SMBM received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris
Menswear fabrics

Fifitex SMBM received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris

The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.

Bonaudo Spa -  a leader in tanning kangaroo leathers
Ethical Fashion

Bonaudo Spa - a leader in tanning kangaroo leathers

Bonaudo was founded in 1923, when the brothers Gioacchino, Giovanni and Marco Bonaudo starder Theri tannery in Chivasso, outside of Turin.

Bardazzi Jersey received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris
Menswear fabrics

Bardazzi Jersey received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris

The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.

C.L.A.S.S. Proudly Supports Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference in Milan
Ethical Fashion

C.L.A.S.S. Proudly Supports Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference in Milan

This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.

Lochcarron of Scotland - the tartan manufacturer
Menswear fabrics

Lochcarron of Scotland - the tartan manufacturer

With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.

TINTEX introduced Naturally Clean
Menswear collections

TINTEX introduced Naturally Clean

TINTEX Textiles revealed a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.

Euromaglia received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
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Euromaglia received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

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.

Stone Paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to normal tree paper
Ethical Fashion

Stone Paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to normal tree paper

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.

Aditya Birla Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
Ethical Fashion

Aditya Birla Group received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.

Eastman Naia™ received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award
Ethical Fashion

Eastman Naia™ received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award

Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization awarded 37 ethical brands
Ethical Fashion

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization awarded 37 ethical brands

Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? Of course not. 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization is convinced that sustainability should go hand in hand with ethics. To continue its ethical fashion campaign in September the team of the organization awarded 37 brands that beside sustainability, also correspond to the ethical fashion criterias and are willing to give publicity to ethical fashion.

Control Union - sustainability of the industry's supply chains
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Control Union - sustainability of the industry's supply chains

With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.

Made With Respect Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet
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Made With Respect Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet

Made With Respect joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
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ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai

In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.

For Premiere Vision Paris, SEAQUAL™ brings together great creativity and eco-responsibility
Ethical Fashion

For Premiere Vision Paris, SEAQUAL™ brings together great creativity and eco-responsibility

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.

Strong Demonstration of a future-oriented textile community at Munich Fabric Start
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Strong Demonstration of a future-oriented textile community at Munich Fabric Start

For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.

Made With Respect opens a new era in the world of sustainability
Ethical Fashion

Made With Respect opens a new era in the world of sustainability

In 2018, it is clear that “sustainable fashion” is not just a futuristic concept, but today’s necessity. The environmental pollution is more and more concerning every year, causing numerous humanitarian and environmental issues all over the world. It is now time for industry professionals and consumers to hear the wake up call and simply slow down.

Premiere Vision Paris strengthens its commitments to responsible creation
Ethical Fashion

Premiere Vision Paris strengthens its commitments to responsible creation

Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.

ROICA™ and ECOTEC at Premiere Vision Paris
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ROICA™ and ECOTEC at Premiere Vision Paris

Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.

TINTEX Textiles at Munich Fabric Start
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TINTEX Textiles at Munich Fabric Start

See, touch and experience the latest collection from TINTEX Textiles as they reveal a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.

Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start
Ethical Fashion

Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start

Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.

The ethical brands that you can see at Who is Next
Ethical Fashion

The ethical brands that you can see at Who is Next

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.

Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney
Ethical Fashion

Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney

As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 - where the focus is the sustainable fashion
Ethical Fashion

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 - where the focus is the sustainable fashion

Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 appears to indicate that the current focus on sustainability and performance is producing real results. Designs were attractive and varied, with Merino wool featured as a major fibre in the mix.

Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection
Menswear fabrics

Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection

The inspiration of Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection is born from a careful observation of contemporary men and women, who found, again, the pleasure in using hands in everyday life activities. In this sense, there is a rediscovery of old, craftsmanship works, that today are more and more experienced like passions.

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Awards at Milano Unica
Ethical Fashion

303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Awards at Milano Unica

Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? This question asked 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization all companies that were presented in the sustainability area at Milano Unica from 10 to 12 July.

What is the future of fashion? We will buy less and better quality
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What is the future of fashion? We will buy less and better quality

Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.

Tolly Dolly Posh about how to rid the industry of unsustainable practices and exploitation
Ethical Fashion

Tolly Dolly Posh about how to rid the industry of unsustainable practices and exploitation

I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability.  I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past. 

MOMAD Metropolis in September 2018
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MOMAD Metropolis in September 2018

MOMAD Metropolis - the International Fashion Trade Show is moving ahead swiftly as regards content for its 6th edition, which takes place from 7 to 9 September at IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, concurrently with MOMAD Shoes, the International Footwear Trade Show.

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018
Competitions & awards

Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018

Jak&Jil dreams with a world where sustainable fashion is the norm, in which every piece of clothing is produced in high quality design, considering several ethical and environmental aspects. Be Global Fashion Network totally supports this and we present you the opportunity to apply for the Sustainable Fashion Awards 2018.

C.L.A.S.S. e-commerce - the place to source responsible material innovations with low minimums
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C.L.A.S.S. e-commerce - the place to source responsible material innovations with low minimums

The new, e-commerce platform provides an opportOur new, e-commerce platform provides an opportunity for designers, fashion startups, and fashion students to source responsible smart materials. Be inspired as you explore available C.L.A.S.S. select partners’ materials. They now offer low minimums and the chance to purchase up to 50 meters max, as you source responsibly.

Slow Fashion Moving Fast at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Ethical Fashion

Slow Fashion Moving Fast at Eco Fashion Week Australia

In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.

ITMA - Innovating the World of Textiles
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ITMA - Innovating the World of Textiles

ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.

Culturata - Italian designed and made shirts
Ethical Fashion

Culturata - Italian designed and made shirts

From the hilltops of Tuscany to the back alleyways of Rome, Culturata products are all nurtured lovingly from start to finish, seed to garment.

The evolution pant - the ultimate pant for travel, outdoor and every day
World fashion

The evolution pant - the ultimate pant for travel, outdoor and every day

After three years of searching for the perfect fabric, it is presented to you the finest, most versatile product yet - The Evolution Pant. A highly-functional pair of pants designed to be the only pants you need for travel, outdoors and everyday. Built with a unique stretch nylon Supplex® fabric, The Evolution Pant is stronger, softer, stain-proof and packed full of travel features to allow you to do more with less!

Pieter Petros Institute - where Nature and Humans work alongside each other
Ethical Fashion

Pieter Petros Institute - where Nature and Humans work alongside each other

Pieter Petros, better known as PP, the CEO and founder of PIETER PETROS INSTITUTE is the new age philosopher who is set out to achieve his Vision, where Nature and Humans work alongside each other.

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull
Ethical Fashion

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull

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.

Christopher Raeburn - the designer who makes clothes from parachutes
Young designers

Christopher Raeburn - the designer who makes clothes from parachutes

Christopher Raeburn has established his eponymous brand with sustainable and intelligent fashion design for a global audience. The REMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create distinctive and functional pieces.

Sustainable menswear by the Australian brand Thought
Ethical Fashion

Sustainable menswear by the Australian brand Thought

The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.

303 TUSCANS awarded Lanificio F.lli Cerruti for ethical fashion and sustainability
Ethical Fashion

303 TUSCANS awarded Lanificio F.lli Cerruti for ethical fashion and sustainability

Cerruti has created a harmonious rapport with the environment by installing a reduce energy system and a recycling steam system.

Eco friendly Canepa textiles Spring/Summer 2019 collection presented at Milano Unica
Ethical Fashion

Eco friendly Canepa textiles Spring/Summer 2019 collection presented at Milano Unica

CANEPA is the first company in the world, which committed in the Greenpeace Detox Campaign. Faithful to the commitment to respect and protect the environment, Canepa has responded to the challenge of Greenpeace that aims to free fashion from toxic substances by 2020.

World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
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World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation

ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.

The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion
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The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion.

Tom Cridland's 30 Year Guarantee Jackets make sustainable fashion appealing to the consumer
Ethical Fashion

Tom Cridland's 30 Year Guarantee Jackets make sustainable fashion appealing to the consumer

Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.

Sustainable fabrics were shown during Milano Unica 26th edition
Ethical Fashion

Sustainable fabrics were shown during Milano Unica 26th edition

Sustainability has been one of the major themes of the season, and its importance was well and truly confirmed at Milano Unica, endorsed firmly by themes and fabrics in the trend area, individual collections and by the high-profile opening ceremony. A special section devoted to sustainable fabrics in the Trend Area underlined its importance. Sustainability as a major driver can only be of advantage to wool. The message: Save the Planet included video and trend installations.

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics
Ethical Fashion

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics

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. 

The entire production process at Tollegno 1900 is traceable and certified
Ethical Fashion

The entire production process at Tollegno 1900 is traceable and certified

Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.

303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers
Ethical Fashion

303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers

At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.

303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion
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303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion

Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.

Trabaldo Togna 1840 received
Ethical Fashion

Trabaldo Togna 1840 received "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion

At Milano Unica Trabaldo Togna 1840 was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.

Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world's first open-access digital course in sustainable luxury fashion
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Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world's first open-access digital course in sustainable luxury fashion

Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to sustainability and luxury fashion, with an event hosted by the British Fashion Council during London Fashion Week.

Milano Unica 26th edition started - see the highlights from Day 1
Fashion shows

Milano Unica 26th edition started - see the highlights from Day 1

The Inaugural Ceremony, which began with a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Silvio Albini by President Ercole Botto Poala, presented the public with an interesting overview of prospects and opportunities for the Italian textiles sector in the near future.

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The "Tendenze" Area at Milano Unica

The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.

Most Stylish Men at Pitti Uomo supported Ethical Fashion
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Most Stylish Men at Pitti Uomo supported Ethical Fashion

On 10.01.2018 at Salone delle Feste of Hotel The St. Regis Florence was held the International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Pitti Uomo and gathered all stylish men and women at the luxury 5-star hotel in the center of Florence.

British colours and textiles Autumn/Winter 2018-19
Menswear fabrics

British colours and textiles Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics
Business news

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

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.

MANGO launches Mango Committed: a sustainable fashion collection
Menswear collections

MANGO launches Mango Committed: a sustainable fashion collection

MANGO is making a commitment towards sustainability.Last year the firm launched Take Action, a project which includes actions aimed at creating a business model based on sustainability criteria and more environmentally-friendly processes.The firm is currently developing a plan which will include future initiatives in this sphere. One of them is MANGO Committed, a women and men’s collection made up of garments manufactured with sustainable materials, reflecting MANGO’s commitment to continue working in an environmentally-friendly manner and adopting sustainable development criteria.

The University of Cambridge started an online short course Business Sustainability Management
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The University of Cambridge started an online short course Business Sustainability Management

Recently I saw that the University of Cambridge offers an online short course Business Sustainability Management. The value of certified expertise in sustainable business practices is rising every day, which is why the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is collaborating with online education company, GetSmarter, to make this programme online, accessible to professionals around the world.

Suit tips: How to care for the suits
ABC of the men's suit

Suit tips: How to care for the suits

Every man should take care for the suits in the wardrobe. To have a suit is not so simple, you should take care of it, so it will be your best friend no matter the occasion. We present you some simple advises for caring for your suit:

How to take care of your suit - tips by Surmesur
How to buy the perfect suit

How to take care of your suit - tips by Surmesur

If a man’s home is his castle, a well-dressed man’s wardrobe is his treasure. Like anything of value, the suits, sport jackets, blazers and trousers in your wardrobe need to be treated well if they’re going to last.

The Smart Création Square at Première Vision Paris 2016
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The Smart Création Square at Première Vision Paris 2016

The Smart Création Square is a place for information, communication and exchanges. It is a visionary and informative space, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience and really visualize responsible values and innovations in the creative fashion industry.

'Canepa GreenLab' capsule collection at Première Vision Paris 2016
Menswear fabrics

'Canepa GreenLab' capsule collection at Première Vision Paris 2016

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.

Global Change Award 2016
Competitions & awards

Global Change Award 2016

The Global Change Award 2016 will be open for applications on September 1, 2016. The five winners will share a grant of €1 000,000 and get tailor-made support for one year from H&M Conscious Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

One fashion project is among the winners of Chivas' The Venture 2016
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One fashion project is among the winners of Chivas' The Venture 2016

The Venture, luxury whisky Chivas Regal's search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world, rewarded five social enterprises in New York City earlier this month. The winners were announced after five grand finalists pitched in front of a live audience and judging panel that included actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria.

How to sustain profitable growth in the fashion industry
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How to sustain profitable growth in the fashion industry

Many well-known fashion companies such as the Dutch McGregor Group, the stock-listed fashion company Steilmann, the online outlet Dress-for-Less and the menswear specialist Pohland filed for insolvency this year, while other well-established companies such as Gerry Weber, Tom Tailor and Hugo Boss admitted they are struggling.

European Fashion Award FASH 2016 Awarded to Seven Promising Young Designers
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European Fashion Award FASH 2016 Awarded to Seven Promising Young Designers

At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were presented in front of 250 guests on Monday evening by the non-profit organization SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation). The ceremony took place in the impressive halls of Berlin’s Neues Museum, part of the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site.

High performance fabrics for tailored clothing
Menswear fabrics

High performance fabrics for tailored clothing

Performance fabrics are used more and more in tailored clothing. However, not many customers are aware of the fabric innovations. Do you know, for example, that there are fabrics that are waterproof, water-repellent, stain-resistant or wrinkle-resistant? Here are some high performance Zegna fabrics

2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep
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2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep

The Campaign for Wool supports a programme devised to create appropriate welfare standards for the global sheep flocks - internationally known as the Five Freedoms.

How to make a Breakthrough in Fashion
How to plan your business

How to make a Breakthrough in Fashion

Have a long term marketing strategy that needs to communicate a message to the clients. You have to answer the questions:
*What can I do to help the society?
* Who is the customer and what do they expect?
* What the customer wants?
* Where can I engage with the customer?

Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man needs your help to be able to continue helping others!
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Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man needs your help to be able to continue helping others!

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.

Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion trends: Colors and Textiles
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Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion trends: Colors and Textiles

For Spring-Summer 2017 the focus of British mills is on boldness, invention and audacity, built on strong foundations of integrity, quality and respect for the production environment of textiles. UK mills continue to invest in advanced technologies for sustainable and transparent manufacture.

Activating the fashion value chain
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Activating the fashion value chain

Between the abundance of the offer, exhaustive media exposure and the accelerated deterioration of our environment, consumers are imposing new ethical requirements when making fashion purchases. More and more industry professionals appear to be seeing sustainable development as an added - value for their collections, to address this critical concern, now a fixture of 21st-century consumer spending.

Most Stylish Men 2016 nominees: Jamie Oliver
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Most Stylish Men 2016 nominees: Jamie Oliver

As you know, British chef Jamie Oliver is among the nominees for Most Stylish Men 2016 prize! And although his style is more casual and he is not very often seen in a suit (we know what a really well-fitting suit can do for a man), I am going to tell you why I think he deserves the honor...

Tailor4less presents its online shirt designer
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Tailor4less presents its online shirt designer

The Zürich- headquartereded company's new online shirt designer is the first who provides such an 'ultra-realistic visualization' with options for different view angles and ability to zoom. It can be used on any device, at any location.

Spring-Summer 2017 fashion trends: Menswear fabrics by Cerruti
Menswear fabrics

Spring-Summer 2017 fashion trends: Menswear fabrics by Cerruti

With a clear and precise insight on the demands of the contemporary man, Cerruti fashion house presents its Spring-Summer 2017 Collection with the aim of stimulating their clients to rethink and update their wardrobe with new colors, three-dimensional patterns and techno fabrics (with water-proof and stain-proof finish).

Lanfranchi's new step forward strategy is based on sustainability and innovation
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Lanfranchi's new step forward strategy is based on sustainability and innovation

A natural textile made with woven leaves, high-tech designs and the Greenpeace Detox commitment. Lanfranchi Spa new positioning marks a step forward in combining the power of creativity and the innovation DNA with a responsible mission for the future.

Approaching the market from every angle - Milano Unica New York II Edition
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Approaching the market from every angle - Milano Unica New York II Edition

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.

SCABAL - The Pursuit of Perfection
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SCABAL - The Pursuit of Perfection

'Noble Fleece is more than just an incredibly superior Super 200's wool. Noble Fleece is the culmination of several years' technical and social planning, all in pursuit of creating the world's finest, and most socially responsible luxury cloth'.

Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015
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Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015

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 explores business basis of textile sustainability
Menswear fabrics

World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability

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.

Amour Vert for Spring-Summer 2016
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Amour Vert for Spring-Summer 2016

The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.

Sustainable fashion: Amour Vert - the tree-planting brand
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Sustainable fashion: Amour Vert - the tree-planting brand

'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.

Sustainable fashion: Scarves, jewelry, capes and caftans by A Peace Treaty
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Sustainable fashion: Scarves, jewelry, capes and caftans by A Peace Treaty

The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.

Dutch fashion: Alchemist
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Dutch fashion: Alchemist

'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.

Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals Fall 2015 handbags collection
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Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals Fall 2015 handbags collection

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.

Sustainable fashion: Luxury bags by Freedom of Animals
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Sustainable fashion: Luxury bags by Freedom of Animals

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 - Denim from recycled ocean plastic
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RAW for the Oceans - Denim from recycled ocean plastic

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.

What is Sustainable fashion?
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What is Sustainable fashion?

Sustainable is product, which is manufactured with environment-friendly raw materials, technologies and chemicals and respect for people - workers, local people, consumers.

Dutch fashion: G-Star RAW
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Dutch fashion: G-Star RAW

G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.

Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow
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Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow

We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.

Dutch fashion: Studio JUX
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Dutch fashion: Studio JUX

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'.

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus
Menswear fabrics

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus

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...

Glossary of Sustainable fashion
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Glossary of Sustainable fashion

We already know that one garment is sustainable, if its manufacturing process protects the environment and respects people. But which are the different aspects of Sustainability in Fashion? Let's see...

World Textile Summit 2015
Fashion fairs

World Textile Summit 2015

The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world's most influential textile business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry.

Sustainable fashion: Mindfully made womenswear by SVILU
World fashion

Sustainable fashion: Mindfully made womenswear by SVILU

For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.

'Permanent State of Confusion' - Bas Kosters Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
Menswear collections

'Permanent State of Confusion' - Bas Kosters Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

In 2014 Bas Kosters took a step back and went on a quest to find his own 'self'. 'Who am I, what am I about, and what do I want to do with that?'. The designer visualized and reflected on this search in his new collection. But 'PSOC' is also a reflection on the current state of the fashion world. The fashion scene is changing, just like the consumers' mentality is changing. The research resulted in this statement collection.

Dutch fashion: Francisco van Benthum
Menswear collections

Dutch fashion: Francisco van Benthum

Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.

Global Goals and Project Everyone aim to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change
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Global Goals and Project Everyone aim to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change

In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.

The Alexander Wang H&M collection debuts on the runway in New York
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The Alexander Wang H&M collection debuts on the runway in New York

The event was full-on energy from the beginning, with free runners using the show’s set for a parkour performance to kick off the show. They were celebrated by an audience waving foam boxing gloves and wearing athletic tanks for Team Wang and Team H&M. The global H&M audience was invited to participate through a live stream hosted on hm.com and alexanderwang.com.

Lanificio Comero collection of worsted wool fabrics for Fall/Winter 2015/2016
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Lanificio Comero collection of worsted wool fabrics for Fall/Winter 2015/2016

I visited Lanificio Comero during Milano Unica trade fair and had a chance to see their fabrics collection for Fall/Winter 2015/2016.

How to take care of wool suits?
ABC of the men's suit

How to take care of wool suits?

As we have already mentioned many times wool is the perfect fabric for men's suit, because of the important benefits it gives. Choose a suit with higher fiber fineness and you will feel and look great for a very long time.
But what should you know about caring for your wool suit?

Golden Globes 2014 - celebrities' garments
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Golden Globes 2014 - celebrities' garments

The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Amber Heard did attract the attention with high-waisted bare shoulders dresses but in different colours.

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"Best dressed woman" according to People magazine

People magazine voted "Best dressed woman in the world" and the award is for the actress Kerry Washington.

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