View recent news and developments in the Eco-fashion world.
British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, affected by disease, chemicals and habitat loss.
Bees are vital to so much of British life; they pollinate our food, help keep our farms in business and help our gardens, parks and countryside to thrive. They pollinate 75% of our main food crops, including strawberries, apples and tomatoes. Scientists estimate it would cost £1.8 billion a year to pollinate all these crops by hand. Read more »
As designers and consumers we collectively need to realize the implications of throw away culture and fast-fashion on the environment. Footwear is a good place to start. Worldwide footwear consumption has doubled every 20 years, from 2.5 billion pairs in 1950 to more than 20 billion pairs of shoes in 2005. Specifically it is the material of footwear that I have been investigating. Read more »
Emma Lomax is the founder of Sewlomax, a gorgeous range of quirky embroidered bags. I caught up with her over a mug of tea to find out more about her inspirations, challenges and what makes her bags sustainable. Read more »
Mia Morgan has been a successful fashion stylist for over 15 years and worked on hundreds of fashion shoots and styled countless A-list celebrities. Now she’s moving to the ‘other side’ and launching a collection of her own called The Fashion Alchemist. Having been exposed to many of the best creations in the world, Mia has decided to work with indigenous cultures to bring their traditional crafts to the world of fashion. Read more »
The second Future Fabrics Expo organized by The Sustainable Angle was hosted on November 7-9 at the London College of Fashion. It is one of the biggest shows of solely sustainable textiles, and provided a physical showcase of roughly 650 fashion fabrics with a reduced environmental impact which looked at biodiversity, water, waste and energy impacts and benefits, as well as interactive information and videos. Read more »
Not so long ago there was no such thing as winter fashion for men. All that happened was that men would flock to the outdoor clothing stores in their droves in order to buy the warmest looking base layers and coats. Functional fashion was the way forward at all times, until something changed. Read more »
Born from the depths of the English winter countryside, Sara C’s trans-seasonal pieces are inspired by the sheer natural beauty of an untouched England. The simple design and clean lines of the apparel focus the attention on the prints, all of which are inspired by tiny aspects of nature and are hand-drawn or photographed by designer Sara Cohen. Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, as part of my induction into the Graduate School at London College of Fashion, I attended a debate entitled “Can Fashion Improve Lives?” The discussion panel included: Frances Corner (Head of London College of Fashion), Caryn Franklin (Visiting Fellow at LCF, fashion activist and founder of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk), Susan Postlethwaite (Course Leader MA Fashion and the Environment) and Timothy Long (MA History and Culture of Fashion student and curator of the costume collection at the Chicago History Museum). Read more »