We were so excited to participate in [FAT] : Alternative Arts & Fashion Week, presenting to you a number of our amazing members whose focus and dedication is on sustainable development.
It was a great collaborative fashion show featuring Azadi Project, NationWares, and Local Buttons, hosted by our very own in house expert Meaghan Grewal.
Bangladeshi lawyers and protesters chanted "hang him, hang him" on Monday as the owner of a factory building that collapsed last week killing nearly 400 people was led into court dressed in a helmet and bullet-proof jacket, witnesses said.
An eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people, injuring hundreds of others, and leaving an unknown number of people trapped in the rubble, according to Bangladeshi officials and media outlets.
The textile industry in Indonesia has been caught dumping wastewater with a pH of 14 directly into the Citarum River. Most drinking water has a pH between 6.5 and 8.5. Oven cleaners have a pH around 12. 14 will burn your skin.
Fashion Takes Action (FTA), Canada’s premier non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the fashion industry, hosts the “Emerging Designers Boutique” at the Green Living Show, April 12-14th. More than twenty designers will be featured, including winner of Canada's first eco fashion award Nicole Bridger, and Canadian native, now Brooklyn-based designer Tara St. James, of Study-NY and the Uniform Project.
Ashton Kutcher Launches His T-Shirt Collection, Pickwick and Weller. Pickwick & Weller works with a range of high quality materials such as supima, modal cotton, cashmere, silk and linen. Company has a free “try at home” service, complete with free shipping and returns.
Hollywood glamour comes to H&M this spring with Conscious Exclusive – a partywear collection made from more sustainable materials. The collection features clothing and accessories for both men and women, and is part of H&M’s Conscious work to offer more sustainable fashion. Materials used in the collection include organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel. The Conscious Exclusive collection will be available in around 140 stores worldwide as well as online from April 4, 2013.
The rise in popularity of organic products worldwide has made eco-friendly fashions a new favorite amongst stylish consumers. In Berlin, industry leaders say the new trend is more than just a marketing gimmick.
Europe is failing to manage its resources sustainably, unnecessarily sending valuable materials to incineration and landfill, according to a report published today by Friends of the Earth Europe. Europeans discard 5.8 million tonnes every year, with 75% going to landfill or incineration and only 25% being recycled.
On February 20th 2013, Fashion Takes Action launched their online store Sustainable Style. With a few clicks, FTA has made it easier for you to find ecochic clothing, accessories and bags. Did we mention FREE SHIPPING?
The Valentino Fashion Group is committed to zero discharges of all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures that are associated with the making and using of all products The Valentino Fashion Group produces and/or sells by 01 January 2020 also made commitments with regard to its policies on the procurement of leather and pulp and paper.
USAgain, a for-profit textile recycling company, diverted nearly 58 million pounds of unwanted clothing and shoes in 2012 that would have otherwise been thrown into the trash and ultimately buried in landfills
“I find FTA is a great contact to find sustainable fashion events to take part in all over Canada. It was even helpful to find retail points for my brand.The girls are awesome at staying aware of every aspect of the fast changing domain that is sustainable fashion. They always gave great advice when I was wondering about how to make my brand and product as coherent as possible.
Kelly and Sarah are truly enthusiastic and passionate about their work and about helping us sustainable designers get more visibility.”