Fair Trade Opinion

WHY DON’T YOU INTEND TO?

Interact more with the social responsibility aspect of sustainable fashion.  This aspect entails improving labour conditions, properly ventilated work stations and healthy buildings. Eradication of slave and exploitative wages, along with abusing workers and ignoring their basic human rights. A socially responsible business will ensure that that the interests of their employees are well taken …

Enviromental Ethics Environmentalism Sustainable Fashion

Eco-Efficiency VS Consumer based Eco-Efficiency

Introduction Sustainable Fashion is a branch of environmental ethics. As such, it is in the fashion industry’s best interests to align its goals with those of environmental practice using ecological approaches to fit fashion into the category. In environmental ethics the value aspect is most important, judging based on what is considered to be valuable …

Environmentalism Globalisation

Globalisation

Introduction Globalisation, the process by which businesses or other organisations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. The implementation of this concept has been running from as early as the 9th century, proving to be one of the oldest interaction methods between countries and continents. Globalisation brought people, cultures and products together …

Fashion Technology Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Textile waste reduction

Blended Textile Separation (Hydrothermal Treatment)

Introduction Population growth and rapid changes in fashion trends are causing major textile waste concerns. Recent studies show that fashion alone generates at least 39 million tonnes of waste every year, with only 15% being recycled post-consumption. Fashion recycling is essential for the achievement of a circular economy by preserving and conserving natural resources, and …

Opinion Preservation Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

why don’t you intend to?

Part of sustaining a consumerist society is convincing people that they need new clothes/ products every season. This type of thinking is perpetuated by businesses who appeal to our cultural and psychological needs. We form our identities and creativity based on these prompts we get every time a new product is released on the market. …

Sustainable Fashion Textile waste reduction

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney, one of the first fashion designers to adopt a sustainable business model. Over the years she has been known to reference her upbringing, living on an organic farm and being vegetarian as her inspiration to embracing this approach to her production and disposal processes in her business. For Stella, being sustainable does not …

Textile waste reduction

Sustainable Purchasing Practices

Fashion and shopping orientations are most likely the determinants of Environmentally Friendly Clothing (EFC) purchases. Most fashion leaders have used apparel because of its symbolic value such as attractiveness, creativity or social relevance. In sustainability, fashion is purchased for reasons such as durability, environmental friendliness, raising awareness for social, environmental and economic issues around the …