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Will the pandemic’s legacy favour sustainability over luxury fashion?

The world is currently facing a crisis that is changing life as we know it. The corona virus has claimed more than 315 000 lives worldwide, making it the most infectious virus of the 21st century and as such business and everyday interactions have changed dramatically. In the fashion world this means that those who …

Textile waste reduction Upcycling

The prevention of textile waste accumulation.

Research shows that decomposing clothing releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas and a significant contributor to climate change. Waste accumulation by the fast fashion industry is also responsible for fabric dyes and chemicals that leak into the soil, contaminating both surface and groundwater. Instead of dumping unwanted clothes, the best response is to recycle. Landfills …

Sustainable Fashion Upcycling

Slow Fashion

According to a 2016 Oxfam report, more than 15 million people who work in the clothing manufacturing industry are based in developing countries worldwide, with more than 80% comprising of women often too young to work and from poor rural backgrounds. Fast fashion alone produces 20% of global wastewater, contaminating rivers, oceans, drinking water and …