How to set sustainable fashion goals in 2022.

Sustainable fashion goals in 2022 might seem unachievable due to the industry’s inability to set the standard and stick with it. Below are some of the sustainable fashion trends to look out for this year. Introduction The fashion industry has been championing sustainability for over a decade with very little success due to issues such …

Upcycling: The Solution to Waste Generation

Introduction The world is seeing a lot of innovations with regard to the growing threat of climate change and socio-environmental damage in favour of profits. One such innovation, aimed at reducing the impact of waste on natural resources, is Upcycling. This article will focus on one woman making a difference in this regard, Winnie McHenry. …

When Sustainable Innovation meets Culture.

“For this article we look at the work of Thando Simelane and Katlego Tsoagong, two young sustainable innovators making use of pre-existing sneaker soles and cultural influences to design their version of Air Imbadada. Imbadada are sandals made from cut-up tyres typically worn by people of the Zulu culture, but also revered across the country.”

Value Creation Through Secondary Commercialisation

….Responsible waste disposal forces us to engage with the ‘waste management value chain’. Analysing the value chain helps us to better identify the different steps in waste management, starting from waste collection to the commercialisation of secondary products and the actors involved.

Slow Fashion

Fast fashion alone produces 20% of global wastewater, contaminating rivers, oceans, drinking water and soil. It also emits 1.2 billion tons of CO2 per year, more than air travel and shipping combined. With such clear and convincing statistics on how fast fashion is an environmental and social threat, why do we still buy cheaply designed and massively produced clothing?