slow fashion

The low cost of fast fashion has made the costs for repairing and mending comparatively too high, encouraging people to treat their clothes as disposable items and throw them away, instead of valuing and looking after them.
It's not hard to see why apparel brands prefer polyester - it's inexpensive, blends well with other fibers, and new technological
We have a problem, and we can’t keep pretending like it doesn’t exist. Fashion is one of the most pressing global issues
How do you deal with your inner naysayer? {Lecat} When I am afraid of something or unsure of what to do, I share my doubts
In 2011, when I met weavers in the villages of Cambodia who could no longer make a living, and mothers whose children were "adopted" by traffickers posing as good Samaritans, I began to think about how local people in rural communities could potentially expand their opportunities.
There is increased awareness in the fashion industry when it comes to the need for transparency, Gunn says, but he isn't confident that this has translated into action.
To buy: Brown Turquoise Beads with Antique Tuareg Key necklace, $1,295; Black Stingray with Jasper cuff, $1,595; Carved Bone
Julia Westbrook is the assistant editor for Rodale News. Having spent some of her best childhood summers around campsites
3. Full circle. With the reuse, recycling, and repurposing of clothing, vintage shops are becoming more readily available
I'm happy to report there are a burgeoning number of apparel brands that marry integrity and style, each with their own unique twist on caring for both people and the planet.
You may be wondering why fashion integrity matters--because after all, you don't eat clothing. But the truth is, just as with food with integrity, clothing with integrity effects a huge swath of people and places.
If you're going to shop on Friday, why not choose quality, craftsmanship and durability over cheap, imported and disposable. It's clear by now that our relationship to fashion has some dangerous implications, but we can all start creating a solution in the way that we shop this holiday season.
The Hawaiian island of Ni'ihau is often called "The Forbidden Island." It sounds like something straight out of "Pirates
Quoddy, a made-to-order shoe company based in Maine, is one of many brands solely dedicated to creating a business around
With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.
A cylindrical piece of fabric converts between a dress and a top with a morphing neckline. A little red dress can be worn backward or forward, with caped sleeves or a bunched neck. A cone-shaped fabric flip-flops between a skirt and a shirt.
Artist, educator and fashion designer Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste to invasive "weeds" to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant.
2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."
I've seen the topic of sustainability, appear with increasing frequency. And while the fashion industry and the media agree on its importance, no one seems able to land on a definition.