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The Serious Effects of the Denim Industry

Last week the St. Pete Women’s Collective and Venus Gallery curator, Emily Stone, hosted a sustainable fashion panel called DENIM. The event series DENIM began earlier this year to activate discussions about the environmental effects of the Denim Industry and women’s rights relating to national Denim Day, which observes sexual violence against women.  The DENIM […]

MFS KEYHOUSE, Further Proofing Textile Trade Shows

Fashion trade shows are a lucrative business. They have been catering to an industry that demands access to the latest seasonal trends for a long while now. As expectations change, trade shows are finding themselves having to let go of some of their traditional methods in favour of more modern ones. They realise that to […]

5 Women Reinventing Fabric Technologies for the Textile Industry

Widely adopted by various industries and predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025, the textiles industry is evolving. It is becoming smarter, thanks to technology. Innovation has introduced us to tech wonders like, fabric that can protect us in ways we never imagined, new materials that can be grown in labs and sustainable ways […]

The Top Sustainable Fashion Events to Attend this Summer

Mark your calendars! The Fashinnovation Summer Edition is being held on September 4th in New York City. It’s a great opportunity for New Yorkers and anyone interested in connecting with top-level sustainability experts and fashion innovators from around the world. The conference’s lineup of speakers will cover topics including tech, ethics, empowerment, sustainable fabrics, accelerator […]

Garments M.D.: Qualified to Give a Snapshot of Wearer’s Health

Can you imagine if your clothes were capable of letting you know that you are unwell? This is something that could become a possibility very soon, thanks to Dr. Jessica Wade, a research associate at Imperial College London’s Faculty of Natural Sciences. She is determined to make our passive clothes a thing of the past […]

Athleisure & Social Responsibility

Intentionally and unintentionally, I’ve been taking a closer look at athleisure wear for both women and men. Unique perspectives: A designer that makes structural and fabric decisions to pajama sets/rompers for wearability outside of the home Women choose to wear yoga pants for things other than yoga, including travel (flying, driving, walking, etc.) Men’s trend […]

Tracing a Fibres Journey Through Blockchain Technology

Not long ago we wrote about how brands are rethinking the traditional business model when it comes to manufacturing through blockchain. There are many advantages to blockchain, like the potential to erase the more familiar practice of less transparency.  As many companies increasingly feel the pressure to change their usual methods, we are witnessing change, […]

Squid-Inspired Material could be the Key to Temperature-Regulating Clothing

Can you imagine being able to control the temperature of your clothing, to either heat you up or cool you down? Sounds a bit like science fiction, I know, but it is an idea that could in fact become a reality, thanks to researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).   When Science Is […]

AI Silk: Freeing the Future by Turning Silk into Sensors

As we head towards a future where the rise in adoption of cognitive technologies is inevitable, thinking out of the box seems to be key when it comes to the evolution of material design. With an increase of intelligence in our garments expected in the not too distant future, the latest innovation to come to […]

A Shortlist of Chemicals to Avoid when Buying Clothes

Last week, I shared information on the innovative fabric manufacturers that genuinely care about “What’s in my tee?” Not all fabric is created with good intentions. This week’s topic is not fun, it’s hard to digest (literally for your pores, which ingests chemicals from your clothes), and it’s a lot to cover in one article. […]