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TOP 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM “THE LEAD”

Conferences addressing the dire need for massive shifts in the fashion industry are growing. One such series of conferences called The Lead “bridges the fashion & retail industry with the global Silicon Valley,” according to the company’s website. It focuses “on the sweet spot in the fashion, retail and technology markets where innovation is shifting […]

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 […]

Additive Manufacturing, Revolutionarily Changing The Fashion Industry

When it comes to manufacturing, the fashion industry cannot deny that there is no time like the present to take positive action. Change is being made possible thanks to the rapid rise in technological advancements. We are witnessing the manufacturing industry’s overall mindset slowly move towards accommodating lower volume production of high-added value, innovative, customizable […]

UN Forestry for Fashion

Some of you may know by now that I love (double-certified) wood-based fabrics. (They are so soft!) I am grateful to have connected with an amazing woman, Leonie Meier, at the Forestry and Timber Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), who far out-nerds me when it comes to her depth of […]

How Tech can Help Fashion Brands Reduce Waste

Fashion has long been among one of the more wasteful industries on the planet. A recent survey showed that the average American will toss out 81 pounds of clothing each year, which amounts to 26 billion pounds of textiles that end up in landfills.  This alarming amount of waste is composed of not only final […]

A Sustainable Supply Chain Begins With Corporate Transparency & Consumer Responsibility

Needless pollution caused by the fashion industry has been a hot topic of conversation for a while now. It has brought about the kind of pressure from conscious consumers that has driven significant fashion brands to take  sustainability seriously. More and more fashion companies are cleaning up their image by adopting a much greener approach […]

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 […]

Benefits of Local Manufacturing for USA’s Fashion Industry

In a recent article, Forbes Magazine dubbed local manufacturing as a “secret weapon” for a new generation of  entrepreneurs, and we couldn’t agree more. When we think about manufacturing, our minds often drift off-shore. We automatically begin to compare labor costs and raw material rates of distant countries. This has been the norm, but not […]

Using Language to Promote Transparency and Sustainability

It’s been 10 years since the inception of the word “EcoDiva”, which opened up the silly, sassy, sexy side of sustainability (in food, film, and fashion). Since then, some environmentally conscious brands in Los Angeles have been thriving. This has caused many business owners, including Isaac Nichelson, the founder of Sustainable Source Studios, to shift […]

How Transparency in Fashion has Evolved

In the ’20s most people knew their tailor personally and oftentimes watched the in-house seamstresses sew while they waited. In the ’50s most people knew the owner of the dress boutique up the street who kept them up to date on the latest trends. Flash forward to the ‘80s where the only thing touch point […]