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 […]

Forever 21 & the Importance of Sustainability & Digital Integration

It is no secret that in the past few years, quite a few retailers, like Sears, Nine West, and Claire’s have closed down. More recently, American retailer Forever21 fell from grace. Marketed as trendy and affordable, the fast-fashion chain sold, accessories, beauty products, home goods and clothing for women, men and children. A firm favorite with […]

Teemill: Building a Circular Economy on the Cloud

Did you know that a truckful of clothes is disposed of in landfills every second and that less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing? As the advancement of technology continues to propel the fashion industry towards a more positive direction, UK based company Teemill might have found […]

THE TOP FASHION TECH MOMENTS OF 2019…SO FAR

Changing the direction of the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future, forward-thinking designers and makers have been challenging traditional design methods by successfully combining fashion with technology. Of the many innovations that have taken place so far in 2019, here are some that have made quite the impact on the fashion industry:     […]

Olistic the Label: Blending Sustainability with Fashion

Meet Camille Jaillant: ecopreneur, and the founder and creative director of Olistic The Label, a sustainable luxury brand. ABOUT THE BRAND Olistic The Label is redefining wedding and evening dresses, blending romantic silhouettes with a contemporary bohemian twist. Inspired by the earth, the collection is made using organic peace silk (GOTS certified), wood fibers (PEFC, […]

Part 2: Interview with Diviya Loomba, VP of Eagle Fabrics

A two-part exclusive interview with Diviya Loomba, Vice President of Eagle Fabrics, a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. Part 2: Diviya explains why textile production requires fabric to be produced in large batches, which translates to high minimums. She also shares the creative options that allow Eagle Fabrics to offer low […]

Vollebak, Taking Environmental Clothing To The Next Level

Clothing tech company Vollebak have come up with a new material that could positively change how the fashion industry deals with its waste.  Founded by twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball, Vollebak is well known for using science and technology, to disrupt the smart textile world. Famously, the founders once followed in the footsteps of […]

Interview with Diviya Loomba, VP of Eagle Fabrics

A two-part exclusive interview with Diviya Loomba, Vice President of Eagle Fabrics, a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. Taryn Hipwell: How long have you been working in fabric manufacturing? Diviya Loomba: I’ve been working at Eagle Fabrics for 10 years. We are a family-owned business and have been established in the […]

Eliminating Wasteful Practices in the Pre-Consumer Supply Chain

Did you know that textile waste is present at all levels of the fashion industry? With attention on fashion companies to adopt sustainable initiatives, some of them have been transparent about the fact that when garments are cut out as patterns, about 15% of the material ends up on the cutting room floor — an […]

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 […]