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Is It Time For Smart Fashion? Why, Yes It Is.

According to Gartner, the worldwide shipments of wearable devices will reach 225 million this year, a 25% increase over last year. Gartner also revealed that the smart clothing industry is poised to become one of the fastest-growing industries out there, growing from 4.12 million units shipped in 2017, to an estimated 19.91 million by 2022. […]

How Fashion Politics is Transforming the Circular Supply Chain

Let’s talk fashion politics. With transparency trending as one of the words shaping the future of fashion, there has been an increase in brands embracing supply chain transparency. Using data to develop eco and socially conscious supply chains,  future-forward brands are not only looking to establish trust with the more mindful shopper, but are also […]

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. […]

5 Sustainable Fabrics & Where to Find Them

If you read “What’s in my tee?” and watched the trailers, you would’ve seen the devastating effects of unregulated fabric production and dye dumping. If you are in Tampa on April 18th, Fashion Revolution, Beyond the Label and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability have partnered to show trailers and have a fireside chat […]

What’s in my Tee?

[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Blog”] This week I had the wonderful opportunity to do a Wear it Wise NetImpact webinar on “What’s in my tee?” with chapter leaders and members from around the world. As I was speaking, I realized that since the first time I spoke about healthier fashion options 10 years […]

Triboelectric Material: Designed To Harvest Energy from Raindrops

The fusion of technology and fabric has been giving birth to super textiles for a while now. These are smart fabrics that are capable of doing things that we once thought impossible. Most recently there has been talk about a waterproof fabric developed by researchers in Taiwan and the US to harvest energy from raindrops. […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Sustainable, Glamour Fashion at Annual Pre-Oscars Celebration

Some of the celebrities that attended the Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) pre-Oscars celebration this year at the Albright Fashion Library were Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise), Fiona Xie (Crazy Rich Asians), and Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box), among others. RCGD is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently […]

What Consumers Gain from Sustainable Options

“I like to support my friends who are designing in responsible ways by either buying their samples or pre-ordering a garment to help reduce waste. I also like to buy second hand if it is a piece I know I will cherish.” —Nicholas J. Brown, How to Shop for Shi(f)t The mission of Beyond the […]

A Guide to Sustainable Shopping

“What gives me the chills is the thought of chemicals lurking in places I’m not expecting them to be, like my jackets, pajamas, or pillowcases. There’s something sinister about fashion business owners who allow a level of exposure of hazardous chemicals to people who haven’t the slightest idea of what they’re being exposed to.” -Karen […]

How Technology can Save the Future of the Fashion Industry

Sharecloth released their “2018 Apparel Industry Overproduction Report” and illuminated some truly terrifying statistics plaguing the industry. Fast fashion has innovated the industry, but has also been one of the main contributors to why it may fail in the future. While the numbers presented below are alarming, incorporating advanced technology is the solution that the […]