Sustainability should be the rule not the exception

Fashion is a large part about designers, and indeed this is how Charlotte Turner (left in the picture below) started her career. With an early passion for up-cycling materials and clothes – though she obviously didn’t realise that re-using old garments from her grandmother to make new things was just this – a degree from the London…

How our clothing consumption affects the environment

A person living in an average UK household spends about $ 1700 pounds a year on clothing. But we only hang on to about 21 per cent of the clothes we buy every year. The other 79 per cent is taking a different path. So what happens to the pieces that don’t make the cut? In…

Eco check: Which fabrics are the best for the Environment?

“I want to do my best to take care of the planet by designing with recycled and eco-friendly materials,“ Deborah Lindquist, an LA based eco-designer told the website ecobites recently. And Lindquist isn’t alone. With climate change being one of the big topics in recent years living more sustainable has become one two. A lot…

Charlie Lamb on her way to greenfashion…

The way into sustainable fashion is not always straightforward. Charlie Lamb, a designer from London, is one of the examples. She graduated from the Fashion womenswear course at Central Saint Martins College in 2004 and worked for different designers for a while, including stints at the fashion departments of both Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. But since…

For me Green Fashion Is…

What pops into your head when someone asks you about Green Fashion? We doorstopped people walking around St. Martins College of Art and Design, and asked  what they think of when they hear “Green Fashion”. Some knew immediately, and others had to think a bit… but we had some great ideas from a wide range of people…. Have a look…

Berlin Fashion Week opening the green fashion year 2013

From the 15th to the 20th of January 2013 the Berlin Fashion Week will bring gleaming dresses and sparkling accessories to the city. Sure there will be glamour but a lot of it will be green glamour. One of the main green spots of the week will be the Showfloor Berlin which is going to…

Christmas Advent Tip # 17

The thought of the day comes from haute couture designer Linda Loudermilk: “I have so much more serenity now, knowing I am trying to make a difference.” Try to make a difference yourself this Christmas time! Small things do matter!

Christmas Advent Tip # 13

Have you not bought your Christmas tree yet?! Which is more environmentally friendly; a fake Christmas tree or a real one? In this film, “The Science of Christmas Trees”, videographer Brady Haran and University of Nottingham ecologist Markus Eichhorn give you an answer to this question and tell you more about the science behind our…

Cloths to wear, that clean the air

Helen Storey, Professor at London College of Fashion, started working on sustainable fashion almost 20 years ago, before the term even existed.  In 1994, when she was a commercial fashion designer, she set up a line called “Second Life”. “Second Life” did what is now known as up-cycling which basically means turning old clothes into…