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ANTHONY LILORE (DESIGNER, RESTORE CLOTHING; BOARD MEMBER, SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER)

Have we learned our lessons from 2012, once predicted to be the last of all predictions? 2013, no predictions (save for weather). Solutions, not resolutions. Consider these 10 points as we strategically live out 2013:

1. Cause and effect: The climatic and natural events of 2012 have brought to top of mind the frailty of the human condition, the compassion of unrelated people and perhaps more of an understanding of the relationship between us and the planet we inhabit.

2. Tragic trash reused and refashioned becomes treasured essentials.

3. Necessities are the new luxuries!

4. Keeping up with the Joneses has become Keeping the Joneses (propped) up.

5. We are 7 billion people, growing to 8 billion-plus in the next 15 yrs.

6. We have limited resources for water, food, and non-renewable energy.

7. Individual empowerment through technology and communications, as well as a simultaneous decrease in the power of middlemen and “monopolies” fosters an innate drive for a better way of life without unfairly attacking those at either end of the spectrum.

8. Design "desire" with cradle-to-cradle intentions as intellectual or physical property, make it ethically and transparently (preferably here), and sell it for a profit.

9. Lucky ‘13 is the year in which the triumvirate of strategy, luck, and hope are no longer strange bedfellows. Strategy based on related and logical facts. Luck based on preparation and hope based on dreams of a better today than yesterday.

10.The Mayans were wrong. I might be, too. All things are possible, so find your voice and use it to do something better and right.

ECO-FASHION ORACLES

1. Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, Green Carpet Challenge, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?)

2. Summer Rayne Oakes (Source4Style)

3. Sass Brown (Fashion Institute of Technology, Eco Fashion)

4. Li Yifung (Greenpeace)

5. Elizabeth Cline (Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion)

6. John Patrick (Organic)

7. Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart (Vaute Couture)

8. Gretchen Jones

9. Tara St. James (Study NY)

10. Karen Stewart and Howard Brown (Stewart + Brown)

11. Carrie Parry

12. Meghan Sebold (Afia)

13. Timo Rissanen (Parsons The New School for Design)

14. Leah Borromeo (Dirty White Gold)

15. Owyn Ruck (Textile Arts Center)

16. Bahar Shahpar

17. Anthony Lilore (Restore Clothing, Save the Garment Center)

18. Anjelika Krishna Daftuar (A.D.O. Clothing)

19. Angelina Rennell (Lina Rennell, Beklina)

20. Abigail Doan

21. Adriana Herrara (Fashioning Change)

22. Bob Bland (Brooklyn Royalty, Manufacture NY)

23. Joshua Katcher (The Discerning Brute, Brave GentleMan)

24. Britt Howard (Portland Garment Factory)

25. Christina Dean (Redress HK)

26. Anna Griffin (Coco Eco)

27. Amy DuFault

28. Starre Vartan (Eco-Chick, The Eco Chick Guide to Life)

29. Johanna Björk (Goodlifer)

30. Emma Grady (Past Fashion Future)

One Response to “30 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2013”

  1. Brulee says:

    I think that one of the main ethical questions should be over the lack of choice in skincare/make up brands unless one chooses to shoponline at places like Naturisimo or LoveLula where only non animal tested products are sold? In Department stores and Boots many brands especially the ‘high end’ designer ones still use the cruel and unreliable draize and force feeding methods rather than the more reliable alternatives, even ingredients linked to skin irritation and cancer are still used. This is less likely in BUAV approved non animal tested products as natural alternatives, higher quality are often preferred?

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