Gallery: 30 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2013

CHRISTINA DEAN (FOUNDER, REDRESS HK)

I hope that 2013 will be the year when textile recycling gets the attention that it deserves. There is a great need to reuse and the environmental and economic benefits of doing this are high, at a time when the cost of raw materials are increasing.

In 2012, "textile waste" became a buzzword in geeky sustainability circles, and one of my favorite topics of conversation. We saw many innovative textile waste recycling initiatives hit the highstreet, from Esprit’s "Recycled Collection" to From Somewhere’s collection for Topshop and Marks & Spencer's "Shwopping" campaign. I hope that 2013 will be The Year when recycling (and recycled) textiles truly reach the mass market.

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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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