Gallery: 30 Eco-Fashion Predictions fo...

YIFANG LI (SENIOR TOXICS CAMPAIGNER, GREENPEACE EAST ASIA)

We predict an even greater shift in the way the industry produces our clothes. More and more brands will catch up with our "Detox" leaders such as Zara and Levi's, realizing that "fashion without toxics" is a trend that simply cannot be ignored; In fact, it's something that customers will demand.

In 2013, we will see the start of a transparency revolution: big brands—some who have recently committed to do so, such as Zara, Levi's, and Mango—will start requiring their suppliers' facilities to disclose discharge data. Giving customers and people who live at sites where our clothes are made the right to know what's in their clothes and water will be essential to end toxic pollution. It also an essential step to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals from the fashion industry by 2020.

If so many big brands can make credible commitments in 2012 - and we have 11 brands committing to Detox, then there is no excuse for the remaining big fashion brands to not follow their lead. Transparency in the way our clothes are made is essential and 2013 will be the years this happens.

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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