Gallery: 30 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2013


Smaller sustainable design brands will evolve in order to survive through sluggish, unpredictable retail times. Custom, made-to-order, private label, and specialty design will proliferate for those brands who choose to continue their collections.

Universities will step up their education game on sustainable sourcing. Tools like Source4Style are proliferating in the university sector, which helps inform next-generation designers on how to source more sustainably.

Brands are relying less on marketing and PR firms to communicate weak sustainability efforts. Instead, they will continue to seek out skilled material scientists and sustainability managers to deal with more complex supply-chain issues in order to stay competitive.

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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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