Gallery: 36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

AMY HALL (DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS, EILEEN FISHER)

As an industry “insider,” I see three game-changing fashion trends taking deeper root in 2016.

  1. Fiber recycling: This is the year when we will find out which recycled-fiber developer will be the first to offer viable fabric suitable for mass-market apparel.

    So many are reaching for the golden ring. And it couldn’t come soon enough, what with deforestation and water scarcity threatening the future of virgin fibers as we know them.

  2. Living wage: After more than a century of stagnant wages for our garment-industry workers, there are murmurings of change on the horizon, such as the London living wage movement, the U.S. minimum wage campaigns, non-governmental organization activism, and brand acknowledgement of the severe impact that purchasing practices have on supply-chain compliance. Garment workers shouldn’t pop the champagne yet, but higher wages are in the air.
  3. Fast fashion: Nothing we do will really matter until we can loosen the consumers’ grip on "fast fashion" and get her to think of apparel as an investment. We repair our cars, our iPhones, and our furniture. Why not our clothes?

    Is 2016 the year for this tide to turn? I wish I could say yes, but I fear we have more sales to make, more clothes to discard, more charity donation bins to fill and more trends to watch. Oh, like this one.

ECO-FASHION ORACLES

1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering)

2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative)

3. Livia Firth (Eco-Age, Green Carpet Challenge)

4. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute)

5. Amy Hall (Eileen Fisher)

6. Kathleen Talbot (Reformation)

7. Christina Sewell (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

8. Kirsten Brodde (Greenpeace)

9. Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition)

10. Judy Gearhart (International Labor Rights Forum)

11. Orsola de Castro (Fashion Revolution, Estethica, From Somewhere, Reclaim to Wear)

12. Christina Dean (Redress)

13. Nicole Rycroft (Canopy)

14. Andrew Morgan (The True Cost)

15. Leah Borromeo (Dirty White Gold)

16. Sass Brown (Eco-Fashion Talk)

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

18. Carmen Artigas

19. Shannon Whitehead (Factory45)

20. Deanna Clark (Fashion Institute of Technology)

21. Marci Zaroff (MetaWear, Portico Brands, Thread: Driving Fashion Forward)

22. Giusy Bettoni (C.L.A.S.S.)

23. John Patrick (Organic)

24. Safia Minney (People Tree)

25. Javier Goyeneche (Ecoalf)

26. Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute)

27. Francisca Pineda (Bhava, Ethical Fashion Academy)

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

29. Rebecca Burgess (Fibershed)

30. Maxine Bédat (Zady)

31. Rachel Kibbe (Helpsy)

32. David Dietz (Modavanti)

33. Jill Heller (The Pure Thread)

34. Suzanne McKenzie (Able Made)

35. Bianca Alexander (Conscious Living TV)

36. Amy DuFault (Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator)

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