Gallery: 36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

KATHLEEN TALBOT (DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS, REFORMATION)

2015 was a monumental year for sustainable fashion. The release of The True Cost felt like our industry's Food Inc. and was a big part of the growing conversation about the impact that fashion has on the environment.

There will be an incredible opportunity in 2016 to build on that awareness, engage more, and keep pushing for transformational changes in how we make clothes.

We want to continue to talk about the true costs associated with fashion with our customers and give them simple, fun ways to make real changes, like hosting a clothes swap, or line-drying!

We're seeing brands big and small take a serious look at more sustainable practices. I think in 2016, we'll see that trickle down to the supply chain.

Sustainable fabrics, dyestuffs, etc., will hopefully move from niche to more widely available—and we could start to realize economies of scale.

So while we’re talking about true costs of fashion and making sure we are making and buying clothes more responsibly, we can also make it easier and more accessible to do so.

In 2016, Reformation is really excited to expand our RefScale tool to include not just water and carbon footprints, but also important "costs" like labor and waste.

We also need to address chemistry and toxicity.

Fashion is the third-largest polluting industry in the world. We want to be a part of solutions to clean that up, whether that's helping to develop a closed-loop fiber to replace viscose, or innovating more-efficient dye practices.

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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