Gallery: 36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

Photo by Roman Pawlowski for Greenpeace

KIRSTEN BRODDE (CAMPAIGN LEADER, DETOX MY FASHION, GREENPEACE)

I predict that more people will demand responsible business models from fashion companies in the near future and that sustainable fashion will begin to transform the industry.

The 33 global companies that have signed the commitment to Detox will deliver visible progress in the next year and break the business-as-usual attitude that has dominated the industry far too long.

We'll see a rise in the repairing, lending, and sharing of clothing. These forward-thinking trends have the potential to slow down the resource-hungry and destructive disposable-fashion model that turned clothing into a throw-a-way commodity that is no longer valued.

This will all begin with small fearless innovators teaming up with Greenpeace to encourage larger businesses to follow suit and to offer customers more choices than buying new.

Specifically, the Detox campaign will focus on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), hazardous chemicals that may severely harm our bodies. Released through the production phase of fashion and outdoor gear.

PFCs can be found everywhere, from drinking water to human blood. You can see why we are so concerned with these chemicals at www.detox-outdoor.org.

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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