C.L.A.S.S.

7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE Bettoni’s audience included several finalists from the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, among them Erin Isakov of Erin Snow, Britt Cosgrove and Marina…

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Ecotec: A Traceable, Italian-Made Yarn Derived From Recycled Cotton

ECOTEC \ēkōˈtek\ n. 1 a: A Marchi & Fildi yarn derived from 100 percent pre-dyed cotton textile clippings. b: Made in Italy using an exclusive, traceable, and Oeko-Tex–…

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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

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…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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Re.Verso: An Italian Luxury Textile Made From Recycled Wool Waste

RE.VERSO \ri-ˈvərs-ō\ n. 1: A traceable, Italian-made luxury textile derived from pre-consumer recycled fibers, primarily wool, and other factory surplus. 2: Part of a collaborative…

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Botanicaldye by Color Ball: Water-Saving Textiles Dyed With 3,000 Plants

BOTANICALDYE BY COLOR BALL \bə-ˈta-ni-kəl-ˈdī ˈbī ˈkə-lər ˈbȯl\ n 1 a: A line of “environmentally sensitive” lyocell, organic cotton, and organic bamboo yarns…

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Max Mara Adds Recycled Polyester to Its "Weekend" Clothing Line

Weekend Max Mara and Saluzzo Yarns recently collaborated on a Spring-Summer 2014 collection with a curated selection of garments made of a special high-tech yarn called Newlife.…

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C.L.A.S.S.'s Textile Library is Sustainable Fashion's Secret Weapon

Photos by Domenica Peterson for Ecouterre I first met Giusy Bettoni of C.L.A.S.S. two years ago at White Milan, a fashion tradeshow attended by over 16,000 buyers. She had curated a…

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Win Two Free Passes to FIT's Sustainable Fashion Symposium

Paying a visit to New York City next week? Drop by the Fashion Institute of Technology on July 10 and help kick off Connecting the Dots, a three-day symposium about the positive impacts…

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit Ends With a Sustainable Runway Show

RUNWAY TO GREEN Sponsored by H&M, the runway showcased 15 Nordic fashion houses—both emerging and established—including Norrback, Ivana Helsinki, Marimekko, Ásta Creative…

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Livia Firth Launches Eco-Fashion Label, Collaborates With C.L.A.S.S. on Green Carpet Challenge Fabric Library

Tinseltown may have rolled up its award-season red carpet, but Livia Firth isn’t one to sit idly by on the sidelines. The Eco Age creative director, who’s married to…

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Rianne de Witte Lets "Sophisticated Moths" Take Flight for Autumn 2010

London Fashion Week may have been aflutter with Ada Zanditon’s bat-inspired eco fashion, but it was Paris that laid claim to Rianne de Witte’s “sophisticated…

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