eco-fashion designers

Vivienne Westwood Doesn't Read Fashion Magazines

Photo by catwalker / Shutterstock “I never read fashion magazines — I don’t know what they have to say, honestly. I just tell them what I have to say when I get the…

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Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort: Today's Fashion Designers Ignorant About Textiles

“Fashion schools and colleges continue to teach young students to become catwalk designers, divas. They keep on being led to believe that what awaits them is a life of fame…

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Designer Natalie Chanin: DIY "Imparts Love" in a Way Buying Can't

Photo by Olivia Rae James “To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with…

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Brave GentleMan's Joshua Katcher: "First Produce Good Design"

“If you want to be a designer or artisan working in fashion, first and foremost you should produce good design. “Nothing will make a better argument for ethical fashion than…

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Chris Gelinas: Quality Clothes Can't Be "Refreshed Every 15 Seconds"

“I get that retailers always want new things on the floor, but I just think it’s a shame that people’s attention spans are so short these days. We’re just trained to refresh…

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Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted…

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15 Emerging Eco-Fashion Designers at the Los Angeles D&A Green Room

MOR & DOTTER Hand-crafted in the City of Angels, Mor & Dotter’s “designs for the sweet rebel” balances the wholesome charm of knitwear with edgy…

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Says That "Fashion is a Terrible Thing"

“There are signs in my shops that say ‘buy less, choose well, make it last.’ I agree, fashion is a terrible thing, it’s all about tempting to buy. But [consumers] should buy…

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11 Eco-Fashion Designers to Watch For at Designers & Agents' Green Room

SUZANNE RAE A sustainably notioned women’s ready-to-wear label from Brooklyn, Suzanne Rae is both inspired by and made for the progressive, modern gentlewoman. As feminine as they…

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Katharine Hamnett: Ethical Clothing Cannot be a Pity Product

“You might think people would buy clothes out of pity, but they won’t. People buy clothes because they want to be excited about themselves. So it can’t just be…

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Fashion "World Changer" Orsola De Castro Speaks Out On Textile Waste

In a perfect world, designers would have the ability to address all the environmental and social challenges fashion faces them with. For From Somewhere designer Orsola de Castro,…

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9 Eco-Fashionable Garments Inspired by Architecture

Fashion and architecture are more than casual acquaintances. Both disciplines entail filling voids with contours, swoops, and planes, albeit on markedly different scales. Sometimes,…

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Gabby Wild Dons Animal-Inspired Outfits to Highlight Endangered Species

12 in 12 for 12 What was the inspiration behind your idea for 12 in 12 for 12? As a veterinary student, I naturally have a predilection towards animals, but my call to action to help…

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Go on a "Sourcing Safari" With Fashion Designers Without Borders

WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS What was your inspiration for launching Fashion Designers without Borders? Last year, I launched The Supply Change, which connects big brands with…

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What is "Slow Fashion" and Why Does It Matter?

“Slow fashion” is a sustainable and ethical alternative that is fundamentally reconstructing the contemporary fast-fashion system. Slow-fashion principles guide my…

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Vivienne Westwood's Tips for Living Sustainably in Style

Don’t call Dame Vivienne Westwood an environmental activist. The legendary British designer prefers the term “freedom fighter,” according to an interview with Metro on…

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Carrie Parry Heads to Amsterdam for Green Fashion Competition Finals

PARRY ON Parry didn’t just graduate from one of the world’s most prestigious fashion schools. Besides the usual pantheon of designers she shadowed, her resume also includes…

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Pledges £1 Million to Tackle Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood has never been one to shy away from a sound byte, but the doyenne of British fashion is finally putting her money where her mouth is. After voicing frustration…

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