Italy

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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Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

FASHION FOR GOOD “Africa is one of today’s creative poles and this show proves that African designers speak about art, life, and innovation,” Cipriani said in a statement…

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Stella Jean Leverages Multicultural Heritage to Empower Women in Need

Stella Jean exploded onto the fashion scene in late 2011 with collections recognized by their juxtaposition of classic silhouettes and bold prints. Representative of her multi-cultural…

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Tahaanga's Sustainable Dress Shirts Claim to be World's Fastest Drying

New apparel brand Tahaanga is dedicated to producing cool and functional garments for men with a commitment to sustainability. While the collection is designed in New York, all the…

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Tilda Swinton Caresses Strangers' Clothing to Protest Fast Fashion

UNCLOAKED Swinton said she realized the importance of garment longevity after going through her late mother’s wardrobe. “Clothes outlive us very, very often,” she told…

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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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Bacx: A Line of Traceable Eco-Silks Derived From Recycled, Scrap Fibers

BACX \ˈbaks\ n. 1: A line of sustainably produced, “next generation” silks made in Italy by Centro Seta. 2: Comprises three main collections—the full-textured…

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Italy's Largest Textile Suppliers Pledge to Detox Their Supply Chains

Photo by Shutterstock Attilio Imperiali, Berbrand, Besani, Italdenim, Miroglio, and Zip may not have the same name recognition as Dolce & Gabana, Prada, and Versace, but their…

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Made of Organic Cotton, N2R's Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Finding a good water-resistant jacket is a difficult prospect in itself, but finding one that is organic too is downright impossible. Which is why Luca Sburlati of N2R set out to make a…

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Deadly Fire That Killed 7 at Garment Factory in Italy Had Barred Windows

Photos by Gianni Cipriano for the New York Times A deadly blaze in a sweat shop in Prato on the outskirts of Florence has left seven Chinese immigrant workers dead- and flared up racial…

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Canepa is World's First Textile Mill to Commit to Greenpeace's Detox Plan

Canepa has pledged to eliminate toxic chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. The Italian mill is the world’s first textile manufacturer to publicly commit to…

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Alcantara: A Carbon-Neutral Faux-Leather Fabric From Italy

ALCANTARA \ˈal kan tära\ n 1 a: A certified-carbon-neutral fabric with the versatility to be used in fashion, automotive, interior decor, and consumer electronics application. b. A…

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Precious Surface: A Technology that Embeds 24-Karat Gold Into Fabrics

PRECIOUS SURFACE \ˈpreshəs ˈsərfis\ n 1 a: A patented infusion technology that deposits 24kt gold into leather, silk, or fur, leaving the material texture unchanged. b: A…

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Help Krže Studio Kickstart Its Luxury Vegan Footwear Collection

Discussing the vegan fashion line with Wishyouwerevegan, Tamar says that when she was deciding what materials to use, she took into consideration the entire effects that mass cattle…

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Here's the Bluetooth-Enabled Handset Glove You Didn't Ask For

HOLD THE PHONE Produced by Hi Fun, an accessories firm based in Italy, the Hi Call features a tiny speaker in the thumb of the left glove and a mini-microphone in its pinkie. It’s…

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Carlo Volpi Challenges Notions of Masculinity With Campy, Colorful Knits

It’s easy to understand why someone like Carlo Volpi would have a deep and abiding passion for wool. The breathable fiber is a natural insulator that can be weighted to keep its…

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Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury house best known for its leather goods, is challenging its status quo by launching a line of…

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