London College of Fashion

These Students Are the Future of Sustainable Fashion

Irene-Marie Seelig, Iciar Bravo Tomboly, Ana Pasalic, Agraj Jain, and Elise Comrie have plenty to wax triumphant about. On Monday evening, the five London College of Fashion students…

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H&M, London College of Fashion Upcycle Used Clothes Into Stunning New Looks

CIRCULAR FASHION Touting “circularity,” a concept that is increasingly driving the fashion conversation, the displays featured capsules such as “Dissimulation and…

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Could Tobacco Be the Next Big Sustainable Dye?

Tobacco doesn’t have to be a drag, according to Elise Comrie, a Fashion Futures graduate student at the London College of Fashion. One of 10 finalists for the Kering Award for…

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"Breadline" Clothing Line Highlights U.K.'s Hidden Hunger Crisis

Have you always tied together your passion for fashion and social causes? My family is very creative, caring, and concerned about people and the environment, which has had a massive…

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Selfridges Spotlights "Bright New Things" of Sustainable British Fashion

SHINY AND BRIGHT Besides receiving mentorship from both Selfridges and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, one Bright New Thing will receive a bursary to further develop its sustainable…

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"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

As 190 nations gather in Paris today to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, one dress holds court at London’s St. Pancras International Station as a symbol…

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Pop-Up T-Shirt Factory Helps Consumers Reconnect With Their Clothes

As one of the most basic items of clothing at our disposal, the T-shirt rarely generates attention. But what does it really take to make the humble garment? Central Leeds shoppers got a…

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Sustainability is "Smart Business," Says Kering CEO

“At Kering, sustainability is everyone’s business. We believe in it not only because it is the right thing to do, but because sustainable business is smart business. In…

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"Plastic is Precious" Provokes Consumers Into Rethinking Plastic Bags

Few would quibble over the plastic bag’s marginalization over the years. The ubiquitous carriers siphon off diminishing petroleum reserves, suffocate sea life, clog drains, and…

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Nike Launches New App to Help Designers Make Eco-Friendlier Choices

TOOL FOR CHANGE The global apparel industry is expected to produce more than 400 billion square meters of fabric annually—enough to blanket the state of California—by 2015,…

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Kate Fletcher's "Local Wisdom" Promotes Clothing as Personal Narrative

What is Local Wisdom trying to accomplish? We’re trying to find ways to increase the uptake of some of the things that we’re seeing, some of the knowledge and wisdom that we…

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Have a Garment With a Story? Participate in a "Local Wisdom" Photo Shoot

WISE CLOTHING Nearly 30 percent of the average person’s closet sits unused and unworn for at least a year, resulting in $50 billion worth of neglected garments going to waste,…

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"HyperNatureSuperHuman" Challenges Student Designers to Create Fashion Without Fur

BEAUTY SANS CRUELTY From a faux-leather bag inspired by the first animal to be sent into space—it was a rhesus monkey, if you’re curious—to an earth-toned crocodile coat that…

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Julia Elizabeth Crew Upcycles Castoff Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Carryalls

Pursuing a degree in fashion and the environment from the London College of Fashion is bound to put you in contact with some creative and earth-conscious designers. Julia Elizabeth Crew…

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Marks & Spencer Launches U.K.'s First Sustainable Fashion Lab

Marks & Spencer and the London College of Fashion are going halfsies on Britain’s first Sustainable Fashion Lab, to be located at the Old Truman Brewery in the heart of East…

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"Carry on Closet" Offers Multifunctional Garments for the Green Jet-Setter

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON By creating garments that do more with less, Lacroix and Ash-Harper aspire to whittle the prodigious amount of textile waste that enters landfills each year, not…

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The "Flourish Approach" Uses Modular Construction to Unite Local Skills on a Global Front

For Sarah Dixon and Danielle Sponder Testa, what began as musings on sustainability soon evolved into a business model. The designers, who met as students at the London College of…

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"Shed Me" Clothes Reduce Need for Laundry by Shedding Like Snakeskin

Katie Ledger wants you to make like a serpent and molt—the layers of your clothes, that is. Inspired by the way a snake sheds its skin, London College of Art student envisions…

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