slow fashion

Ystr Minimizes Fashion Waste With Its "Cut to Order" Clothing

DOWN WITH EXCESS The fact that Ystr is online-only also means no retail markups, which typically factor in storefront overheads, wholesale loss, and inventory costs. Another defining…

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Aarli: Upcycled Streetwear That Promotes Australia's Indigenous People

LOCAL COLOR Besides nurturing Aboriginal talent, Aarli also uses only indigenous models in its campaigns. By doing this, Cowlishaw says she hopes to not only preserve and promote the…

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5 Pieces, 30 Outfits: Vetta Offers The Ultimate Eco-Capsule Collection

READY TO WEAR Made in New York City’s historic Garment District from Tencel and deadstock fabric, Vetta offers a V-neck blouse that can be worn forward or backward, a short-sleeve…

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Vetements' Demna Gvasalia: Current Fashion Calendar "Doesn't Work Anymore"

“You have no choice—whether you are the creative director or a designer on the team. You also don’t have time to really analyze and think about what you’re doing. You have…

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"Willfully Ignorant" Consumers See Ethical Shoppers as Boring, Unfashionable

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Those who can, do; those who can’t, mock? That’s the conclusion a team of Ohio State University researchers drew after questioning consumers…

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Study 34: Ethical, Minimal-Waste Knitwear Made With Deadstock Yarns

Fighting “fast fashion” while making fashion-forward garments from recycled materials, England’s Study 34 is taking the fashion world by storm. Founded by Eleanor…

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Fashion Revolution's Carry Somers: Stop Treating Clothes Like They're Something to Get Rid Of

“Clothing is so cheap now—so much cheaper than it was 20 years ago. People do just go out, buy a new outfit, and then dispose of it. “We’ve lost touch with the…

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A London Community Grows Flax to Turn Into Clothing

In the spring of 2014, a dedicate lot of Londoners embarked on a mission to grow a garment. That meant starting from seeds, and using only hand labor techniques to turn a plant into…

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Zady Exposes Its Supply Chain, Calls for "Sourced In" Movement

#KNOWYOURSOURCE The call to action coincides with the launch of Zady’s “Essential Collection” women’s sweater, the first in a line of projected private-label…

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Stella McCartney Designs Clothes That Are "Long-Term Commitments"

“When I design, it’s about designing pieces that are stand-out, staple, long-term commitments in your life. They’re made beautifully in the finest places in the world…

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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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Zady Turns 1, Launches "Farm-to-Closet" Knitwear Collection

Zady is moving from curator to maker. The ethical e-tailer, which celebrates its one-year anniversary today, is poised to launch its own private label, beginning with a knitted…

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

What inspired you to move from a corporate career to designing your own line? Working for larger fashion brands taught me how the industry goes about the design and production process.…

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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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WILBy's "Ethical Sweatshop" Pops Up in Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel

What exactly does an “ethical sweatshop” look like? New Yorkers who are curious to know can now head over to the lobby of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel to glimpse one in…

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Umasan: Sustainable, Vegan Fashion for the Avant-Garde Androgyne

How did you form Umasan? Where did the concept come from? Our demand, and at the same time our motivation, was to create a line that transcends the production of clothing and…

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Corr Blimey Creates Low-Waste Clothing, Designed to be Repurposed

Canberra, Australia is a city fortunate to claim designers Lousia de Smet and Steven Wright as its own. As the founders of Corr Blimey, the duo have been electrifying the fashion scene…

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Firma's Multifunctional Clothes Honor Slovenian Traditions, Workmanship

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Firma released its Autumn/Winter 2013 Inside Straight collection, revealing several distinctly Eastern European touches. The Slovenian label is…

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