On Monday London will be officially confirmed as the world’s first National Park City. Saturday kicks off a free, eight-day festival celebrating the city’s outdoor spaces. Along with the Mayor of London, organizations and individuals will sign a London National Park City Charter demonstrating their support for making the city greener, healthier, and wilder.
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Circular fashion is a hot topic this season. From the growing recommerce market to innovative new approaches to prototyping , textile dying , materials selection and , the circular opportunity for apparel is beginning to take shape. However, despite improvements across the apparel value chain, a truly circular system will require alignment and connection between these disparate projects.
The report, titled From Agenda to Action – The Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki 2019, was presented to the UN at its sustainable development forum in New York last week.
Tech giants and e-tailers are now the undisputed business partners for most labels in China (e.g. Hugo Boss announced to have signed an agreement with Zalando, and Karl Lagerfeld announced to collaborate with Secoo), but they are increasingly disintermediating luxury players to achieve higher bargaining power as a preferential consumer “touchpoint.”
Made in Italy sustainable fashion – Why heritage and craftsmanship are critical values to the emerging world of sustainable fashion. ‘Made in’ is one of the most powerful statements a brand can use to communicate the heritage, high-quality, expertise, and craftsmanship image of a country.
In the sustainable fashion conversation, denim gets a pretty bad rap. It’s collectively considered one of the “worst offenders” as far as its environmental impact, mostly due to the water required to grow the cotton, the repeated wash cycles denim is often put through, the prevalence of Lycra and spandex in stretch jeans, and the hazardous chemicals required for trendy washes and finishes.
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