Utilising textile waste is a popular choice for eco-conscious designers. These days it is easy to for designers to get their hands on a myriad of textiles that would otherwise go to landfill. Looking for labels that make use of fabric waste is an easy way to give your wardrobe some sustainability cred. But choosing this option is far from perfect. A topic I will delve into here. The reason
Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their clothing. Films and campaigns such as The True Cost movie and Detox Fashion are bringing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry to the fore. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the textile industry is the world’s second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. This increased awareness has lead to an increase in
Nylon is synthetic man-made fiber derived from petrochemicals- a thermoplastic – which is used extensively throughout the fashion industry. It is extremely versatile, and is used for everything from stockings and parachutes, to carpets, packaging and even car parts. The sheer breadth of nylon’s uses means that it is difficult to uncover what the overall contribution of nylon in fashion is to climate change and environmental harm. But we can consider the
[pinterest] It’s been a while since I’ve posted outfit inspiration, so I thought it about time I posted another sustainable fashion outfit. Today’s outfit is inspired by this beautiful portrait by Jade Sheldon. Her copyright restrictions don’t allow me to share the actual image in this post, but it is well worth checking out the original- it is a beautiful photograph. My sustainable style adaption of the portrait features the following:
[pinterest] For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere the first early days of spring are upon us, and the weather is slowly warming. It might seem a little early to be thinking of summer swimwear, but thinking ahead is an important practice for ensuring a sustainable wardrobe. The more we plan, the less likely we are to be needing last minute or impulse purchases to meet our wardrobe needs.