“(T)here’s an enormous opportunity to talk about sustainability and environmentalism in a way that captures the imagination of an everyday consumer or an everyday fashion lover and find a way to make it exciting and interesting and accessible.“ Laura Jones Celebrity stylist Laura Jones found herself overwhelmed when she realized the field she had dedicated her… Continue reading ‘Dress Your Values’ – Celebrity Stylist Laura Jones on Sustainable Fashion
“If we continue at the current pace of textile production, by 2025, two-thirds of the entire world’s population is going to face shortages of fresh water and be exposed to toxic chemicals from textile dyeing.” Stephanie Benedetto on Green Connections Radio. Look around you. Everything you set your eyes on came from raw materials of some kind. Your clothing, the chair or seat you’re sitting on, the desk you’re sitting at. Natural resources were used to make it anew. What if it was made from materials already in the marketplace instead? Enter today’s guest, Stephanie Benedetto, CEO and Co-Founder of Queen of Raw. Listen to this fascinating discussion with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about transforming apparel industry waste into new clothing you see in stores and online.
The clothing manufacturing process generates about 15 million tons of waste per year, according to the EPA, and 85 percent of apparel we buy ends up in landfill. What can we do about this? Meet a creative entrepreneur who saw a marketplace gap and formed a non-profit to fill it, helping the environment, budding designers… Continue reading Fabric Scraps to Good Use – Jessica Schreiber, Fabscrap
“Sustainability is so big and it’s so hard for apparel companies, just getting into it and understanding what to do.” Karla Magruder How do you make fabric from recycled plastic? 85 percent of apparel ends up in landfill, this is a tough one. How can apparel companies use less water, energy, fewer toxic dyes and… Continue reading Making Clothing Sustainable – Karla Magruder, Fabrikology
“Can you produce something that is both beautiful and sustainable? We’re getting to the point where those two things should be one and the same.”
Amina Razvi on Green Connections Radio. Do you want to buy clothing that is made sustainably? Listen to Amina Razvi, V.P. of Membership of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio for tips.