“The fashion industry is a supply chain….but the reality is it’s a human chain. Nothing is made that we wear that does not go through many human hands. And so really for me, the environmental aspects are extremely important. But.. it’s really about brands being more open about their supply chain. And, specifically, when there… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign
“(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… Continue reading ‘Sustainable Stylist’ – Laura Jones, The Frontlash Magazine on Sustainable Fashion
Buying Clothing With an Eco-Consciousness “85% of disposable apparel ends up in a landfill,” Annie Gullingsrud, Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute Think of all the stuff that you’re buying for back-to-school this time of year…or new fashions for the fall season… What if you bought even 10 percent of it with sustainable clothing? Is it… Continue reading Holiday, School Shopping? Sustainable Fashion – Annie Gullingsrud, Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute
Christi Tezak earned her college degree in Russian and became fluent in both the language and the culture. But soon after her graduation, the Cold War ended and there wasn’t a lot of use for her newly-minted degree. So she took a complete turn, and threw herself into learning about energy policy, she told me… Continue reading When You Want To Change Careers – 7 Tips From Women Who Have Done It
“(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
“Looking at these really strong female (mentors) is helping me see myself as a female in STEM…and then moving on from that to being passionate…about STEM education…being an advocate.” Hayden Araza We all talk about how to encourage young ladies to pursue STEM careers, so we decided to talk to a fabulous young lady who… Continue reading What Teenage Girls Hear – Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School
“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.
Fashion Week 2012 in New York this past week showed that the latest muse is sustainability, and that this values-driven focus is giving birth to a stronger independent streak as well. Some of us thought it was settled that “sustainable” meant triple bottom line — people, planet, profit. But because the “profit” part gets tricky… Continue reading Driving Innovation at Fashion Week 2012: Sustainability and Independence