S & S In Brief: Fashion Transparency Index 2019

In light of Fashion Revolution Week , Fashion Revoltuion have published their salient 2019 transparency index. Take at look at a summary of the findings measuring and benchmarking sustainability and transparency in the fashion industry.

S & S In Review: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart & William McDonough – An Op Ed for Fashion Roundtable

A review of this design manifesto centres on how we interact with the earth’s natural systems and nature. It calls for a paradigm shift away from a linear economy to one that is circular. The focus on a Cradle to Cradle philosophy in creating systems that promote an endless life cycle and celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity.

S & S News: The Week in Highlights – 09.03.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. This week features America's New Green Deal, the launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's #wearnext campaign and Ikea's blockchain project for a clean solar energy microgrid and much more!

S & S News: The Week in Highlights 07.02.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.  February commences with cautionary statements from the UN that warns we must preserve and manage at least 30% of the…

S & S Spotlight: ECONYL®

100% regenerated and 100% regenerable infinitely, ECONYL® is emblematic of the endless possibilities for the prosperity of people and the planet through waste regeneration. Some see trash, other see treasure and ECONYL® has pioneered in closed loop regeneration processes to transform the abundance of nylon waste that resides in landfills and oceans worldwide into sustainable textiles. From apparel and accessories to automobiles, upholstery and the most haute worthy soft furnishings, ECONYL® fashions fabrics and B2B projects for the likes of Stella McCartney, Brietling, H & M, Speedo and Adidas, to name but a few. Within this third edition of S & S Spotlight, we traverse the mission behind the material and its parent company Aquafil, delving into their circular processes, sustainability corporate initiatives as well as exploring ECONYL® reimagined in its endless forms.

S & S In Review: Fashioned From Nature – V & A Museum

A glimpse inside the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashioned From Nature exhibition. Constructed with the intention to spark debates and discussion surrounding the symbiotic relationship of fashion and nature since 1600, it poses two seminal questions to its audience. Firstly, how can we design a more sustainable fashion industry? And subsequently, what prized lessons can we learn from the past?

S & S Spotlight: Orange Fiber

What if I said to you, residual materials of citrus fruits can be cultivated into opulent fabrics likened to the most luxurious of silks? The Godfather, Don Michael Corleone, would roll around in his grave knowing he missed a trick with the lucrative opportunities of Sicilian citrus fruits hailing from his territory. For the latest edition of S & S Spotlight, let me introduce you to Orange Fiber. Delivering the zest of equal parts innovation and elegance, Orange Fiber is the world’s first brand to create a patented material derived from ‘pastazzo’, translating from Italian to mean otherwise wasted.