Fashion for Good Launches Cotton Technology
By Elisa Carassai
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation...
By Elisa Carassai
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando launched their Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot.In a statement released Friday, Fashion for Good said the...
As the fashion industry strives for a more sustainable industry, Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando launched their Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot.In a statement released Friday, Fashion for Good said the project, which was originally launched in 2018, is a promising step forward to the reliable...
Quoi Alexander: A Designer on a UN Mission
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original...
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original textile technology, sewing, is what he’s most fascinated by right now. “It’s something I’ve embraced. This Spring Summer 2020 season is the first collection with it in!” said the now Paris-based...
Fashion and AI may be having a moment, but for designer Quoi Alexander returning to the original textile technology, sewing, is what he’s most fascinated by right now. “It’s something I’ve embraced. This Spring Summer 2020 season is the first collection with it in!” said the now Paris-based Central Saint Martins alum, who, ever since the launch of his own label, has been reinventing the wheel...
3D Fur is as Good as it Gets
By Sofia Celeste
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks,...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks, elaborate paint brushes, or even jewellery, the university’s Media Lab said last week on its blog.The invention is a timely one, as California became the first US state last month to place a ban on...
Researchers at MIT have created 3D-printed fur that is perfect for wintery couture runway looks, elaborate paint brushes, or even jewellery, the university’s Media Lab said last week on its blog.The invention is a timely one, as California became the first US state last month to place a ban on selling, donating, or manufacturing new fur products in the state.Over the last few years, vanguard...
This Way Forward
By Elisabeta Tudor
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European Commission and the United Nations, Caterina is now a full-fledged social entrepreneur who made her mark in the fashion industry by creating and contributing to women empowering and sustainable projects....
Caterina Occhio is a woman of many talents. A former development aid expert for the European Commission and the United Nations, Caterina is now a full-fledged social entrepreneur who made her mark in the fashion industry by creating and contributing to women empowering and sustainable projects. She now has been appointed social sustainability advisor at Trussardi and just launched a brand-new...
Inside Chanel’s Eco Investment
By Sofia Celeste
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’...
By Sofia Celeste
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, tucked into a suburb about 3,500 miles away from the Paris runways, lies a relatively unknown startup that recently received an investment from Chanel, one of the most famous and notoriously...
Medford, Massachusetts--A fifteen minute Uber ride north of Boston, past food chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, tucked into a suburb about 3,500 miles away from the Paris runways, lies a relatively unknown startup that recently received an investment from Chanel, one of the most famous and notoriously secretive luxury goods makers in the world.Evolved by Nature’s headquarters, an office like any...
The Power of Second-Hand Clothing
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to...
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to skyrocket in value to $64 billion, while fast-fashion will only reach $44 billion. ThredUp’s...
Prada Launches Sustainable Term Loan
By NOWFASHION
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked...
By NOWFASHION
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked loan of the luxury goods industry, named Sustainable Term Loan (STL)."This transaction demonstrates that sustainability is a key element for the development of the Prada Group, increasingly integrated...
On November 5th, Prada S.p.A. signed with Crédit Agricole Group the first sustainability linked loan of the luxury goods industry, named Sustainable Term Loan (STL)."This transaction demonstrates that sustainability is a key element for the development of the Prada Group, increasingly integrated into our strategy,” explained Prada’s CFO Alessandra Cozzani in an official statement released by...
Can Blockchain Save the Fashion Industry?
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today,...
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today, Paris hosted its first edition of the Circular Fashion Summit, during which industry players discussed...
The Sustainability Race
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to head-to-head for years – neck and neck on revenues and expanding their realm by jockeying for the jewels of the luxury world.  Today, with the Amazon ablaze and hurricanes angrily destroying entire...
MILAN-Fellow French conglomerates Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have gone to head-to-head for years – neck and neck on revenues and expanding their realm by jockeying for the jewels of the luxury world.  Today, with the Amazon ablaze and hurricanes angrily destroying entire communities, their race for a more sustainable future is ON more than ever. Both conglomerates are stepping...
Green Carpet Awards Endures
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Now in its third edition, there is no stopping the sustainable fashion renaissance.  Adorned with Leonardo Da Vinci-era grape vines to honor the late artist’s 500th death anniversary,...
MILAN—Ensuring that there is a future for our children was a key message at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Now in its third edition, there is no stopping the sustainable fashion renaissance.  Adorned with Leonardo Da Vinci-era grape vines to honor the late artist’s 500th death anniversary, Milan’s La Scala opera house hosted pillars of the community like Stella McCartney and Valentino...
Sustainability: The Inditex Effect
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100...
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100 percent of all of its clothing with sustainable fabrics before 2025.  If Inditex does keep its promises, it could revolutionize the textile and clothing industry for good, rendering sustainable materials...
MILAN--This summer, Zara’s parent company Inditex unveiled its ambitious plans to produce 100 percent of all of its clothing with sustainable fabrics before 2025.  If Inditex does keep its promises, it could revolutionize the textile and clothing industry for good, rendering sustainable materials and components more affordable, especially in countries like Portugal, one of its major suppliers....
Sense and sustainability at LFW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season....
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season. And it’s an unexpected one, given that it’s never been remotely fashionable before: sustainability.

So why now? Quite simply, because we’re at a tipping point. Just look at the global outcry about the...
There’s one buzzword that’s dominated almost every conversation at London’s shows this season. And it’s an unexpected one, given that it’s never been remotely fashionable before: sustainability.

So why now? Quite simply, because we’re at a tipping point. Just look at the global outcry about the burning of the Amazon rainforest, for one. Then there’s the rise of Extinction Rebellion, the...
ITS 19 Awards: Sustaining Fashion through Transformation
By Rebecca Voight
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the...
By Rebecca Voight
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the ITS (International Talent Support) fashion and accessories awards held on July 12. The annual one-day event, launched in 2002 by Barbara Franchin, attracts top style talent to Trieste, which is...
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the ITS (International Talent Support) fashion and accessories awards held on July 12. The annual one-day event, launched in 2002 by Barbara Franchin, attracts top style talent to Trieste, which is situated on the Adriatic, a whipped cream dream of Austro-Hungarian history on Italy’s far eastern border....
Guru Jagat: “Clothing is a living altar to the modern woman”
By Elisabeta Tudor
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los...
By Elisabeta Tudor
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los Angeles-based poet, artist, yogi, entrepreneur, meditator, and author, has decided to explore the realms of fashion in a sustainable, ethical, and most of all, spiritual way – and chose Paris to do so....
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los Angeles-based poet, artist, yogi, entrepreneur, meditator, and author, has decided to explore the realms of fashion in a sustainable, ethical, and most of all, spiritual way – and chose Paris to do so. Partnering with Le Paradox, a sustainable showroom and ethical communication platform run by the young...
Sustainability Hype Hallmark of MFW
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—From the industrial wasteland stage at Zegna to the plastic bottle-filled sea ceiling at...
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—From the industrial wasteland stage at Zegna to the plastic bottle-filled sea ceiling at Marni... Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week, if anything, reminded us all of the damage man has inflicted on this planet. Marni Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.But...
MILAN—From the industrial wasteland stage at Zegna to the plastic bottle-filled sea ceiling at Marni... Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week, if anything, reminded us all of the damage man has inflicted on this planet. Marni Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.But in an ocean of vibrant prints and weather-resistant ensembles, how much of it can actually...