Good News 007 | 18 September 2018
WWF x H&M
More and more big brands are coming up with better ways of producing the clothes that we buy and wear, including high street stores.
And this week, Swedish retailer H&M – which is known for its Conscious range – became the latest name to inspire people to care for the planet.
Joining forces with the World Wide Fund (WWF) – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation – H&M has launched a new childrenswear collection made entirely of sustainable materials.
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According to the World Bank’s World Development Indicators, clothing production doubled from 2000 to 2015 but the utilisation of clothing items has significantly decreased, leading to an immense amount of waste. It is estimated that one garbage truck full of clothes is burned or landfilled every second, and that half of all fast fashion production gets disposed of under a single year.
This is an immense amount of pressure on our planet’s natural resources. To combat the waste and unsustainable nature of the fashion industry, a few visionaries are talking about redesigning the textile industry with a circular vision.
University of the Arts London (UAL) has been selected for one of the nine game-changing research and development partnerships as part of the government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries, under the banner of the flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund initiative. The project focuses on innovation within the fashion and textile supply chain.
London Fashion Week
Sustainable opening for the London Fashion Week this season, with Vin + Omi on the catwalk. Clothes woven from cow parsley and discarded bottles feature in St Pancras show
Of all the things you might expect to see on the London fashion week catwalk, cow parsley is probably not one of them. But that’s exactly what designer duo Vin + Omi delivered as they opened the six-day event with their spring/summer 2019 collection.