Sustainability in Textiles & Clothing: Why Should We Care?

Sabine Anton-Katzenbach reports from Hamburg Sustainability is the mega-trend of our time. The range of sustainable products and services is constantly on the rise. However, the concept of sustainability cannot be viewed in isolation but demands a holistic approach: it is not a case of “either … or” but rather “both … and”. Sustainability, as…

Tobacco Textiles: Ploughboy Organics

As popular as they are, it is no secret that the fashion and tobacco industries have shady histories looming in the background. Between health and social concerns, it seems unlikely that bringing these two together could have a beneficial impact on the world. Yet after 30 years of research, textile designer Suzanne DeVall has done just that. DeVall is…

Textiles4Textiles Rethinking Recycled Fabric

Dutch consortium Textiles4Textiles  has recognized the glitches in recycling textiles and developed a machine that can sort textiles for re-use. It’s no secret that the sustainable benefits of recycled textiles far outweigh those of using completely new materials, especially when it comes to producing a fashion line. So why aren’t we all using reclaimed fabrics in our collections? The…

From trash till dawn – Fashion reincarnated

While the world is being overrun by clothing, most of it ends up used up in the trash. Many progressive thinkers, designers and now even big companies face this unnecessary waste. The labels in the Future Fashion Guide as usual offer first-class design that does not sacrifice anything for sustainability. So a change in our…