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AURELIE FONTAN STUDIO
Excerpts from fashioncrossover:
"Specialised in sustainability and circular design, French sustainable Haute Couture designer Aurelie Fontan established her label in London after graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art. With a Fine Art background, Aurelie pushes technological innovation and scientific discoveries to the forefront of her design process, combining avant-garde aesthetics and sustainable manufacturing methods.

With most of her fabrics made by hand and from scratch, she advocates for a technocraftivism that references her Parisian roots - couture craftsmanship - and a real focus on forward-thinking techniques - laser cutting, bio-mimicry, etc. Her collection TENSEGRITY tackles the issue of single-use plastic items, through upcycled cable ties that replace traditional seaming methods. This allows each piece to be easily recyclable. She also grew a dress from bacterias that are 100% biodegradable and compostable."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Designer  indiedesign  Paris  France  up-cycling  London  UK  haute_couture  material  Innovation  Bio-based_Chemicals  circulareconomy  Sustainability 
12 days ago by eocas
working title studios | sustainable luxury fashion
About taken from German Sustain Concept*:

"After working together successfully for many years, fashion designer Antonia Goy and architect Bjoern Kubeja launched their own fashion label in 2018. Here, exquisite tailoring meets timeless elegance and sustainable, enduring design. Working Title uses only the finest natural materials such as mulesing-free wool, cashmere, organic silk, organic cotton and Tencel from certified European manufacturers and rejects man-made fibres in order to minimise harmful residues through wear and disposal. The collections are manufactured in Germany, Italy and Poland."

* German Sustain Concept is a programme initiated by the Fashion Council Germany under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with partners Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation of Messe Frankfurt, Bikini Berlin and Showroom.de.

Based in Berlin

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  eco_brand  Organic_Fabric  natural  Germany  berlin  wool  Cashmere  Silk  Tencel  europe  Man-made 
5 weeks ago by eocas
transversal
About:
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
5 weeks ago by eocas
ResArtis
Artist residency portal.

About:
"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
5 weeks ago by eocas
Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
6 weeks ago by eocas
Global Heritage Fund
Their mission is to protecting the world’s most vulnerable places through sustainable preservation and community empowerment.

From Wiki:
"Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit organization that operates internationally. Founded in California in 2002, GHF says it has since then invested over $25 million and secured $20 million in co-funding for 19 global heritage sites to ensure their sustainable preservation and responsible development.

Projects realised such as in:

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
Chavín de Huántar*, Peru
Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
Cyrene*, Libya
Fujian Tulous*, China
Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
Hampi*, India
Rakhigarhi, India
Marcahuamachuco, Peru
Mirador, Guatemala
Pingyao*, China
Ur, Iraq
Wat Phu*, Laos

(* indicates a UNESCO World Heritage Site)".

A more recent project in Dali Village / Guizhou to establish a local co-op together with Beijing-based architecture studio ATLAS :
https://globalheritagefund.org/2017/11/28/dali-textile-co-op-social-enterprise-ghf-studio-atlas

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fundraising  foundation  USA  Culture  Rural_Development  decentralization 
7 weeks ago by eocas
The R Collective | Rescue. Reuse. Reimagine.
About:
"The R Collective is a social impact upcycled fashion brand with a mission to create beautiful clothes using waste materials that was born from Redress, the pioneering Hong Kong based charity working since 2007 to reduce waste in fashion. Conceived by Redress’ Founder, Christina Dean, we are a team of highly seasoned and dedicated fashion professionals from design, sourcing, production, marketing, business and sustainability working with the collective goal of creating the world’s best sustainable fashion brand that reduces waste and pollution, empowers consumers and raises funds for charity Redress. With our heart set on reducing the estimated 92 million tons of industry textile waste that is created annually, we boldly pair creativity, courage and conviction to divert waste from landfill and incineration and into wardrobes. And so, The R Collective journey began.
[...]
We collaborate with award-winning sustainable designers from around the world to create unique upcycled collections, which complement our in-house Main Collections. Our unique access to over 150+ innovative design talents from The Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition run by Redress, enables us to reuse a broad range of rescued textile waste and to build a circular fashion system."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  upcycling  Fashion  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  HongKong  Textile  Fair_Trade  Brand  Clothing  Sustainability  circulareconomy 
8 weeks ago by eocas
Pachacuti Hats (and their founder Carry Somers)
About:
"Carry Somers MA FRSA is a British fashion designer, social entrepreneur and fashion campaigner. She is founder of the global movement Fashion Revolution and founder and director of Pachacuti.
[...]
Somers founded fair trade hat brand Pachacuti in 1992. Pachacuti was the first company to be certified under the World Fair Trade Organization Sustainable Fair Trade Management System, the first International certification of a fair trade, sustainable production process. The WFTO certification "guaranteed practices, procedures and processes that demonstrate social, economic and environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain". Pachacuti's products were labelled Certified Fair Trade by WFTO UK0001-2009 to 2012.

Somers piloted the European Union Geo Fair Trade project from 2009–12 which traced products from the straw to the Panama hat weavers. 60 social, economic, geolocalisation and environmental indicators tracked annual changes. The pilot project mapped the GPS co-ordinates of Pachacuti's 154 weavers' houses in Ecuador, the parcels of land where the Carludovica Palmata grows, and the co-ordinates of the associations who harvest and process the straw.

At London Fashion Week in September 2013, People Tree Ltd. and Pachacuti were the first brands globally to launch the WFTO Fair Trade Guarantee System label.
[...]
Somers is founder of Fashion Revolution, a global movement which arose from the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. Fashion Revolution Day takes place globally on 24 April each year and in 2016 grew into Fashion Revolution Week. Somers organised roundtable debates at the House of Commons and the House of Lords on ethics, sustainability and transparency in the fashion supply chain including Fashion Question Time in February 2015 and April 2016 and Ethical Fashion 2020:a New Vision for Transparency in June 2015. There are Fashion Revolution teams in almost 100 countries around the world.
[...]
Somers speaks nationally and internationally on Fashion Revolution, fair trade, entrepreneurship, sustainability, fashion and certification. She lectures on cruise ships in Latin America and the Caribbean on textiles, traditional dress, artisan handicrafts, indigenous peoples and fair trade.
[...]
Somers wrote the introduction to "Fixing Fashion" which looks at the impacts of consumer culture's addiction to disposable fashion, published in 2015 by New Society.
[...]
She is co-author of the book Working Ethically, which aims to help business owners find an ethical strategy which will benefit their suppliers, community and environment. She contributed a chapter to the book, published in 2014, Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship"

Note:
As of 201901 website seems down, alternative source: https://www.facebook.com/pachacuti

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  Designer  SocialEntrepreneur  Sustainability  Eco  UK  hats  Textile  Fair_Trade  Education  processing  handmade  artisanal  Ethical_fashion  Brand  Transparency  certification  book  Expert  interview  luxury  sustainable 
12 weeks ago by eocas
UlStO // Cork to Carry
Bag brand which creates minimalist Scandinavian-looking bags made of Portuguese cork and recycled polyester felt.

From Dresden / Germany.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  bags  sustainablefashion  Cork  Recycling  felt  portugal  minimal  Brand  eco_brand  Germany 
january 2019 by eocas
mimycri
About:
"mimycri is a registered non-for-profit organization in Germany. In a diverse team, newcomers and Berliners make history tangible by working together. We are upcycling broken refugee rubber boats into high quality bags.

The idea for mimycri was born on the Greek island Chios where the co-founders – Vera and Nora – volunteered several times since 2015 welcoming people arriving at the shores. This experience motivated Vera and Nora to stay engaged and do something.

VALUES
mimycri is about a change in perspective. It demonstrates that when we start to see things in a different way, a whole new world of possibilities can open up. We look for the good in the bad. We envision a world in which we help and support each other, just because we can – and because it feels good.
[...]
Sustainability: We are using what is already there and give new life to rejected material. The overall setup of the project is designed to be environmentally, socially and economically independent.

Integration: We are convinced that social and economic participation are key to successful integration."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Brand  eco_brand  Social  Fair_Trade  community  Communication  sustainablefashion  bags  Germany  upcycling 
january 2019 by eocas
Swedish Stockings
They claim to be the only sustainable hosiers brand as of 2018.

Excerpts from the sustainability section of their About:
"Pantyhose is a petroleum product and one of our biggest consumables. The industry is huge and the production itself uses non-renewable fossil fuels and require a huge amount of energy and water to produce. This extremely large process is very harmful to the environment and most pantyhose are designed to be worn once and then replaced, and so contributing to textile pollution - the third most polluting industry in the world (after oil and agriculture).

Swedish Stockings is created from the by-product of other nylon products that is non-biodegradable. The production process is a lot less complicated than traditional nylon production and we are consistently looking for cleaner ways to produce - conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure we have reduced energy and water consumption by:
- 87.6% less energy
- A savings of water 18.M3/ton yarn

We want to break the current production of pantyhose - to produce beautiful and long lasting stockings.
- A large part of our production is solar powered
- Our factories are zero waste
- All water used in dyeing is purified and treated"

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  eco_brand  Sweden  Recycling  lingerie 
january 2019 by eocas
nago
Polish casual fashion brand who applies some sustainability-conscious measures such as using cupro (from cotton waste).

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  eco_brand  Poland  sustainablefashion  Fabrics  Cotton 
january 2019 by eocas
bleed | Sustainable clothing - fair & vegan
Intro by WOMB:
"... design and recycling abilities ... their jackets, made of 100% recycled polyester including buttons and zippers ... they developed an entirely vegan and cruelty-free sneaker, where not only fabrics used are of natural origin (cork, natural rubber and recycled cotton), but also glues are ensured to be water-based."

From Hof / Bavaria / Germany.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  sustainablefashion  Recycling  upcycling  Shoes  eco_brand  Vegan  Cork  natural  Cotton  Germany 
january 2019 by eocas
SKFK
Intro by WOMB:
"Sporting interesting, edgy designs and using recycled polyester or cotton. They also pledge strongly to pushing for zero-waste practices, which involve conscious design and lack of fabric loss at cut-outs, sourcing consciously from only trusted suppliers, investing in eco packaging that also can be re-purposed later on, as well as - they offer in-store recycling in some of their locations."

From Basque Country / France.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Recycling  upcycling  Cotton  sustainablefashion  packaging  Brand  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Pure Waste
Intro by WOMB:
"Their practice involves using only fabrics coming 100% from recycling. They stick to barely a couple of Nordic colours along greys, blues and blacks, as they use zero dyes - the colour palette of the clothing simply depends entirely on the colours of the dead stock materials that they happen to use for a given collection and how they mix them with each other. The garments of Pure Waste are produced in India, in a factory that they own, which ensures high level of control and keeping themselves informed about the process of production. That way, they stay assured that no un-sustainable practices are present, and that their fabrics don’t get mixed with others accidentally (which is often the case with, for example, organic cotton production sites, where organic cotton often gets tangled with regular one)."

From Finland.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Recycling  sustainablefashion  sustainablecompany  Finland  up-cycling  india  Transparency  dyeing  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Innovation Award of Kering x Plug and Play
About:
"The Kering Sustainable Innovation Award is dedicated to accelerating sustainable innovation in the Luxury and fashion sectors in China. Inspired by Kering’s motto Crafting Tomorrow’s Luxury, Kering initiated this program – powered by its partner, Silicon Valley-originated VC Plug and Play – to identify promising change-making startups and technologies in Greater China.
[...]
in order to identify innovative solutions along the entire apparel value chain, from alternative raw materials to circular technologies to extend product life. From biodegradable glitter and fabrics made from algae to new ecological dyeing processes and breakthrough technologies for clothing recycling today Kering has given support to over 50 start-ups who have graduated from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator."

Focus:

1. Alternative raw materials: Solutions that could modernize or be replacements for leather, silk, other natural fibers, etc. Focus areas such as biotech solutions, bio-based plastics, new fibers, regenerative agriculture, etc.

2. Supply chain: Decreasing impacts in the supply chain through technologies that will reduce water, waste and chemical usage and improve production and energy efficiency. For example, low impact dyeing, new processes to customise or automate cut-make-trim, and solutions enabling supply chain traceability.

3. Retail & Use: Solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of retail processes. For example, efficient packaging, retail store energy management, etc. Also, new ways to increase the awareness of sustainable fashion among consumers and make this lifestyle more influential in the Chinese market. For example, omni-channel communication, social marketing, building brand transparency, etc. Also focusing on solutions to improve livelihoods for people working along the supply chain.

4. Circular economy: Transforming materials waste into new products and extending the lifecycle of existing products are powerful ways to reduce impact. For example, chemical recycling, mechanical recycling, repurposing and upcycling, re-commerce platforms, etc.

[...]

The jury is composed of individuals with extensive knowledge of the fashion, Luxury, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation fields. This jury includes Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China; Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design; Hung Huang, a writer and top media influencer; Ma Jun, Founding Director of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs; Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good; Susan Rockefeller, a well-known figure in the world of art, philanthropy and sustainability; Wang Shi, an entrepreneur focused on green construction, forest conservation, biodiversity, and climate change; Jane Zhen Wang, President of Erdos Cashmere Group; Guoxin Yin, Chairman of Chenfeng Group.

Launched together with Plug and Play on December 7th, 2018 in Beijing with Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China. Other participants such as Carol Chyau, CEO of Shokay or Shaway Yeh, Founder of YehYehYeh.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  award  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Fundraising  Recycling  upcycling  material  SupplyChain  Retail  circulareconomy  consumption  USA  China  Venture_Capital 
december 2018 by eocas
XianYu 闲鱼
Alibaba's / Taobao's 2nd hand / second-hand / vintage platform.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  vintage  circulareconomy  Platform  e-commerce  shop 
december 2018 by eocas
Gallery Weekend Beijing (画廊周北京 GWBJ)
2019 March in its 3rd edition, set before Art Basel Hong Kong, GWBJ is determined to become an internationally significant contemporary art event. International galleries work closely alongside the local galleries and institutions. GWBJ wishes to enable an artistic and cultural exchange between Beijing and the relevant movers and shakers of the national and international art world.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Art  Beijing  China  Platform  events  exhibition  Culture 
december 2018 by eocas
Ellie Kai
Made-to-Order female clothing brand which is based in Hong Kong, started in 2011 by Liz Hostetter from the USA. They emphasize their transparent sourcing, fair work conditions (in Mainland China, especially female empowerment) and zero-waste approach.

As mentioned in this "Proudly made in China" article:
https://www.fastcompany.com/40419020/when-made-in-china-means-artful-ethical-and-expert

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  HongKong  Brand  eco_brand  USA  workshop  Fair_Trade  Transparency  Sourcing  Made-to-Order  Apparel  Clothing  China  Manufacturing 
november 2018 by eocas
Philippe le Bac Cashmere & Co
Cashmere brand which started 1936 in Paris / France but then set dust until 2004 take-over by the PLB Group which is registered in Hong Kong but operates (also manufacturing) in Shanghai.
450 resellers worldwide and 20 own stores in Greater China of which 10 in Shanghai.
Design office in Europe

Their cashmere is sourced directly from goat herders in Mongolia with semi-domesticated goats.

For Spring and Summer collection blends cashmere with silk, bamboo, modal and milk jerseys. Also paired with denim, leather and other accessories.

HAG
Cashmere  mongolia  HongKong  Shanghai  China  France  Brand  wool  Silk  bamboo  modal  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2018 by eocas
Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI)
About:
"The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) is an international industry organization representing the interests of producers and manufacturers of camel hair, cashmere and superfine wool fiber, yarn, fabric and garments throughout the world.

In 2006 CCMI formed the Superfine Wool Council to add superfine wools to its mission of promoting the accurate labeling of noble fiber products and to engage in education of the public about, and private enforcement of, national and international standards governing the labeling of such fine wool, cashmere and camel hair fiber, yarn, fabrics and garments. CCMI is proud of its objective to maintain the integrity of cashmere, camel hair and superfine wool products throughout the world.

CCMI provides a forum for industry leaders world-wide to meet and discuss important issues and to identify workable solutions for the common good of the industry. CCMI represents the interests of members at both national and international levels and works with appropriate government bodies and other non-government organizations whose activities affect the industry.
[...]
CCMI supports testing laboratories worldwide on the improvement of their animal fiber testing ability by conducting an annual Round Trial and by providing laboratories with animal fiber sample collections and other materials.

CCMI also supports research institutes in the development of new animal fiber identification technologies applying leading-edge science, such as Protein Analysis and DNA Analysis."

Based in the USA.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Cashmere  Manufacturing  Industry  NGO_NPO  USA  Legal  Quality_Control  Organization  wool  Fibres  yarn 
november 2018 by eocas
Lou Dungate
About:
"Lou Dungate is an eponymous label, based in London. Focussing on sustainable production and luxury natural fibres, the core collection comprises of cashmere scarves and accessories. A self-taught knitter, Lou created knitwear professionally, by hand, for seven years and founded an award-winning wool shop before launching the label. Dedicated to promoting a slow and ethical lifestyle, Lou eschews the traditional fashion model in favour of creating timeless pieces of the finest craftsmanship, for a life well lived.
[...]
All Lou Dungate pieces are made with yarns spun in a family-owned mill in Italy that is over 50 years old. The mill is committed to the highest possible ethical and environmental standards of cashmere production.
[...]
The paper tags used on Lou Dungate products are fully recyclable and biodegradable, made with pulp that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
[...]
By 2020, our aim is to establish a circular fashion model by offering repair services and recycling facilities. The beauty of working with natural fibres means that Lou Dungate knitwear can be felted, to create new products like slippers and coats."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Cashmere  UK  sustainablefashion  Brand  luxury  Scarf  accessories  knit  Ethical_fashion 
november 2018 by eocas
Clothes Doctor
Online-to-Offline seamstress and tailor. Collect and returns clothes at a convenient time, complete with repairs and alterations, totally hassle-free.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  repair  Clothing  Online_Shop  Customization  Service_Provider  sustainablefashion  USA 
november 2018 by eocas
REMODE
Despite the first edition of this trade fair yet to come up this Mid-November 2018 in Los Angeles do they dub themselves already as: "The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion"(!).

About:
"REMODE is built around four pillars: RETHINK, REMAKE, REMARKET, and REINVEST. Through talks, workshops, exhibits and networking events, each pillar will provide attendees with a targeted exploration of current issues and their solutions. Click through the pillars below for a preview."

Some keynote speakers & exhibitors such as Everlane, Allbirds, etc.

Hans
Fashionmeetsorganic  exhibition  Conference  USA  sustainablefashion  Platform  Fashion  Innovation 
october 2018 by eocas
FTL (Future Tech Lab)
About:
"FTL's CEO and founder Miroslava Duma aims to bridging fashion, sustainability and technology by setting up this hybrid investment company, multinational accelerator, experimental laboratory and philanthropic organisation with the mission to transform and empower the $2.4T fashion and apparel industry to evolve and improve its social and environmental footprints.
[...]
She is the founder of several innovative ventures, digital entrepreneur, philanthropist and active investor across a range of promising businesses including digital media, technology, responsible fashion.
[...]
Miroslava has been cited as the ‘force of the fashion industry’ by the Financial Times and ‘the most connected digital entrepreneur’ by Vogue."

Hmm, quite superlative!?!

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  sustainablefashion  Innovation  Fabrics  Technology  Investor_Relations  Platform  foundation  Social  ecological  Russia  SocialEntrepreneur 
october 2018 by eocas
MINDFASHION.today
About:
"With MINDFASHION.today Janne Baetsen presents a unique ‘Human Innovation’ approach to fashion design, cultural economics, psychology, technology and branding, to contribute to a more profound insight into relationships, identities and communities in today’s world of fashion. How? By (re)establishing the connection between the clothes, the creator and the wearer, and questioning what we (need to) value, what we wear as well as how we dispose of it. Focussing not only on clothing but also on the complexity of human behaviour, innovation, experience and communication across all aspects of fashion, to generate deep understanding of the current and future (creative) economy.

The aim is to reveal the significance of fashion as a way of communicating, and identify existing issues in the fashion world that can be explained using a holistic view of disciplines, to predict, express, address and ultimately change behaviour for the better."

London-based.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Creative  agency  Fashion  Art  Communication  Philosophy  Innovation  Sustainability  Consumerism  Economy  Culture  design  Technology  Branding  UK 
october 2018 by eocas
WISE
Think Tank and platform founded by Philipp Grefer in Beijing in 2018 to spark cross-sectoral dialogue about digital life, style, culture, business, science and technology. WISE invites and connects thinkers and doers from different industries online and offline to discuss essential questions about how we want and should live in the future.

About:
"WISE puts “the human” at the center of discussions ranging from technology, music, art, fashion, entertainment, business, media, and science. Topics range from how AI can help us to solve world hunger, if the robots will take over our jobs, what we can learn about the future by looking into the past, how to find China´s first international superstar, and the future of design and creativity."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  community  Beijing  China  Germany  Lifestyle  Culture  Business  Technology  Investor_Relations  InteractiveBeijing 
october 2018 by eocas
Resonance
From co-founder Lawrence D. Lenihan's AngelList entry:
"Resonance is a venture operating company that invests in early-stage fashion brands using a unique combination of capital, venture investing experience, fashion industry insight and expertise, manufacturing knowledge and capability and technology vision."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Venture_Capital  Technology  SupplyChain  USA  Investor_Relations  Fashion  indiedesign  Manufacturing 
october 2018 by eocas
Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World - Online Course by LCF x Kering
Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world.

Week 1 - Why Sustainability in Fashion?
Week 2 - Contextualising Sustainability for a Changing World
Week 3 - Material Dimensions: Sourcing for luxury fashion
Week 4 - Informed Decision Making: Tools and methods
Week 5 - Creative Possibilities
Week 6 - Creative Realisation

Objectives:

- Discuss the complex nature of sustainability through the introduction to materials sourcing for luxury fashion; informed decision making; and creative realisation of ideas.

- Apply understanding of fashion & sustainability knowledge and reflection to your practice through manifesto creation and design thinking processes.

- Demonstrate a critical understanding of key sustainability agendas, issues and contexts associated with luxury fashion design, production and consumption.

- Debate current and emerging perspectives, design approaches and business strategies relevant to the contexts of planetary boundaries and human equality.

- Develop innovative approaches to fashion that can contribute to ecological resilience and thriving societies.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Sustainability  Training  Education  Fashion  luxury  design  material  Consumerism  Innovation  Ecobalance 
october 2018 by eocas
P2PU - Peer learning community for developing and running free online courses
About:
"P2PU is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education.

We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, we bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and we develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, we build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, we work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish.

P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Our network stretches the globe, with our heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.
[...]
governance guidelines and policies on Github."

Closely affiliated with Creative Commons. Similar to other MOOC providers such as edX.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Education  Training  USA  opensource  Culture  community  Governance 
october 2018 by eocas
ACTICELL
About:
"ACTICELL develops chemical procedures for the innovative surface treatment of cellulosic material [...] create tailor-made solutions for manufacturers of denim fabrics and denim clothes [...] worn look, bleached look or other special dyeing effects [...] enzyme booster to decolorize jeans, as a bleaching agent to replace harmful bleaching technologies and as a dyeing pre-treatment in the textile industry [...] 100% safe, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly, GOTS-certified."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  austria  dyeing  Manufacturing  denim  Textile  processing  Organic_Certification  Organic 
october 2018 by eocas
Open Apparel Registry (OAR)
About:
"The mission of the Open Apparel Registry is to maintain an open-source, neutral and publicly accessible database of every facility in the global apparel and footwear sector, for the purposes of enabling industry collaboration and improved identification of factories. This improved identification will be facilitated by the unique OAR ID allocated to each facility."

The OAR was developed by supply chain transparency platform Sourcemap, and funded by the C&A Foundation, sourcing data from organisations like the Fair Factories Clearinghouse and dozens of brands such as Gap and Nike. Dr Leonardo Bonanni Founder and CEO of Sourcemap Inc., noted: “the OAR’s aim is to provide a reference and to streamline supply chain mapping. We hope it serves as a reference for not only brands and NGOs, but for researchers and start-ups aiming to inform the public about the performance of various apparel brands and their products.”

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Directory_Database  Manufacturing  Database  Apparel  Shoes  Industry  NGO_NPO  Research  Fair_Trade  SupplyChain  Sourcing 
october 2018 by eocas
Outerknown
About:
"In 2015, Kelly Slater (11 time World Surf League Champion) and John Moore started Outerknown, a sustainable menswear brand established to create a connection between style and sustainability. [...] clothing that not only reflects our style but also our values."

Belongs to Kering Group.

In August 2018 started a new line called S.E.A. JEANS (Social and Environmental Accountability), a new category for the brand using 100% organic cotton from leading mills Candiani & ISKO and manufactured by Saitex .

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  France  USA  denim  Brand  Eco  sustainablefashion  Cotton  Organic  menswear  Fashion 
october 2018 by eocas
Monart (* Money x Art)
International art community backed by a blockchain-powered ecosystem. Based in Beijing / China, Switzerland and France. Builds on Ethereum with EC20 smart contracts. ICO planned for November 2018.

Partners with “Green & Sustainable Finance” initiative R20 ( http://r20paris.org ) which put in place the accord of Paris on pollution to support together the artists and designers who integrate sustainable development in their work.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Platform  blockchain  Art  Trade  Sustainability  Finance  Investor_Relations 
october 2018 by eocas
Allbirds
NZ New Zealand shoe brand made of merino wool fabric made specifically for footwear. Bcorp-certified.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  shoe  Shoes  NewZealand  Merino  wool  sustainablecompany 
october 2018 by eocas
Design Library (aka: Hangzhou "Material Library)
About:
"YUHANG RONG DESIGN LIBRARY is built by PINWU Design Studio and Yuhang Government in Hangzhou China. It focuses on Chinese traditional handcraft research and each material deconstruction from the craft. The Library offers designers Chinese traditional materials such as bamboo, paper, clay, porcelain, copper, silver, silk, etc. Remains of ancient Chinese folk culture are still to be found, hidden in villages. The library is passionate collecting the knowledge from the old craftsman."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  artisanal  material  fabric  Sustainability  bamboo  Culture  exhibition  rural  Research  design  China  Zhejiang 
october 2018 by eocas
Kapdaa - The Offcut Company
About:
"The word ‘Kapdaa’ means ‘Cloth’ in Hindi. (Phonetically pronounced as Cup-pa-daah)
[...]
Over time I noticed a lot of excess fabric being left over and going unused. Seeing this I thought to myself, “It would be such a shame, if these beautiful fabrics with such lovely designs went to waste”.
[...]
Bespoke notebooks covered by designer fabric offcuts.
[...]
Have been able to get a whole new world of mills, textiles and interior designers, and even pram and shoe makers to be intrigued by our concept. They have successfully reached out to an array of brands, to sit up and have a dialogue about their sustainable actions by creating a range of fashionable stationery, simply out of their exquisite offcuts."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Textile  UK  London  upcycling  Made-to-Order  Fabrics  interior  Shoes  accessories  Sustainability  Green-New-Wave  Platform  community 
august 2018 by eocas
Naked – The World's First Home Body Scanner
About:
"Naked Labs uses 3D body scanning to show people how their bodies are changing over time in an objective and holistic way.
[...]
Building a body model platform.
[...]
Imagine clothes tailored to the 10th of an inch, dynamic fitness and health care plans, airplane seats that feel molded to your curves — all enabled by your precise digital body model. This is an entirely new kind of data, and we’re excited to help people harness it."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Customization  bigdata  Automation  Retail  Platform 
august 2018 by eocas
UABB (Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism Architecture) | 深港城市建筑双城双年展
About:
"Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is currently the only biennial exhibition in the world that is based exclusively on the set themes of URBANISM AND URBANIZATION. Co-organized by the two neighboring and closely interacting cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, UABB situates itself within the regional context of the rapidly urbanizing Pearl River Delta, concerns itself with globally common urban issues, extensively communicates and interacts with the wider public, is presented using expressions of contemporary visual culture, and engages in international and avant-garde dimensions as well as discourses of public interest."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  shenzhen  Guangdong  HongKong  community  Architecture  urban  Urbanism  Urbanization  NGO_NPO  Innovation  design  government  Governance  Communication  Service_Provider  Platform  events  Economy  Industry  Research  Directory_Database 
july 2018 by eocas
Shenzhen Center for Design (SCD) | 深圳市城市设计促进中心
About:
"SDC was founded by the Urban Planning Land and Resource Commission of the Shenzhen Municipality and is a non-profit organization with its mission set as “to encourage and promote innovations in the design of urban spaces and environment”. Its goals are: to integrate resources from the governmental, the industrial, and the academic fields; to establish a database of design ideas and thoughts around the urban developments in Shenzhen; to offer services for designers such as communication channels, trainings,and promotion opportunities; to fully enhance and uplift the design quality of urban developments in Shenzhen; and to stimulate the transformation of Shenzhen ‘s economy to produce a better innovation industry."

For example UABB (深港城市\建筑双城双年展 Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture) grew out of SCD's activities.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  shenzhen  Guangdong  HongKong  community  Architecture  urban  Urbanism  Urbanization  NGO_NPO  Innovation  design  government  Governance  Communication  Service_Provider  Platform  events  Economy  Industry  Research  Directory_Database 
july 2018 by eocas
Marketing in China: Industry Interviews
Excerpts:

Paul Lin, OMD
"The hottest channel that all of our clients are asking about is Douyin. [...] Little Red Book can be a place for product discovery [...] sense of Chinese nationalism, the growing strength of the country and the pride that it has instilled in citizens. Brands that can tap into this can align themselves with the zeitgeist."

Jerry Clode, Resonance
"Ideally, a brand should focus on one to two holidays per year which make sense from a storytelling perspective. Then ensure that these events are promoted and communicated as a phased media engagement. There is little value in trying to cover the entire calendar. [...] ROI metrics are increasingly defined by brand sentiment. Also, due to the increasing sophistication and integration of e-commerce, ROI metrics are now encompassing sales conversion. [...] WeChat and Weibo remain dominant, but 2018 is the year of video. One of the biggest video-sharing platforms, Meipai, receives eight billion views a month. Chinese influencers and celebrities love to use these apps to create a closer connection to fans. The growth of these platforms suggests brands should consider integrating short video and live-streaming into their marketing strategies. [...] The Little Red Book are especially suitable for cosmetic or fashion brands because of their concentration on selfies and cosmetic sharing. [...] Platforms like Douyin and Bilibili index very young, below 24 years old. The strategy for this platform is very different to WeChat or Weibo – not only the content execution, but also the tone of voice and tactics. [...] With more WeChat official accounts launching mini-programmes, it has become much easier for consumers to shop and a sales ROI can be more closely tied to a social media campaign."

Ashley Dudarenok, Alarice and ChoZan
"Lucky draws are the most common campaign type on Chinese social media. Generally, in a Weibo post or at the end of a WeChat article, a topic is raised for discussion and readers are encouraged to leave a comment or send a private message to the official account for a chance to win a lucky draw. These are effective in encouraging user interaction, attracting new followers and increasing loyalty.

User-generated content is another type of popular campaign strategy. Brands can encourage users to create something, like a themed photo of themselves with the brand’s merchandise, and upload it to a campaign page to win a gift. Brands also cooperate with KOLs who encourage their followers to participate.

This type of campaign is another kind of lucky draw. The core difference is that visual user-generated content is more persuasive than written testimonials. It helps brands collect high-quality original content from their followers that can be used in other marketing activities."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Marketing  Report  Market_Report  Communication  Advertisement  Business_Advisory_relevant  Strategy  Branding  China  Video_Platform 
july 2018 by eocas
Swatch On - Fashion Fabrics for Designers
SWATCHON.COM was launched under the motive to provide a variety of unique, high-quality wholesale fabrics at a reasonable price.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Fabrics  Online_Shop  Retail  wholesale 
july 2018 by eocas
ZIEL
Ziel is a retail-as-a-service platform for health & wellness communities to create & sell on-demand, custom performance wear. NYC-based.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  Manufacturing  Performance  outdoor  Flexibility  USA  Platform  Retail 
july 2018 by eocas
YOHO!
Nanjing-based e-commerce and content platform which is an instrumental player in Chinese trend culture ecosystem. Subsidiaries in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Venture capital investment by CDH Investment, Singapore Temasek Cheung Fung Fund, Softbank Safran Fund, Dachen Venture Capital.
ompany's main projects:
1. Print magazine and electronic platform "YOHO! Trends" and "YOHO! GIRL"
2. App "Yoho!Now"for iOS and Android platform.
3. "Yoho!Buy" (https://www.yohobuy.com) online shop targeted at young people with roughly 1400 brands covering men's and women's clothing, shoes and hats, accessories, children's wear and creative lifestyle items. The brands sold by Yoho!Buy are directly signed with the brand to maintain the sales agreement with the international and domestic physical stores.
4. Curated Location-recommendation platform / app "Mars" (http://www.yohomars.com). City guides for Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and other.

Similar to Hong Kong's MILK magazine.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  China  Online_Shop  e-commerce  Fashion  Trends  accessories  Content_Curation  Travel  Apps  App  Business_Advisory_relevant  Jiangsu  Magazine  blog 
july 2018 by eocas
Fashionable Forests at the High Level Political Forum | UN DESA
Excerpts:
"Forest fashion takes centre stage at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, during the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

The “Forests for Fashion” exhibit brings together the work of many young designers, all inspired to use forest-derived materials for their creations.

Alongside many innovative and creative designs, is a capsule collection by Spanish designer Ms. María Lafuente using the world’s first fabrics certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which can be traced back to sustainably managed forests.

Almost 65 per cent of global fabric consumption consists of synthetic fibres derived from fossil fuels, whilst the majority of the remainder is made up of cotton, a water- and pesticide-intensive crop. Renewable and responsibly sourced wood fibres are part of the solution to transform fashion into a more sustainable industry.

Forest-based materials need to originate from sustainably managed forests and to be produced in a sustainable and ethical manner.
[...]
Visitors can also learn about the connection between forests, fashion and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by exploring the ‘SDG cubes’."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  Trade  Spain  Forestry  Sustainability  Agroecology  Fashion  Policy  Politics  certification  Ecobalance  Eco  sustainablefashion  Brand 
july 2018 by eocas
bluesheet
Helps farmers and boutique indigo makers to meet fashion industry's demand of natural pigment on a global scale by advocating for collaborative production. Their bio-based indigo dyestuff can answer current pollution concern across fashion industry and fulfil upcoming conscious consumer demand.

Shanghai-based by French ecopreneur Paul Iglesia.

HAG
fashionmeetsorganic  textile  organic  dyeing  artisanal  sustainablecompany  France  China  Shanghai  Manufacturing  Collaboration 
july 2018 by eocas
NüVoices – Women Writers' and Artists' Collective 女性作家联盟
About:
"More women are writing about China, doing business in China and generally doing interesting things in China than ever before, and we want more of their voices to be heard.

NüVoices is an international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of self-identified women working on the subject of China (broadly defined).

We are working on our first anthology to showcase great work from women on China and our members host events worldwide to create a large, supportive community that spans the globe."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Art  Literature  Philosophy  China  Collective  NGO_NPO  Press  Social_Networking 
july 2018 by eocas
Biodesign Challenge
About:
"The Biodesign Challenge offers university students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology in a competition that highlights student work. Our organizers connect classrooms with a team of biologists and experts to guide the students as they develop their ideas. At the end of the semester, the winning teams are invited to New York City to showcase their designs in front of members of the academic, industrial, and design communities at the Biodesign Summit in June of each year."

Sponsors are PETA, Stella Mc Cartney, among others.

Biodesign resources:
- Architecture
- Communications
- Energy
- Food
- Materials
- Medicine
- Transportation
- Water

The 2018 edition winner - Woocao, was created by a group of innovative design students from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, Woocoa is a vegan wool made from hemp and coconut fibers treated with enzymes extracted from the oyster mushroom.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  award  Education  Columbia  fabric  USA  Technology  Bio-based_Chemicals  Innovation  design  Fibres 
july 2018 by eocas
Circular Systems
About:
"Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation). We are a clean-tech new materials company, focused on the development of innovative circular and regenerative technologies.

With our waste-to-fiber platforms; Texloop and Agraloop, and the revolutionary new Orbital Composite Yarn technology, we offer break-through solutions for the most efficient management of textile/apparel and agricultural waste streams."

Circular technologies portfolio:
"Agraloop - Bio-Refinery transforms food crop waste into high-value natural fiber products in a cost competitive and scaleable way, providing sustainable and regenerative benefits. The Agraloop can utilize a range of feed stocks including oilseed hemp and oilseed flax straw as well as pineapple leaves, banana trunks and sugar cane bark.
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Orbital - Hybrid Yarns are a revolutionary new yarn technology capable of producing high-performance yarns using recycled fibers. The resulting yarns have low pilling, high strength, and moisture management properties.
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“TEXLOOP - Lightest-Touch™️" processing strategies help to preserve maximum embedded energy in recycled materials. We upcycled textile and garment waste into valuable new materials."

Won 2018 H&M's Global Change Award innovation challenge.
Yitzac & Samuel Goldstein on board as well.
Based in Shenzhen / China.

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Recycling  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  SocialEntrepreneur  Business_Advisory_relevant  hemp  linen  pineapple  Banana  sugarcane  Energy-saving  Fibres  Textile  up-cycling  shenzhen  China 
july 2018 by eocas
Reusable packaging service for ecommerce | RePack
Wiki:
"RePack is a packaging service which enables the return and reuse of delivery packaging for online retailers and their users.
[...]
On supported e-commerce sites the customer can select to use RePack as the online order's delivery packaging, the user will then receive the goods in RePack's recyclable packaging. This packaging can be returned to RePack by dropping it to a local letter box and then can be reused, on average up to 20 times. Once the packaging has been registered as returned, the user will receive a digital voucher that can be used towards future purchases from RePack-supporting online stores. The return rate of RePack's products has reached 95%.
[...]
The service and packaging is designed by Plan B From Outer Space Oy, a Finnish company focused on sustainable product and business model solutions."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Finland  packaging  circulareconomy  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  Recycling  delivery  Business_Model 
june 2018 by eocas
Bethany Williams
Sustainable designer with 'Breadline' up-cycling collection collaboration with Tesco.

About:
"Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand in hand and through exploring the connection between these issues we may find innovative design solutions to sustainability.

We want not just to comment on a community, but work in their social spaces to try to create a change through furthering economic gain for charity. By using social capital, intellectual and labour intensive skills we aim to create a profit, which will be given to connected charities, continuing the cycle of exchange.Through collaboration with communities and charities we hope to create a collection embedded with real people and hope to cause a real effect in the social space we engage with.

The current collection ‘Breadline’ particularly wants to highlight and help find solutions to the hidden hunger in the UK, specifically working along side the Vauxhall Food Bank and Tesco to achieve this.We have developed an exchange of fresh fruit and vegetables (from Tesco) for waste items from the food banks users household. We have developed a collection using these waste materials, plus recycled cardboard and ‘Tesco everyday value’ branded organic prints, all donated by Tesco. We will be donating 30% of profits to The Vauxhall food bank, continuing the cycle of exchange. Through traditional hand crafted techniques and working with local craftsmen / women, we have developed the surface of these waste materials to create hand crafted woven, printed, knitted and embroidered materials.

Every one of our garments is 100% sustainable and made in the UK, even down to the buttons which are hand crafted in the Lake District from our collaborators own planting of trees.

We provide an alternative system for fashion production, as we believe fashions’ reflection upon the world can create positive change."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Designer  design  Sustainability  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Collaboration  circulareconomy  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  environmentalism  NGO_NPO  Inspiration  Innovation  UK  indiedesign 
june 2018 by eocas
OpenIDEO - Social Impact Powered By Design Thinking
About:
"Founded in 2010, OpenIDEO—IDEO’s open innovation practice—enables people worldwide to come together and build solutions for today's toughest societal problems. Online and around the globe, OpenIDEO works with world-class partners to convene diverse communities that collectively develop ideas and accelerate social innovation. OpenIDEO’s platform expands on the power of crowdsourcing, equipping participants with resources, connections, and design tools to create real impact. After tackling dozens of topics ranging from food waste to girls' education to Ebola, people everywhere are designing a better future with OpenIDEO.
[...]
OpenIDEO is part of IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy. We use open innovation to help people connect and address a wide range of societal issues. IDEO.org is IDEO's nonprofit sister organization, which focuses on designing products and services that improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities. We often work closely with colleagues across the IDEO family, and we always draw from the same DNA."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  design  Platform  Innovation  Solution  Sustainability  Social  Crowdfunding  NGO_NPO 
june 2018 by eocas
Urban Tribe 城市山民
About:
"Urban Tribe, established in 2006 with its base in Shanghai, aims to explore natural spirit with original design of clothes, handmade jewelry, ceramics and more, all connected to a lifestyle inspired by tribal aesthetics and wisdom."

Their shops are inspired by tea-houses. Some of their production happens in Guizhou in artisan ways.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Shanghai  artisanal  Fashion  jewelry  tea  Guizhou  sustainablefashion  Fair_Trade  equality  handmade  China 
april 2018 by eocas
Creative Friends Asia – United Creatives
Creative Friends Asia is a community helping to improve standards for Creatives in Asia through meaningful platforms.
- Bridging creatives in Singapore and China with companies attracting new jobs and projects
- Creatives with unique ideas can benefit from our grant application services
- Own incubation program

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Creative  Fundraising  incubator  Platform  Venture_Capital  network  HR  Communication  community  Singapore  China  grants 
april 2018 by eocas
SSENSE
Since 2003 Montreal / Canada-based global online retailer of high end fashion, streetwear, and independent designers. Such as brands including Givenchy, Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Off-White.

They advocate for a new point of view on luxury, where the intersection of creativity, content, and commerce is challenged and celebrated.

201804 they took over Polyvore who then immediately closed.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  Canada  luxury  e-commerce  Online_Shop  Retail  Fashion  streetstyle  indiedesign  Multi-brand  blog  Magazine  Content_Curation  Creative  Lifestyle  Pret-a-Porter 
april 2018 by eocas
Douyin 抖音短视频
Chinese short video platform who in the first 12 months since start gained 100+ million users. Looking for brand partnerships in the vertical sectors, such as travel, food, fashion, sports and games.

Got a US$ 100m investment by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co (who is behind news aggregator Toutiao). They are hoping to tap into the international market with TikTok, the international version of Douyin. Bytedance also has acquired the competing short video platform Musical.ly.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  video  Video_Platform  China  Investor_Relations  Lifestyle 
april 2018 by eocas
Is Douyin the Right Social Video Platform for Luxury Brands?
Excerpt:
"Over the past couple of months there’s been a lot of hype about Chinese short video social site Douyin (抖音). The app, launched in September 2016, took off in 2017, growing to over 100 million users within a year, becoming the number two ranked app overall in the Apple Chinese App store, and reaching first in the video/photo category.

This Musical.ly copycat has quickly become the go-to app for China’s Gen Z, causing leading platforms Meipai, Tudou, and even Weibo, to begin integrating Douyin-like features in an effort to retain young users.

Brands, frustrated with the high prices and declining organic reach on mature platforms such as Weibo and WeChat, have been eager to experiment with Douyin."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  video  Video_Platform  China  e-commerce  Social_Media  luxury  Market_Report 
april 2018 by eocas
Fabrica
Communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy. The range of disciplines is including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, social & environmental sciences and journalism.

They aim to inspire a specific creative category of young (> 26 years) “social catalysts” who, at the end of their experience at the centre, will continue their work independently. Such as Beijing-based photographer & e-commerce platform (iLiangcang) founder Peng Yangjun (https://www.behance.net/pengyangjun).

Fabrica belongs to the Benetton Group (clothing) and is also publishing the iconic COLORS magazine (www.colorsmagazine.com).

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Italy  Research  Research_Institutes  Magazine  Communication  agency  Consultancy  photography  design  Social  environmentalism  Creative 
april 2018 by eocas
HIGHER STUDIO | London fashion rental
About:
"We are a progressive, sustainable fashion concept based in East London. Offering a curated library of new and archive stock, we provide a rotating wardrobe free from a consumer hangover. We believe that needing to buy in order to wear, forces consumers as well as creatives to compromise experimentation and quality for commerce. When free from the commitment, burden and cost of ownership, people can wear and be what they want.

higher.studio’s mission is to offer uncompromising innovative design and to allow creators to profit from greater emotional and physical durability. Crucially, we believe in a new system driven by the longevity of resources rather than quantity sold. We work with brands and partners to implement this change.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  vintage  London  UK  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  Retail  Platform  Creative  Service_Provider  Consultancy  circulareconomy 
march 2018 by eocas
The Good Wardrobe | Style.Shared.
Online style-sharing community hub mixing sustainable fashion with services that prolong the wardrobe life. Providing such as:
- Sewing class recommendation
- Local cobbler
- Long-life style directory
- Affordable sustainable style
- Positive impact of personal creativity
- Promotes local and ethical industries

The Good Wardrobe describes themselves as "the antithesis of fast fashion, a cocktail of Toptable and Stylebible with a twist of Freecycle; think the love-child of Tripadvisor and Treehugger, raised by eccentric but oh so stylish great Aunt Liberty – a war baby with a life-long love of make-do and mend."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  UK  London  community  Fashion  Slow_Fashion  vintage  artisanal  Ethical_fashion  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Service_Provider  Platform  repair  Localization  LocaVore  circulareconomy 
march 2018 by eocas
Kévin Germanier
Independent fashion designer who focuses on upcycling and other eco-friendly practices. For example upcycled linen/hemp bedsheets combined with an explosion of rainbow colours with beads covering nude bodysuits, upcycled jeans, and basically any fabric available.

From Switzerland, studied at HEAD Geneva, then Central Saint Martins London, won Redress EcoChic Design Award in 2015, then worked at Shanghai Tang and now at Louis Vuitton. Started his brand with first show 201803 in Paris and counts Björk among his fans (Utopia video).

Insightful background articles:

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/39343/1/the-central-saint-martins-grad-making-fabulous-and-sustainable-fashion

https://www.thegoodwardrobe.com/wardrobe-wisdom-kevin-germanier-upcycled-collection-for-shanghai-tang

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  indiedesign  Designer  upcycling  Brand  Switzerland  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  linen  hemp 
march 2018 by eocas
YCloset 衣二三
At YCloset, users can enroll for a monthly fees of about $72.3 and rent clothes and accessories free of charge. Founded in 2015, the Beijing-based online platform operates in about 40 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Completed a US$50 million fundraising round led by Alibaba Innovation Ventures, Softbank China and Sequoia China.

Tries to embrace circular economy, although still seem to be quite far away from zero-waste because the whole logistics and packaging processes along the rental supply chain make the overall environmental foodprint questionable.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Rent-Runway-Dress  circulareconomy  Textile  repair  upcycling  China  Beijing  Business_Advisory_relevant  vintage 
march 2018 by eocas
SB China Venture Capital (SBCVC) 软银中国资本
Venture capital and private equity firm which operates since 2000. Investment focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; including early-stages.

Headquartered in Singapore with operation headquarter in Shanghai and regional branches in Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, and Taiwan.

Had invested in Beijing-based women clothing rental platform YCloset.

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital  Tech  Singapore  Clean-Tech  health  Retail  Manufacturing  Startups  Shanghai  Beijing  shenzhen  Rent-Runway-Dress 
march 2018 by eocas
Denim Alliance
About:
"The Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) is an initiative from House of Denim, Made-By, Circle Economy and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. ARD brings denim brands together to collectively take steps towards improving the ecological sustainability impact of denim production. These first steps include establishing measurements, benchmarks and standards for resource use (e.g. chemicals, water, energy) and recycled denim."

Two of their major major projects are:

Wet Processing Benchmark - Improving the environmental impact of denim finishing and focussing on the Never-Out-of-Stock styles.

Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Standard - Developing a preferred industry buying standard, defining a business model and roadmap for the introduction and scaling up of Post-Consumer-Recycled-Denim (PCRD) production.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  circulareconomy  Netherlands  NGO_NPO  Platform  Education  Industry  denim  jeans  Sustainability  Manufacturing  Recycling  Chemicals  water  Energy  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Standardization  Framework 
march 2018 by eocas
Fashion For Good
Innovation platform towards circular economy. About: "We are a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community. Fashion for Good™ enables the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice with ‘The Five Goods’: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives. [...] Through our Plug and Play Accelerator, we give promising start-up innovators the funding and expertise they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Finally, our Good Fashion Fund (in development) will catalyse access to finance where this is required to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods. [...] We operate from our first hub in Amsterdam / Holland, which also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space and a visitor-facing exhibition. We create tools that are open-source, such as our Good Fashion Guide, which provides tips for brands wishing to embrace circular apparel principles. [...] With an initial grant by founding partner C&A Foundation and an open invitation to the entire apparel industry to join, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition. Supported by an innovation hub in Amsterdam, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and a worldwide network of changemakers, Fashion for Good will reimagine the way fashion is designed, made, worn and reused." Besides initiator C&A are the accelerator/competition corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target and Zalando. HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Innovation  circulareconomy  Platform  NGO_NPO  community  Collaboration  Textile  water  Energy  material  Fundraising  incubator  Netherlands  foundation 
march 2018 by eocas
KTC
About:
"KTC Limited, an industry leader in performance garment manufacturing, produces premium technical woven and knit apparel in both China and Laos."

Member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

Headquarter in Hong Kong (40+ years). Produces for Arc'teryx, Rapha, MAMMUT and other urban- and outdoor brands.

Interview with German CEO Gerhard Flatz about his mission to improve 'Made in China':
https://www.just-style.com/interview/ktc-refashioning-the-reputation-of-made-in-china_id127108.aspx

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  outdoor  Manufacturing  HongKong  Sourcing  sustainablecompany  Performance  garment  Apparel  China  Laos  Fair_Trade 
march 2018 by eocas
ALUMO
About:
"We are one of the world's leading producers of the highest quality two-fold cotton shirt fabrics for discerning shirt makers. In our collection you will find shirtings made from only the highest quality raw cotton, in yarn counts from 100/2 x 100/2 up to the very finest 200/2 x 200/2."

Manufactures cotton since 1918, based in Appenzell, Switzerland.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Cotton  Switzerland  menswear  Manufacturing 
march 2018 by eocas
Matter Prints
About:
"MATTER reinterprets textile heritage into prints that tell stories of where and why they are made. Our mission is threefold — to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire customers to value provenance & process, and pioneer industry change & sustainability for rural textile communities."

Label started in 2014 by Ho Renyung and Yvonne Suner, initially focusing on trousers with hand-weaving, intricate block printing and heritage designs. Operating from office-shophouse in Singapore.

HAG
Singapore  Fashionmeetsorganic  Textile  artisanal  Designer  Collaboration  shop  Brand  Sustainability  rural  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment 
february 2018 by eocas
Faloa
About:
"100% vegan company. Everything you see on our platform has been carefully selected according to our values. We are making every effort to respect all sentient beings. And we are committed to run Faloa with a minimal impact on the environment.

We want to drive positive change. Through combining luxury and compassion, we bring fashion to the next level. Purpose plays a key role in all of our brands. That is how we will create a genuinely sustainable future. Together, we are going to shape the post-animal economy. And this happens all whilst wearing the most beautiful and appealing fashion brands in the world."

By the Swiss Mirjam Walser and Franziska Walser.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Vegan  Switzerland  Fashion  Retail  Online_Shop  Eco  sustainablefashion 
february 2018 by eocas
Swissflax GmbH
About:
"Die SwissFlax GmbH wurde im 2014 gegründet und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Wertschöpfungskette für Schweizer Flachs wieder aufzubauen und industriell zu betreiben. Sie sieht sich als Bindeglied zwischen den Schweizer Flachs-Bauern und der Textilindustrie."

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  linen  SupplyChain  Sustainability  Localization  decentralization  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Textile  Switzerland 
february 2018 by eocas
Apparel Brands Get Real About What It’s Really Going to Take for Sustainability to Work
Excerpt:
"The thing about sustainability in the apparel industry is that brands and retailers are either embracing it of their own accord, finding themselves backed into a corner with little other option, or faking it until they make it.
[...]
One of the issues I see in our industry is that we’re still relying on a lot of antiquated schemes ... With a transaction certificate, she said, receiving one hardly guarantees that things have really been done as claimed.
[...]
faking certificates is a practice unethical players have had ample time to improve upon. I think it’s on its way out and we’re going to deal with real time and it’s going to happen in the next five to 10 years.
[...]
Companies like Inspectorio are revolutionizing the inspections process, bringing it into real time, via a digital platform that allows factory inspections to be executed via a mobile app and within a set time frame—which eliminates the ability to prepare the factory for the auditor, for one. It’s going to reduce bribery and cheating and it’s going to make everything much more transparent.
[...]
When asked whether blockchain will alleviate some of the apparel industry’s transparency and traceability ills, panelists agreed it wouldn’t be a panacea. It’s a really promising technology, but it’s a bit the cart before the horse. If you don’t know your supply chain then you can’t use blockchain.
[...]
For all the talk and all the money we see being spent on sustainability, so little of it is actually spent on the incentivizing of suppliers to do better. The idea that we’re going to improve a supply chain without investing in our suppliers is a little bit of a pipe dream.”

HAG
Agrachina  Apparel  SupplyChain  Fashionmeetsorganic  Textile  Sustainability  Transparency  blockchain  certification  Quality_Control 
february 2018 by eocas
Inspectorio | Digitizing the inspection industry
About:
"Cloud based platforms for quality inspections.
[...]
designed to help retailers, vendors and manufacturers commercialize quality products — with unparalleled efficiency, visibility and access to data across their supply chain.
[...]
Inspectorio was born from the frustration of three serial entrepreneurs who had to deal with the slow, manual process of quality inspections – while receiving little to no visibility."

HK-based company, main investor is the US-based retailer Target.

HAG
Agrachina  Transparency  Cloud_Service_Providers  Retail  SupplyChain  Quality_Control  Productivity  Textile  Sustainability  Fashionmeetsorganic 
february 2018 by eocas
Social Innovation Offers Five Golden Opportunities to the Apparel Industry
Intro:
"The global apparel industry has grown significantly in the past decade, but at a heavy environmental and social cost. Social innovation can bring healthier, more holistic future growth."

In collaboration with NPO Ashoka.

HAG
fashionmeetsorganic  agrachina  innovation  textile  sustainability  industry  supplychain  environment  social  ngo_npo  report 
january 2018 by eocas
FASHIONTECH.BERLIN
About:
"Berlin Fashion Week’s platform for all the uprising ideas and business models that influence the way fashion is designed, produced, financed, distributed, marketed and sold.

A conference presenting deep-insight panels and talks supplemented by product presentations and workshops revolving around topics like wearables, smart-shopping and digital fashion business models."

Organized by PREMIUM, SEEK Berlin & re:publica and in 2018 in same building as Bright, Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, Greenshowroom and Show & Order.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  fashionshow  fashionweek  fashion_forum  Conference  workshop  Tech  Technology  Smart  e-commerce  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Germany  berlin  creation  Marketing  Business  exhibition 
january 2018 by eocas
Business Of Design Week: BODW
About:
"Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management. In addition, it also provides a valuable platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and explore business cooperation. Today, BODW enjoys the reputation as Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands."

2017 edition with these themes: Brands & Innovation, Communication & Design, Product & Design, Design for Asia, Space & Design, Heritage & Design, and Culture & The City.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  design  Conference  HongKong  Hong_Kong  Innovation  Creative  Business 
december 2017 by eocas
Moving the Needle in Ethiopia - Best-in-class apparel manufacturing industry in Ethiopia
Intro:
"Private-public collaboration with key suppliers, the Ethiopian and local governments, and donor groups to establish an industrial park in Hawassa, a small city in southern Ethiopia. Our collective vision is that Hawassa Industrial Park (“HIP”) will be a win-win development opportunity, both for sub-Saharan Africa and for the apparel industry. To make this happen, we are working with partners that share our values and drawing on lessons learned in other sourcing regions. At every step, we are sensitive to the challenges and conscious of the responsibilities inherent in industrializing a predominantly agricultural region."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Textile  ethiopia  Africa  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Sustainability  development  Manufacturing 
november 2017 by eocas
Ethereum for Everyone (Ethereum Public Blockchain; ETH not ETC)
Self-introductory post of Ethereum's blockchain-based platform and its ecosystems.

Excerpts:
"Ethereum’s public blockchain has been specifically designed to be a decentralized application platform. This means that Ethereum can run apps that are similar to apps you might find on a computer or smartphone, but in a way that shares the blockchains unique ledger-like features. This means apps that can be decentralized, potentially owned by no company and no country, and yet globally accessible, secure, transparent, as well as many more incredible characteristics.
[...]
This is the building of a new economy, a "world computer", allowing a myriad of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO).
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It should not be frightening to people or governments, but in a way that should be thought of as innovative, streamlined, better, with exciting opportunities for business growth and information security, including a country’s most precious information. This is a technology that reflects a rising tide that lifts all boats.
[...]
It seems clear now that Ethereum is becoming a technological standard for a combined industry that will soon be worth trillions.
[...]
Examples of ecosystems growing out of Ethereum public blockchain:
- Mega uber supercomputing
- Fight counterfeiting
- Self-organizing company
- Network and secure intellectual property (uncencorable)
- Superior prediction
- Super auditing (records cannot be altered)
- Digitized perks and asset value (compatible with IoT and tokenize markets such as fiat currencies, premium memberships or gold)
- Fair bets (e.g. contract-based casino)
- Better loans and credit (P2P without middleman, global scope)
- Video game economy
- Banks and charity (e.g. United Nations funds for aid)
- Mobile text/payment/browsing (open global financing system)
- Asset management and investing (The complex economy emerging around Ethereum's ERC tokens may make it difficult to decide with which to invest, hold, secure, etc. Expert digital asset management are emerging to assist, creating services such as “index” funds to help)
- Empowering creators (ownership and control by the content creators, while at the same time novel, cost effective, ways for content creators to reach agreements with producers, directors, actors, crew and be able to define royalty and rights management in a way that is transparent and fair)
- Open world knowledge base (e.g. Wikipedia more accurate, uncensored, decentralized, and more detailed, by rewarding strong contributions and peer review.)
- Matchmaking (e.g. global job market or dating)
- Ad tokens (e.g. Brave web browser basic attention token)
- Internet of Things (share anything and be compensated)
[...]
Most other blockchains, such as Bitcoin (despite RSK Rootstock add-on), Dash, Monero, Litecoin, Ripple, are not Smart contract platforms, and therefore, are not competitors for such a market."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  blockchain  Economy  circulareconomy  Finance  Ecosystem  decentralization  Application  Platform  Security  Safety  Transparency  Automation  Organization  Innovation  network  Management  Investor_Relations  Creative  Knowledge  Marketing  Market_Report  Report  IoT 
october 2017 by eocas
The SLab
About:
"The SLab is space to discover, learn, and experiment with a variety of skills & crafts. From sewing to prop-making, The SLab is committed to helping our students realise their creative pursuits through sharing knowledge and support.
Since 2016 in Dongzhimen / Beijing."

HAG
Education  Sustainability  Craftsmanship  Fashionmeetsorganic  repair  Textile  China  Beijing  workshop 
september 2017 by eocas
Gwand – Sustainable Fashion Festival
About:
"First Sustainable Fashion Festival in Lucerne / Switzerland with ambition for high fashion (too), along with pret-a-porter.
#sustainable #fair #ethical #organic

[...]
Was originally founded as the Swiss Textile Award in 1993 and was live until 2005. They provided a highly remunerated (CHF ~100000) award which once was won by junior designer Raf Simons who later designed for Dior and Calvin Klein.
[...]

Awards:
Celebrity Award of Hope, the Sustainable Fashion Designer Award, as well as the prestigious Corporate Award of Distinction."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  haute_couture  Pret-a-Porter  Fashion  events  Sustainability  sustainable  Clothing  Switzerland  Ethical_fashion  Fair_Trade  Organic  fashionshow 
september 2017 by eocas
The B/Side Project
About:
"B/Side Design is an international organization developing and implementing strategies of urban and social impact targeting untapped areas of economic development in the context of the People’s Republic of China. By leveraging transectorial coalitions across public, private and corporate networks invested in the sustainability of future cities, it tailor-makes context-sensitive programs and contents for urban communities and stakeholders."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Education  Agrachina  design  urban  Urbanism  China  Social  development  Beijing 
september 2017 by eocas
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