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Creates businesses (restaurants, shoe-repair shops, etc.) whose profits are used to help victims of human trafficking.

"We grow self-sustaining social projects and purpose-driven business to end exploitation and forced labour.

These enterprises create opportunities, and return revenue to those who need it most."

Mentioned 20190317 by Alex Crawford as positive example of a social enterprise at Huadao Eco-village conference.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  community  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  sustainablecompany  sustainable  Sustainability  Inspiration 
5 weeks ago by eocas
Sustainable Development Committee (北京国际交流协会可持续发展专业委员会 Beijing International Association of Sustainable Development Professional Committee)
"The SDC committee is committed to the research and practice of sustainable development; to provide a broadened global vision of ecological environment, financial order and moral culture; and through international exchanges as well as collaborations in eco-community, healthcare and epidemic prevention, energy technology and cultural & creativity, we actively promote sustainable development of eco-civilization reflected by harmonious co-existence between men as well as human and nature.

The Committee positioned itself as a platform for Chinese and international think tanks to build connections with one another, and it is also a cultivation centre for identified talented doers."

Registered 2005 in Beijing, yet with many of its members based in Chengdu / Sichuan and tightly related with Huadao Eco-Village that is localised there.

One of the founding organizers of Hanwang Forum, an annual conference similar to WEF Davos with ~2,000 participants consisting of government leaders, royalties, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from United Nations, European Union, over 40 countries and regions across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The respective fields of “Hanwang 7+1” are namely Government Policies, Civil Society, Agriculture and Food, Healthcare, New Energy (Energy Conservation), Information Technology, Eco-community as well as Cultural Heritage and Innovation.

Agrachina  Sustainability  community  NGO_NPO  Sichuan  Chengdu  sustainable  development  Policy  civilsociety  Agricultural_Development  Platform  Conference  Beijing  China  Organic_Agriculture  health  Energy-saving  Information_Society  Information_Technology  Ecology  Culture  History  Innovation  Environment  Collaboration  Creative 
5 weeks ago by eocas
Pachacuti Hats (and their founder Carry Somers)
"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"

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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
Fermes d'avenir
Intro by

"Maxime de Rostolan founded the organisation Fermes d'avenir five years ago. In France, this organisation supports agro-ecological smallholder initiatives through appropriate training formats, advisory services, model farms as well as lobbying and public relations work."

Agrachina  farming  France  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  Agroecology  PR  agency  workshop  Education  Training  Platform  NGO_NPO  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farming  Consultancy 
12 weeks ago by eocas
Ridgedale | permaculture farm
Intro by

"Richard Perkins of the Swedish Ridgedale Farm presented techniques and approaches that make it possible to make small farms ecologically valuable and economically viable. "It is our responsibility to regenerate our landscape through small profitable farms that bring people back into farming," said Perkins."

Agrachina  farming  Sweden  farm  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Vegetables  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  gardening  Agroecology  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farm  Organic_Farming 
12 weeks ago by eocas
Les jardins de la grelinette | Bio-intensive farm
Intro by
"A small organic farm in St-Armand, QC, Canada. There, Maude-Hélène and Jean-Martin Fortier have been cultivating one hectare of land for a good ten years, growing 40 varieties of vegetables that they market directly - and live well with. "The key to success is to move away from a tractor-oriented approach to a people-oriented approach," said the Fortiers at a conference.

Their microfarm is one of the best-known examples of new agricultural concepts, “which have impressive effects due to their systemic approach. They are very productive on small areas and are called bio-intensive agriculture, market gardening or micro-farms,” writes the Stiftung Ökologie&Landbau (SÖL) for explanation. “Inspired by agricultural ecology and permaculture, they are economically profitable, ecologically valuable and socially respectful. Their low investment costs make these concepts particularly interesting for young people wishing to enter the agricultural sector.”

Agrachina  farming  Canada  farm  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Vegetables  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  gardening  Agroecology  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farm  Organic_Farming 
12 weeks ago by eocas
GVB (Global Village of Beijing Environmental Education Center)
"Global Village of Beijing Environmental Education Center (GVB - 北京地球村环境教育中心) is a non-profit non-governmental organization working on issues regarding sustainable development in the People’s Republic of China mainly through environmental education in the form of production and distribution of multimedia publications and the organization of journalist trainings. The organization advocates for green lifestyles, provides training for eco-villages, and promotes environmental issues in the media. GVB also carries out a reconstruction project in villages destroyed by the 2008 earthquake by rebuilding energy efficient homes and promoting traditional Chinese social values and medicine."

Founded 1996 by Liao Xiaoyi (廖晓义 - Sheri Liao) a Chinese environmental activist, journalist and producer of documentaries whose works are credited with advancing the Chinese environmental movement.

Agrachina  Sustainability  NGO_NPO  China  environmentalism  sustainable  Rural_Development  health  Expert  SocialEntrepreneur 
november 2018 by eocas
Geoff Lawton - Permaculture, PDC, Online Courses
"Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff does teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing. Some projects:

- consultancy in the environmentally green, Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates
- development work from the Greening the Desert projects in Jordan
- rehydration strategies in the deserts of Hadramaut, Yemen
- housing projects for the Kurds in Iraq after the war, rebuilding an entire village with 53 straw bale houses

[...] courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, animal, energy, structures, legal and economic systems.

Geoff has established permaculture demonstration sites that function as education centres in all the world’s major climates — information on the success of these systems is networked through Geoff established the Permaculture Research Institute and the website to network mainframe information worldwide."

Agrachina  Permaculture  Consultancy  Education  Rural_Development  Agricultural_Organic_Guide  sustainablecompany  Sustainability  sustainable  environmentalism  farm  farmers_livelihod  book  community  Soil  water  Plant_Protection  Energy  Legal  Research 
november 2018 by eocas
Earth Rights Institute
"Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

ERI takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world's poorest communities. ERI advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally.

We are affiliated with the IU as a United Nations NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) for these UN Departments

- ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)
- UN Habitat
- UNCSD (United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development)
- UN Finance and Development

[...] offer online courses: 'Become a Leader in Sustainable Development' and 'Course on Land Rights, Land Value Taxation and Commons Rent'"

Agrachina  Africa  USA  NGO_NPO  Platform  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  Research  Consultancy  Environment  Social  community  Rural_Development  sustainable  Sustainability 
november 2018 by eocas
INBAR - International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
"Intergovernmental organisation of 44 Member States, which promotes the use of bamboo and rattan for environmentally sustainable development and green growth."

Agrachina  bamboo  Forestry  Environment  sustainable  development  green_promotion  NGO_NPO 
october 2018 by eocas
Collective Responsibility - Asia's Leading Sustainability Strategy Firm
"Based in Shanghai, Collective Responsibility is a strategic advisory firm founded by Richard Brubaker, one of Asia’s most recognized authorities on sustainability, innovation and responsible leadership.

Founded with the fundamental belief that that a sustainable world can only be achieved through awareness of issues, finding tangibility in business cases, and development of cross-sector collaboration, Collective Responsibility acts as a knowledge base, catalyst and facilitator between stakeholders.

We at Collective view sustainability as a holistic process of action and a change in vision among corporations, from the new entrant workers to the founders and visionaries of the company. Change for a more efficient and productive planet starts with the private sector, and we’re here to help our clients move towards that future through consulting, research, training, and engaging their stakeholders.

Our mission is to:

Create a knowledge base and catalyze discussion of issues related to the development of civil society, business sustainability and social development in Asia.

Develop tangible interests, engagement and action on issues of sustainability (economic, environmental and societal).

Build bridges between local and foreign resources to ensure knowledge transfer, program scalability and growth.

Develop organizational capacity with the aim to help create stable and profitable enterprises."

Agrachina  agency  Shanghai  China  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  entrepreneurship  Collective  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  environmentalism  civilsociety  Business_Advisory_relevant  Education  Innovation  sustainable  development  Social 
october 2018 by eocas
"IDDRI is an independent policy research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform that identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies."

One of their studies (in French):
An agro-ecological Europe: multifunctional agriculture for a healthy food system

Based in Paris / France.

Agrachina  Policy  Sustainability  sustainable  development  Research  Research_Institutes  Platform  France  europe  Food_Security  Agroecology 
october 2018 by eocas
Permaculture project in Madagascar. Initiated by Swiss Lukas Uhl.

Agrachina  Permaculture  Africa  Madagascar  Switzerland  NGO_NPO  Sustainability  sustainable  Agricultural_Specialist  community  Rural_Development  rural  Eco 
june 2018 by eocas
Bethany Williams
Sustainable designer with 'Breadline' up-cycling collection collaboration with Tesco.

"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."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Designer  design  Sustainability  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Collaboration  circulareconomy  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  environmentalism  NGO_NPO  Inspiration  Innovation  UK  indiedesign 
june 2018 by eocas
Schweibenalp – Center of Unity
"Living and working community to manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality."
In Brienz / Bernese Alps / Switzerland.

Agrachina  Permaculture  Sustainability  community  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Slow_Fashion  Slow_Food  network  Conference  Switzerland  gardening  Culture  Cultivation  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  rural  Lifestyle  Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  artisanal  decentralization  natural  Philosophy  Ethics 
june 2018 by eocas
Ocean Protocol — A Decentralized Data Exchange Protocol to Unlock Data for AI
"Society is becoming increasingly reliant on data, especially with the advent of AI. However, a small handful of organizations with both massive data assets and AI capabilities have become powerful with control that is a danger to a free and open society.

Ocean Protocol aims to unlock data, for more equitable outcomes for users of data, using a thoughtful application of both technology and governance.
It is a decentralized protocol and network of artificial intelligence (AI) data/services. It incentivizes for a vast supply of relevant AI data/services. This network helps to power AI data/service marketplaces, as well as public commons data. The heart of Ocean’s network is a new construction: a Curated Proofs Market. CPMs bridge predicted relevance with actual relevance of each AI service, by having curation markets for cryptographic proofs (e.g. proof of data availability)."

Ocean Protocol is supported by Ocean Foundation, which is a Singapore-based
non-profit foundation. Ocean Foundation’s mandate is to:
development of the Ocean Protocol and activate a community of
provide guidance for the development of the Ocean Protocol; and
support the growth, and governance of a vibrant data exchange network
and ecosystem based on the Ocean Protocol.

blockchain  daas  Startupinthecloud  ai  Ecosystem  Data  Technology  curation  Platform  Security  Privacy  Public_Cloud  Analysis  Storage  Social_Networks  Social  Sustainability  NGO_NPO  Singapore  sustainable  development  open-data  opensource  decentralization 
may 2018 by eocas
European Citizen Science Association - For evidence-based sustainable development
ECSA's mission is to connect citizens and science through fostering active participation.

"The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science.
ECSA draws on +200 individual and organizational members from over 28 countries across the European Union and beyond, having become a European reference network of Citizen Science initiatives. ECSA field of activities:

- H2020 projects (
- Contributing to policy briefs
- Open science policy platform
- Development of principles for good practice in citizen science.

Strategic competencies:

- Promoting Sustainability through Citizen Science,
- Building a Think Tank for Citizen Science,
- Developing Participatory Methods for Cooperation, Empowerment and Impact.

Our Mission is to connect citizens and science through fostering active participation."

Registered NPO in Berlin / Germany.

Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainable  development  decentralization  Research  Platform  Germany  NGO_NPO  Biodiversity  climatechange  Environment  environmentalism  Legal  community  democracy 
april 2018 by eocas
"Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world.

The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the concept was developed and put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.

The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
The Aurovilians come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approx one-third are Indian.
A 109-hectare area to the north of the Peace Area, the Industrial Zone, a zone for "green" industries, is focused on Auroville's efforts towards a self-supporting township. It will contain small and medium-scale industries, training centres, arts and crafts, and the city's administration.
The city area with a radius of 1.25 km. will be surrounded by a Green Belt of 1.25 km width. As a zone for organic farms, dairies, orchards, forests, and wildlife areas, this belt will act as a barrier against urban encroachment, provide a variety of habitats for wildlife, and serve as a source for food, timber, medicines etc. and as a place for recreation.

Presently an area of 405 hectares, the Green Belt - though incomplete - stands as an example of successful transformation of wasteland into a vibrant eco-system. Its further planned extension with an additional 800 hectares will make it into a remarkable demonstration site for soil and water conservation, ground water recharge, and environmental restoration."

Agrachina  Permaculture  india  Sustainability  farm  Ecosystem  ecological  Ecology  Rural_Development  Environment  environmentalism  Philosophy  sustainable  sustainablecompany  community  Organic  Organic_Farm  Organic_Education  Craftsmanship  GreenArchitecture 
january 2018 by eocas
Meet the woman leading China's new organic farming army
Comprehensive article about China's CSA landscape, some of their pioneers (ShiYan from LittleDongkey / SharedHarvest and Tianle from BJ FarmersMarket), the underlying reasons (pollution) and the required mindset shift (by consumers and farmers). It also refers to the Chinese term "Xin Nongren 新农人 New Farmers", a term fondly applied young Chinese who have quit jobs in the cities or elsewhere to devote themselves to sustainable farming.

Agrachina  Beijing  China  Organic  CSA_Community_Supported_Agriculture  Quality_Control  community  farm  farming  Agriculture  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Certification  Organic_Farm  Food_Safety  Report  Sustainability  sustainable 
december 2017 by eocas
Gwand – Sustainable Fashion Festival
"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.

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

Fashionmeetsorganic  haute_couture  Pret-a-Porter  Fashion  events  Sustainability  sustainable  Clothing  Switzerland  Ethical_fashion  Fair_Trade  Organic  fashionshow 
september 2017 by eocas
Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula
"Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs."

"As consumer spending increases, especially in emerging economies, the clothing industry's environmental impact could expand greatly; the World Bank estimates between 2015 and 2015 a rise of CO2 emissions by 77%, water use by 20% and land use by 7%."

"Production methods that are more sustainable may cost slightly more, but they can also spur innovation and protect businesses from supply-chain shocks and reputation risks, resulting in greater resilience and profitability."

sustainability  sustainable  fashion  textile  environment  Ethical_fashion  Statistics  Politics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
eXkite Turns Kites Into Sustainable Outerwear
Ex-pro kiter Renzo Mancini turns retired kites into extremely weatherproof (and extremely wearable) jackets. Intro from WGSN:

"Renzo Mancini has spent most of his life kiting. For 17 years, he test piloted kites and even worked in the Research & Development department of Wipika, a pioneering kite maker. During a particularly blustery Sardinian summer, he was inspired to give new life to a garage full of retired kites. Mancini shared his idea with Norwegian stylist Eirinn Skrede, and the two founded eXkite, a collection of clothing primarily made of retired kite materials. Made in Italy, the label specialises in colourful outerwear made of repurposed ripstop from kites donated from around the world. Behind every piece there is a story, there is a person, there is somebody that’s been flying the kite in a different part of the world and experiencing different stuff.
Indeed, inside each bomber, parka, or gilet is a label that indicates the kite’s previous owner and the location where it was last flown. Since these old kites can’t be resold due to use, and have too much sentimental value to the owners to simply be thrown away, they are more than happy to donate their kites to Mancini, where they’ll get a new lease on life as a weatherproof piece of outerwear.
“When people give me the kites, they are so happy that I will do something with them, it would be nice in the future to connect the people buying the jackets with the people who give the kites.”
To that end, Mancini’s next dream is to create a small-scale social network linking eXkite customers with the kiters whose retired gear comprises the goods. Tying into the importance of sustainability with the modern consumer, almost every part of each kite is implemented into the collection.
A line of cotton basics like jersey sweats and t-shirts include a pocket or similar design detail made from repurposed kite material. eXkite’s foray into the bottoms category includes a neoprene-like jersey made into a pair of sweat shorts with contrast rip
up-cycling  recycling  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Italy  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
Hemp vs. Linen
"Both hemp and flax (from which linen is derived) are made from fibers found in the stems of plants, and both are very laborious to produce. The strength and quality of both fibers are highly dependent on seed variety, the conditions during growth, time of harvest and manner of retting and other post-harvest handling.
Retting (or, really, rotting) is the microbial decomposition of the pectins which bind the fibers to the woody inner core of the plant stem. The old system of water or snow retting has given way to chemical retting, which in turn often shortens – which means weakens – the fibers. These short fibers are said to have been “cottonized” since cotton fibers are only about 1.5 inches long.

It’s important to note that there is very little to distinguish flax fibers from hemp fibers – they both have similar properties. Without microscopic or chemical examination, the fibers can only be distinguished by the direction in which they twist upon wetting: hemp will rotate counterclockwise; flax, clockwise.
Point of differentiation is the length of the fibers. Long fibers translate into inherently more resilient and therefore durable yarns. Hemp fibers vary from 4 to about 7 feet in length, while linen is generally 1.5 to 3 feet in length. Other differences:

- Ccolor of flax fibers yellowish-buff to gray, and hemp as yellowish-gray to dark brown.
- Hemp is highly resistant to rotting, mildew, mold and salt water. Linen on the other hand is non-allergenic and insect-repellent.
- Hemp is the most highly resistant natural fiber to ultraviolet light, so it won’t fade or disintegrate in sunlight. Linen too has excellent resistance to UV rays.
- Hemp’s elastic recovery is very poor and less than linen; it stretches less than any other natural fiber.
Also, the overriding difference is not between hemp and any other fiber, but between a certified fabric versus one that is not certified, because certification assures us that the fabric is free of any chemicals (such as formaldehyde, phthalates, heav
hemp  linen  sustainability  eco  eco_fabric  fabrics  fabric  sourcing  Production  productdesign  sustainable  fashion  farm  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Manufacturing  Fashionmeetsorganic 
september 2016 by eocas
Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion
"The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, with the associated environmental footprint of clothing high in comparison with other products.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses to issues of:

• Fashion in a post-growth society

• Fashion, diversity and equity

• Fashion, fluidity and balance across natural, social and economic systems"

Written by Kate Fletcher (also wrote 'Craft of Use - Post-Growth Fashion' and 'Sustainable Fashion and Textiles') and Mathilda Tham (Lecturer in Design, Co-Programme Leader Design Futures and Metadesign at Goldsmiths, University of London)

sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sourcing  Eco  apparel  dying  environment  Tutorial  Education  research  clothing  Pollution  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Manufacturing  Fashionmeetsorganic 
september 2016 by eocas
Australian independent fashion brand whose philosophy centers around high-end design & construction with a commitment to sustainable manufacturing. In 2006, bassike launched the original collection of organic cotton jersey before introducing bassike denim in 2007, and in 2008 seasonal mainline collections.

Australia  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  brand  designer  indiedesign  Organic  apparel  cotton  denim  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
july 2016 by eocas
Hong Kong’s ffiXXed Studios wins’s Asian sustainable fashion award
"E-tailing giant partners with ethical fashion champion Esthetica to reward eco-conscious industry practices; winners’ control of production cited as key factor"

Shortlisted other designers were Re;Code from Korea, Ken Samudio from the Philippines, Renli Su from China, Suzuki Takayuki from Japan and Thu Thu by Thuy Duong Nguyen from Thailand.

Founders Fiona Lau and Kain Picken state holistic sampling, production, living in Shenzhen Wutong Village as key factor for their sustainability.

sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Award  sustainablecompany  brand  designer  China  hong_kong  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2016 by eocas
KORRA (Goodpeople Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd.)
Handmade custom raw selvedge craft jeans brand from India. They claim 100% organic cotton and dyed with natural indigo.

Custom fitting business model > custom pattern:
"One time Charge of 2X List Price. All future orders at the listed price."

Retail price of only around RMB 300 (USD 50) containing transparent workmanship costs of only around RMB 60 (USD 10).

India  cotton  denim  jeans  brand  sustainable  fashion  Customization  handmade  recycling  Business_Planning  indiedesign  natural  Eco  dying  apparel  Organic  Made-to-Order  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
The Autonomous Collections
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

"London based brand with bold aesthetic that is both wearable and considered. Kim Stevenson, the brand’s founder and designer, is from Geelong, Australia and takes inspiration from combining rural and city life in a way that represents the value of handicraft, but also aesthetically appeals to exciting new directions in style and youth culture.
techniques common in indigenous people throught the world, combine this with a city environment and make those techniques fresh, exciting and new. It is important to me to find the fine line of creativity and wearable at the same time.

Everything is handmade in the UK using organic and recycled materials and using scraps and off-cuts to make interesting textures, thus minimising waste through design.”

london  UK  brand  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Organic  apparel  recycling  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

“offers exclusive designs using traditional crafts from different countries and cultures. The brand was created by designer Andra Clitan in her desire to go beyond borders and create a fusion between Romanian traditional art and costumes with different cultures from all over the world.

Andra seeks to preserve cultural clothing and techniques while transforming them into innovative designs – a hallmark of originality, manifested in shape, texture, ornamentation and chromatics.

MA RA MI uses felt production, hand weaved fabrics, different types of embroideries from Transylvania, Romania providing much-needed work for a significant number of house wives living in remote villages. The brand has also used a range of other cultural fabrics and techniques such as handwoven “pina”, “abaca” fabrics made in the Philippines by local communities.”

brand  philippines  romania  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  clothing  felt  handmade  fabrics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Europe  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

“Kaligarh means artisan in Nepali and was established to create opportunities for craft communities in the Himalayas. Most small-scale artisans work independently, in their homes or in small workshops tucked away in the alleys of the old towns of the Kathmandu Valley.

Kaligarh’s designs pay tribute to the art and artisans of the Himalayan region, both ancient and contemporary. Its jewellery and furniture plays with motifs and designs inherited from generations past, re-crafting them into new forms. Each Kaligarh piece is entirely handmade, even the the chain and the clasp.
For our packaging we use Nepali handmade paper, made from the bark of the lokta plant, along with recycled card. In all operations, we are mindful to avoid the use of materials that are not recyclable or compostable.”

brand  sustainability  nepal  artisanal  accessories  jewelry  design  designer  handmade  recycling  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

“brings together exciting designers with traditional artisans from remote and inspiring cultures. The designer is embedded in a craft culture for roughly two months to learn and share ideas from one another and to create a collection together, bringing the best of heritage knowledge and wisdom to high design.


ABURY shares its profits with the ABURY Foundation and through the Foundation gives back the production time in education time to the respective communities. So far ABURY has created a school in Morocco where 40 women and 32 children go to school every day.”

fashion  designer  Africa  Apparel  brand  Education  sustainable  sustainability  sustainablecompany  Ethical_fashion  ethics  artisanal  marocco  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
Katie Jones
"Katie Jones graduated in 2013 from MA Fashion Knitwear at Central Saint Martins under the late Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. Having worked with John Galliano, Diane Von Furstenberg, Mark Fast and Romance was Born, she launched her eponymous label for Autumn/Winter 2014 with the British Fashion Council’s Estethica Emerging Talents.

Embracing Katie’s Granny's vision of making something beautiful from nothing and consciously addressing issues of over-consumerism and landfill, the brand creates wearable, artisanal collections that are big on colour and texture. Materials are sourced from designer surplus, factory seconds, textile waste and British made product; Katie and right hand Sara Liz Marty then pair and tailor designs around the materials available."

Redress / Eco-chic Design Award alumni

knit  up-cycling  Eco  apparel  sustainable  fashion  sustainability  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
GAIA Conceptions
"Clothing materials and production methods are rooted in sustainability [...] comfortable, and highly versatile. This means observing every step involved with making a garment, from seed to shirt. We are continually tweaking our system to the highest standard. Often similar to the Slow Foods Movement, Slow Clothing focuses on organic materials, a mindful supply of energy, and artisan quality goods and services. [...] use certified organic fabrics that are produced either locally (North Carolina, USA) or through fair trade practices abroad. [...] dyes are as eco-friendly as possible [...] A mixture of natural dyes and low impact fiber reactive dye color options is currently the most eco-friendly option. [...] Artisans custom cuts, sews, and dyes each garment by hand at our studio in North Carolina. We love giving the client the ability to build a more custom garment. Eliminating unwanted stock is just one of the ways we reduce our environmental impact."

Organic  apparel  fashion  Eco  eco_brand  sustainable  brand  Made-to-Order  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Manufacturing  Fashionmeetsorganic  Slow_Fashion  usa 
april 2016 by eocas
RUH Collective
Online shop for indie female fashion, founded in 2016 by two New Yorkers / USA. Focus on minimal, sustainable brands.

E-Commerce  shop  indiedesign  fashion  clothes  sustainable  minimal  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Designer  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Centre for Sustainable Fashion - CSF
About: " Research Centre of the University of the Arts London based at London College of Fashion. Our work explores [...] using fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. Established in 2008 by Dilys Williams, actively supported by other key change-makers from fashion and beyond, CSF’s starting point was human and ecological resilience as a lens for design in fashion’s artistic and business practices. We have grown to be a diverse community of world leading researchers, designers, educators and communicators with an extensive network that crosses disciplines, generations, cultures and locations, enabling us to: - Create internationally acclaimed research - Set agendas in government, business, and public arenas - Pioneer world relevant curriculum " HAG
platform  london  UK  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  eco_fashion  research  design  Education  art  Lifestyle  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2016 by eocas
About: "London-based company with social purpose delivering business benefits to retailers and brands by creating more sustainable cotton supply chains. [...] We work with brands and retailers to be commercially successful as well as environmentally and socially responsible in their business practices, by transforming at scale the way they source cotton. We work towards improving the livelihoods of cotton farmers and their families by helping to reduce their production costs, and to build capacity on cultivation practises devoid of child, forced or slave labour. We also work towards enhancing the environment focusing on water, biodiversity, pesticides and fertilisers, by reducing water usage and the impact of pesticides and fertilisers, encouraging species biodiversity, especially insects that are natural predators of cotton pests." Works with: BCI, OCS, Cotton made in Africa, FairTrade. Founded by C&A, Shell Foundation and TextileExchange. Also office in India and China.
UK  london  China  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  retail  organic  cotton  Fair_Trade  Ethical_fashion  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2016 by eocas
About: "Universal garments, tailored to fit men, women and those in-between equally. Gender-neutral clothes for people. Fashioned from a playful perspective [...] e are the intermix between men/women, play/sophistication, and contemporary/nature-based design. Work exclusively with eco-conscious textiles that range from small batch organics to renewable plant-based synthetics. We carefully select our textiles based on quality, environmental impact and social responsibility. E.g. sustainably grown California cotton. Each naturally hand-dyed garment is subtly unique and completely free of heavy metals, salts, and toxins. Cut, sewn and dyed in sunny Los Angeles. Through our insistence on the most premium and transparent methods of garment creation, we occupy the forefront of the slow clothing revolution." HAG
eco_fashion  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  organic  cotton  apparel  Organic_Textile  Gender  unisex  eco_brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  Slow_Fashion  usa 
march 2016 by eocas
She's a global advocate and speaker/educator on environmentally and socially responsible design and has then setup her own brand, applying organic and up-cycling. HAG
fashion  sustainability  designer  sustainable  green  Education  organic  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2016 by eocas
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Initiating members Walmart and Patagonia, who then created the Higg Index, a sustainability metrics tool to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain. By 2015 160 members amongst the biggest names like Adidas or C&A. About: "The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and services. By measuring sustainability performance, the industry can address inefficiencies, resolve damaging practices, and achieve the environmental and social transparency that consumers are starting to demand. By joining forces in a Coalition, we can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone." HAG
sustainability  Fair_Trade  sustainable  fashion  label  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas
Kuyichi Social Report 2014
Written by Kuyichi and approved by Fair Wear Foundation. Content index: SUMMARY: GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 1. SOURCING STRATEGY 2. MONITORING AND REMEDIATION 3. COMPLAINTS HANDLING 4. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING 5. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 6. TRANSPARENCY & COMMUNICATION 7. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 8. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY APPENDICES Excerpt: "In 2014, 90% of Kuyichi’s collection was produced using Class A, B and C fibres (MADE-BY Benchmark). In addition, Kuyichi did not use any conventional cotton within its collection, but instead used organic (Class B) or recycled cotton (Class A). Organic cotton was used in the majority of Kuyichi’s collection, accounting for 87% of total fibre use. Organic cotton production demands a radical change in production practices, processing and manufacturing systems. Organic cotton is 100% pesticide free. Pesticides pollute soil and water, killing wildlife and harming communities." HAG
sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  Netherlands  Fair_Trade  sourcing  Manufacturing  Turkey  Tunisia  China  india  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Germany  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas
Sustainability And The Role Of A Fashion Designer
Article by Ethical Fashion Forum's Sarah Ditty. Sustainability aspects mentioned by the brands Sweaty Betty, No Such Thing, Kitty Ferreira and BHAVA are: - Avoiding chemical paints (e.g. VOCs) and dyes in favor of natural / vegan alternatives - Source organic and animal-friendly (e.g. in silk called cruelty-free) - Increase recycled content / up-cycling - Transparency (incl. asking many questions to suppliers) - Consider price level: Often high end product is made to last, and can be more sustainable, whereas high street has a level of throw-away. Important keyword: Slow Fashion - Low Carbon Foodprint: Local sourcing and production - Fair Trade certification - Non-toxic alternatives to waterproofing finishes - Using dead stock fabrics from larger brands (aka leftover fabrics) - "Be more than just a product, transport a lifestyle" HAG
sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  sourcing  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic  Slow_Fashion 
september 2015 by eocas
Modavanti Sustainable Fashion Boutique
New York City (Brooklyn?)-based online shop for sustainable fashion and accessories. They require their brands to be either of: Artisan, eco-friendly, fair trade, made in the USA, organic, recycled, vegan or zero waste. 2% of turnover goes to charity. HAG
online_shop  boutique  clothing  eco_fashion  green  sustainable  fashion  accessories  artisanal  Fair_Trade  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic  usa 
august 2015 by eocas
About: "FRAGMENTS” is a web magazine with ethical sensibility to introduce timeless, meaningful fashion with quality. Each story introduced here, is a fragment of possibilities, that a fashion can hold more meaning; Fashion is something more than just a fantasy." HAG
Japan  magazine  eco_onlineshop  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Ethical_fashion  culture  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
GetChanged - Fair Fashion Network - Fair Fashion Finder
Platform for ecological and fair trade fashion. Swiss association with operational focus in Hamburg/Germany. HAG
platform  E-Commerce  eco_fashion  Fair_Trade  Germany  Switzerland  online_shop  sustainable  fashion  Multi-brand  Shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
About: "The unisex brand SKETCHΔROUND focuses on pure fashion without gender orientation on wearability and continues to reinvent the conventional practices with innovative materials to create some sophisticated tailor work with high sustainability and functionality. The subtle craftsmanship planted in a purity of simplicity successfully arouse worldwide interest from Asian markets to various magazines in London, France, Australia, Greece, Los Angeles and Hungary." Their slogans are: "Originality Surpasses Gender" and "Simplicity compacted with delicacy". HAG
brand  unisex  hong_kong  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  eco_brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
Nuremberg/Germany-based online shop with concept store offline shop branches in Hamburg, München, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Luzern (Schweiz). Almost a hundred brands including ARMEDANGELS, ORGANIC GLAM, PEOPLE TREE, the French vegan VEYA or the Swiss up-cycling FREITAG. HAG
Fair_Trade  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  eco_fashion  Germany  Switzerland  wholesale  E-Commerce  Vegan  online_shop  eco_onlineshop  Multi-brand  Shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
Tang' Roulou
Beijing-based children fashion brand with local inhouse-studio production. Founded in 2007 by two French. HAG
children  sustainable  fashion  Fair_Trade  china  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
15 Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Companies You Should Know About
1) Beaumont Organic 2) Bottletop 3) Braintree Clothing 4) Do You Speak Green? 5) Elroy 6) The Ethical Silk Co 7) Gilda & Pearl 8) Here Today Here Tomorrow 9) Kuyichi 10) Lur Apparel 11) MIMCO 12) Nudie Jeans 13) O My Bag 14) Pants to Poverty 15) Study NY HAG
sustainable  fashion  eco_brand  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
St. Gallen / Switzerland-based fashion startup for sustainable shirts for men, made of organic cotton (by Remei, grown in India). HAG
menswear  organic  cotton  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Switzerland  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2015 by eocas
Johanna Riplinger
Paris-based designer that represents sustainable and luxurious high fashion. Her collections reflect her love of nature visually and sustainably. Created The Concept, a green luxury fashion line, in 2013, which promotes the relationship between the woman and the garment and the story of flory and natural dyes. YRN
sustainable  fashion  green  green_promotion  natural  herbal  dyeing  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Isabell de Hillerin
German sustainable fashion designer since 2009. NEEMIC values her use of clean, innovative cuts to create contemporary, elegant pieces. Works with local manufacturers to support the production of handmade materials in Romania and Moldovan. YRN
sustainable  fashion  brand  handmade  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Casual and business sustainable fashion brand from Germany. Claudia Lanius strives to bring ecological materials in harmony with feminine fabrics. Focuses on product innovation within the Green Fashion Industry. YRN
sustainability  sustainable  fashion  eco_fashion  ecological  Casual  apparel  Organic  Germany  Multi-brand  Shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Organic jeans brand since 2001, founded by NGO Solidaridad. Focuses on sustainability by embracing the recycling process and closed-loop collection. Kuyichi's mission statement: "We’re convinced quality fashion should be created in a 100% sustainable and responsible way. By being part of a bigger plan that drives the use of progressive sustainable materials, socially responsible production and cleaning up our production processes through collaboration, innovation inspiration and transparency." YRN
Organic  apparel  jeans  Recycling  sustainable  fashion  cotton  denim  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fair_Trade  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Fashion label based in Cologne, Germany. Designs apparel products made from textiles such as organic cotton and sells them via their online shop as well as in boutiques and major retails stores in six countries. Creates and produces sustainable fashion that is both ethical and fashionable, while attempting to appeal to the LOHAS demographic. Aims to make a social statement about fashion and works exclusively with socially responsible companies that are certified as being fair trade. The German press has referred to armedangels as being "eco warriors in the process of saving the world". YRN
clothing  sustainable  fashion  eco_fashion  eco_brand  brand  Community  Ethical_fashion  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fair_Trade  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Beyond Skin
Brighton/UK brand for luxury designer ethical vegan ladies shoes and boots. accessories and some fashion apparel. Their vegetarian footwear is made from finest recycled, leather-free fabrics. Handmade in Spain, from vegan pleather and recycled vegan faux suede and exclusive Italian designer prints. Celebrity starpower with Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leona Lewis and more. HAG
Vegan  Shoes  Ethical_fashion  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  eco_brand  leather  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2015 by eocas
Katharine Hamnett
Ethical and environmental clothing for women, men and kids. Well known for her social, political and environmental campaigns. Katharine Hamnett is considered the pioneer of ethical and environmental fashion since 1989. At NEEMIC we admire her mission statement: “My mission is to change the world through fashion, make product as ethically and as environmentally as possible, with the best supply chain, the best social, environmental and cultural impact, alleviating poverty, and preserving traditional skills” HAG
Fair_Trade  sustainable  fashion  eco_brand  eco_fashion  designer  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2015 by eocas
Sakina M'sa
Sustainable fashion brand based in Paris but also with sales activities in China. HAG
designer  France  eco_brand  sustainable  fashion  Fair_Trade  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2015 by eocas
Combatant Gentlemen
Affordably-priced men fashion. They claim: "THE WORLD'S FIRST SHEEP-TO-CLOSET COMPANY WE CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF PRODUCTION, RIGHT DOWN TO OWNING FLOCKS OF SHEEP." p.s Webshop based on Ruby-based Spree-commerce HAG
menswear  clothing  online_shop  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2015 by eocas
Sseko Designs | Using Fashion to Empower & Educate Women.
About: "Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams." HAG
sustainable  fashion  sustainability  accessories  Apparel  Shoes  Education  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Africa  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2014 by eocas
L SAHA is a premium womenswear label based in London. Designed for the fashionable yet conscious women of today. The philosophy behind the brand is to create timeless pieces with a modern twist using luxurious natural fabrics such as silk, jute, organic hemp, cotton etc. HAG
sustainable  fashion  brand  eco_brand  artisanal  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2014 by eocas
Traditional fashion calendar fuels overconsumption and waste
Excerpts: "Customers have become so accustomed to these markdowns that it’s creating a vicious cycle of overconsumption." [..] "Some brands, notably Warby Parker and Everlane, and designers such as Tara St James of Study NY, are breaking with the traditional fashion calendar by creating products that are seasonless and long-lasting. Tara St James notes that the switch has enabled her “to provide constant and predictable work to her factory during “off-season” when they are less busy and would ordinarily be laying off workers.” [...] "I wanted a business model removed from a 'race to the bottom', which places unreasonable demands on manufacturers and encourages product planned obsolescence. Since abandoning the seasonal calendar, I can focus on more considered, longer lasting garments." [...] "having to compete during typical markdown periods can be difficult. It’s important for both retailers and designers that share the same vision to work together." HAG
consumer  behavior  Fashion  Cycle  sustainability  sustainable  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2014 by eocas
R.E.V by rêve en vert
The London-based multi-brand is following their green dream, nurturing their ethos, by creating a prime example of sustainable style. Their first own collection R.E.V is made out of certified organic pima cotton and manufactured locally at a certified fair-trade factory. The tags are made from recycled materials, the labels on natural base and the dyes are of low environmental impact. HAG
Organic  apparel  cotton  Fair_Trade  Casual  Multi-brand  Shop  Ethical_fashion  sustainable  fashion  Recycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2014 by eocas
How Crowdfunding Is Changing the Fashion Business
Excerpt: "We’ve been taught as consumers -- over the last five years in particular -- that things should just show up on our doorstep within days. Immediate gratification. But there’s a new business model for those who are willing to trade a bit more time to get quality, at the same price point you were paying before [...] that trade is approximately two weeks for the campaign to run and 6-8 weeks for production. In return, the customer gets high-quality, limited-edition American-made goods using exceptional Italian and Japanese fabric, with virtually no wasteful production as every piece is reserved before it is manufactured. All of this is at wholesale prices, the brand/producer does not have to factor in the cost of holding inventory - items are shipped as each run is completed." HAG
Crowdfunding  Ethical_fashion  sustainable  fashion  sustainability  Production  Customization  Made-to-Order  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2014 by eocas
amour vert
San Francisco-based eco-fashion brand. Their founders Christoph Frehsee and Linda Balti's motivation was: "We just wanted to find a nice, contemporary brand that was reasonably priced and transparent, with great value, that I could trust". Excerpt: "All of their wood-based fibers are sourced from a sustainable forest in Austria. They even develop custom fabrics with a mill in Los Angeles, creating signature blends of recycled polyester, wood fibers, and organic cotton to meet Balti’s standards for how they should look and feel." One of their perks is that they plant a tree for every sold t-shirt ("Buy a Tee, Plant a Tree"). HAG
designer  eco_brand  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  clothing  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2014 by eocas
Careers in Textiles
UK-based (West Yorkshire) HR-for-textile platform. Also part of the MCL Group, a leading publisher for sustainable textile industry, to which also Ecotextile News belongs to. HAG
HR  sustainable  fashion  sustainability  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
september 2014 by eocas
Dewachen - Dewachen Design
Dewachen is a fashion design company that creates chic, cool and comfortable fashion-wear for women and men, with the most environmental friendly fabrics - Organic Cotton - Organic Bamboo - Organic Hemp and Linen - Organic Tencel and Rayon - and Organic Wools, traditionally woven in remote villages of Tibet
textile  design  company  chengdu  sustainable  fashion  organic  fabric  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2014 by eocas
Women and men's prete-a-porter fashion apparel made with sustainable textiles. SLG
Organic  apparel  Eco  eco_fashion  platform  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  blog  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic 
september 2012 by eocas

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