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The Redress Design Award : The world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition

The Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) is oganised by Redress. The award competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented ...

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Made from waste, with a taste: Amity Dubai students recreate latest designs from old dresses for Faste-17

Amity University’s fantastic upcycled fashion show Faste’17, based on sustainable fashion, was truly inspiring for fashionistas with an eco-conscience. Present at the show, at the Amity Campus, Dubai,  were Mr. Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director, DIAC and Knowledge Park, Ms. Jazia Aldhanhani, CEO of the Dubai Fashion and Design Council at D3, and Ms. Ayesha Siddequa, Founder and Creative Director, Future Fashion ...

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One garbage truck of textiles wasted every second: report creates vision for change

Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney co-host the launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new report A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future in London. The report, created by the Circular Fibres Initiative which launched in May this year, calls for the fashion industry to adopt this new vision and create cross industry collaborations to achieve it.   Clothes are an ...

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International Eye Care Brands and Eco-Friendly Eyewear

Going by market reports, the eyewear market is expected to exceed $180 billion in value by 2024. The reports suggest that specialized frames for children and half-frames for reading glasses will be the major contributor to revenue growth. This is mainly because of prolonged  exposure to digital displays such as computers, smartphones and tablets at an early age. This growth also means that ...

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Khadi is not just a fabric. It’s a sense of freedom for the world’s largest democracy.

Khadi. Khadi (pronounced [kʰaːd̪iː]; IAST: Khadi) or khaddar is handspun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth from India. The cloth is usually woven from cotton and may also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a hand spinning wheel called a charkha (A domestic spinning, a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural fibers). It is the ...

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Mashroo: The Eco friendly textile that is at the brink of extinction

The Mashroo textile was woven for Muslim communities, who believed that silk should not touch a person’s skin. Crafting a solution that enabled people to honor this belief while still appearing dressed in the finest clothing, weavers mixed silk and cotton threads to create a textile that was simple cotton on one side and rich silk on the other. The ...

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Pollution protection-masks are the new fashion accessories of our polluted cities

Beijing , Tehran , or New Delhi , closing schools due to dangerous pollution levels during the winters, has become a new normal than an exception . So is the sight of people wearing anti-pollution masks. Facemasks have become a “multimillion-dollar industry” as pollution worsens in different cities of the world. Many respiratory mask companies have started making fashion masks! ...

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Anti Fur protests were one of the Top 10 Moments of London Fashion Week 2017

Anti-fur protesters interrupted Stormzy and Kate Moss outside Burberry catwalk show last week , during the London Fashion Week.Police and security guards had to form human barriers to allow stars like Stormzy, supermodel Kate Moss, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and others to get to the entrance. WHY? Because fashion industry is still using Fur extensively. Though we do not see ...

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Green Carpet Fashion Awards , 2017

Eco-Age and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana  is having a Green Carpet Fashion Awards tonight As estimated by the United Nations, if the world’s population rises to 8.5 billion people by 2030, overall apparel consumption will, too , rise  to 102 million tonnes in 2030! No doubt fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. So, the big ...

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