Fashion is likened to a beautiful, brilliant shell that protects people and their weapons. But the brighter the thing, the more problems there are. The problem of fashion is whether it can be both gorgeous and environmentally friendly and human. What is sustainable fashion and is it a solution for the fashion industry in the future?
Listen to how designers lead sustainable fashion trends to share their views and methods!
- “Buy clothes made from a single material”, Christopher Raeburn – Timberland Designer, Creative Director
The biggest problem is that we are used to using fabrics made from many different materials. For example, kate fabric is made of cotton and polyester. People might like it because of its coolness and smoothness. However, this fabric cannot be recycled.
We need to reconsider the production and selection of initial materials by paying attention to natural or wool fibers because they are capable of biodegradable. At the same time, designers should avoid plastic or polyester labeling materials. If we can intervene in the first stage of the whole process, we can almost arrange the entire life cycle of the product, including the management of the recycling stage when a product model has faded.
2. “Use reusable items“, Elin Larsson – Sustainable Development Manager at Filippa K
According to her, fast or slow fashion, expensive or cheap are made only in the same way, the same material and production process. However, sustainable fashion will always support slow fashion consumption, clothes that can be reused many times in different ways.
3. “Choose and preserve jeans smartly”, Adriana Galijasevic – Expert on denim and sustainable development at G-Star Raw
In today’s denim market, blended fabrics are popular fabrics because of their good elasticity. However, this mixed fabric is difficult to recycle. Indigo is another material that affects the lips badly. That’s why G-Star Raw created the first Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified denim fabric and shared it with other businesses. They used hydrosulphite-free indigo technology in fabrics and developed more friendly dyeing protocols.
4. “Buy smart materials”, Bhavesh Naik – Senior director at Napapijri
The materials industry is developing new manufacturing methods to minimize environmental impacts and reduce inconvenience in the manufacturing industry. A variety of methods are used to convert the cotton fields into carbon pools, reservoirs of carbon dioxide taken from the air. At the same time, new dyeing technologies appear to help save the amount of water needed and consume less chemicals.