Sustainable Fashion Trends: A Look at Fleece Jackets, Down Jackets, Denim, Oversize, and Transparent Fabrics

The fashion industry is continuously evolving, and recent trends are marked by a growing emphasis on sustainability. While consumers are excited about the latest styles, they are also becoming more conscious of the environmental and social impacts of their fashion choices. In this article, we will explore how current fashion trends, such as fleece jackets, down jackets, denim, oversize clothing, and transparent fabrics, can be aligned with sustainability. We will discuss how consumers can make eco-friendly choices and the potential effects of these trends on the environment and society. Continue reading “Sustainable Fashion Trends: A Look at Fleece Jackets, Down Jackets, Denim, Oversize, and Transparent Fabrics”

The Power of Minimalism: Less Clothing Consumption for a Greener World

Introduction

In our fast-paced consumer society, it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of constantly buying new clothes. Fashion trends change at lightning speed, and many of us find ourselves with overflowing closets and a feeling of emptiness. But have you ever considered the impact of this never-ending clothing consumption on the environment and society? In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of consuming less clothing, not only for the planet but also for our communities, and provide practical tips to help you embrace a more sustainable wardrobe while honing your information literacy skills. Continue reading “The Power of Minimalism: Less Clothing Consumption for a Greener World”

Embracing the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle: Sustainable Changes in Clothing Consumption

In the pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle aligned with the 1.5-degree climate target, the fashion industry plays a crucial role. The Hot or Cool Institute recently conducted a study to explore how we can achieve a sustainable approach to clothing. Their report highlights the pressing need for change and provides valuable insights. This article aims to summarize the key findings and outline effective strategies for transitioning to a more eco-friendly wardrobe. Continue reading “Embracing the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle: Sustainable Changes in Clothing Consumption”

Malaikaraiss, Berlin

There are now many fashion labels that are committed to sustainability. One of them is the Berlin fashion label Malaikaraiss. Founder and namesake Malaika Raiss has been focusing on sustainable production methods and material selection since the label was founded in 2010. But what exactly does sustainability mean for the label and how does it implement it?

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Gudrun Sjöden, designer, brand and sustainability advocate, Sweden

The art of dressing eco friendly

It’s not easy to find a sustainable favorite label. Among all the offers to find out what materials are used to produce clothing, how the processing of the clothing is, how transparent the label acts as a company and whether does it also meet the personal fashion taste. I have been finding relatively quickly a designer who always surprises and inspires me. Gudrun Sjöden! Continue reading “Gudrun Sjöden, designer, brand and sustainability advocate, Sweden”

We love being by the sea – plasticfree, baby

Water is our elixir of life. We love to be by the water, the lake, the sea and to relax. Without water, nothing is created, neither humans nor nature can survive. But far out in the oceans, whole plastic islands of unimaginable size are floating, caused by us humans. Tiny micro-particles of plastic float beneath the surface of the water, invisible to our eyes and disturbing our ecological balance. Already today, scientists can prove that plastic waste caused by humans ultimately harms not only marine life, but also ourselves. The production and use of our clothing are a driving factor. Continue reading “We love being by the sea – plasticfree, baby”

A closer look at jeans

Have you ever counted how many pairs of jeans you actually have in your wardrobe, and yet you still think about buying another pair? Hopefully we wear them until they fall apart. 150 years ago they were used as hard-wearing workwear, today they are part of our lifestyle. If we want to live more sustainably, the best place to start is with blue jeans. In this article, we tell you why it makes sense to take a close look at jeans.

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Gabriela Hearst – designer, brand and sustainability advocate, New York

“It’s as simple as – we just need to change our habits”. Gabriela Hearst is a New York City-based luxury fashion brand founded by Gabriela Hearst with roots in Uruquay. She recently became the head designer of Chloé in Paris, which she transformed into a B-Corp company within two years. We can all learn a lot from Gabriela, whether as a designer, producer or consumer. So let’s take a look. Continue reading “Gabriela Hearst – designer, brand and sustainability advocate, New York”

Sustainable Fashion Production in Berlin

We have already looked at sourcing raw materials for the garment industry from a city’s waste. Cities consume 75% of the world’s natural resources (Ellen McArthur Foundation, 2021). Besides the materials used, the way clothes are made also has a big impact on the environment. A pair of fast fashion jeans has travelled up to 50,000 km across several contingents by the time it is bought and used in our country. This is not a sustainable production method. How can the fashion production be made sustainable and local? Continue reading “Sustainable Fashion Production in Berlin”