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A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

Actually, it isn’t one reader email that spurred this, but a dozen. Fashion students and professionals are starting to wake up to the massive environmental damage and worker exploitation inherent to the conventional fashion industry, and want no part of it. But they often don’t know where to start. So they email me, or sustainable...
  • Green Things on My Mind: H&M's Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Green Things on My Mind: H&M’s Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Spades + siLK has a nice review of all the issues surrounding cotton, in case you need more convincing to switch to organic. For example, “Between 25 million and 77 million agricultural workers worldwide suffer from acute pesticide poisoning with at least 1 million requiring hospitalization each year.” Speaking of organic cotton, H&M is debuting its next Conscious Collection...
    Photos from the Helpsy Sustainable Fashion Party at Market 605

    Photos from the Helpsy Sustainable Fashion Party at Market 605

    Rachel Kibbe, owner of the downtown-cool online shop Helpsy, threw a launch party for the brick-and-mortar pop-up shop Market 605 on Saturday, and the place was bumpin.’ Shoppers mingled with designers like Nettie Kent, Titania Inglis, Tara St. James of Study NY, Mandy Kordal, Adrienne Antonson of State (who just got a chic new bob!), and...
    Sustainable Designers Crash the FGI Rising Star Awards

    Sustainable Designers Crash the FGI Rising Star Awards

    Fashion Group International, a non-profit professional organization for members of the fashion industry, threw its annual Rising Star Awards luncheon this week. And the sustainable fashion community crashed the party. Well, we didn’t crash, so much as buy three tables to get an in. The CEO of The Green Shows, Harvey Russack, gathered together a select...
    Designers are Turning to C.L.A.S.S. Fabrics for More Sustainable Fashion

    Designers are Turning to C.L.A.S.S. Fabrics for More Sustainable Fashion

    I had come to a special, several-day event on the invitation of Heller to see learn more about the C.L.A.S.S. textile library, which supports, consults with, and markets sustainable fabrics worldwide.
    Photos From the Textile Arts Center Shop

    Photos From the Textile Arts Center Shop

    Sustainable fashion devotees came together during New York Fashion Week on Thursday at the Textile Arts Center to look at Study’s new woven accessories, painted accessories from Kindah Khalidy, and just generally mingle with like minded women. Check out these photos of the new, eco-friendly fashion guard.