In June, I was very lucky to attend a course on Sustainable Fashion Textiles at London College of Fashion, run by Amanda Johnston from "The Sustainable Angle" and her associates. Our team of students was international and vibrant, with participants from the fashion and textile industries who were all keen to find out more … Continue reading Can you wear what you eat? Yes, sustainable fish, mushrooms and pineapples…
Rana Plaza is one incident which was reported on, published and shown to us (see my post here)but how many people suffer due to our fashion system on a daily basis? The numbers remain in the dark. 5 years ago, there was alot of activism, such as the Spanish trade union UGT, who felt for … Continue reading This week, Vogue reminds us of Rana Plaza and offers small solutions
This month Lufthansa did something it had not done in the last 30 years: It announced a complete corporate rebranding - represented by a visible change of colours, materials and the famous tailfin colours (First image above shows the new colours). The announcement coincides with the airline celebrating 100 years since the invention of it's … Continue reading Lufthansa’s Rebranding to Premium Identity
Gucci's fake fur is aggravating pollution and is all but sustainable Real fur or fake fur? Sustainable or unsustainable fashion? Real fur is very expensive but what is the true cost for our planet when we opt for fake fur? Gucci announced this October 2017 that it will cease to use real fur and switch … Continue reading Gucci’s new fake fur is all but sustainable
Dear Readers, I am reposting this great post on African-inspired Kimonos. As you know, I love love love Kimono and everything Japanese, so to see this project is just amazing. Enjoy!
Today, I would like to repost this report which recently appeared on NHK World (Japan) about Junko Watanabe and her cloth books. Not to be confused with the famous fashion designer Junya Watanabe, Junka has been using textile design in a way which reaches the youngest members of our society. Children with disabilities or difficulties … Continue reading Junko Watanabe’s interactive textile designs reaching disabled children
BERLIN : THE CITIY OF CONTRASTS - OLD and NEW Yes! I went to Berlin for a meeting and got to explore "Mitte". What I found on Brunnenstraße was a very cool pop-up store called "INLAND" featuring Scandinavian fashion from Finland. Furthermore, there were reversible kiss-n-tell pillowcases ... … Continue reading Berlin: fashion, cafés and sparrows + INLAND pop-up fashion store report