As awareness of fashion’s environmental impact grows, major brands are making ambitious promises to tackle the problem. A key piece of the global equation is the Asia-based apparel suppliers that make up a big part of the industry’s supply chain.
Environmental activists in Singapore walk the talk of sustainability at the first Fashion 3R Eco Fashion Show last weekend, as part of an annual zero waste initiative encouraging conscious consumption.
In the male-dominated manufacturing industry, Juliana Lam has been turning heads with her devotion to sustainability. The Hongkonger tells Eco-Business about her hands-on approach in glove manufacturing, and how she is greening the sector.
Mark Liu –
Instead of passing on old and unwanted clothes to charity stores, consumers should re-direct the items to fast fashion companies that should pay for the waste they generate and fund research on new recycling technologies.
Ruchira Tabassum Naved
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The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
Clever marketing or an attempt to nudge consumers in the right direction? WRI's Kevin Moss explains why brands like Patagonia and REI and their stance against the Black Friday sales frenzy is a win for sustainability.
With the end-of-year sales beckoning, is fabric choice the key to more responsible clothes shopping? Patsy Perry from the University of Manchester explains the impact of fast fashion and how to be a better consumer.
It is clear that the linear take-make-waste model of the fashion industry is unsustainable, but how do other forms of production and consumption measure up? Here's what else we need to find out to change our clothing.
Vaidehi Shah –
Australian bank St George's start-up competition will see 12 companies competing for A$25,000 grants to make their ideas a reality. Among these is Kusaga Athletic, which says it makes the world's greenest T-shirt.
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