Earlier this year, British publication The Pool published an interesting series called Wear Your Clothes: “An editorial series discussing sustainability and transparency within the fashion industry and looking at what we can do to love, treasure and make the most of the clothes that we enjoy wearing.” I wanted to share some of the articles today:
- In this video series, ethical fashion brand Birdsong explains what it takes to make fair fashion.
- One thing we can do to reduce the rate of our consumption is to rediscover our old clothes. Here some of the editors share which items aren’t just the longest-standing members of their wardrobes, but also the hardest working.
- Suggestions for what to do with your clothes once you’re finished with them.
- Tamsin Blanchard rounds up some popular mainstream clothing brands that are making a concerted effort to work towards a better way of doing things.
- The inaugural Fashion Transparency Index revealed that Levi’s is one of the most transparent fashion brands, while Chanel is lagging behind in this department.
- Now that more and more customers are looking for pieces with longevity, Frankie Graddon explains how she sees cost-per-wear dressing.
Fab Links from Our Members
La Belle Demimondaine found this article about Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, and being in the “aspirational business,” fascinating.
MsMaven reports that San Jose outfit blogger Tanesha Awasthi has teamed up with Lane Bryant for a 20-piece clothing collection available in sizes 12 to 28.
Jenni NZ wanted to let us know that Karen Walker, one of New Zealand’s best-known fashion designers, is starting a collaboration with Madewell.
Runcarla thought this was interesting, and she’s glad some stations are encouraging and supporting their presenters to embrace their natural style.