Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

British Vogue makes a bold mov

British Vogue makes a bold move with braille edition for blind readers

The world is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of accessibility and inclusion in all aspects of life, and the fashion industry is no exception. In a groundbreaking move, British Vogue released its first-ever braille edition and an audio format of the May issue to ensure greater Read More...

Recycle clothes concept. Young woman with recycling box full clothes.

Could this invisible label revolutionize textile recycling?

It's no secret that garments are thrown out at an alarming rate due to fast fashion and the rapid-fire cycling of trends. Furthermore, we are doing a poor job of recycling textile waste. In the United States, less than 15 percent of the 92 million tons of clothes and other textiles are recycled Read More...

greenwashing

UK cracks down on greenwashing

As is so often and tragically the case, commerce can adapt more quickly than policy. We’re seeing this right now in what’s known as greenwashing. This is where companies label their products as “eco-friendly,” “greener,” or “sustainable” to appeal to environmentally conscious Read More...

Three black women wearing golden goddess like clothing in a church like setting.

These refugee-owned businesses are flourishing

Contrary to popular belief, refugees actually benefit their host nation’s economies according to a study compiled from 30 years of data. Refugee-founded businesses have an enormous potential to invigorate economies, increase job opportunities, and reduce public spending. The Entrepreneurial Read More...

Wash your clothes less to save

Wash your clothes less to save the planet

Sophie Slater, founder of the slow fashion brand Birdsong London, wants to convince people to wash their clothes less. This idea may sound stinky to you, however, there are plenty of methods to keep clothes looking fresh and clean without throwing them in the wash. Slater suggests putting your Read More...

New ThredUp survey shows used

New ThredUp survey shows used clothing market is here to stay

According to a new report from ThredUp, millennials and Gen-Z consumers are demanding more sustainable products and would rather dig for gems in vintage shops than purchase from giant retail chains, which are increasingly criticized for generating colossal amounts of material waste and failing to Read More...

Scientists use silk to make a

Scientists use silk to make a sustainable leather alternative

Though highly useful thanks to its impressive properties of durability and versatility, animal-derived leather has its issues, most of which pertain to the environmental toll associated with its production. That’s why, scientists and designers are in search of more sustainable materials to Read More...

This algae-based sequin dress

This algae-based sequin dress is 100 percent biodegradable

Eco-conscious fashionistas rejoice! Thanks to designers Charlotte McCurdy and Philip Lim, you can rock sequins without worrying about their negative effects on the environment. Sequins are small, flat, light-catching beads that have long been adorned by the glitzy and the glamorous, but always Read More...

Smart textiles could influence

Smart textiles could influence the future of fashion

Imagine sending and receiving voice messages via your favorite sweater. Or watching a show on a display that is simultaneously the fabric of your trousers. This outlandish idea may actually be part of the future of fashion. Scientists have developed smart textiles that, like other advanced Read More...

Hungary becomes the latest cou

Hungary becomes the latest country to ban mink and fox fur farming

In November, we published a story about the permanent closing of the world’s biggest auction house for real animal fur. Today, we have more bad news for the fur trading industry (and good news for animals) after the country of Hungary placed a new ban on fur farming. Under the ban, the farming Read More...