Follow my blog with Bloglovin The Fashion Transparency Index 2017 has been released. So if you are a bit curious on how transparent, their ranking, and how much information 100 of the biggest global fashion companies publish about their suppliers and social and environmental policies, practices and impacts, then read this and the index. The research found that even the highest scoring brands on the list still have a long way to go towards being transparent. The average score brands achieved was 49 out of 250, less than 20% of the
The Danish newspaper Politiken has recently launched a new campaign called #stoptøjspild and in English called #stopclotheswaste. Did you know that every Danish buyer purchases an average of 16 kg of clothing each year, corresponding to a total of 89,000 tonnes? This means that we are the country in the Nordic region whose inhabitants have the largest clothes consumption. In order to get find the triggers behind our overuse, Politiken has interviewed Else Skjold, associate professor and PhD student at the Design School in Kolding “Many of us buy too much clothes we
Do you have a filled closet, but somehow still doesn’t have something to wear? All the magazines and blogs talk about spring cleaning your closet at the moment. They talk about giving it charity or throwing it out (DON’T) – do this instead: SELLING. If the clothes is not that used you can sell it at various resell platforms, e.g. Tradono, Trendsales, DBA, or another selling platform in your respective country. However this can be a time consuming option, and takes some skills on how to write a good text, take good representable pictures etc.
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This is the 2nd blog post in the 6-part series about: How do we make the fast fashion industry more sustainable? Last time, we made an introductory note on why we think the fast fashion industry needs to change. In this 2nd blog post, we promised you to tell a bit about what are the mechanisms driving the fast fashion industry VERSUS sustainable fashion. In the following, we will elaborate on these subjects. The Fast Fashion Industry Fashion has been defined as “…a broad term that typically encompasses any product or market where
Today, I am going to guide you on how to take better care of your clothes – and that’s whether you want to lower your carbon footprint and amount of water used to clean it, or just want to prolong the lifetime of your clothes. Because let’s face it – not all is about lowering your carbon footprint, but to actually care for your favorite sweater so it will lasts a decade even though it might be a high street item. As I mentioned on instagram, CEO of Levi’s advices you to
Through our master thesis, Dorte and I have repeated this question a million times: How do we make the fast fashion industry more sustainable? Since we have now finished the master thesis, we will share some of our findings with you, and give you some insights on the above mentioned matter of concern – namely both insights on what is going on in the industry as well as proposals for how companies can change their business models to become more ‘circular’. This post therefore represent the first post in a 6-part series regarding sustainable transition of the fast fashion
Sales season is on! Do you also feel the urge to shop? Want to feel the adrenalin of getting a good bargain on something you have looked at for a month or two? Or maybe you want to buy those good quality but expensive shoes that will last for the next year or two? Whatever your reasons might be, we should think twice before buying anything. I am not a saint myself, and I will probably buy a thing or five, but I’m also aware that I have to keep in