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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

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

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

Recently, the Inditex owned brand Zara launched a new sustainable collection called #JoinLife.  The #JoinLife initiative is made with materials aimed at reducing environmental impact, and is designed for “a woman who looks into a more sustainable future”. Zara’s sustainable agenda does not only include product, but also packaging and more. So seen from a holistic perspective, Zara’s take on sustainability is starting out really well. However, #JoinLife only includes a small amount of styles, which is maybe 0.1% of their total amount of clothes produces – if not less! Zara is not the only

Through our master thesis, we want to focus on how fashion and sustainability can be united. Therefore, we wish to collaborate with a company and work from their perspective, and we are therefore looking for a company or industry organisation whom we can create a partnership with, so that we can contribute to their value creation. The following information will be in danish as we are located in Denmark. However, if you are an international brand, you are still more than welcome to contact us for more information – see contact information

This is the last blog post in the four part series about the fashion industry. We have tried to highlight the various problematics the industry is causing and how we can solve them. In the first blog post, we mapped how we see the current fashion industry and how it is developing, and also what role the engineer have had in transitions.. In the second and third blog post, we have suggested two different approaches on how to make the fashion industry more sustainable either through a visionary approach or

In this third blog post in the four-part series about sustainable transition of the fashion industry, we will strive to design a different transition strategy compared to the last blog post in order to facilitate a change to happen. As explained previously, a sustainable transition within the fashion industry needs to happen. Several previous socio-technical transitions in our society, which has been involved in the creation of modern industry and consumption, have obviously not been sustainable [1], which is only another incentive for encouraging for a transition. In the previous

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