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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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
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
As you all may have noticed, the theme and some minor details have changed, but that’s not the only thing that have changed… During the last couple of months, the owner of the blog went from 1 to 3, where I, Stine will be the main editor and the two other editors will be Nathalie and Dorte. Katrine Damgaard, the previous owner, will still be with us, but will be our monthly guest blogger with various insights, tips and inspirations. The team I have gathered is all interested in sustainable fashion, but from very different angles.