#SustainableFinds – July 2020

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July news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

#SustainableDevelopment – Article from Vogue Business by Nyshka Chandra

Elevating artisans: What luxury fashion can learn from social enterprises

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#CoronaCrisis – Article from The Business of Fashion by Zoe Suen

How the Wholesale Crisis Could Benefit Independent Fashion Brands

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#SustainableFabrics – Article from Material Source by 

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#BioCouture – Biodegradable Fabric

Via AEG’s YouTube

#SustainableMaterials – Article from Vogue Business by Rachel Cernansky

Fashion’s steep climb to sustainable viscose

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#PlasticPollution – Article from Mongaby by 

‘Our life is plasticized’: New research shows microplastics in our food, water, air

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#SustainableDevelopment – Article from Vogue Business by Rachel Cernansky

Most fashion designers never meet their suppliers. They should

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#UpcyclingFashion – Article from gal-dem by Kemi Alemoru

Priya Ahluwalia weaves her Indian-Nigerian heritage into her recycled menswear looks

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#FashionTech – Article from BBC Future by Abigail Beall

Why clothes are so hard to recycle

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#SupplyChain – Article from Vogue Business by Laure Guilbault

Is it too early for physical fashion shows?

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#FastFashion – Article from The Guardian by

The fast fashion fix: 20 ways to stop buying new clothes for ever

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Eco Age by Ruth MacGilp

The Next Generation Innovations Making Fashion More Sustainable

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#BioDesign – Article from Forbes by Brooke Roberts-Islam

The Rise Of Biodesign – Growing Our Way To A More Sustainable Future

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#SustainableEducation – Article from Condé Nast

The Sustainable Fashion Glossary

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#SustainableDevelopment- Article from Foreign Affairs by 

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#SustaionableFashion – Article from The Business of Fashion by Vikram Alexei Kansara

What Happened to Rethinking the Fashion System?

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#SustainableFinds – June 2020

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June news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

#SustainableDevelopment – Article from LUXIDERS

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Sustainable Fashion Businesses

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#GWANDCoffeeBreak – Article from GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival

GWAND Coffee Break with Diane Pernet 

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#SustainableFabrics – Article from eco-stylist.com

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#Sustainability – The life cycle of a t-shirt – Angel Chang

Via Ted Ed’s YouTube

#SDGoals – Article from TextileExchange

Companies Creating Material Change

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#SustainableEducation – Article from edX

Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry

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#PlasticPollution – Article from Remake by Allison Griffin

Our Clothing is a Major Source of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans: Here’s What to Do About It

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#UpcyclingFashion – Article from CNN Style by Ben WestcottNanlin Fang

Chinese artist Wan Yunfeng is turning trash into high fashion

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#FashionTech – Article from Vogue Business by BY Maghan McDowell

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#FashionFuture – Fashion for Good: Lab Tour with Spinnova

Via Fashion For Good’s YouTube

#SupplyChain – Article from The Daily Star by Mostafiz Uddin

Global suppliers are stronger working together

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#FastFashion – Article from Eco Textile News

Research shifts perspectives on fast fashion

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Vogue Business by BY Rachel Cernansky

Fashion’s most interesting sustainability efforts can also help fight racism

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#SDGoals – Article from uN environment programe

On trend: sustainable fashion in the wake of COVID-19

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#Nylon – Article from Fashionista by 

DOES SHOPPING SECONDHAND ACTUALLY REDUCE OVERALL CLOTHING CONSUMPTION?

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#FashionFootprint – Article from WWD by Natalie Theodosi

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#FashionFuture – Biocouture on Biodegradable Fabric

Via AEG’s YouTube

#WorkersRights – Article from open democracy by Alysha Khambay

Garment workers are facing a humanitarian crisis – but don’t blame COVID-19

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GWAND Coffee Break with Diane Pernet

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GWAND Coffee Break is a short interview series

GWAND Coffee Break is a short interview series dealing with current developments of the creative industry and society in general. We interview global thought leaders in the atmosphere of a quick coffee break at the office; a face or phone call, WhatsApp voice mails or actually in a tête-à-tête over a cup of coffee. Explore the transcribed interview with Diane Pernet below. Interview by Nicole Stein.

GWAND Coffee Break with Diane Pernet
Photographer: Ruven Afanador
  • What is your favorite communication tool these days ? How do you work with your team?

Diane Pernet: Instagram, IGTV and Zoom.

  • How are you spending your days? Books/series/movies (any reco?)

Diane Pernet: I came up with two projects during the lock down period of two months, it is lifted today thing is the virus is still out there so lifting it is totally arbitrary. I am very happy with the films I’m receiving for my #LOCKDOWNHOMEMOVIES and the drawings for the competition for illustrations of the healing monster Amabie.

As far as films, books, I have access to the Criterion Channel with endless films and documentaries separated by genres, decades, countries and directors. Yesterday I watched a Turkish film The Edge of Heaven which was excellent. I enjoyed re-watching the films of Satyajit Ray, Akira Kurosawa and  documentaries. Books like A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, not exactly joyful but a powerful book.

  • How did Corona affect sustainability efforts? Do you think these are short-term/long term effects?

Diane Pernet: I certainly hope it is not short term and that people are forced into the reality of how their lifestyle has impacted our planet. Designers are thinking of how they produce and how they put on shows and the waste that has gone into these big productions. Alex de Betak had some thoughts on show production in this article.

Maybe I’m a dreamer but I do not think people want to go back to life as it was before.

  • Do you think Corona contradicts or supports sustainability efforts?

Diane Pernet: Absolutely supports sustainability efforts. Everyone is forced, as mentioned above, to analyse how what they do effects the planet and it goes beyond bringing a cloth bag to the supermarket and not drinking from plastic water bottles. Maybe I’m a dreamer but I do not think people want to go back to life as it was before. The planet is crying, the cries have been heard now from the top down people have to do what ever they can to change the damage that they have already done.

Probably bikes will be an industry that sees an upswing in their earnings. I for one question the lifting of the quarantine when there is no vaccine what has changed? The virus is out there alive and well that has not changed every surface your touch could be infected, the air you breath… Today they lifted the quarantine in Paris a friend told me the metros are crowded so no one is paying any attention to social distancing. Cafés and restaurants are still not open and probably won’t be till mid-July. I for one do not want to commute unless absolutely necessary. Also businesses are seeing that people can work effectively from home. Consumers should look into what they are consuming, and do they really need to consume to have a good life and what in fact is their idea of a good life?

I like the idea that Saint Laurent will be more like Azzedine always was, show when you are ready to show and not be a part of the fashion system.

  • What is your prediction for the future of sustainable fashion and the creative industry in general?

Diane Pernet: Buy better buy less is my prediction for the future. Hopefully the end to fashion pollution and the endless cycle of unnecessary seasons. I like the idea that Saint Laurent will be more like Azzedine always was, show when you are ready to show and not be a part of the fashion system. Collections shown when clothes are in the shops makes more sense. I am of course in favour of fashion films over fashion shows which I think are very last century or make them a public entertainment where they are a spectacle once or twice a year which are open to the public which will pay to go and attend at the same time they can buy the clothes in shops. Stores and shopping malls are suffering, with COVID19 how willing are you to go into a shop and try on clothes that were just on someone else? Online shopping has been growing for years and probably will continue to grow.

  • What do you think about digital events? Chance to cut cost or loss of cultural impact?

Diane Pernet: That is a big question. I think until there is a vaccine people are not going to jump at the idea of being in an enclosed space with a lot of people watching catwalks or movies. The question is how to make the digital experience more interesting than just a bunch of talking heads. Zoom events have filled a gap and great for the more intimate contact maybe too intimate as do we really need to see the inside of people’s homes? I don’t know I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the experience dynamic because I don’t see groups of people, be it in a cinema or an event space, as something I personally would be anxious to do for the rest of the year, how about you?

About LOCK DOWN HOME MOVIES

JUDITH directed by Ari Seth Cohen LOCK DOWN HOME MOVIE

#LOCK DOWN HOME MOVIES – CANTAUTOMA – REBIRTH by GIANLUCA MATARRESE & DAVIDE GIORGIO

JE VIS JE MEURS directed by Mia Tomlinson/co-directed by Marcus Tomlinson #LOCK DOWN HOME MOVIES

About Diane Pernet

Diane Pernet is a world-renowned fashion critic and video journalist based in Paris. Previously a photographer and fashion designer, she now acts as documentary filmmaker, talent scout and fashion blogger. Pernet was one of the earliest fashion journalists to embrace the power of the internet, first through a column in online editions of Elle and Vogue and later through her own site, A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION which since its inception in 2005 has become a ‘must-read’ in fashion and creative industry circles.

Pernet was recognised in 2008 for being a pioneer in digital media when she was chosen as one of three influential bloggers to take part in a panel celebrating a seminal fashion exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  As one of the most recognisable faces in fashion, she has also been captured on the other side of the movie camera through cameo appearances in Robert Altman’s film ‘Prêt-à-Porter’, Ben Stiller’s ‘Zoolander 2’ and in Roman Polanski’s ‘The Ninth Gate’.

Pernet launched ASVOFF in 2008.  As the founder of the world’s first film festival dedicated to fashion, style and beauty, she is widely considered to have incubated the ‘fashion film’ from its infancy to the popular genre that it has become today.  “Diane has never ceased to amaze me with her amazing curiosity about things, her ability to synthesize arcane information and make it palatable for everyone else,” says Tim Blanks, editor-at-large for The Business of Fashion.  “So actually, Diane is a conduit between now and what’s to come.”

#SustainableFinds – May 2020

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May news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

#FashionRevolution – Article from Fashion Revolution by Elizabeth Lwanga

Don’t Stop Sewing after the Pandemic

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#SustainableFashion – Article from BRICKS Magazine by Tamsin Blanchard

FASHION SUSTAINABILITY POST-PANDEMIC

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#Awareness – Article from The Guardian by Alec Leach

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#SDGoals – Article from Remake by Audrey Stanton

How the United Nations’ SDGs Relate to the Fashion Industry

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#SustainableDevelopment – Article from The Guardian As told to 

‚Lockdown has been a wakeup call for the industry‘: what next for fashion?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Vogue by

Creating the Future: How Fashion Designers Are Responding to the Crisis

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#FashionTech – Article from WTVOX

Is the Future of Fashion Going to be Blockchain?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Forbes by Elizabeth L. Cline

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#DigitalFuture – Fashion for Good Webinar

Via Fashion For Good’s YouTube

#Cotton – Article from Apparel Insider by Brett Mathews

Cotton paper released as FREE download

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#Denim – Article from Vogue by Rachel Cernansky

The fight for clean and recyclable denim

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Vogue by

Circular fashion’s timely opportunity

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#FashionHistory- Article from Smithsonian Magazine by Emily Spivack

Stocking Series, Part 1: Wartime Rationing and Nylon Riots

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#Nylon – Article from Good on you App by Ashlee Uren

Material Guide: How Sustainable is Nylon?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Vogue by

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#Sustainability – Article from London Business School by Alex Falconer

6 ways to set sustainability at your organisation’s core

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#ClimateChange – Article from Fast Company by Evan Nicole Brown

What indigenous design could teach us about surviving climate change

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#SustainableFinds – April 2020

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April news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Seven years ago the factory collapsed in Bangladesh, affecting over 2500 people. This disaster has led to the foundation of Fashion Revolution, that’s why you will find articles in the April issue mainly on the subject of Fashion Revolution.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

 

#FashionRevolutionWeek – Article from Fashion Revolution

The Fashion Transparency Index 2020

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#FastFashion – Article from The Guardian by by

Fast fashion speeding toward environmental disaster, report warns

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Ellen McArthur Foundation

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#PlasticPollution – Article from Rolling Stone by

How Big Oil and Big Soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades

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#SustainableDevelopment – Article from Common Objective

Is Recycled Polyester Green or Greenwashing?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from WWD by Luisa Zargani

Giorgio Armani Writes Open Letter to WWD

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#Sustainability – Article from Forbes by Roddy Clarke

Is COVID-19 The Reset Button We Need Towards A Sustainable Future Of Design?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Apparel Insider by Mostafiz Uddin

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#WhoMadeMyClothes – Fashion Revolution Stitch & Bitch

Via Fashion Revolution’s YouTube

#FashionRevolutionWeek – Article from 10 Magazine by Tamsin Blanchard

TAMSIN BLANCHARD’S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE FASHION OPEN STUDIO EVENTS TAKING PLACE DURING FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK

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#ClimateChange – Article from The Guardian by

Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheet

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Vogue by Rachel Cernansky

Circular fashion’s timely opportunity

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#FashionTech – Article from Fash Nerd by Muchaneta Kapfunde

Science Introduces Human Textiles That Can Be Knitted, Crocheted or Weaved

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#FashionTech – How technology can recode the unsustainable fashion system – Swim XYZ x Techstyler

Via Fashion Revolution’s YouTube

#SustainableFashion – Article from Forbes by Brooke Roberts-Islam

The True Cost Of Brands Not Paying For Orders During The COVID-19 Crisis

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#WhatIsInMyClothes – Article from Vogue by Alice Cary

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#FashionRevolutionWeek – Article from The Voice of Fashion by Orsola de Castro

Special Dispatch: “It is An Obligation Not an Opportunity”

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Elle by Subhanjana Das

Craft revivalist Kavita Parmar’s IOU Project champions sustainability

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Fashion Roundtable by Bev Malik

„It’s time for a total reset and rethink“: How the pandemic will redefine the future of fashion month

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#SustainableFinds – February 2020

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February news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

#Fibers – An introduction to fibers and their impact on the environment

Found by research on YouTube via WRAP.

Webinar from Made-BY

#FashionRevolution – Article from and by Fashion Revolution

THE GREAT FASHION REVOLUTION CLOTHES SWAP

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#SustainableDevelopment – Article from The Guardian by 

Landmark French law will stop unsold goods being thrown away

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#DeconstructedClothing – Articel from ASVOF by

Institut du Monde Arabe welcomes Renaissance – a way to revolutionize creation, art and clothing

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#Innovations – Article from Fast Company by Ian Fletcher

Climate change is the greatest design problem of our time. Mushrooms to the rescue?

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#SustainableDevelopmentGoals – time lapse to the future | Leen Zevenbergen

Found by research on YouTube via TEDx Talks 

#PlasticPolution – Article from Ecotextile News by Chris Remington

Fashion For Good expands polybag recycling work

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#MicroPlastic – Article from The Guardian by 

Stars urged to ditch the sequins at the Oscars to save the oceans

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#MicroFibers – Article from Ecotextile News by Simon Glover

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#Weaving – Porfirio Gutierrez – Master Weaver from Mexico

Found by research on YouTube via Fashion Revolution

#FashionStandards – Articel from Fashion Network by

La quête de traçabilité redessine la carte du sourcing mondial

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#WhoMadeMyClothes – Article from The Washington Post by Kim Bellware

Seven people died when the only escape from a fire at an Indian denim factory was up a ladder

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Paptic®

First Plastic Bag Free City in Europe – Finnish NGO Providing Households with Reusable Bags for Free

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#UpCycling – Article from The Guardian by Chekii Harling

Would you wear clothes made from rubbish?

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#CradleToCradle – Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, CEO, EPEA, and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle

…we think its environmental protection if we destroy less…

#SustainableSolutions – Articel from Vogue by Grace Cook

Cactus Leather, Lab-Made Silk, And Vegan Wool: Inside The Fabric Fair Pioneering Greener Materials

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#WhoMadeMyClothes – Articel from Ecotextile News by Simon Glover

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#SustainableDesign – Articel from South China Morning Post by Peta Tomlinson

Plastic alternative bioplastic, made from vegetable oils, fats, fish scales, farm waste or other renewables, embraced by furniture designers

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#FastFashion – Article from Vox by 

Fast fashion, explained

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#VOCKSDiary – IFA Paris Campus Talk

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Make stars that shine not only bright but fair and green too

The Gwand will take place in Paris, which makes me extremely happy. I had imagined that the Gwand could take place in Paris earlier in the 90ies and now the first official trip in mission ‚Gwand Sustainable Fashion Festival Paris‘ in cooperation with IFA Paris was scheduled. I travelled to Paris last Saturday.

First day in Paris

On Sunday morning I enjoyed, as a mother of two adorable children, to finally get a good night’s sleep and prepare for Monday. In the afternoon I met up with some „old“ friends. In the evening, before going to bed, I went for a walk along the Canal Saint-Denis and breathed the Parisian air. I realized once again that it was the absolutely right decision to organize the festival in Paris and of course to enter the partnership with IFA Paris Fashion School – a stroke of luck. Paris is the city of fashion and is aiming to be the sustainable fashion capital of the world, here fashion finds plenty.

It is serious

On Monday morning, together with the lecturer Sandy Bontout, I had the pleasure of presenting the Gwand Sustainable Fashion Festival and its successful history to the fashion marketing students of IFA Paris. Furthermore we talked about the collaboration with the school and what part they will play in the implementation of the festival. I was overwhelmed by the knowledge and awareness of the young generation, the knowledge of the urgency to bring about change and the naturalness with which they do so. Also the many creative suggestions and new inputs, as well as the enthusiasm to participate in the first Parisian festival for sustainable fashion impressed me.

In the evening we had the IFA Paris Campus Talk, which was led by Sandy Bontout and we discussed with Catherine Dauriac from Fashion Revolution France about sustainability in the fashion industry. It was a great evening with interesting guests and above all I was very happy to meet Sylvie Grumbach from 2e Bureau, Catherine and Francis.

Paris is a hit! Admittedly, I arrived back home in Lucerne, tired but very happy, and I would like to thank everyone I met on this trip. I am looking forward to working with you – together we will make a change!

#SustainableFinds – January 2020

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January news collection about sustainability and related topics

Regularly we publish articles, we have found in our research on the subject of sustainable fashion or related topics, on our social media channels. The articles here on #SustainableFinds are a monthly selection which we recommend to read on the publisher’s website. The content need not necessarily correspond to the mission of Gwand. We want to create consciousness with knowledge, this is what we mean by #GWANDEducation. The GWAND Sustainable Fashion Festival is a non-profit organization. On our blog or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest) you will find more exciting articles on the topics.

Note: We have not been paid by the publisher or anyone else for sharing these articles.

#FashionRevolution – Article from and by Fashion Revolution

2019: A Year in Fashion Revolution

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#WhoMadeMyClothes – Article from Ecotextile News by Chris Remington

Garment workers’ organisation calls for greater protection

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#SustainableFashion – Article from Fashion United UK by Marjorie van Elven

2019 recap: is the fashion industry becoming more sustainable?

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#SustainableFashion – Article from ASVOF text by Silvia Bombardini

Bethany Williams, fall 2020

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#Tailoring – Article from our collaboration partner IFA Paris

The Art of Being a Tailor in Paris

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#MicroPlastic – Article from the Guardian by Stephen Buranyi

What scientists can see and measure, in landfills and on beaches, is only a small fraction of the total plastic entering the water.

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#Recycling – William Amor: an artist who makes garbage bloom!

Found by research on YouTube via POSITIVOM’s

#Diversity – Article from ITV

Portrait Positive aims to change perception of beauty in collaboration with photographer Rankin

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#SustainabeDevelopment – Articel from Vogue UK by Ellie Pithers

5 Indispensible Tips For Fashion Brands Seeking To Make Sustainable Changes

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#SustainableDevelopment – Article from Forbes by Katie Baron

Retail Futures: 9 Trends, Strategies And Innovation Opportunities To Set 2020 Alight

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Fashion United UK by Simone Preuss

WRAP presents ECAP findings on circular fashion and textiles

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#CircularEconomy – Article from Ecotextile News by John Mowbray

Textiles should be made from cellulose-based waste

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#Investment – Articel from Forbes by Isabel Togoh

Rental And Resale Are Hot. But Sustainable Fashion Needs A $30 Billion Investment Behind The Scenes

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#Investment – Articel from World Economic Forum Davos by  & 

6 ways to drive funding to transform the fashion industry

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#Awareness – Articel from World Economic Forum Davos by 

Forget retail therapy – this is the age of the conscious consumer

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#Innovations – Articel from inhabitat by 

PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers

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#Cotton – Article from panapress

Burkina Faso inaugurated its first organic cotton ginning plant

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#FastFashion – „How Toxic Are My Clothes? – (A Documentary by Wilson Oryema)“

Found by research on YouTube via Wilson Oryema

#FastFashion – Article from The Wall Street Journal by Dana Thomas

The High Price of Fast Fashion

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#VOCKSDiary – Movie Premiere “Platzspitzbaby“

#VOCKSDiary Luna Vocks Movie premiere Platzspitzbaby Zurich

My daughter is celebrating her first cinema premiere

Yesterday evening my 13 year old daughter had her big day. She celebrates her first cinema premiere as an actress in a supporting role in Zurich. The film is called „Platspitzbaby“ and is set in the Zurich drug scene in the 90s. In the juggernaut that bears the name Platzspitz and would actually be the park of the Swiss National Museum. In the 90s there were catastrophic scenes, lots of people died by excessive drug consumption. At the end, from Kornhaus Bridge down to the disused railway tracks on the Letten, you could see how people died. But there were also some born – the „Platzspitzbaby“.

With „Platzspitzbaby“ an impressive testimony is now coming to the cinema – finally, one might say. The film is a knockout. – Swiss television

Luna you are a knockout! I am very proud of you and wish you that your dreams come true!

Your mother

Short documentation „When Zurich was known for Needle Park“

Trailer „Platzspitzbaby“

#VOCKSDiary 2019 – The Change

VOCKSDiary Suzanna Vock founder Gwand Festival Paris

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For me personally, 2019 was a year of change and insights. A great year with highs and lows. I appreciate all these beautiful encounters with people I have not seen for a long time or with people who have newly come into my life. I would like to thank everyone who accompanied me on my way for their support. The most exciting thing for me personally in 2019 is the cooperation with the IFA Paris Fashion School. A dream comes true, the GWAND will take place in Paris.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Suzanna Vock

Suzanna Vock Happy New Year Paris Gwand Festival

Interviews 2019

#VOCKSDiary 2019

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#VOCKSDiary Video 2019

#VOCKSDiary choice of pictures from 2019