FEATURE-Polyester from pollution? Fashion’s next generation goes green

ROME, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From using custom-made, biodegradable fabrics and ‘living’ clothes that photosynthesize to polyester created from planet-warming carbon dioxide, European start-ups are on a quest to transform one of the world’s most polluting industries: fashion.

The business is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined during the pre-pandemic period, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A sizable chunk of fashion’s emissions – up to 40% – come from the manufacture of polyester, the most-used fabric, said Benoit Illy, co-founder and CEO of French start-up Fairbrics.

“If we can bring emissions from polyester to zero or negative value, we can significantly reduce industry emissions,” he said in a telephone interview.

Illy and co-founder Tawfiq Nasr Allah, both chemists, aim to replace existing polyester-producing processes, which use fossil fuels, with

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Style of Rogers sophomore fashions a state title

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A sophomore got the best of a senior in the Class 6A state boys singles tennis championship.

Rogers sophomore Collin Matthews defeated Little Rock Central senior Jake Maxson 6-2, 7-6 to win the Class 6A boys title on Tuesday afternoon at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.

Matthews kept his game plan simple going into the match.

“I was trying to win the state title and trying to stay consistent,” Matthews said. “I was going to do whatever it takes.”

Maxson led the first set 2-1, but Matthews went on to score the set’s final five points to go ahead 1-0 in

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Fashion’s $16 Billion Debt To Garment Workers Should Spark Reform, Not Sympathy

While we were tending to our sourdough starters and settling into our sweatpants during the pandemic, one of the “most audacious financial heists in corporate history,” according to Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, was going on right under our noses. A new report, “Unpaid Billions,” co-authored by the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Penn State Center for Global Workers’ Rights, draws on U.S. and European apparel import data to illuminate the grim toll of big brands’ unethical dealings during the pandemic. 

When coronavirus hit, powerful apparel companies “canceled” orders—a polite way of saying they refused payment to their garment suppliers for clothes they explicitly ordered months before the pandemic and that were already cut,

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Fashion’s Heavy Hitters Support Candidates With Cash

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Stacey Bendet

The founder, ceo and creative director of fashion brand Alice + Olivia has contributed to a number of Democratic candidates over the years, including $2,800 to Joe Biden in March 2020. Bendet also donated $2,700 to Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in January 2019.

Chip Bergh

The president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co. donated $5,000 to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly in October 2019.

James Bersani

The president of real estate at L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, contributed $1,000 in April 2019 to political action committee International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has donated to every year since 2008.

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon has a long history of donating to political candidates and political action committees. Although Bezos’ candidate contributions swing back and forth between the Democratic

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Inside the mind of Jonathan Anderson, fashion’s creative polymath

Fashion is a creative dance between practical design and conceptual thinking. Success comes when the dance is so enthralling people can’t look away.



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Jonathan Anderson understands this well and, as a result, he’s enjoyed high praise from critics and a loyal fanbase over the years.

Acting as the creative head of two brands — Spanish house Loewe and his own London-based label JW Anderson — the Northern Irish designer has defined his creative pursuits through collaboration and curation.

“I am an enabler. I am in a privileged position to shine a light on what other people do,” he says of his role as creative director during an interview at JW Anderson’s headquarters in London.

Unveiling JW Anderson’s most recent collection without a traditional runway show, due to the ongoing pandemic, he instead sent would-be guests an interactive booklet featuring photographs of models in various new

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These Are Fashion’s New Heirlooms

Pink-Gold Reverso

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was released in 1931 with an ingenious swivel case, designed to protect the face during polo matches. The iconic silhouette hasn’t changed since ($13,600).

Metallic Shopping Bag

Telfar sells thousands of shopping bags in seconds on drop days, because the It bag of a generation represents an alternative to a fashion system built on wealth and exclusion (medium, $202; small, $150).

The Perfect Jean Jacket

The only thing more exciting than Gap’s mega partnership with Kanye West is the brand’s renewed focus on its classic denim jacket, which ruled the ’80s ($248).

Artisanal Button-Down

At Parisian casualwear label Casey Casey, a shirt is not done once it has been stitched up. Take this simple white button-down, which is heavily washed in salt water to give it a smooth, papery hand ($550).

Blazer-Puffer

With an elegant sartorial pattern and a heavy-duty water- and windproof fabric, Herno’s

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The Originals: Michel Gaubert, Fashion’s Go-To Music Director | W Magazine

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You have been in charge of the music at Chanel since the early 1990s, and have done the runway soundtracks for Moschino, Loewe, Dior, and Proenza Schouler, among others. Why do you think you’ve been the go-to music director in fashion for so long? 
I love fashion as much as I love music, if not more. I like what it means. I like the way it’s presented. I don’t know if I like the way it’s consumed, but I like the fact that it’s about an instant. Karl Lagerfeld once told me that what he likes the most about fashion is that when you look back at it, you know exactly when that was, because it looks of that time. 

Was it Lagerfeld who brought you into the fashion world? 
More or less. I think the person who really brought me into the fashion world was my mother. When I

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Amazon Fashion’s newest service is men’s personal shopping

  • Amazon expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing. 
  • For $4.99 a month, shoppers can get shipments of items that are curated based on their preferences.
  • Amazon has been looking to be a dominant player in fashion for some time. Personal Shopper is a clear play for Stitch Fix’s turf.
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Amazon now has even more ways to gets clothes into its Prime members’ hands. 

This week, it expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing.

At $4.99 a month, Personal Shopper is an extension of the e-commerce giant’s Prime Wardrobe offering, sending shoppers a box of items selected based on their preferences. Like with Prime Wardrobe, Personal Shopper customers can try on items at home before they’re charged for what they want to keep.

The men’s service includes items from brands like Levi’s, Adidas, Scotch

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The Pocket book Clothes And The Pocket book Fashions For Males And Women

Fashion is a well-liked or the most recent type of clothing, decorations, behaviors and designs. Subsequently, to fulfill every person’s style, many knock off sun shades and replicas can be found within the designer eyewear market. Clothing brands usually get famous celebrities to be fashion type inspirations and you will certainly discover out how one can sustain with the most recent fashion traits & ideas.

Equipment are a big part of ladies fashion. Some cowl the fashions for wedding ceremony clothes and others are wedding customs. The 80s punk woman loved carrying fishnet stockings, sexually liberating their riot in direction of the hush of inappropriate sexual ideas and shocking many older generations.

These pin-up attire are based mostly on classic fashions of the previous and due to this fact are very similar to The Pocket book attire. This shoe design was introduced in the Twenties when spats were changing into … Read More