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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Zendaya scoops Visionary Award at virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards

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Zendaya was recognized with the Visionary Award at Saturday’s (October 10, 2020) Green Carpet Fashion Awards – which were held virtually for the first time amid the pandemic.

The event, which celebrates inclusive, ethical, and sustainable approaches in the fashion industry, was broadcast on YouTube and held in conjunction with Shanghai Fashion Week.

In a statement, Green Carpet co-founder and Italian filmmaker Livia Firth said of Zendaya’s prize: “By working with and championing trailblazing within the Black community, she is a leading example for younger generations and beyond, and this is why we are honoring Zendaya with The GCFA Visionary Award.”

“It’s an incredible honor and means the world to me,” added the Spider-Man: Far From Home actress.

“Throughout my career I have had the privilege of being able to showcase other different types of beauties.

“Through the work that I get to do, creating more positions of

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Fashion and textiles industry keen to go green despite COVID-19 pandemic

 New research shows business leaders at top fashion, retail and textile businesses are putting sustainability drive first, despite COVID-19 pandemic

The power of data in the effort to ‘go green’ is well recognized, but patchy performance suggests more access to better quality data needed to help turbocharge change

Despite Covid-19, fashion leaders are confident that fast, affordable and sustainable fashion is realistic, with crisis seen as opportunity to recharge sustainability efforts

New research reveals the extent of the global fashion industry’s commitment to sustainability, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with sustainability ranked as the second most important strategic objective for businesses in the sector1.

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The new research, from the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), is based on a survey of 150 leading executives from top fashion, retail and textile business

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Zendaya stuns in vintage Versace dress from the year she was born at Green Carpet Fashion Awards

Law Roach styled the actress in a stunning Versace gown designed in 1996.

Zendaya absolutely stunned fans in a gorgeous gown she wore during the 2020 Green Carpet Fashion Awards.

She donned a Versace look that was designed in 1996, which happens to be the same year the “Euphoria” star was born. The dress has a sheer beaded top and she paired it with Bulgari jewels.

Her go-to stylist Law Roach posted a video of Zendaya’s mesmerizing style moment, where she’s seen posing and flaunting her best angles for the cameras.

“I think she’s the prettiest girl in the world…. @zendaya for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards wearing @bulgari and Archive @versace from Fall 1996 collection… the same year she was born,” Roach captioned the clip.

Since posting, Roach’s video has received

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Zendaya’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards Dress Was a Vintage Dream

Fashion icon Zendaya went the vintage route to accept her Visionary Award at the virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards, and the result is both sustainable and stunning.

Wearing a vintage piece for a big event practically guarantees that no one else will show up in the same ‘fit as you. It is also a great way to practice sustainability in your wardrobe since you are giving pieces from the past a new life and refraining from purchasing something new. Z and her team know this well and that’s why they knocked it out the park for the look on October 11.

Z’s image architect, Law Roach, posted a video of the award-winning actor posing in her ceremony look, a brown Versace gown from 1996 with jewels from Bulgari. “I think she’s the prettiest girl in the world… Zendaya for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards wearing Bulgari and Archive Versace from

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Big win for SA’s Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion Awards

South African textile and fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo has scooped the title of Independent Designer of the Year at the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Fashion’, the GCFAs are one of the world’s foremost sustainability and fashion awards, adding glamour and celebrity to sustainability issues in an Oscars-style ceremony.


Sindiso Khumalo


The annual event celebrates the commitment of fashion houses to sustainability, and acknowledges both the handprint of fashion (the human capital that goes into the making of fashion) and the footprint of fashion (the natural capital and environmental impact).

The fourth edition of the GCFA, hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) in collaboration with Eco-Age, and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), aired globally on 10 October on Sky and YouTube’s Fashion Channel.

This year’s GCFA ceremony was filmed virtually

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Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly attend virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA) went virtual this weekend. The ceremony was streamed on YouTube and honoured “the best of sustainable fashion,” celebrating brands and personalities who make use of both ethical and eco-minded practices, reported Vogue.

Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly became the first Pakistani celebrities to be invited by the GCFA, hosted by Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr, stated a press release.

“I am proud to support and be a part of the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 hosted by none other than @robertdowneyjr,” Ahad wrote on his Instagram. “See you there with all your favourite international stars!” he added.

Whereas Sajal shared a similar message, “I am thrilled to be a part of the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 and support sustainable fashion.”

“GCFA2020 is hosted by none other than @robertdowneyjr. See you there with all your favorite international stars!” she concluded.

Previously

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Zendaya Delivered a Knockout Vintage Moment at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards

This weekend, the Green Carpet Fashion Awards went virtual. The awards ceremony was streamed on YouTube and honored “the best of sustainable fashion,” celebrating brands or personalities who make use of both ethical and eco-mindedness practices. Among those awarded accolades this year were Sindiso Khumalo, a South African designer based in Cape Town, who won the Independent Designer Award for her work with environmentally-safe textiles. Another guest of honor was Zendaya, who picked up the Visionary Award for her efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in both fashion and film. She dressed up for the occasion at home and posed for the digital red carpet in a vintage dress from the year she was born.

Zendaya and her image architect, Law Roach, have been thoughtful with her fashion choices as of late. Recently, she has worn sustainable couture from brands such as Rahul Mishra, among others. For the Green Carpet

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Zendaya Dazzles in a Sparkly Vintage Versace Gown for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards

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Zendaya’s jaw-dropping style always fills us with envy, and her latest gown is basically perfect in every way.

Law Roach took to Instagram this weekend to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Zendaya’s latest outfit, and it’s something special. The video clip was captioned, “I think she’s the prettiest girl in the world…. @zendaya for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards wearing Archive @versace from Fall 1996 collection… the same year she was born!!!”

Zendaya’s vintage Versace gown fits the Euphoria star perfectly, and features a sheer top adorned with sparkly diamantés. Per @zendayastylefiles, the actress and performer accessorized her perfect gown with a pair of Christian Louboutin’s So Kate 120 pumps in Safki.

Meanwhile, the star exclusively wore Bulgari jewelry, including the “Serpenti” Snakewood gold and diamond bracelet, matching earrings, and a selection of rings from the iconic jeweller.

Zendaya wore the outfit to attend the Green Carpet

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