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AURELIE FONTAN STUDIO
Excerpts from fashioncrossover:
"Specialised in sustainability and circular design, French sustainable Haute Couture designer Aurelie Fontan established her label in London after graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art. With a Fine Art background, Aurelie pushes technological innovation and scientific discoveries to the forefront of her design process, combining avant-garde aesthetics and sustainable manufacturing methods.

With most of her fabrics made by hand and from scratch, she advocates for a technocraftivism that references her Parisian roots - couture craftsmanship - and a real focus on forward-thinking techniques - laser cutting, bio-mimicry, etc. Her collection TENSEGRITY tackles the issue of single-use plastic items, through upcycled cable ties that replace traditional seaming methods. This allows each piece to be easily recyclable. She also grew a dress from bacterias that are 100% biodegradable and compostable."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Designer  indiedesign  Paris  France  up-cycling  London  UK  haute_couture  material  Innovation  Bio-based_Chemicals  circulareconomy  Sustainability 
april 2019 by eocas
working title studios | sustainable luxury fashion
About taken from German Sustain Concept*:

"After working together successfully for many years, fashion designer Antonia Goy and architect Bjoern Kubeja launched their own fashion label in 2018. Here, exquisite tailoring meets timeless elegance and sustainable, enduring design. Working Title uses only the finest natural materials such as mulesing-free wool, cashmere, organic silk, organic cotton and Tencel from certified European manufacturers and rejects man-made fibres in order to minimise harmful residues through wear and disposal. The collections are manufactured in Germany, Italy and Poland."

* German Sustain Concept is a programme initiated by the Fashion Council Germany under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with partners Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation of Messe Frankfurt, Bikini Berlin and Showroom.de.

Based in Berlin

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  eco_brand  Organic_Fabric  natural  Germany  berlin  wool  Cashmere  Silk  Tencel  europe  Man-made 
march 2019 by eocas
transversal
About:
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
ResArtis
Artist residency portal.

About:
"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
march 2019 by eocas
Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
march 2019 by eocas
Global Heritage Fund
Their mission is to protecting the world’s most vulnerable places through sustainable preservation and community empowerment.

From Wiki:
"Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit organization that operates internationally. Founded in California in 2002, GHF says it has since then invested over $25 million and secured $20 million in co-funding for 19 global heritage sites to ensure their sustainable preservation and responsible development.

Projects realised such as in:

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
Chavín de Huántar*, Peru
Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
Cyrene*, Libya
Fujian Tulous*, China
Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
Hampi*, India
Rakhigarhi, India
Marcahuamachuco, Peru
Mirador, Guatemala
Pingyao*, China
Ur, Iraq
Wat Phu*, Laos

(* indicates a UNESCO World Heritage Site)".

A more recent project in Dali Village / Guizhou to establish a local co-op together with Beijing-based architecture studio ATLAS :
https://globalheritagefund.org/2017/11/28/dali-textile-co-op-social-enterprise-ghf-studio-atlas

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fundraising  foundation  USA  Culture  Rural_Development  decentralization 
march 2019 by eocas
The R Collective | Rescue. Reuse. Reimagine.
About:
"The R Collective is a social impact upcycled fashion brand with a mission to create beautiful clothes using waste materials that was born from Redress, the pioneering Hong Kong based charity working since 2007 to reduce waste in fashion. Conceived by Redress’ Founder, Christina Dean, we are a team of highly seasoned and dedicated fashion professionals from design, sourcing, production, marketing, business and sustainability working with the collective goal of creating the world’s best sustainable fashion brand that reduces waste and pollution, empowers consumers and raises funds for charity Redress. With our heart set on reducing the estimated 92 million tons of industry textile waste that is created annually, we boldly pair creativity, courage and conviction to divert waste from landfill and incineration and into wardrobes. And so, The R Collective journey began.
[...]
We collaborate with award-winning sustainable designers from around the world to create unique upcycled collections, which complement our in-house Main Collections. Our unique access to over 150+ innovative design talents from The Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition run by Redress, enables us to reuse a broad range of rescued textile waste and to build a circular fashion system."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  upcycling  Fashion  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  HongKong  Textile  Fair_Trade  Brand  Clothing  Sustainability  circulareconomy 
february 2019 by eocas
Pachacuti Hats (and their founder Carry Somers)
About:
"Carry Somers MA FRSA is a British fashion designer, social entrepreneur and fashion campaigner. She is founder of the global movement Fashion Revolution and founder and director of Pachacuti.
[...]
Somers founded fair trade hat brand Pachacuti in 1992. Pachacuti was the first company to be certified under the World Fair Trade Organization Sustainable Fair Trade Management System, the first International certification of a fair trade, sustainable production process. The WFTO certification "guaranteed practices, procedures and processes that demonstrate social, economic and environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain". Pachacuti's products were labelled Certified Fair Trade by WFTO UK0001-2009 to 2012.

Somers piloted the European Union Geo Fair Trade project from 2009–12 which traced products from the straw to the Panama hat weavers. 60 social, economic, geolocalisation and environmental indicators tracked annual changes. The pilot project mapped the GPS co-ordinates of Pachacuti's 154 weavers' houses in Ecuador, the parcels of land where the Carludovica Palmata grows, and the co-ordinates of the associations who harvest and process the straw.

At London Fashion Week in September 2013, People Tree Ltd. and Pachacuti were the first brands globally to launch the WFTO Fair Trade Guarantee System label.
[...]
Somers is founder of Fashion Revolution, a global movement which arose from the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. Fashion Revolution Day takes place globally on 24 April each year and in 2016 grew into Fashion Revolution Week. Somers organised roundtable debates at the House of Commons and the House of Lords on ethics, sustainability and transparency in the fashion supply chain including Fashion Question Time in February 2015 and April 2016 and Ethical Fashion 2020:a New Vision for Transparency in June 2015. There are Fashion Revolution teams in almost 100 countries around the world.
[...]
Somers speaks nationally and internationally on Fashion Revolution, fair trade, entrepreneurship, sustainability, fashion and certification. She lectures on cruise ships in Latin America and the Caribbean on textiles, traditional dress, artisan handicrafts, indigenous peoples and fair trade.
[...]
Somers wrote the introduction to "Fixing Fashion" which looks at the impacts of consumer culture's addiction to disposable fashion, published in 2015 by New Society.
[...]
She is co-author of the book Working Ethically, which aims to help business owners find an ethical strategy which will benefit their suppliers, community and environment. She contributed a chapter to the book, published in 2014, Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship"

Note:
As of 201901 website seems down, alternative source: https://www.facebook.com/pachacuti

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  Designer  SocialEntrepreneur  Sustainability  Eco  UK  hats  Textile  Fair_Trade  Education  processing  handmade  artisanal  Ethical_fashion  Brand  Transparency  certification  book  Expert  interview  luxury  sustainable 
january 2019 by eocas
UlStO // Cork to Carry
Bag brand which creates minimalist Scandinavian-looking bags made of Portuguese cork and recycled polyester felt.

From Dresden / Germany.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  bags  sustainablefashion  Cork  Recycling  felt  portugal  minimal  Brand  eco_brand  Germany 
january 2019 by eocas
mimycri
About:
"mimycri is a registered non-for-profit organization in Germany. In a diverse team, newcomers and Berliners make history tangible by working together. We are upcycling broken refugee rubber boats into high quality bags.

The idea for mimycri was born on the Greek island Chios where the co-founders – Vera and Nora – volunteered several times since 2015 welcoming people arriving at the shores. This experience motivated Vera and Nora to stay engaged and do something.

VALUES
mimycri is about a change in perspective. It demonstrates that when we start to see things in a different way, a whole new world of possibilities can open up. We look for the good in the bad. We envision a world in which we help and support each other, just because we can – and because it feels good.
[...]
Sustainability: We are using what is already there and give new life to rejected material. The overall setup of the project is designed to be environmentally, socially and economically independent.

Integration: We are convinced that social and economic participation are key to successful integration."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Brand  eco_brand  Social  Fair_Trade  community  Communication  sustainablefashion  bags  Germany  upcycling 
january 2019 by eocas
Swedish Stockings
They claim to be the only sustainable hosiers brand as of 2018.

Excerpts from the sustainability section of their About:
"Pantyhose is a petroleum product and one of our biggest consumables. The industry is huge and the production itself uses non-renewable fossil fuels and require a huge amount of energy and water to produce. This extremely large process is very harmful to the environment and most pantyhose are designed to be worn once and then replaced, and so contributing to textile pollution - the third most polluting industry in the world (after oil and agriculture).

Swedish Stockings is created from the by-product of other nylon products that is non-biodegradable. The production process is a lot less complicated than traditional nylon production and we are consistently looking for cleaner ways to produce - conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure we have reduced energy and water consumption by:
- 87.6% less energy
- A savings of water 18.M3/ton yarn

We want to break the current production of pantyhose - to produce beautiful and long lasting stockings.
- A large part of our production is solar powered
- Our factories are zero waste
- All water used in dyeing is purified and treated"

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  eco_brand  Sweden  Recycling  lingerie 
january 2019 by eocas
nago
Polish casual fashion brand who applies some sustainability-conscious measures such as using cupro (from cotton waste).

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  eco_brand  Poland  sustainablefashion  Fabrics  Cotton 
january 2019 by eocas
bleed | Sustainable clothing - fair & vegan
Intro by WOMB:
"... design and recycling abilities ... their jackets, made of 100% recycled polyester including buttons and zippers ... they developed an entirely vegan and cruelty-free sneaker, where not only fabrics used are of natural origin (cork, natural rubber and recycled cotton), but also glues are ensured to be water-based."

From Hof / Bavaria / Germany.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  sustainablefashion  Recycling  upcycling  Shoes  eco_brand  Vegan  Cork  natural  Cotton  Germany 
january 2019 by eocas
SKFK
Intro by WOMB:
"Sporting interesting, edgy designs and using recycled polyester or cotton. They also pledge strongly to pushing for zero-waste practices, which involve conscious design and lack of fabric loss at cut-outs, sourcing consciously from only trusted suppliers, investing in eco packaging that also can be re-purposed later on, as well as - they offer in-store recycling in some of their locations."

From Basque Country / France.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Recycling  upcycling  Cotton  sustainablefashion  packaging  Brand  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Pure Waste
Intro by WOMB:
"Their practice involves using only fabrics coming 100% from recycling. They stick to barely a couple of Nordic colours along greys, blues and blacks, as they use zero dyes - the colour palette of the clothing simply depends entirely on the colours of the dead stock materials that they happen to use for a given collection and how they mix them with each other. The garments of Pure Waste are produced in India, in a factory that they own, which ensures high level of control and keeping themselves informed about the process of production. That way, they stay assured that no un-sustainable practices are present, and that their fabrics don’t get mixed with others accidentally (which is often the case with, for example, organic cotton production sites, where organic cotton often gets tangled with regular one)."

From Finland.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Recycling  sustainablefashion  sustainablecompany  Finland  up-cycling  india  Transparency  dyeing  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Innovation Award of Kering x Plug and Play
About:
"The Kering Sustainable Innovation Award is dedicated to accelerating sustainable innovation in the Luxury and fashion sectors in China. Inspired by Kering’s motto Crafting Tomorrow’s Luxury, Kering initiated this program – powered by its partner, Silicon Valley-originated VC Plug and Play – to identify promising change-making startups and technologies in Greater China.
[...]
in order to identify innovative solutions along the entire apparel value chain, from alternative raw materials to circular technologies to extend product life. From biodegradable glitter and fabrics made from algae to new ecological dyeing processes and breakthrough technologies for clothing recycling today Kering has given support to over 50 start-ups who have graduated from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator."

Focus:

1. Alternative raw materials: Solutions that could modernize or be replacements for leather, silk, other natural fibers, etc. Focus areas such as biotech solutions, bio-based plastics, new fibers, regenerative agriculture, etc.

2. Supply chain: Decreasing impacts in the supply chain through technologies that will reduce water, waste and chemical usage and improve production and energy efficiency. For example, low impact dyeing, new processes to customise or automate cut-make-trim, and solutions enabling supply chain traceability.

3. Retail & Use: Solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of retail processes. For example, efficient packaging, retail store energy management, etc. Also, new ways to increase the awareness of sustainable fashion among consumers and make this lifestyle more influential in the Chinese market. For example, omni-channel communication, social marketing, building brand transparency, etc. Also focusing on solutions to improve livelihoods for people working along the supply chain.

4. Circular economy: Transforming materials waste into new products and extending the lifecycle of existing products are powerful ways to reduce impact. For example, chemical recycling, mechanical recycling, repurposing and upcycling, re-commerce platforms, etc.

[...]

The jury is composed of individuals with extensive knowledge of the fashion, Luxury, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation fields. This jury includes Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China; Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design; Hung Huang, a writer and top media influencer; Ma Jun, Founding Director of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs; Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good; Susan Rockefeller, a well-known figure in the world of art, philanthropy and sustainability; Wang Shi, an entrepreneur focused on green construction, forest conservation, biodiversity, and climate change; Jane Zhen Wang, President of Erdos Cashmere Group; Guoxin Yin, Chairman of Chenfeng Group.

Launched together with Plug and Play on December 7th, 2018 in Beijing with Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China. Other participants such as Carol Chyau, CEO of Shokay or Shaway Yeh, Founder of YehYehYeh.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  award  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Fundraising  Recycling  upcycling  material  SupplyChain  Retail  circulareconomy  consumption  USA  China  Venture_Capital 
december 2018 by eocas
XianYu 闲鱼
Alibaba's / Taobao's 2nd hand / second-hand / vintage platform.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  vintage  circulareconomy  Platform  e-commerce  shop 
december 2018 by eocas
Gallery Weekend Beijing (画廊周北京 GWBJ)
2019 March in its 3rd edition, set before Art Basel Hong Kong, GWBJ is determined to become an internationally significant contemporary art event. International galleries work closely alongside the local galleries and institutions. GWBJ wishes to enable an artistic and cultural exchange between Beijing and the relevant movers and shakers of the national and international art world.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Art  Beijing  China  Platform  events  exhibition  Culture 
december 2018 by eocas
Ellie Kai
Made-to-Order female clothing brand which is based in Hong Kong, started in 2011 by Liz Hostetter from the USA. They emphasize their transparent sourcing, fair work conditions (in Mainland China, especially female empowerment) and zero-waste approach.

As mentioned in this "Proudly made in China" article:
https://www.fastcompany.com/40419020/when-made-in-china-means-artful-ethical-and-expert

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  HongKong  Brand  eco_brand  USA  workshop  Fair_Trade  Transparency  Sourcing  Made-to-Order  Apparel  Clothing  China  Manufacturing 
november 2018 by eocas
Philippe le Bac Cashmere & Co
Cashmere brand which started 1936 in Paris / France but then set dust until 2004 take-over by the PLB Group which is registered in Hong Kong but operates (also manufacturing) in Shanghai.
450 resellers worldwide and 20 own stores in Greater China of which 10 in Shanghai.
Design office in Europe

Their cashmere is sourced directly from goat herders in Mongolia with semi-domesticated goats.

For Spring and Summer collection blends cashmere with silk, bamboo, modal and milk jerseys. Also paired with denim, leather and other accessories.

HAG
Cashmere  mongolia  HongKong  Shanghai  China  France  Brand  wool  Silk  bamboo  modal  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2018 by eocas

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