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Bethany Williams
Sustainable designer with 'Breadline' up-cycling collection collaboration with Tesco.

About:
"Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand in hand and through exploring the connection between these issues we may find innovative design solutions to sustainability.

We want not just to comment on a community, but work in their social spaces to try to create a change through furthering economic gain for charity. By using social capital, intellectual and labour intensive skills we aim to create a profit, which will be given to connected charities, continuing the cycle of exchange.Through collaboration with communities and charities we hope to create a collection embedded with real people and hope to cause a real effect in the social space we engage with.

The current collection ‘Breadline’ particularly wants to highlight and help find solutions to the hidden hunger in the UK, specifically working along side the Vauxhall Food Bank and Tesco to achieve this.We have developed an exchange of fresh fruit and vegetables (from Tesco) for waste items from the food banks users household. We have developed a collection using these waste materials, plus recycled cardboard and ‘Tesco everyday value’ branded organic prints, all donated by Tesco. We will be donating 30% of profits to The Vauxhall food bank, continuing the cycle of exchange. Through traditional hand crafted techniques and working with local craftsmen / women, we have developed the surface of these waste materials to create hand crafted woven, printed, knitted and embroidered materials.

Every one of our garments is 100% sustainable and made in the UK, even down to the buttons which are hand crafted in the Lake District from our collaborators own planting of trees.

We provide an alternative system for fashion production, as we believe fashions’ reflection upon the world can create positive change."

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Designer  design  Sustainability  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Collaboration  circulareconomy  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  environmentalism  NGO_NPO  Inspiration  Innovation  UK  indiedesign 
june 2018 by eocas
OpenIDEO - Social Impact Powered By Design Thinking
About:
"Founded in 2010, OpenIDEO—IDEO’s open innovation practice—enables people worldwide to come together and build solutions for today's toughest societal problems. Online and around the globe, OpenIDEO works with world-class partners to convene diverse communities that collectively develop ideas and accelerate social innovation. OpenIDEO’s platform expands on the power of crowdsourcing, equipping participants with resources, connections, and design tools to create real impact. After tackling dozens of topics ranging from food waste to girls' education to Ebola, people everywhere are designing a better future with OpenIDEO.
[...]
OpenIDEO is part of IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy. We use open innovation to help people connect and address a wide range of societal issues. IDEO.org is IDEO's nonprofit sister organization, which focuses on designing products and services that improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities. We often work closely with colleagues across the IDEO family, and we always draw from the same DNA."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  design  Platform  Innovation  Solution  Sustainability  Social  Crowdfunding  NGO_NPO 
june 2018 by eocas
Urban Tribe 城市山民
About:
"Urban Tribe, established in 2006 with its base in Shanghai, aims to explore natural spirit with original design of clothes, handmade jewelry, ceramics and more, all connected to a lifestyle inspired by tribal aesthetics and wisdom."

Their shops are inspired by tea-houses. Some of their production happens in Guizhou in artisan ways.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Shanghai  artisanal  Fashion  jewelry  tea  Guizhou  sustainablefashion  Fair_Trade  equality  handmade  China 
april 2018 by eocas
Creative Friends Asia – United Creatives
Creative Friends Asia is a community helping to improve standards for Creatives in Asia through meaningful platforms.
- Bridging creatives in Singapore and China with companies attracting new jobs and projects
- Creatives with unique ideas can benefit from our grant application services
- Own incubation program

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Creative  Fundraising  incubator  Platform  Venture_Capital  network  HR  Communication  community  Singapore  China  grants 
april 2018 by eocas
SSENSE
Since 2003 Montreal / Canada-based global online retailer of high end fashion, streetwear, and independent designers. Such as brands including Givenchy, Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Off-White.

They advocate for a new point of view on luxury, where the intersection of creativity, content, and commerce is challenged and celebrated.

201804 they took over Polyvore who then immediately closed.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  Canada  luxury  e-commerce  Online_Shop  Retail  Fashion  streetstyle  indiedesign  Multi-brand  blog  Magazine  Content_Curation  Creative  Lifestyle  Pret-a-Porter 
april 2018 by eocas
Douyin 抖音短视频
Chinese short video platform who in the first 12 months since start gained 100+ million users. Looking for brand partnerships in the vertical sectors, such as travel, food, fashion, sports and games.

Got a US$ 100m investment by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co (who is behind news aggregator Toutiao). They are hoping to tap into the international market with TikTok, the international version of Douyin. Bytedance also has acquired the competing short video platform Musical.ly.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  video  Video_Platform  China  Investor_Relations  Lifestyle 
april 2018 by eocas
Is Douyin the Right Social Video Platform for Luxury Brands?
Excerpt:
"Over the past couple of months there’s been a lot of hype about Chinese short video social site Douyin (抖音). The app, launched in September 2016, took off in 2017, growing to over 100 million users within a year, becoming the number two ranked app overall in the Apple Chinese App store, and reaching first in the video/photo category.

This Musical.ly copycat has quickly become the go-to app for China’s Gen Z, causing leading platforms Meipai, Tudou, and even Weibo, to begin integrating Douyin-like features in an effort to retain young users.

Brands, frustrated with the high prices and declining organic reach on mature platforms such as Weibo and WeChat, have been eager to experiment with Douyin."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  video  Video_Platform  China  e-commerce  Social_Media  luxury  Market_Report 
april 2018 by eocas
Fabrica
Communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy. The range of disciplines is including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, social & environmental sciences and journalism.

They aim to inspire a specific creative category of young (> 26 years) “social catalysts” who, at the end of their experience at the centre, will continue their work independently. Such as Beijing-based photographer & e-commerce platform (iLiangcang) founder Peng Yangjun (https://www.behance.net/pengyangjun).

Fabrica belongs to the Benetton Group (clothing) and is also publishing the iconic COLORS magazine (www.colorsmagazine.com).

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Italy  Research  Research_Institutes  Magazine  Communication  agency  Consultancy  photography  design  Social  environmentalism  Creative 
april 2018 by eocas
HIGHER STUDIO | London fashion rental
About:
"We are a progressive, sustainable fashion concept based in East London. Offering a curated library of new and archive stock, we provide a rotating wardrobe free from a consumer hangover. We believe that needing to buy in order to wear, forces consumers as well as creatives to compromise experimentation and quality for commerce. When free from the commitment, burden and cost of ownership, people can wear and be what they want.

higher.studio’s mission is to offer uncompromising innovative design and to allow creators to profit from greater emotional and physical durability. Crucially, we believe in a new system driven by the longevity of resources rather than quantity sold. We work with brands and partners to implement this change.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  vintage  London  UK  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  Retail  Platform  Creative  Service_Provider  Consultancy  circulareconomy 
march 2018 by eocas
The Good Wardrobe | Style.Shared.
Online style-sharing community hub mixing sustainable fashion with services that prolong the wardrobe life. Providing such as:
- Sewing class recommendation
- Local cobbler
- Long-life style directory
- Affordable sustainable style
- Positive impact of personal creativity
- Promotes local and ethical industries

The Good Wardrobe describes themselves as "the antithesis of fast fashion, a cocktail of Toptable and Stylebible with a twist of Freecycle; think the love-child of Tripadvisor and Treehugger, raised by eccentric but oh so stylish great Aunt Liberty – a war baby with a life-long love of make-do and mend."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  UK  London  community  Fashion  Slow_Fashion  vintage  artisanal  Ethical_fashion  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Service_Provider  Platform  repair  Localization  LocaVore  circulareconomy 
march 2018 by eocas
Kévin Germanier
Independent fashion designer who focuses on upcycling and other eco-friendly practices. For example upcycled linen/hemp bedsheets combined with an explosion of rainbow colours with beads covering nude bodysuits, upcycled jeans, and basically any fabric available.

From Switzerland, studied at HEAD Geneva, then Central Saint Martins London, won Redress EcoChic Design Award in 2015, then worked at Shanghai Tang and now at Louis Vuitton. Started his brand with first show 201803 in Paris and counts Björk among his fans (Utopia video).

Insightful background articles:

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/39343/1/the-central-saint-martins-grad-making-fabulous-and-sustainable-fashion

https://www.thegoodwardrobe.com/wardrobe-wisdom-kevin-germanier-upcycled-collection-for-shanghai-tang

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Fashionmeetsorganic  indiedesign  Designer  upcycling  Brand  Switzerland  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  linen  hemp 
march 2018 by eocas
YCloset 衣二三
At YCloset, users can enroll for a monthly fees of about $72.3 and rent clothes and accessories free of charge. Founded in 2015, the Beijing-based online platform operates in about 40 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Completed a US$50 million fundraising round led by Alibaba Innovation Ventures, Softbank China and Sequoia China.

Tries to embrace circular economy, although still seem to be quite far away from zero-waste because the whole logistics and packaging processes along the rental supply chain make the overall environmental foodprint questionable.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Rent-Runway-Dress  circulareconomy  Textile  repair  upcycling  China  Beijing  Business_Advisory_relevant  vintage 
march 2018 by eocas
SB China Venture Capital (SBCVC) 软银中国资本
Venture capital and private equity firm which operates since 2000. Investment focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; including early-stages.

Headquartered in Singapore with operation headquarter in Shanghai and regional branches in Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, and Taiwan.

Had invested in Beijing-based women clothing rental platform YCloset.

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Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital  Tech  Singapore  Clean-Tech  health  Retail  Manufacturing  Startups  Shanghai  Beijing  shenzhen  Rent-Runway-Dress 
march 2018 by eocas
Denim Alliance
About:
"The Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) is an initiative from House of Denim, Made-By, Circle Economy and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. ARD brings denim brands together to collectively take steps towards improving the ecological sustainability impact of denim production. These first steps include establishing measurements, benchmarks and standards for resource use (e.g. chemicals, water, energy) and recycled denim."

Two of their major major projects are:

Wet Processing Benchmark - Improving the environmental impact of denim finishing and focussing on the Never-Out-of-Stock styles.

Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Standard - Developing a preferred industry buying standard, defining a business model and roadmap for the introduction and scaling up of Post-Consumer-Recycled-Denim (PCRD) production.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  circulareconomy  Netherlands  NGO_NPO  Platform  Education  Industry  denim  jeans  Sustainability  Manufacturing  Recycling  Chemicals  water  Energy  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Standardization  Framework 
march 2018 by eocas
Fashion For Good
Innovation platform towards circular economy. About: "We are a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community. Fashion for Good™ enables the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice with ‘The Five Goods’: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives. [...] Through our Plug and Play Accelerator, we give promising start-up innovators the funding and expertise they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Finally, our Good Fashion Fund (in development) will catalyse access to finance where this is required to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods. [...] We operate from our first hub in Amsterdam / Holland, which also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space and a visitor-facing exhibition. We create tools that are open-source, such as our Good Fashion Guide, which provides tips for brands wishing to embrace circular apparel principles. [...] With an initial grant by founding partner C&A Foundation and an open invitation to the entire apparel industry to join, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition. Supported by an innovation hub in Amsterdam, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and a worldwide network of changemakers, Fashion for Good will reimagine the way fashion is designed, made, worn and reused." Besides initiator C&A are the accelerator/competition corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target and Zalando. HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Innovation  circulareconomy  Platform  NGO_NPO  community  Collaboration  Textile  water  Energy  material  Fundraising  incubator  Netherlands  foundation 
march 2018 by eocas
KTC
About:
"KTC Limited, an industry leader in performance garment manufacturing, produces premium technical woven and knit apparel in both China and Laos."

Member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

Headquarter in Hong Kong (40+ years). Produces for Arc'teryx, Rapha, MAMMUT and other urban- and outdoor brands.

Interview with German CEO Gerhard Flatz about his mission to improve 'Made in China':
https://www.just-style.com/interview/ktc-refashioning-the-reputation-of-made-in-china_id127108.aspx

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Fashionmeetsorganic  outdoor  Manufacturing  HongKong  Sourcing  sustainablecompany  Performance  garment  Apparel  China  Laos  Fair_Trade 
march 2018 by eocas
ALUMO
About:
"We are one of the world's leading producers of the highest quality two-fold cotton shirt fabrics for discerning shirt makers. In our collection you will find shirtings made from only the highest quality raw cotton, in yarn counts from 100/2 x 100/2 up to the very finest 200/2 x 200/2."

Manufactures cotton since 1918, based in Appenzell, Switzerland.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Cotton  Switzerland  menswear  Manufacturing 
march 2018 by eocas
Matter Prints
About:
"MATTER reinterprets textile heritage into prints that tell stories of where and why they are made. Our mission is threefold — to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire customers to value provenance & process, and pioneer industry change & sustainability for rural textile communities."

Label started in 2014 by Ho Renyung and Yvonne Suner, initially focusing on trousers with hand-weaving, intricate block printing and heritage designs. Operating from office-shophouse in Singapore.

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Singapore  Fashionmeetsorganic  Textile  artisanal  Designer  Collaboration  shop  Brand  Sustainability  rural  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment 
february 2018 by eocas
Faloa
About:
"100% vegan company. Everything you see on our platform has been carefully selected according to our values. We are making every effort to respect all sentient beings. And we are committed to run Faloa with a minimal impact on the environment.

We want to drive positive change. Through combining luxury and compassion, we bring fashion to the next level. Purpose plays a key role in all of our brands. That is how we will create a genuinely sustainable future. Together, we are going to shape the post-animal economy. And this happens all whilst wearing the most beautiful and appealing fashion brands in the world."

By the Swiss Mirjam Walser and Franziska Walser.

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Vegan  Switzerland  Fashion  Retail  Online_Shop  Eco  sustainablefashion 
february 2018 by eocas
Swissflax GmbH
About:
"Die SwissFlax GmbH wurde im 2014 gegründet und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Wertschöpfungskette für Schweizer Flachs wieder aufzubauen und industriell zu betreiben. Sie sieht sich als Bindeglied zwischen den Schweizer Flachs-Bauern und der Textilindustrie."

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Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  linen  SupplyChain  Sustainability  Localization  decentralization  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Textile  Switzerland 
february 2018 by eocas

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