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Must Read: How to Make Sustainable Activewear, the Rise of Contemporary Fashion in the Middle East

Plus, has modest dressing turned into a fashion trend?
SECNDNTURE by Jordyn Woods Launch Event. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

SECNDNTURE by Jordyn Woods Launch Event. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.  

How to make sustainable activewear
As the demand for activewear increases, so do consumers' expectations for sustainability. Typically, the garments we work out in are made from blended synthetic fibers to provide the desired level of stretch and sweat-wicking properties; the fibers, which come from petrochemicals, are difficult to recycle and are large contributors to microfiber pollution. As a result, many brands have turned to recyclable materials like nylon and polyester. {Business of Fashion}

The rise of contemporary fashion in the Middle East 
Fashion in the Middle East is best known for its couture-like designs, yet consumers in the region are starting to embrace ready-to-wear as more women enter the workforce. Shoppers in the Middle East have gravitated toward modest fashion and homegrown labels that reflect their culture, but the region's designers struggle with a lack of access to the capital and other necessary resources for a successful fashion ecosystem. {Vogue Business}

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Has modest dressing turned into a fashion trend?
Modest dressing has made its way from a religious requirement to mainstream "trend." While it has become more accessible for some, others have concerns over its evolution and believe it has reached appropriation. {The New York Times}

Farfetch founder on the future of resale 
José Neves founded global shopping marketplace Farfetch in 2007 and since then, the company has reached a value of $8 billion. This past year, Neves purchased Stadium Goods for $250 million and New Guards Group, the brand platform company for Off-White, Heron Preston and Palm Angels. Neves admits that because the consumption cycle has quickened, the resale business needs to accelerate and believes the international opportunity for the resale market is enormous. {Highsnobiety}   

How Nicolas Ghesquière's vision has shaped fashion 
Nicolas Ghesquière, the artistic director for women's collections at Louis Vuitton, has had a major impact on the fashion industry. The designer's tenure at Balenciaga is recognized as one of the most important reigns in modern fashion history and has permanently changed the way women dress. {The New York Times}

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