This morning, we went to the home of fancy editors, Condé Nast, where Vogue and H&M hosted a panel discussion on the future of sustainability in the fashion industry. Even though I left the discussion feeling a little like I was being blamed for something, I also left with some good tips on how I can take this whole sustainability thing into my own hands. Some of them seem pretty obvious--but they're rarely followed. Read on to find them out.
The CFDA has really been diving headfirst into the collaboration game lately. There was Runway to Win, the Target x Neiman Marcus monster holiday supercollab and now the fashion organization has teamed up with New York's favorite underdog baseball team, the Mets. "Why?" you might ask.
Compared to, say, the 1950s, very little clothing (or anything for that matter) is manufactured in the United States. There are a few heritage brands
Just in time for Earth Day on Sunday, the fashion crowd went crunchy (well, as much as they could) last night at the charity concept store Treasure & Bond in Soho when Rogan Gregory and Scott MacKinlay Hahn of eco-fashion line Loomstate took over to debut their Loomstate 321 line. This capsule line of reversible and versatile multi-colored tees, tanks and dresses fashioned from one knit, man-made fabric Tencil will appeal to the environmentally conscious, frugal and laundry-challenged alike. One of the light, mega-layered and color-blocked dresses that Rogan Gregory showed us can be worn in eight different ways. Design partners Gregory and Hahn live and breathe by their eco-conscious beliefs--incorporating them not just in their designs but also in their daily lifestyles. “To reduce my fossil fuel footprint, I ride my bike every day and I’m as healthy as I was 20 years ago,” Gregory explained to us. “Sometimes, it’s after midnight and I’ve drank like three beers. It’s kind of like, ‘Ah, I don’t want to get on the bike.’ But you get on the bike and you can feel good about it for so many different reasons.” Wait, what?
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