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WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is a leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. ★ Learn more about WGSN with "How To Videos" from the Help link at the bottom of their page.
The Material Connexion online database provides almost 10,000 material profiles that include images and information including properties, processing, and sustainability. A short and simple database tutorial for guidance is available on how to search materials based on a list of helpful criteria, saving your materials for a project and more.
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Established in 1989, this collection is an academic and inspirational resource supporting teaching and learning across disciplines through the exploration of dress and its relationship to history, culture, art, design, business, and technology. It also houses fashion accessories, advertisements, books, periodicals, visual media and other reference materials. It is available by appointment.
Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts (UAL) research centre based at London College of Fashion. It explores fashion’s relational ecological, social, economic and cultural elements to contribute to sustainability in and through its artistic, business and educational practices.
Fashion For Good publishes open-source circular fashion apparel tools, guides, reports and thought leadership pieces. They invite everyone from designers and material suppliers to manufacturers and customers to learn more about how they can embrace and contribute to a Good Fashion future.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing together sustainable, conscious, ethical, circular and eco fashion organizations and government programs toward the goal of energizing and bringing innovation to the growing movement toward clean, safe and ethical fashion.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of an apparel, footwear, and textile industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities.
Seeks to provide a “how to” overview for sustainable fashion. The guide’s goal is to take the complex idea of sustainability and simplify it into clear, digestible resources and actions, available to all. Authored by Domenica Leibowitz,
Innovative examples of best practices from international designers and brands, the chapters follow each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explore approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems.
The author interviews the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward a more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. From printing 3-D clothes to clean denim processing and even lab-grown materials--the future of the garment industry is highlighted.
Provides a framework for examining the ethical, social, and environmental dangers that arise as fashion products are designed, manufactured, distributed, and sold within retail outlets, before being consumed and disposed of.
Investigates the key drivers that are reshaping the fashion industry towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, including traceability and transparency, circularity, collaborative consumption, new technologies, B-corporations.
Insight for designers, fashion companies, retailers, and consumers that want to become more sustainability conscious. It includes a comprehensive overview of the current actions taken by pioneering designers and brands and how they are integrating basic sustainable principles, and eco-friendly and reused materials, to create a new generation of fashion products.
Learn how to be sustainable and work for social change in the fashion industry. This book explains concepts, applications, legal and regulatory issues, and tools available to professionals throughout the fashion industry.
Each chapter presents essays by leading writers and thinkers; interviews and statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Hussein Chalayan; and case studies on everything from the life cycle of jeans to smart textiles and fair trade projects.
Features a fiber-by-fiber guide to natural fibers including cotton, hemp, and silk, as well as manufactured fibers including polyester, modal, and azlon. Covers both the processing and promoting of recycled fibers that are designed to be "circular".
More than 50 interviews with industry professionals based in Australia, Asia, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. These diverse perspectives from multinational retailers, independent and experimental contexts ground the discussion in contemporary industry practices with sustainability in mind.
Features sustainability-minded designers with a sense of community taking a new conscious approach to developing their practices -- whether exploring regenerative design or thinking about digital clothing.
The Glossary sets out a common language with definitions of key fashion and sustainability concepts, supported by fact-based explanations and references to provide further clarity. Created by Condé Nast, in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, University of Arts London.
Examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. Narrated by Jason Priestley. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the **Raindance Film Festival**.