Gucci Bamboo Sunglasses Made of Biodegradable “Liquid Wood”

by Veronica Crespi Looks like Gucci’s foray into sustainable eyewear was more than a passing fancy. After it debuted a line of bio-based frames synthesized from castor seeds, the Italian luxury house is poised to introduce the first-ever sunglasses made with “liquid wood.” The material, which Benetton currently uses for its hangers, combines wood fibers from sustainably managed forests, lignin from the paper-manufacturing process, … Continue reading

Buy a WeWood Watch, Plant a Tree With American Forests

Knock on wood, especially if it could keep you from being unfashionably late to an important appointment. Light years ahead in terms of style, WeWood’s luxury wristwatches will put time on your side. The Italian-made timepieces, made from sustainably harvested or reclaimed wood, are a fusion of artisanal craftsmanship and modern technology. But a zeitgeist-capturing sensibility informs … Continue reading

Green Eyewear

FEELING SAUCY Bask in those rays in style with Juicy Couture’s new “Choose Green” collection. Available in three distinctive styles, each bamboo-accented pair is made from 55 percent renewable plant-based plastic. FLY RIGHT MODO has been taking its eyewear to greener heights, so what better style than the aviator to herald this new direction? This classic sun-blocker comprises recycled stainless steel and … Continue reading

Lethbridge College has revamped its fashion design program to include an emphasis on sustainable mass production.

 (Originally posted in Lethbridge Herald) BY CAROLINE ZENTNER czentner@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College has revamped its fashion design program to include an emphasis on sustainable mass production. The new program, Fashion Design and Sustainable Production, replaces the former Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program. Last April, amid funding cuts from the provincial government, the college shut down both … Continue reading

Edun: Spring/Summer 2012

Edun presented a floaty feminine florals with mixed African prints in a pretty blue, white, red and white palette collection for spring 2012. The collection showed strong, masculine lines on flowery, feminine foundations: tapered trousers topped with airy blouses, form-fitting boleros with flowing skirts, and sporty elements of a mesh tank, cycling shorts and slouchy pajama-style … Continue reading

Germany gears up for twin ethical fashion fairs

Sustainable fashion makers will showcase their latest creations at the forthcoming editions of the world’s two leading concurrent B2B eco-fashion trade fairs—Ethical Fashion Show Berlin (EFSB) and Greenshowroom. Scheduled to be held during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin (MBFWB), the two simultaneous fairs, which will take place from July 8 to10, 2014, will feature a … Continue reading

2014 EcoChic Design Awards Accepting Entries Now

Returning to Hong Kong for its 5th cycle, the EcoChic Design Awards is a sustainable fashion design competition that inspires emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Eco Chic Design Awards is established by Redress founder Christina Dean who promotes environmental sustainability within the fashion industry and the positive … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.