Sustainability and fashion don’t always go hand in hand. After all fashion trends are fleeting and change from season to season. So how do fashion companies tackle the issue of sustainability?
Vogue Magazine reported recently ambitious plans by Solstiss to create biodegradable lingerie and John Lewis’ plan to launch a sustainable fashion collection that will withstand the test of time (and fashion trends). On the other hand, schemes like Vestiaire Collective – where consumers can pick up a bargain on preloved luxury goods – are gaining momentum giving used items second life.
Schemes like these prove that sustainability within the fashion industry can be tackled in many ways. Fashion colleges and university degrees are now emphasising the need for circular design by considering the materials but also the application of each project.
Earlier this year Fashion United published a list of sustainability trends for 2019 and one of those was finding viable alternatives for the materials already in use. The search for sustainable alternatives is not something reserved just for global brands as it turns out…