What's Next: Fashion's Sustainable Future
The Economist has delved into some of these issues in a mini documentary, “In Fashion: What Will People Wear in the Future?”. Fashion and technology are working closer than ever, bringing to light the innovations occurring in the retail industry. New fabrics are being discovered or created, and it is becoming more and more common for materials to be produced in laboratories. This enhances the amount of control scientists and designers can have over the product and helps them control their impact. For example, instead of harvesting the larvae of silk worms, silk can now be produced in a test tube, making it more sustainable and efficient.
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Designers such as Fabric for Freedom aim to fight the stereotype of the fashion industry by addressing exploitation and seeking solutions for the current environmental crisis. As such they ethically produce in the U.K, they ensure fair wages and good working conditions. It’s not just clothing, but accessories are also taking an ever conscious approach to what materials are used, including brands like Luxtra who only use responsibly sourced leather for their handbags and use only natural plant-based and non-toxic dyes to maintain environmental mindfulness.
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