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  • Five H&M Global Change Award Winners Poised to Make Impact

    By Staff | Material Matter

    STOCKHOLM - The fashion industry is currently producing 150 billion garments per year, most from virgin resources (cotton, flax, tree-based viscose fibers, etc.) Therefore, it is odd when businesses are not concerned about closing the loop and making...


  • 3 Reasons Why Craftsmanship in Fashion is a Good Thing for Women

    By Rebecca Van Bergen | News

    As we celebrate International Women's Day, it's the ideal time to reflect on the role of craft in the lives of woman around the world. Next time you contemplate a purchase from a artisan or creative community, consider: Craftsmanship connects us...


  • Material Matter: The Functionality of Cork

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cork is a natural material that gets most of its usage in wine bottles. A European company has found a way to integrate this material's functional properties into their high quality fabrics. Schoeller is a textile and technology company, based in...


  • Material Matter: Community Supported Cloth

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Transparency is a hot topic within the fashion industry, consumers are understanding the importance of knowing where their clothes actually come from. Now there is a new option for artisans to get non-toxic, regionally grown and woven textiles thr...


  • Material Matter: Eco-Suede

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Traditional suede fabric is a type of leather that comes from the underside of the animal skin. It is given a napped finish to provide a soft texture making it a desirable material in the fashion industry. An Italian manufacturing company has figured...


  • EcoChic Design Award: OPEN CALL

    By Claire Bates | News

    OPEN CALL: The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable design competition organized by Hong Kong based, environmental NGO Redress that inspires emerging fashion designers to create a collection using the sustainable design techniques zero-waste desi...


  • Material Matter: Dress Yourself in Orange

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organization initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisions whe...


  • Material Matter: The Bacx™ Collection

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Many fascinating, innovative materials have come from Italy, so it’s no surprise that this collection of fabrics does too. The Bacx™ collection offers a new generation of silks, 100% transparent and generated from waste. Centro Seta, a Florenc...