FACTS • TIPS • BOOKS
When we talk about Eco Fashion, we need to understand why it is important to implement methods that help us create beautiful quality products that surpass the test of time. Understanding this can help us apply alternative solutions in our personal lives and fields of choice to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure a sustainable planet for generations to come.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. It is the potential for balance and wellbeing with environmental, economic and social dimensions. It relates to every aspect of our lives.
Things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and incorporate sustainability in our lives.
Sustainable design is a philosophy of designing products, built structures, and services within social, economic and ecological sustainability.
What are the effects of the mainstream fashion industry?
SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN
Sustainable fashion design, also called Eco Fashion, is a design philosophy that has been entering into the mainstream through the years.
As designers, creators and consumers we have the responsibility to make and buy quality products that are sustainable, durable and timeless, as well as beautifully designed, with the entire lifecycle of the products in mind.
Some sustainable companies & designers: Violeta Villacorta, ORG by vio, Patagonia, Stewart+Brown, Edun, Linda Loudermilk, Mink Shoes, nau, Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela, Katherine Hamnett, Stella McCartney, etc.
How can we apply sustainability in the fashion industry?
BOOKS TO INSPIRE, INFORM & SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS:
Here are books to help make the right choices in our lives and in our creative careers. We can choose to reduce our overall consumption, and invest in quality products that are durable & timeless, as well as beautifully designed.
CRADLE TO CRADLE by William McDonough & Michael Braungart – The “bible” for designers on Upcycling: based on a system of “lifecycle development,” beyond, reuse, reduce, recycle.
A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.“ – Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, who created Car-Free day in 2000 and has been adopted by many cities around the world.