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By Melissa Sterry | Science and Technology meet The Fashion Arts

Parents, you’ll want your children to see Dove’s latest self-esteem campaign

10/08/2018<p>It seems our lack of self-esteem has reached epidemic proportions, especially in the young, if the harrowing headlines are representative. …

Self-esteem

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe designed to reduce pain felt by the dancer

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate Hadar Neeman has created personalised ballet shoes using 3D-printing technology to reduce dancer's …

Sportswear

Publishers Are Trying to Become Ad Agencies. They Shouldn't.

Media companies should conduct more experiments with alternative revenue streams rather than churning out mediocre content for brands, argues Amy …

Branded Content

Makoto Azuma On Creating Rihanna's Floral Headpieces For Vogue

Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma travelled to London for British <i>Vogue</i>’s September cover shoot with just a pair of scissors in his kit. He ordered …

Photographers

The Female Couturier Whose Gowns Were Sculptures in Cloth

<b>Madame Grès</b>, the French couturier who was a formally trained sculptor, was not like other Parisian haute couture dressmakers. With meticulous pleats …

Sculpture

Ecoalf unveils Shao sneakers made from algae and ocean plastic

The new footwear collection from Spanish fashion brand Ecoalf is made from recycled waste found in oceans and rivers.<p>Five old plastic bottles sourced …

"Designers aren't taking responsibility" says Stella McCartney

In an exclusive interview, Stella McCartney sets out her environmental mission, and explains how it influenced her to design her latest store – with …

Iris van Herpen translates motion of bird flight into pleated garments

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen has created a series of dresses that replicate the feathers and soundwave patterns of birds in flight, and showcased …

Anna Blessmann creates utilitarian clothing line for creatives

German artist Anna Blessmann came up with the idea for her highly practical clothing label following a conversation with British artist Peter Saville …

Online fashion giant Asos to ban mohair, cashmere, silk and feathers from 2019

Shifting consumer expectations are reportedly behind the decision by Asos to ban certain animal-derived products from sale from next year<p>Attracting …

Mother of Pearl

Waste plastic details on Hawaiian shirt highlights issue of ocean plastic

Crabs stuck in bottle caps and plastic six-pack rings feature on this Hawaiian shirt made from recycled plastic, by Spanish designer Adolfo Correa …

Why consumers forget unethical business practices

Imagine a consumer, Kate, who enjoys shopping for fashionable clothing, but who also cares about whether her clothing is produced ethically. She …

Inside Nike’s mission to change the future of our planet

Hannah Jones is a compelling speaker. At the opening of the V&A’s <i>Fashioned By Nature</i> exhibition, Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer delivered a captivating view of her – and subsequently the company’s – mission to reinvent the future. In a talk called “Sustainability In A Commercial World”, Jones …

Colville: The Antithesis of Fast Fashion

This month, our Spotlight shines on Colville, an eclectic womenswear label helmed by Vogue alumna Lucinda Chambers and Marni veterans Molly Molloy …

Fashion Revolution Report Shows H&M And Zara Are More Transparent Than Luxury Brands

Take a look at the outfit you're wearing right now. Do you know where it's from? If you answered "yes" because you can name the brand, that's only a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Is The Growth Of Resale Really Linked To Sustainability?

Disruption has been fashion's buzzword of choice in recent years, but are you familiar with the new wave of "resale disruptors"? In the last six …

eCommerce

100 Models Urge The Industry To Sign A Legally Binding Contract Against Sexual Harassment

One-hundred models have joined together to launch the Respect Programme, a legally binding agreement to protect models and end sexual harassment …

These Rings Are Made From Gold Salvaged From E-Waste

As part of Dell’s plans to push for a circular supply chain by using recycled precious metals in its new products, the company is also debuting some jewelry that used to be circuit boards.<p>In a previous incarnation, the gold used to make a new line of fine jewelry may have been part of a circuit …

This new exhibition celebrates resourcefulness over wastefulness

Born of a love for pre-owned clothing, new exhibition <i>Thrift</i> uses a selection of images to celebrate resourcefulness over wastefulness. As part of a project by London-based photographer Will Grundy and stylist Beatriz Maués, <i>Thrift</i> champions vintage shopping over fast-fashion and promotes …

Puma and MIT Design Lab envision a future of self-adapting, performance-enhancing sportswear

Insoles that measure athletic performance using bacteria, and trainers that "breathe" are among the latest experimental pieces of sportswear being …

The ethics of wearing feathers: it's not just live-plucking that's a problem

The red carpet has been a hotbed of sartorial protest this year, with influential people opting to express their politics through their wardrobe. But as many celebrities scramble for the moral high ground, some controversial guests have slipped under the radar. They go by a few names – marabou, …

NY’s Model Alliance outlines a new programme to stop abuse in fashion

Over the course of the last few months, a huge amount of those working within the fashion industry have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in the workplace and beyond.<p>Recently, though, the momentum propelling the #MeToo movement forward in fashion has somewhat slowed …

Opening up the conversation about mental health in fashion

Last month, <i>The Business of Fashion</i> published a report that called into question the teaching methods employed at Antwerp’s revered Royal Academy of Fine Art. The article followed revelations that a third-year student enrolled on the school’s fashion programme took his own life – seemingly owing to …

How to Make Your Haircare Routine More Environmentally and Ethically Sound

<i>In support of 2018’s Fashion Revolution Week – an opportunity to reconsider the industry’s impact on the world, and the people living in it –</i> …

Parley for the Oceans turns waste plastic into sunglasses to fund ocean clean-up

A collection of limited-edition sunglasses are the first product to be launched as part of a new fundraising platform that seeks to recycle plastic …

PILI, leader in the production of biotech dyes, obtains $3 million in funding to accelerate the development of its first products

May 16, 2018<p>PILI, leader in the production of biotech dyes, obtains $3 million in funding to accelerate the development of its first products<p>Paris, …

3 sustainable swimwear brands to make a dive for this summer

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Artist upcycles discarded cassette tapes into eco-friendly MusicCloth®

When Singaporean artist and founder of Rehyphen® Jessica Chuan Yi Xin stumbled upon a stash of forgotten cassette tapes in her room, she brainstormed …

A Rolling Stones pop-up is coming to Selfridges

If you're hitting London's Oxford Street soon, swing by Selfridges' Rolling Stones pop-up boutique running May 14 to June 3.<p>As well as retailing merchandise for the band's upcoming No Filter tour, there will be a display of outfits worn by inimitable rocker Mick Jagger (although these will not be …

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