Why polyester is a problem for the industry

Fashion has a polyester problem.

It’s the most widely-used clothing fiber in the world, but as a synthetic material made from plastic, polyester needs a lot of energy to produce and is highly water and air polluting, according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The fashion industry is trying to tackle the issue, but there’s no simple solution, according to the CEO of one of the world’s largest clothes manufacturers. “There isn’t so far (a) raw material that is as cheap and as versatile as polyester today,” said Roger Lee, who runs Hong-Kong headquartered TAL Apparel.

As well

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Are Crocs Back In Style? The Fashion Industry Says Yes

Courtesy of Crocs

At one point in time Crocs were distinctively known for the comfort that they offered. In other words, style was clearly not the priority when purchasing a pair of Crocs. The nurses and doctors of the world embraced the clogs as being their go-to work shoe, with the tempurpedic-like form being almost therapeutic for the foot. The considerate, lightweight design, which consists of a pivotable heel strap to secure the foot in place, easy-slip access, and water-friendly materials, it’s almost like the shoe is what sweatpants are to the legs — but for our feet and better. 

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Lost Stock adopts new approach to clothes shopping | Apparel Industry News

This is Unfolded pioneers a new factory to consumer model to drastically reduce product wastage and industry inefficiencies

Lost Stock, a UK initiative launched to support garment workers impacted by Covid-19 in Bangladesh, has launched a new model for buying clothes that it hopes will create long-term change in the fashion industry.

This is Unfolded is a brand new approach to clothes shopping – offering high quality clothes at high street prices – that the Lost Stock team says is better for the planet, workers, consumers and society.

This is Unfolded pioneers a new factory-to-consumer model combined with a unique

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Future of fashion will be smarter, more agile and personal | Apparel Industry News

Asos has recently partnered with UK manufacturer Fashion Enter to implement an on-demand textiles manufacturing project using Kornit Digital printing technology

The future of apparel production will be smarter, more agile, and more personal with more product made closer to home, according to a group of experts speaking at the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) ‘Survival of the Smartest’ digital conference.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital, particularly as it has limited the ability to travel to factories and handle physical samples for many brands and retailers.

Marcella Wartenbergh, the CEO of AWWG

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Fashion Revolution urges “radical shift” in relationships | Apparel Industry News

“We cannot continue to extract dwindling resources from an already stressed natural world,” Fashion Revolution says

Global campaign group Fashion Revolution is calling on the industry and governments to recognise the interconnection between human rights and the rights of nature as part of its annual global campaign.

The campaign will run from 19-25 April and coincides with the eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza industrial tragedy in Bangladesh. The non-profit believes we need a radical shift in our relationships—with each other, with our clothes, within fashion supply chains and with the natural world—so that the rights of people and the

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Why sustainability must drive fashion’s Covid reset | Apparel Industry Analysis

“Sustainability properly managed is really a cost efficiency programme,” says industry consultant Robert Antoshak

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the apparel industry with an opportunity to pause, reflect and rethink its future. Winners in this new post-Covid world will be those that reset with sustainability in mind – shifting to more circular business models that move away from the traditional ‘take-make-waste’ system and allow for more transparency along the supply chain with greater cohesion between brands and suppliers.

The crisis sent the sector into a tailspin in 2020, but as it looks to regain its footing one year on, sustainability

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