Sustainability has become fashion’s hottest topic – at least in words and marketing campaigns. Green, clean, organic materials, natural fibers and dyes, recycled products, eco-conscious… In the abundant sustainability lexicon used by fashion companies for branding and marketing, customers can easily get confused. For instance, natural fibers are not necessarily organic, and chemical fibers such as polyester can...
What happens to all of our clothes after we no longer want them?
Starry Indigo embodies two vital Japanese textile traditions which derive from the kimono: indigo dyeing which can achieve the darkest and lightest of blues through repeated dipping in the dye vat, and woven silk accentuated by luxurious metallic coated washi thread (silver in Starry Indigo). The appearance of starlets twinkling in a midnight blue sky...
What defines pre-consumer textile waste?
The fashion and textile industry is an intricate business. Do you know how it works?
Reduce, recycle, and reuse are the three words to live by when thinking of how to limit waste generation and the human footprint on the environment.
What the term means in the 21st-century.
Welcome to the blog series inspired by the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles,and Creative Reuse.
Shoe designer Edmundo Castillo, Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Aquatalia, on his influences and process, followed by a discussion with W Magazine Digital Features Director, Erik Maza. Prior to joining Aquatalia, Edmundo Castillo worked alongside industry icons Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Sergio Rossi before launching his eponymous collection in 1999. He has...