Waste turned into fashion textiles can create new supply chains in the UK, supporting the brand “designed and made in the UK”

A consortium led by the Royal College of Art (RCA) is working on a £5.4m project that includes transforming household waste, crops and old fabrics into new textiles. The aim is to reduce the amount of fabric sent to incinerators and landfill per year in the UK, as well as the amount that is imported. In a bid to make the textile industry more sustainable, researchers … Continue reading Waste turned into fashion textiles can create new supply chains in the UK, supporting the brand “designed and made in the UK”

Vivienne Westwood designs LFWF tote inspired by her AW17/18 Ecotricity show

Designer and campaigner Vivienne Westwood has designed this season’s London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF) tote bag inspired by her Autumn-Winter 2017/18 show entitled ‘Ecotricity’. The tote bag adorns a map graphic, Vivienne Westwood’s representation of NASA’s projection of the effect of climate change on the world should the earth’s temperature rise by four degrees or more. The designer and climate change activist’s solution is simple: SWITCH to … Continue reading Vivienne Westwood designs LFWF tote inspired by her AW17/18 Ecotricity show