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Eco Fashion Dictionary updates,  18 new terminologies added.

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Collaborative consumption

Collaborative Consumption. Eco Fashion Dictionary Illustrations Kenneth buddha Jeans

Collaborative consumption is a new economic model; collaborative consumption describes the shift in consumer values from ownership to access. Together, cities and entire communities around the world are using network technologies to do more with less by renting, lending, swapping, bartering, gifting and sharing products on a greater scale. Collaborative consumption is transforming business, consumerism. The mission is to improve life and sustainable qualities.


Coworking. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Coworking is what happens when a group of independent workers carry out their different tasks in a shared workspace, usually called a coworking space. Coworking share workspaces or offices used by various independent individuals as their principal place of business, underpinned by community values. Coworking is a self-directed, collaborative and flexible work style based on mutual trust and the sharing of common core objectives and values between members. The members treat each other equally, can increase their well-being by working in a collaborative atmosphere, and accumulate – through cooperation, not competition – greater economic, social and cultural capital, above that which is possible through an isolated form of work.

Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF)

Ethical-Fashion-Forum. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF): EFF is a non-profit organization with the goal of making it easy for fashion professionals to integrate sustainability in their business. Their “Ethic Fashion Source” is a business database of 6,000 participants (e.g. designers, brands, multi-brand shops, high street retailers, buyers, NGOs and trade shows) in the fashion sector.

Future Fabrics Expo

Future Fabrics Expo. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

The Future Fabrics Expo showcases and promotes innovative and commercially viable fibres, fabrics and products that embody a range of sustainable principles and new technologies, sourced from suppliers and mills who demonstrate a commitment to lowering environmental impact across the globe.


Geo-engineering is artificial modification of earth systems to counteract climate-change effects, such as increasing carbon dioxide uptake by fertilizing ocean surface waters or screening out sunlight with orbiting mirrors.

Global cool

 Global cool. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Can trend-setters inspire mainstream acceptance of sustainable consumption? Global Cool aims to inspire and enable a mass audience to adopt low-carbon lifestyles by marketing or selling green lifestyle choices to trend setters through consumer-facing campaigns. The assumption is that “trend-setters” can normalize green lifestyles into mainstream trends most rapidly. These trend-setters are generally immune to conventional environmental or climate-change communications. http://globalcoolfoundation.org/

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI

Global-reporting-org. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), this widely used sustainability reporting framework sets out; principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.

The Guardian’s Ethical Fashion Directory

The Guardian in UK created an online Ethical Fashion Directory in 2008 to help consumers navigate the world of ethical fashion and raise their awareness Change: A consumer portal for finding eco-friendly and ethical alternatives to mainstream brands increase the purchase of sustainable goods.

Least-developed countries

Least_Developed_Countries-map 2006. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Least developed country (LDC) is the name given to a country which according to the United Nations fits within the broader grouping of less-developed countries (see below) and as such, exhibits the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. The UN classifies levels of development within countries according to the following criteria: income levels, human-resource indicators, and levels of economic vulnerability. The current group of least-developed countries which comprises 49 countries, of which 33 are in Africa, 10 in Asia, 1 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 5 in Oceania.

Less-developed countries

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Less Developed countries. These comprise all regions of Africa, Asia (few countries are not included as Japan), Latin America and the Caribbean plus Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

Low-carbon economy

Low-carbon-economy. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Low carbon economy is a concept that refers to an economy which has a minimal output of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the biosphere. More developed regions comprise all regions of Europe plus North America, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.

Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Messe Frankfurt is one of the biggest organizers of trade-fairs in Europe and has focused on creating green platforms in Berlin and Paris where sustainable brands show their wares during Fashion Weeks’

NICE Consumer project

NICE-consumer-report. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

The ultimate aim of the NICE Consumer project is to inspire changes that could lead consumer behavior toward more sustainable fashion consumption, covering the purchase, use, care for and disposal of fashion goods and accessories. Of course, fashion consumption takes place within a larger system of consumption and production involving consumers, business (the fashion industry), civil society, and government. In this report, we suggest roles that each can play in creating a more sustainable fashion consumption and production system. We assume government has a critical role to play in setting the stage for sustainable fashion, so we plan on providing recommendations to the EU Presidency to help spur coherent and effective policies in support of sustainable fashion consumption.

No SweatShop label

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No SweatShop label: This accreditation and labeling system is a joint industry–union initiative aimed at ending exploitation in the Australian fashion industry and promoting companies committed to ethical Australian manufacturing. It centers on a voluntary code of practice that enables companies to keep their supply chains transparent and ensure that everyone involved in production of  garments receive, as a minimum, the award rates of pay and conditions. The accreditation system only relates to supplying chains within Australia.

Open innovation

Open-innovation.  Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Open innovation. Opening up to external ideas to increase innovation capabilities and find routes to market. The central idea behind open innovation is that in a world of widely distributed knowledge, companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research, but should instead buy or license processes or inventions from other companies. In addition, it includes the idea that internal inventions not being used in a firm’s business should be taken outside the company and made publicly available.


REACH. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

REACH is the new European Union Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) which came into force in 2007, aims to improve protection of human health and environment from the risks posed by chemicals. Firms must provide lists of all the chemicals they use and specify any possible risks.

UN Global Compact

UN Global-Impact. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

UN Global Compact is voluntary initiative to encourage businesses to adopt and report on sustainable and socially responsible policies. It seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.


Source4style. Eco Fashion Dictionary buddha Jeans

Source4Style. An online marketplace of sustainable materials. Source4Style is the first online trade show for materials sourcing and global design inspiration. Showcasing thousands of textiles from over 30 countries, the Source4Style platform allows buyers around the world to search, sample & source new materials 365-days a year.


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  • Robert May 20, 2013, 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the incredible information found in the dictionary, highly recommended and your blog is awesome, one of the best content and visually wise on Internet. Incredible information for people interested in fashion and care for the environment.
    Thanks Robert

    • buddhajeans May 20, 2013, 12:18 pm

      Thanks Robert for making comments on the blog. Highly appreciated. Your host Kenneth founder of buddha Jeans

  • JOSEP May 20, 2013, 5:13 pm

    Congratulations…is my first time that I come to your blog and I’m realy surprise….good , diferent !!

    I’ll back soon.


    • buddhajeans May 21, 2013, 10:07 am

      Thanks and welcome back again soon. Best regards Kenneth


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