Eco fashion dictionary updates May 2013
The Eco fashion dictionary updated; terminologies within sustainable fashion design added ; Disruptive innovation, Eco Chic Design Award, Eco-fashions, Ecotextile News, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Reverse logistics (RL), The Sustainable Angle, Threadbanger, Vancouver Eco fashion week and Well Dressed.ECO FASHION DICTIONARY A-Z INDEX
Disruptive Innovation improves a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, usually by new entrants overtaking incumbents. Examples include compact fluorescents overtaking incandescent light bulbs, the PC replacing typewriters, and digital overtaking print photography. They can also be innovative new partnerships like food conglomerate Danone teaming up with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus to produce a low-cost, eco-dairy product, or companies gate-crashing another market, such as Google entering the energy sector. More about disruptive innovation
EcoChic Design Award
EcoChick design award is an annual design competition for young designers working with sustainable fashion design. It’s arranged by Redress, the fashion NGO organizing the awards. The EcoChic Design Award 2013 fires-up emerging fashion designers from East to West to make tomorrow’s mass market and independent fashion industries sustainable from the source.” Read more about EcoChic Design Award
The International Standards Organization (ISO) has defined eco-fashions as “identifying the general environmental performance as a product within a product group based on its whole life-cycle in order to contribute to improvements in key environmental measures and to support sustainable consumption patterns.”
Ecotextile News magazine is the environmental magazine for the worldwide textile and clothing supply chain and is published six times per annum as a magazine delivered direct to your door. Published by MCL Global and is read by the world’s leading clothing brands and retailers and the most forward-thinking textile manufacturers and industry innovators. They also publish the bi-annual Eco-Textile Labeling Guide and along with Marks & Spencer and The University of Leeds.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products in all stages. Fabrics eligible for certification are, for example; raw and dyed finished yarns, raw and dyed finished fabrics and knits and ready-made articles. The requirement according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifications of textile products are that all components of an item have to comply. That means in addition to the outer material also, linings, prints, sewing threads, etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as rivets, zip fasteners and buttons.
Reverse logistics (RL)
Reverse logistics stands for all operations related with the flow of reuse of unwanted materials, goods or equipment back to the firm, through its logistics chain for reuse, recycling or disposal. Other terms synonymous to Reverse Logistics (RL) are Retrogistics, Aftermarket Logistics, or Aftermarket Supply Chain. Download PDF about Reverse logistics
The Sustainable Angle
The Sustainable Angle is a non-profit organization initiated by Nina Marenzi in 2010 with the aim to support projects, which contribute to minimize the environmental impact of industry and society: especially problems caused by the fashion and textiles industries. One of these projects is the Future Fabrics Expo. Read more about the Future Fabrics Expo
Threadbanger is a network for people who love to DIY, recreate, refashion and craft. Without corporate stores, the network of Threadbangers helps people create and find their style: every day, new people are sharing ideas, adding tips and advice on forum, blog, newsletter and contests. Find your own Threadbanger style.
Vancouver Eco fashion week
Vancouver Eco fashion week is one of the most important fashion weeks worldwide regarding Eco and sustainable fashion design. Eco Fashion Week focuses on sustainability as the innovative and long-term strategy for future fashion; through speaker seminars and industry panels, and award-winning fashion shows. More about the Vancouver Eco fashion week
Well Dressed (Allwood)
Well Dressed (Allwood et al. 2006) is a provocative report whose main conclusion is that the impacts of the fashion sector are largely driven by the volume of material passing through it – so the greatest beneficial change would occur if we purchased less clothing and kept it for longer. Further, the report supports the understanding that any change that will result in environmental and social benefits for the textile industry will be driven by consumers, and if consumers change their behavior, companies will follow quickly and politicians may follow also. Read more or download
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