Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Category: Fashion News

H&M Unveils Virtual ‘Billion Dollar Collection’ Of Sustainable Fashion Solutions


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H&M Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Swedish fashion giant H&M, has launched a new virtual fashion collection featuring ten startups and their sustainable fashion designs. The Billion Dollar Collection also shows the estimated price tag that the selected Global Change Award winners believe they’ll need to scale up and “truly change the fashion industry beyond capsule collections and pilots”. 

Ten companies and their sustainable fashion solutions are being showcased at the online Billion Dollar Collection, each of them previous winners of the H&M Foundation’s Global Change Awards since 2015. Beyond showing their innovative designs, from novel

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Digital authentication could drive fashion resale revolution

  • Secondhand retail is growing rapidly as consumers and manufacturers strive to reduce waste, support a circular economy and ESG goals, and reduce costs in the wake of the pandemic.
  • Marketplaces and brands should collaborate on new systems to authenticate goods, which would fight counterfeiting, encourage sustainability habits among consumers and unlock increased resale growth.
  • The technology exists, but it needs to be scaled to boost growth in the sector, as well as the circular economy.

The global clothing and textile industry was responsible for nearly 100 million tons of waste in 2015 – a figure that could jump by at

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Refugees team up with fashion students at Paris upcycling workshop

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From old denim fabrics, Afghan refugee Bagher Husseini fashioned a pair of baggy jeans with fringed patches that he hopes will be paraded down a French catwalk later this year.

Husseini has worked with a sewing machine before. He made his way to Iran after fleeing fighting in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, surviving on a modest tailor’s income.

Now he’s involved in a collaboration between French fashion students and migrants from Afghanistan and the Middle East. The Reprise project aims to train to give migrants the skills to turn second-hand clothes into edgy menswear.

“I enjoy

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CLO Virtual Fashion launches global community for fashion creators

Through CLO-SET Connect, creators are able to showcase their ideas and empower their designs by building their own 3D content portfolio. This allows creators to connect with each other, network, collaborate and present their works through the 3D viewer within CLO-SET Connect’s platform.

In addition, the community’s virtual open marketplace gives users the ability to purchase all vital components for 3D garment making. The marketplace seeks to provide designers with an intuitive one-stop destination for all assets needed in order to create true-to-life 3D garments, says technology firm CLO Virtual Fashion.

Moreover, the marketplace creates a network for vendors and

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‘So good for Sydney’: fashion industry welcomes $500m reinvention of Powerhouse Ultimo | Museums

Australia’s fashion and design industries have welcomed the New South Wales government’s plan to transform the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo in what has been described as the single-biggest investment in arts and culture since the building of the Opera House.

The NSW government announced on Tuesday that it would spend between $480m and $500m to turn the Ultimo site into a fashion and design hub.

The future of the heritage building in the inner-city suburb has been uncertain for years. In 2015 then-premier Mike Baird announced the building would be sold off to apartment developers, with the entirety of

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Ferrari Is Racing Into Fashion

Last weekend, 100 of the Italian style world’s journalists and tastemakers were chauffeured in black vans to the Ferrari headquarters, a soaring glass factory designed by Jean Nouvel in the small Italian town of Maranello. They sat surgically masked on socially distanced cubes besides what is, on a normal day, an assembly line for F1 cars but which on this day had been transformed into a runway.

Surrounded by unfinished cars on the plant’s cherry red conveyor belt, they watched as models paraded by in vintage roadster-printed shirts and organza nylon jackets gleaming like freshly waxed vehicles. Logo-laden seatbelts

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