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Microplastics in Our Blood: A Fashion Crisis in Our Veins

A landmark 2022 study published in Environment International sent shockwaves through the scientific community: microplastics, tiny plastic particles less than 5 millimeters in size, were found in the blood of 80% of participants. This discovery served as a stark reminder of the pervasiveness of plastic pollution and its potential impact on human health. Fast fashion, …

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Can Europe Lead the Way? EU Regulations Aim to Transform Fashion for Good

The EU is actively tackling the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry, with several regulations and initiatives impacting fast fashion brands and microplastic shedding. There are currently 27 countries that are part of the European Union (EU) as of today, February 23, 2024. Here’s the complete list: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech …

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AR in Fashion: Cutting Returns with Virtual Try-Ons

AR technology holds immense potential to reduce returns in the fashion industry by allowing customers to virtually “try on” clothes before buying. Here’s how it works: How it works: 3D Garment Modeling: High-quality 3D models of garments are created using specialized software. Body Scanning Technology: Customers can either use their smartphone cameras or special body …

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Is Sustainable Fashion Hype or Hope? Tackling the Microfiber Menace

While plastic bags and fossil fuels have garnered their fair share of attention, a silent killer lurks in our closets: microfibers. These tiny synthetic fibers, shed from our beloved polyester and nylon garments, are polluting our oceans, harming wildlife, and potentially impacting our health. This post look into the microfiber menace, exploring its impact, potential …

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Fashion’s Toxic Threads: Toll on People and Planet

The fashion industry is woven with glamour, self-expression, and ever-changing trends. But beneath the shimmering surface lies a dark secret: a toxic underbelly that poses a threat to our health and planet. Today, we’re unraveling the hidden threads of fashion’s environmental and human impact, and exploring how we can rewrite this narrative towards a more …

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Beyond Black and White: Building a Sustainable Wardrobe with Informed Choices

While it’s tempting to say there are specific synthetic fibers to “avoid at any cost,” it’s important to understand the nuances of each material and the context in which it’s used. Completely demonizing entire categories of fabrics can be misleading, as even “natural” fibers can have downsides. Instead, let’s explore factors to consider when making …

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Bamboo Clothing: Is it Really the Eco-Warrior’s Dream?

The image of bamboo clothing as universally eco-friendly and safe can be misleading. While the plant itself boasts sustainability benefits, the processing and chemicals used to turn it into fabric raise concerns. Here’s why bamboo clothing might not be as “ecofriendly and safe” as you think: Chemical Concerns: Viscose process: Most bamboo clothing uses viscose …

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Inhale, Exhale: Are Microfibers from Clothes Polluting Your Lungs?

In the ongoing fight for healthy lungs, a new enemy emerges: microplastics. While COVID-19 remains a concern, these tiny plastic fibers, shed from our synthetic clothes, furniture, and carpets, are increasingly found everywhere – even in the deepest ocean trenches and the peaks of the Himalayas. And one-third of our household dust is estimated to …

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Empowering Handloom: Selyn and The London College of Fashion Pave the Way with Blockchain Technology

In an era where technological innovations are reshaping industries, the handloom sector is not left behind. Handloom fame Selyn, Sri Lanka’s pioneer in fair trade handloom manufacture, in collaboration with The London College of Fashion, is making waves by pioneering the use of blockchain technology to address the myriad challenges faced by the handloom industry. …

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Handlooom.com: Revolutionizing the Handloom Industry with Authenticity and Integrity

The handloom industry in India has a rich heritage and plays a vital role in preserving traditional craftsmanship. However, in recent times, there have been concerns regarding the adulteration of handloom products with synthetic fibers, compromising their authenticity and quality. In the midst of this, Handlooom.com emerges as a beacon of hope, standing against this trend by …

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