Fashion

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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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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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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Adopt a Loom: SaveHandloom.org’s Impactful Initiative

The handloom industry in India has a rich heritage and cultural significance, but in recent years, it has faced challenges due to modernization and competition from mass-produced textiles. Many handlooms lie idle, leaving weavers and artisans in distress. To address this issue, the Save Handloom.org Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Bengaluru, India, has launched an …

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