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Reader submission from Friederike von Wedel-Parlow: “The Future is Closed Loop”

Imagine a world in which all resources are designed in such a manner that they find a new application after each usage and where there is no waste. A ...

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Jukka Pesola: “Current recycling technologies should already allow at least three lifecycles for cotton fibers”

Cotton farming is putting a huge strain on our planet, endangering freshwater levels, people and whole eco systems. Yet, huge amounts of raw “waste...

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Dilys Williams: “A new fashion system is emerging”

Since a large part of the fashion industry is still caught in a non-circular way of doing things—why not put our faith in the new generation of desi...

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Mia Seipel: “We need to make a change for a better future, now”

For our babies, organic and toxic free clothing is a given—but what about the moms? In the world of sustainably produced fashion, someone should car...

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Annie Gullingsrud: “Achieving sustainable fashion means a full-on system change”

Fashion brands need to have access to new solutions, especially when it comes to materials, in order to become more sustainable. Annie Gullingsrud of ...

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Nadja Forsberg: “Our main goal is, and always has been, to be able to close the loop. But it’s hard!”

Swedish Stockings is no doubt pioneering the market for sustainably produced pantyhose, challenging an industry that is proven to be quite reluctant t...

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Philip Warkander: “To think that fashion would lose its allure if it were also sustainable is a complete misunderstanding”

In an industry driven by trends, obsessed with “the next thing”—is it possible that sustainability could be just that? We asked Swedish fashion ...

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Dr. Anna Brismar: “As consumers, we can influence fashion brands to advance in a more sustainable direction”

When faced with the ugly sides of this industry, it’s easy to feel despair and you want to cry out: “What should we do?”. There is rarely a simp...

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Emelie Dahlström: “The concept of lending clothes is more right now then ever”

Was “sharing economy” even an expression in 2009? Emelie Dahlström, founder of Lånegarderoben, was early in spotting the need for a more sustain...

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Rachel Van Metre Kibbe: “I’ve been waving the flag to mainstream media since 2012”

When will mainstream media stop reporting so lightly on sustainable fashion, and start treating it as something truly desirable?
Rachel Van Me...