SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967), Incidentals (1907)

I guess: Jeans aren’t really green… May be it isn’t very progressive to declare on such a page as denimglobe is, but I guess: Yes.  I started to search for concepts which are thematically connected/influenced with denim jeans, and are providing an alternative for sustainable (denim) design. Here are some of them…

1. “Planet Denim -Re-designing The Denim Jean For a Sustainable Planet” reports about the project “Planet Denim”  with the prestigious MA Menswear course at the Royal College of Art in London, which challenged the students to focus on the design and finish of the iconic “5 pocket” denim jean by developing new techniques for pattern making, construction and especially finish, which take into account the long-term impact the design would have on the environment.

2. w27newspaper reports about an interesting project of the Clinton Global Initiative. The chairs of Clinton Global Initiative have developed a strategy for FIT to participate in CGI through fashion design and a linear production plan that encompass the creative ideas of faculty and students. The collaborative effort creates a process that takes a sustainable denim product from design through product development and finally through to production.

3. I’m sure you heave heard about Sustainable Concept by Kuyichi, who loves the world…They supported the

4. The Green Fashion Competition launched by Amsterdam Fashion Week. The Green Fashion Competition is a competition for entrepreneurs in the fashion industry, for individuals (and teams) with a vision of what the future of fashion should look like. The aim of the competition is to find the talented entrepreneurs in the industry who aim to create a fashion business while sustaining biodiversity. (Deadline to participate was 30th of September 2010.)

5. Page Ecosalon reported about Top 15 Eco-Fashion Books We (might) Love. As well as we found a very good post on their page about the environmental pollution in China (done by local denim industry). “The most sustainable pair you’ll slip on are the blue jeans that feel like cardboard boxes on your legs”. Learn more here.

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