One coat for all seasons: Daphne Gerritse, Founder and Designer of Rain Couture
Boutique label, Rain Couture Amsterdam, has garnered a following for their multi-functional coats with a luxurious design flair.Embrace the seasonsis ingrained in the label’s philosophy: There is no such thing as bad weather, only various ways of exploring the glimpse of your time-as stated on the company’s website. With two physical stores...
22 Apr 2020
Sustainable fashion labels campaign to slow down the fashion industry
The spread of the novel coronavirus is presenting fashion companies with unprecedented problems. Therefore, a movement is now forming among the sustainable players, one of whose founders is German fashion label Lanius, to slow down the fashion industry. Since mid-March, clothing stores in Germany have been closed in order to contain the spread...
15 Apr 2020
Bel Kazan, a pioneer in slow and ethical fashion.
Belinda Kazanci, founder of the ethical label Bel Kazan was invited to Spirit of 608’s podcast “FEST” (fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability + tech). What is special about her fashion brand is the whole journey that started in Bali, Indonesia, 15 years ago and now has a store in Los Angeles, while collecting lots of fans of her designs and...
7 Apr 2020
Forget G7, slow fashion is the fast track to a bright future
François-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury conglomerate Kering, unveiled the G7 Fashion Pact this week, a coalition of 32 fashion houses which includes Prada, Tapestry, Nike, Adidas and Burberry, committed to protecting the world’s climate, biodiversity and oceans. The Pact is the result of a clarion call from French President Emmanuel Macron and...
27 Aug 2019
Savile Row designer Patrick Grant on embracing slow and local fashion
London - “Fashion is on such a messily over-consumptive model that we have sort of lost the joy of it, and we have to collectively find a way to bring the joy back,” said British fashion designer and owner of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, Patrick Grant, during his keynote talk at Pure London on Sunday. In front of a crowd of industry...
22 Jul 2019
Video: A sustainable brand that makes clothes out of milk, lotus and eucalyptus
Meet Madhurima Singh, founder of Dhuri, a sustainable fashion label that uses natural fabrics such as milk, soya, banana, lotus and eucalyptus to make cloth. Dhuri means the ‘Axil’, the point from where a new leaf stalk grows on a stem. Source: Youtube, Down to Earth
10 Apr 2019
John Paul Ataker ready with slow fashion collection for NYFW
New York label John Paul Ataker will present its "slow fashion" collection for SS18 at the IMG Fashion Week in anticipation of the ready-to-wear brand's first US flagship store opening in October 2017 on upper Madison Avenue. Ataker has been inspired by Turkey's Black Sea region with its deep blue waters and green fertile lands for the new...
31 Aug 2017
Greenpeace study: Shopping does not make you happy
Environmental group Greenpeace has confirmed what many consumers can vouch for: compulsive shopping, even for clothes, does not make you happy. On the contrary, as respondents in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy and Germany acknowledged, binge shopping is followed by an emotional hangover, accompanied by feelings of emptiness, guilt and shame; in...
15 May 2017