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Technologies Reducing Fashion’s Water Footprint
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The previous articles were a little doom and gloom, because it was necessary to show the gravity of the situation. Fashion really was neck-deep in water pollution and hefty water consumption. But today’s post is a little more positive! We’re...
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Dye Off: Natural vs. Synthetic
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Can you imagine the fashion industry without colour? Having a wardrobe that looks like a stuffed skittle packet has become the norm for many a shopper. And yet, many fashionistas will still wait to see what hues will become the...
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What a Thirsty Industry Fashion Is!
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It’s easy to see the fashion industry as depicted in the cover picture. After all, it produces some of the most crucial and exquisite items we’ve come to know and love. But it’s been contributing to some of the world’s...
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Unmask: Fashion’s alternative to smog couture
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Who knew we’d get to a place where wearing a respiratory mask would become the norm? As we learnt from Friday’s post, we’ve done quite a bit of damage to our air, causing life-altering consequences on a global scale. We...
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Smog Couture
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Let’s take you back to 2014, Beijing. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was happening as usual but with a twist. The models adorned face masks and designer Yin Peng went a step further and coordinated their face masks with his sportswear...
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Carbon Offsetting: Is a Carbon Fund The Answer?
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Around this time last year, French conglomerate LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) admitted that they and the fashion industry as a whole have contributed to the vast air pollution we’re witnessing today. But they went a step further and decided...
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The Air Around Fashion
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Ignorance is bliss. What we do know is that the fashion industry is a whimsical place filled with creativity, style and more recently; really affordable silhouettes and trends. What we may not know or tend to sweep under the couture...
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EDITOR’S NOTE – THE AGE OF CONSERVATION Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, November to December, we take a look at the age of conservation and the role of the fashion industry globally and in Kenya. On October 21st 2016, National Geographic released a documentary on climate...
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It’s a Wrap: Final thoughts on Fashion Tech
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Be inspired. I was recently at a café that has a nook library right beside the kitchen. A swap library, they called it. The idea is to take a book, any book. In fact, take a book you probably wouldn’t...
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Fashion Film: Touching tech – wearable technology | Ben Moir
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Who doesn’t like a good TED Talk? It’s a platform that provides bite size presentations which offer different perspectives that we may have never thought about before. Fashion Film Friday is brought to us by Wearable Experiments (We:eX) founding member,...
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CUTTING EDGE: LASER CUTTING TECH FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
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If you have ever watched an episode of Project Runway, one of the most stressful moments is when time is running out for the contestants before the runway show. Often a hot glue gun, pins, staplers and haphazard cutting pops...
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Leather re-imagined: Your next handbag could be grown in a lab
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What is the fashion world without leather? And no one feels this more intrinsically than most Kenyan designers. It has the versatility to create bags, shoes, furniture, jewellery, dresses and so on. If you have an idea, there is possibly...
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Fashion Film: Liquid Fabric in a Can!
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[bctt tweet="With where fashion wants to go and what it wants to achieve, interdisciplinary research is the key to success. " username="FashionKE"] It’s the fun spirit of silly string with the sophistication of a spider web-weaving silk. Liquid fabric came...
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Can Tech put an End to Counterfeits?
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It seems to be an unwritten rule. If you truly appreciate fashion you’d never purchase a fake. All your efforts would go to ensure the creative is compensated for their hard work. However, the ease of social media and the...
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