‘The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.
This especially tackles the new innovations to curb the negative consequences of fast fashion. As the industry moves away from fast fashion, some of these innovations below are truly spectacular. We already have
We thought it best to break it down for all of you into bits.
Meet Nancy Tilbury, designer and co-founder of Studio XO, a company that specializes in the area where fashion meets technology. Studio XO is focused on the emotion of technology in the integration into fashion and clothing.
Meet Matt Hymers, who in his role at Adidas explains merger of technology and fabrics as key to sports clothing innovation.
Suzanne Lee, director of Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories. Fashion Designer Suzanne Lee directs the BioCouture research project, which sprang from an idea in her book Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe, a seminal text on fashion and future technologies. Read more about her here.
Meet Sophie Mather, Innovation Director of the Yeh Group, working to reduce the impact of water, waste and carbon across the textile industry. Yeh Group is pioneering new innovations such as Drydye™ Technology; a revolutionary new process that eliminates water and chemicals from industrial textile dyeing.
Meet Rick Ridgeway, environmentalist, mountaineer and Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia, one of the most sustainable companies in the fashion industry. Patagonia will give us their view on how companies and consumers can create a more sustainable clothing industry.