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Get Earthy: What’s Fashion’s Ecological Damage?
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“I have nothing to wear!” Raise your hands if you’re guilty of uttering these words standing in-front of a jam-packed wardrobe. With the holiday season fresh on the horizon, and Black Friday tempting us with all its bargains, it’s tempting...
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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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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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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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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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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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Fashion Film: Siemens Fabric Series
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Disclaimer, these videos were created by Siemens to indirectly push a particular product. Great thing is, this series does addresses issues that are being posed to the modern fashion world. It being a Friday in what I can only assume...
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Designers, Welcome to the wonderful world of Digital fabric printing
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“That’s the last bit of fabric.” How many times have you seen a dress that you just had to have but the designer regretfully informed you that the fabric was over? They had just enough in that design to make...
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Fashion Film | Think Loud: Future Fashion by i-D Magazine
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There was a time when online shopping was considered a bizarre concept. Absurd, right? However, as Net-a-Porter founder - Natalie Massenet - mentions in the video below, it was only 16 years ago that she had to convince people that...
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Wearable Tech x Fashion Luxury
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Why choose between luxe fashions and smart, functional wear when you can have both? Just like a chef will always insist that everything plated should enhance a dish, we’re in the era where having a quality product isn’t enough. We...
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Technology Fashion and Design Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, September to October, we take a look into how technology plays into the fashion and design world and how we can take part of it. It is known that technology has literally changed our lives in...
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