Fashion

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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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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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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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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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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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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Ezra + Tuba took on Tech and gave Fashion Butterflies
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“The future of clothing as we know it is about to change. To be a part of this change we need technology.” ~ Tuba Çetin Sisters Tuba and Ezra Cetin of Fashion design label Ezra+Tuba [Image: Baran Akkoyunlu] The butterfly...
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Inspire digitally: CAD to the Rescue?
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Fashion is beauty and brains all neatly wrapped in a confusing bow of acronyms. No seriously, go to a fashion and design conference and it’s just like a business affair, albeit aesthetically pleasing to the eye. That’s how I would...
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FASHION FORWARD: to be or not to be 3D
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Gone are the days where 3D meant your mum finally got you the flip book with the fancy glasses that made the pages move. Created in 1984 by Charles Hull, 3D printing has definitely been around the block, but when...
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Samsung: Designing ‘Fashionology’ for Life
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You can’t think about electronics without Samsung popping up into the mix. From TVs, Fridges, smart phones, washing machines, their products – cough sans the rather fiery Galaxy Note 7 cough - are synonymous with electronics that have helped shape...
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Fashion Tech: driving change for good in Fashion
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Reducing Barriers We no longer have to wait for who’s who to attend Fashion Week and eventually trickle down information to the rest of us concerning what is in. Advancements such as live streaming of shows has increased the interconnectivity...
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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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