Let's Talk Sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. Check out these resources on ways to move towards these goals. Download the SDG Guidelines.
LIM College - 2021 Virtual Fashion Show - Exposé: Expose the Pose
The students in LIM College’s Fashion Show Production Club presented their first-ever virtual fashion show the evening of Friday, April 23, 2021. Titled “Exposé,” the show was inspired by the 1980s New York ballroom scene and took viewers through a journey highlighting current themes in society, exploring challenges and triumphs around diversity. The event was hosted by Maximo “Xtravaganza” Oliveira, from the famed House of Xtravaganza. Maximo is a multidisciplinary artist, expressing himself through song, dance, photography, and videography. He is passionate about creating and sharing the stories of underrepresented queer people of color. LIM’s Fashion Show Production Club provides students with a hands-on educational experience in planning and producing a professional-level New York City fashion show. While students do not design or create the garments featured on the runway, they are responsible for every other aspect of production, from creating the visual designs and music to model selection. Due to the pandemic, students were not able to meet in person. They met on Zoom from locations across the U.S. to ensure a cohesive experience. All clothing and accessories featured in the show were chosen by students working in collaboration with designer showrooms. Fashion tech company BigThinx provided the digital platform to create the show, allowing participants to gain cutting-edge skills they'll be able to apply in their future careers. Interested in applying or learning more about LIM College? Visit https://www.limcollege.edu/apply
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times | Presented by Thandie Newton
Nations United is a special, first of its kind film, created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary and to mark five years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our world, Nations United tells the story of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. It focuses on the solutions and action we need to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. Featuring the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Malala Yousafzai, Don Cheadle, Michelle Yeoh, Forest Whitaker, Thandie Newton, Sugata Mitra and an exclusive performance from Grammy nominated singer Burna Boy, and a new version of a previous UN performance by multi-Grammy award winning artist, Beyoncé. Chapter: 00:00 Chapter 1: 5:09 - Climate and our planet Chapter 2: 11:15 Poverty and inequality Chapter 3 : 19:25 Justice and Human Rights Chapter 4: 23:30 - Gender equality Learn how you can take action: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ #NationsUnited #GlobalGoals #UnitedNations Watch Sneak Preview: #NationsUnited - Rebuilding a Better World - Global Premiere Saturday 9am EDT https://youtu.be/XANTPC3jE8M
Stella McCartney and Ellen MacArthur on fashion sustainability - BBC Newsnight
Stella McCartney and Dame Ellen MacArthur discuss fashion sustainability with Newsnight's Evan Davis. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCNewsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/bbcnewsnight
Making the fashion industry circular
Who doesn't like new clothes? But the fact is, the fast fashion industry is a major land polluter. About 87% of all fibre used for production is incinerated or ends up the landfills, and microplastics from fibre end up in the ocean. Transforming fashion into a circular economy means creating products that can be reused and recycled, halting disposal of used clothes and surplus fabric in landfills and zero disposal of dyes in rivers or lakes. Stephanie Benedetto, a New York entrepreneur, launched an online platform to move fabric and sustainable raw materials destined for landfills into the circular economy, which have already helped to save one billion gallons of water. In 2017, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the “Make Fashion Circular” initiative. Under the initiative, 64 leading fashion brands have committed to 140 action targets to make fashion sustainable by ensuring clothes are made from safe and renewable material. Consumers could accelerate change by making wise fashion choices and innovations in the repair, redesign and upcycling of clothes. Sustainability is now in style https://bit.ly/3geWuhG #DesertificationAndDroughtDay #FoodFeedFibre #BuildBackBetter
Sustainable Fashion Forum
Closing the Loop: The Future of Circular Fashion
What are the biggest challenges and opportunities the fashion industry faces in becoming circular? How can we increase the share of recycled fibers in products, create better take-back programs, and encouraging consumers to engage in circular initiatives? What is the future of garment technology in circular fashion? What will it take for fashion to truly embrace circularity? Kestrel Jenkins, host, and producer of the Conscious Chatter podcast, dives into this and more with our panelists. Speakers: Jenny Fredricsdotter, Circular Business Manager, re:newcell Ina Buddle, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Circular Fashion System Natasha Frank, Founder & CEO, Eon About Fashion Horror Stories: Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes, caramel apples, and scary movies . But even more frightening than fictitious vampires and spooky ghouls is fashion’s very real impact on people and the planet. Fashion Horror Stories is a new initiative and brand experience exploring the challenges and opportunities of sustainable fashion and how we can rewrite fashion’s frightening narrative to build a more responsible industry for all. https://www.thesustainablefashionforum.com/fashion-horror-stories About the Sustainable Fashion Forum: In 2017, the Sustainable Fashion Forum began as a passion project. Today, the SFF is a global community of curiously passionate individuals who believe that together, we can create change. Founded on the principals of discovery and education, the Sustainable Fashion Forum is a highly-curated, community-driven sustainable fashion conference held annually in Portland, Oregon. The SFF looks to the future by fostering honest, thought-provoking, and in-depth conversations about the social and environmental effects fashion has on our world and what we can do individually and collectively to improve it. We’re honored to have had speakers from beloved brands and organizations such as Mara Hoffman, Adidas, Nordstrom, Vogue, Girlfriend Collective, Prana, Athleta, Fair Trade Certified, Thredup, Ace & Jig, Elizabeth Suzann, Fashion Revolution, The Renewal Workshop, Conscious Chatter and more join us on the SFF main stage.. See more from SFF: https://www.thesustainablefashionforum.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesustainablefashionforum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesustainablefashionforum
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
What Does a Circular Economy for the Fashion Industry Look Like | The Fashion Show
Powered by Restream https://restream.io/ Design will shape the fashion industry’s transformation to a circular economy. More than 80% of all environmental impacts from products are determined at the design stage. While traditional design focuses on considering and meeting the needs of the end user, circular design takes a much broader perspective, considering not only the user but the system within which the design will exist. To achieve a transition to a circular fashion industry requires unprecedented collaboration. In this session, contributors to the Foundation’s upcoming Circular Design Guide for Fashion book join us to explore what circular design means for the fashion industry. ------ Thank you for watching this video. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity working on business, learning, insights & analysis, and communications to accelerate the transition towards the circular economy. Find out more about our work here: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org Follow us online on these channels: Instagram: http://instagram.com/ellenmacarthurfoundation Facebook: http://facebook.com/EllenMacArthurFoundation LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ellen-macarthur-foundation Website: https:/www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org #circulareconomy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Upstream Innovation: Let's talk about solutions to plastic pollution!
This session is not about plastic pollution it is about solutions! On November 19th the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released “Upstream Innovation - a guide to packaging solutions”. It is a practical guide packed with tips, decision frameworks, and 110 case studies, to help organisations innovate towards achieving their circular economy targets for packaging. And it doesn’t stop there, along with the guide itself we have released a suite of assets including workshop templates, slide decks, videos and a case study database that can help you and your organisation take action. Join this open to all session to learn more about solutions for plastic packaging, how you can get started and get an exclusive tour of the assets that we have developed for you.
EILEEN FISHER Renew
Circular By Design
We believe in clothes that stand the test of time. But nothing, not even your favorite sweater, lasts forever. That’s why we’ve designed a circular system that preserves the value of our clothes at every stage, in any condition. When your clothes can no longer be worn, we renew them as one-of-a-kind pieces or remake them into something new. And the pieces we can’t use? We save every scrap, because they’re tomorrow’s raw materials. We’re patching up the holes in a flawed apparel industry—and setting a new standard for sustainability. With your help, we can design a future without waste.