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FEATURE-Polyester from pollution? Fashion’s next generation goes green

ROME, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From using custom-made, biodegradable fabrics and ‘living’ clothes that photosynthesize to polyester created from planet-warming carbon dioxide, European start-ups are on a quest to transform one of the world’s most polluting industries: fashion.

The business is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined during the pre-pandemic period, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A sizable chunk of fashion’s emissions – up to 40% – come from the manufacture of polyester, the most-used fabric, said Benoit Illy, co-founder and CEO of French start-up Fairbrics.

“If we can bring emissions from polyester to zero or negative value, we can significantly reduce industry emissions,” he said in a telephone interview.

Illy and co-founder Tawfiq Nasr Allah, both chemists, aim to replace existing polyester-producing processes, which use fossil fuels, with

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Style of Rogers sophomore fashions a state title

story.lead_photo.captionBentonville’s Ella Coleman returns a ball during her match against Fort Smith Northside’s Kate Files in the Class 6A girls state championship match Tuesday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock. More photos available online at arkansasonline. com/1014tennis.
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A sophomore got the best of a senior in the Class 6A state boys singles tennis championship.

Rogers sophomore Collin Matthews defeated Little Rock Central senior Jake Maxson 6-2, 7-6 to win the Class 6A boys title on Tuesday afternoon at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.

Matthews kept his game plan simple going into the match.

“I was trying to win the state title and trying to stay consistent,” Matthews said. “I was going to do whatever it takes.”

Maxson led the first set 2-1, but Matthews went on to score the set’s final five points to go ahead 1-0 in

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Fashion’s $16 Billion Debt To Garment Workers Should Spark Reform, Not Sympathy

While we were tending to our sourdough starters and settling into our sweatpants during the pandemic, one of the “most audacious financial heists in corporate history,” according to Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, was going on right under our noses. A new report, “Unpaid Billions,” co-authored by the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Penn State Center for Global Workers’ Rights, draws on U.S. and European apparel import data to illuminate the grim toll of big brands’ unethical dealings during the pandemic. 

When coronavirus hit, powerful apparel companies “canceled” orders—a polite way of saying they refused payment to their garment suppliers for clothes they explicitly ordered months before the pandemic and that were already cut,

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Fashion’s Heavy Hitters Support Candidates With Cash

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Stacey Bendet

The founder, ceo and creative director of fashion brand Alice + Olivia has contributed to a number of Democratic candidates over the years, including $2,800 to Joe Biden in March 2020. Bendet also donated $2,700 to Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in January 2019.

Chip Bergh

The president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co. donated $5,000 to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly in October 2019.

James Bersani

The president of real estate at L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, contributed $1,000 in April 2019 to political action committee International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has donated to every year since 2008.

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon has a long history of donating to political candidates and political action committees. Although Bezos’ candidate contributions swing back and forth between the Democratic

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Inside the mind of Jonathan Anderson, fashion’s creative polymath

Fashion is a creative dance between practical design and conceptual thinking. Success comes when the dance is so enthralling people can’t look away.



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Jonathan Anderson understands this well and, as a result, he’s enjoyed high praise from critics and a loyal fanbase over the years.

Acting as the creative head of two brands — Spanish house Loewe and his own London-based label JW Anderson — the Northern Irish designer has defined his creative pursuits through collaboration and curation.

“I am an enabler. I am in a privileged position to shine a light on what other people do,” he says of his role as creative director during an interview at JW Anderson’s headquarters in London.

Unveiling JW Anderson’s most recent collection without a traditional runway show, due to the ongoing pandemic, he instead sent would-be guests an interactive booklet featuring photographs of models in various new looks

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These Are Fashion’s New Heirlooms

Pink-Gold Reverso

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was released in 1931 with an ingenious swivel case, designed to protect the face during polo matches. The iconic silhouette hasn’t changed since ($13,600).

Metallic Shopping Bag

Telfar sells thousands of shopping bags in seconds on drop days, because the It bag of a generation represents an alternative to a fashion system built on wealth and exclusion (medium, $202; small, $150).

The Perfect Jean Jacket

The only thing more exciting than Gap’s mega partnership with Kanye West is the brand’s renewed focus on its classic denim jacket, which ruled the ’80s ($248).

Artisanal Button-Down

At Parisian casualwear label Casey Casey, a shirt is not done once it has been stitched up. Take this simple white button-down, which is heavily washed in salt water to give it a smooth, papery hand ($550).

Blazer-Puffer

With an elegant sartorial pattern and a heavy-duty water- and windproof fabric, Herno’s

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Amazon Fashion’s newest service is men’s personal shopping

  • Amazon expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing. 
  • For $4.99 a month, shoppers can get shipments of items that are curated based on their preferences.
  • Amazon has been looking to be a dominant player in fashion for some time. Personal Shopper is a clear play for Stitch Fix’s turf.
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Amazon now has even more ways to gets clothes into its Prime members’ hands. 

This week, it expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing.

At $4.99 a month, Personal Shopper is an extension of the e-commerce giant’s Prime Wardrobe offering, sending shoppers a box of items selected based on their preferences. Like with Prime Wardrobe, Personal Shopper customers can try on items at home before they’re charged for what they want to keep.

The men’s service includes items from brands like Levi’s, Adidas, Scotch

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Starving For Fashion’s Sake – NOT!

The only constant thing in this world is change. Cliché, but it’s true. It applies to almost everything but it applies more to fashion. Fashion trends change every now and then. Change in trend means change in your wardrobe. Hence, change in wardrobe means you will need to buy new ones so that your wardrobe matches the wardrobe of others who, like most women, like being “in” in fashion.

You might read from a fashion magazine that suede flats are so last season and ankle gladiator wedges are in for this fall. It doesn’t matter. You’ll just find yourself going to a boutique buying your new pair of ankle gladiator wedges, right? And guess what? Come winter, it will be “so last season” again.

So what do you do? You go to the boutique again and buy another pair that is “so this season.” Then comes the next season and … Read More

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How Social Media Is Affecting Current Fashions and Trends

In the past, the fashion world has seemed like a place out of reach to the general public. A mysterious place; which only the rich and famous could be part of. These days, however, thanks to the revolution of social media, this world has opened up, and everyone can join in and share experiences. Social media has had a huge impact on fashions and trends.

One of the leading examples of social media which has affected fashion is blogging. The demand for blogging has increased immensely over the past few years, and more people are becoming involved in this way of connecting with each other. Fashion bloggers report on the latest fashions and trends via relevant websites, before they reach magazines, and interestingly, we now see bloggers sitting in the front row of catwalk shows. A place which was previously reserved for only celebrities and designers. The reason there is … Read More

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