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HOW FASHION GRADUATE SCARLETT YANG’S DIGITAL BIOMATERIALS FUSE NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Themed around nature and driven by a desire to create “a circular ecosystem where garments grow, decompose and shape-change throughout time and changing environment,” Yang’s collection raises the industry’s ambitions for sustainable, ecological design. In response to the college’s post-lockdown digital submission requirements, the designer presented a showcase animation film.

Next Gen Fashion Journalists Reject Mainstream Publications In Favour of Social Media – Here’s Why

  With the turmoil of 2020, some of us may not be feeling the same excitement surrounding fashion shows that we usually would come September. But George Serventi, a 2019 graduate of Central Saint Martins’ BA Fashion Journalism course and founder of Fashion Fight Club, devised a way to inject some fun back into fashion … Continue reading Next Gen Fashion Journalists Reject Mainstream Publications In Favour of Social Media – Here’s Why

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The Fabric of Reality

RYOT, Verizon Media’s Emmy Award®-winning immersive storytelling production house, announced today the launch of The Fabric of Reality, a fully immersive fashion show in partnership with Kaleidoscope, the Museum of Other Realities (MOR) and the Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) at London College of Fashion, UAL. The experience will be a first of its kind virtual … Continue reading The Fabric of Reality

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You asked: How prepared is the creative industry for the coronavirus crisis?

  Techstyler’s Take: In answering this question we need to look at how prepared the global governments and organisations were. The daily changes in government guidelines across Europe, Asia and the US and changing responses to the growth of the pandemic indicate that the scale of the challenge is unprecedented, making it difficult to prepare … Continue reading You asked: How prepared is the creative industry for the coronavirus crisis?

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Why Climate Activism Was the Biggest Trend at London Fashion Week

Originally published on Eco Age.
This season, London Fashion Week saw the climate crisis take centre stage both on and off the catwalk. Brooke Roberts-Islam looks at the initiatives shaking up the way the industry works, and exactly what these demands for action should entail.

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Study Hall Climate Positivity Summit: “Climate Change Is A Social Justice Issue”

Originally published on Eco Age.
The Study Hall Climate Positivity summit brought together voices from the worlds of sustainability and fashion to focus on the importance of climate literacy. Brooke Roberts-Islam shares the key takeaways from the event, which shone a light on sustainability’s wider social context.

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Techstyler X DAI: Maximise & Monetise to a Sustainable Wardrobe in 2020

Forget about it being the year of the rat.  2020 is the year of action. Climate action, to be precise.  Last week world leaders convened at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the climate crisis conversation took centre stage. Prince Charles delivered a speech where he highlighted the importance of consumers in the urgent … Continue reading Techstyler X DAI: Maximise & Monetise to a Sustainable Wardrobe in 2020

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Why Toxic Chemicals Are The Biggest Threat to Sustainable Fashion

Originally published on Eco-Age.
With recycled and sustainable materials gaining momentum, Brooke Roberts-Islam looks into the impact of toxic chemicals on the circularity in the fashion industry, as well as some of the new innovative solutions.

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Fashion Week Insiders Call For Sustainability Clarity, Citing Confusing Brand Marketing and “Green-Washing”

Fashion month has come to a close and this season, more than ever, the industry has been under pressure to address its environmental responsibility. There are some steps being taken, whether it is the launch of the British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion Initiative in London or Dior‘s zero-waste, plastic-free, fully recyclable set and tree replanting … Continue reading Fashion Week Insiders Call For Sustainability Clarity, Citing Confusing Brand Marketing and “Green-Washing”

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LFW: What Designers Really Think About Calls to Cancel Fashion Week

Originally published on Eco-Age.

Image credit: Extinction Rebellion, Ben Darlington

As London Fashion Week draws to a close for another season, fashion tech innovator, writer and public speaker Brooke Roberts-Islam speaks to designers and Extinction Rebellion representatives about this week’s protests and how we can all play a part in building a more sustainable fashion industry.

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Biofashion Show Presents The Future Of Sustainability at London Design Festival

Biodesign Here Now opened last night to a captive audience of designers, architects, manufacturers and enthusiasts who were treated to the first edition of the Biodesign Fashion Show, held at Opencell London. Presenting accessories and clothing from designers and makers whose work is part of the exhibition from 19th-21st September, the show was a window … Continue reading Biofashion Show Presents The Future Of Sustainability at London Design Festival

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Why The Key To A Sustainable Planet Is Combining Biology and Design

Originally published on Eco-Age.
Fashion tech innovator, writer and public speaker Brooke Roberts-Islam investigates how a movement of biologists and designers are working to replicate nature’s design systems to create sustainable biodesigns and biomaterials for the future health of people and planet.

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Techstyler X DAI: Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle, From Fashion to Food

In our ever-more hectic and multi-faceted lives, getting to grips with the most sustainable and ethical lifestyle choices from fashion to food (and beyond) can be a challenge. Sustainability and climate change are growing concerns, taking up more media column inches every day and providing a staggering amount of (sometimes conflicting) information.  As a consequence, eco-anxiety is … Continue reading Techstyler X DAI: Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle, From Fashion to Food

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Photorealistic 3D Avatar Scanning From Your Mobile Phone For Virtual Try-on At Home

For those of us keeping abreast of fashion-tech innovations and mobile-first solutions, it can feel as though there is a new 3D scanning, avatar-creation or augmented reality (AR) virtual ‘try-on’ solution launched every week.  It’s true that virtual try-on tools have been picking up speed in direct correlation with a surge in mobile-first and social … Continue reading Photorealistic 3D Avatar Scanning From Your Mobile Phone For Virtual Try-on At Home

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Bangladesh ‘Fashionology’ Summit Report Reveals Fast Fashion, Sustainability and Technology Challenges

In my capacity as founder of Techstyler I am focused firmly on the need to share meaningful sustainability and fashion-tech information to both fashion businesses and consumers. In addition, I have founded a materials innovation agency, so I understand the challenges faced by both creators/business owners and consumers. In the following report I summarised a … Continue reading Bangladesh ‘Fashionology’ Summit Report Reveals Fast Fashion, Sustainability and Technology Challenges

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Techstyler X LDC – “Why The Future Of Fashion Will Be Grown, Not Sewn”

Climate change is at the forefront of our minds given the critical warnings about our dwindling resources and rising global temperatures. Halting ‘consumption’ of goods is impossible, so the focus, regardless of which part your play (creator and consumer, or just the latter) should be reducing carbon emissions. It may sound complex, but essentially it … Continue reading Techstyler X LDC – “Why The Future Of Fashion Will Be Grown, Not Sewn”

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The Country With The Most Certified Sustainable Garment Factories Is…

I began a 24 hour Instagram poll with a hypothesis about general perceptions of sustainable garment manufacturing. It was: ‘Fast fashion manufacturing hubs are seen as having less sustainable factories, while premium and luxury manufacturing hub factories are seen as inherently more sustainable.’ I received over 80 responses spanning Vogue editors, fashion designers (from LVMH … Continue reading The Country With The Most Certified Sustainable Garment Factories Is…

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Techstyler X Avant Habit: Sustainable Business Models Versus ‘Greenwashing’

Sustainability is an inescapable topic of discussion in the fashion industry, but what does it involve? Is it materials? Is it manufacturing processes? Is it recycling? Is it all of these things and more? The Techstyler X Avat Habit panel discussion on 12th April sought to answer these questions by bringing together sustainable brand founders … Continue reading Techstyler X Avant Habit: Sustainable Business Models Versus ‘Greenwashing’

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Techstyler X BOTTLETOP: Designers Reshaping ‘Luxury’ Driven by Sustainability and Ethics

Rounding off our speaker series for 2018 was our panel discussion on the role of designers in shaping and influencing sustainable brands and changing definitions of ‘luxury’.  Much of what is discussed in the realm of sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands is in the context of materials, supply chain and waste management, but what of … Continue reading Techstyler X BOTTLETOP: Designers Reshaping ‘Luxury’ Driven by Sustainability and Ethics

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Techstyler x BOTTLETOP: 3D Digital Design Is Critical For A Sustainable Fashion Future

When discussing the future with pioneers on the edge of current industry practice an impassioned debate is inevitable.  The latest Techstyler X BOTTLETOP panel discussion ‘Sustainability Driven by New Technologies: 3D Digital Design and Virtual Reality ’ hosted three such pioneers who are reshaping the fashion landscape and meeting ethical, logistical and philosophical challenges along the … Continue reading Techstyler x BOTTLETOP: 3D Digital Design Is Critical For A Sustainable Fashion Future