In the past 15 years, clothing production has doubled, draining our natural resources and using up Earth’s limited carbon budget. Here, sustainability researchers share four things that we can do to tackle the fast fashion problem.
Leather is part of many of our wardrobes, but producing it creates carbon pollution and drives deforestation. Thanks to science, sustainable lab-grown leather could soon be a reality. Entrepreneur Andras Forgacs explains how it works.
When is it OK to wear an item from another culture, and when is it appropriation? How to tell
It’s fine to choose styles from other cultures; the key is to be conscious about what you’re doing. Fashion psychologist Dr. Dawnn Karen provides some thoughtful advice.
Wax-print cotton kimonos! Lacquer tribal stools! Since living in Japan, Cameroon-born artist Serge Mouangue has been creating the most fascinating aesthetic fusion.
A Q&A with Khalida Brohi of the Sughar Empowerment Society in Pakistan.
What might our clothes look like in 50 years? Textile designer Suzanne Lee thinks the answer lies far beyond the traditional borders of fashion design. She’s experimenting with making materials from living organisms. Might we really wear a bustier made of bacteria? Lee makes her case.
Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. Oh, and she’s only 13.