• Fashion/Moda

    Sizes and inclusion: not just a matter of finding what fits us

    We discussed the issue of sizes in relation to inclusion, which we hear a lot about in the context of sustainable fashion, in a live meeting on Instagram with Carlotta Redaelli, sustainable fashion designer and companion of adventures including the rooms on Clubhouse. How did the sizes come about? What “tricks” do some brands implement in the stores? Why do they use them? Is the availability of sizes more extensive in sustainable fashion stores? Body shapes, body positivity and many other questions in this new live episode on the Audio-à-porter podcast. We are curious to know what you think and your experience about it. Write to us! IG Live  …

  • Circular economy,  Events,  Fashion/Moda,  Upcycling/Riuso

    SfilataFrasso: 9 ecological fashion dresses on the catwalk

    A magical evening in the charming village of Frasso Sabino (RI). After the absence in 2020, SfilataFrasso Moda e Riciclo is back in a special version: with a limited number of spectators, in compliance with the Covid-19 legislation, during a dinner within the walls of the Castle the models paraded along the streets of the town. Sfilata Frasso is an eco-fashion event, created to raise awareness in the local community on the theme of separate waste collection. Creative designers participate by proposing clothes made by recovering materials to be thrown away. Not just a more sustainable fashion show, but in the squares and streets of the town the local community creates…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda,  Modern slavery / Schiavitù moderna

    Shein: the false statements about the factories of the ultra-fast-fashion brand

    Shein (Zoetop Business Co Ltd) is a very popular online retailer, especially among young people, because it offers fashion items at affordable prices. We can buy a complete outfit for less than $ 30. But who pays the price for us? One of the problems of fast fashion, which we have written about many times, is that in most cases the low price is the result of a lack of recognition of a fair wage and appropriate working conditions for people involved in the production of the garments. For this reason, consumers are increasingly asking for more transparency on the production chain. Shein offers tens of thousands of styles, about…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Responsible life / Stile di vita resp.

    Make the most of your voice: a tool to communicate sustainability (and not only)

    You can listen to the live interview here (in Italian): La vita nella voce   Especially for those who work in the field of sustainability, it is important to use one more tool we have at our disposal: the voice. Because it is a means by which we can bring our values ​​linked to environmental protection and respect for people. For this reason, with great pleasure we have created this live on Instagram, which is also an episode of the Audio-à-porter podcast, with Giulia Seganfreddo. Giulia is a holistic voice operator, founder of the project La vita nella voce. She tells us how to authentically communicate who we are and…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Green Fashion Teen,  Vintage/Second-hand

    5 outfits for the summer and trends for the youngest – Green Fashion Teen

    Summer has finally arrived and we absolutely cannot be caught unprepared when it comes to fashion. What is waiting for us in this summer? What swimwear to choose? Surely also in this summer 2021 we see the timeless bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, especially high-cut ones. Vintage model swimsuits, colors or patterns, cut-out bikinis and one-piece swimsuits are very popular. We see a lot: the high-cut, both the briefs and the one-piece, and also more particular models among laces, shapes, lines, fabrics and original embroideries. But what are the trend items of the summer? Chrochet: garments such as tops, dresses and t-shirts, but also light hats and cardigans, and the main…

  • Circular economy,  Fashion/Moda,  Vintage/Second-hand

    Vintage and second-hand: a sector that matters!

    Sometimes we have the impression that the second-hand and vintage sector is considered “second-class” in the fashion world. Instead, we would like to give the importance it deserves to the activities that deal with it. Also due to its crucial role in spreading a more conscious approach to purchasing, it deserves a place of honor in sustainable fashion and in the field of sustainability. Thus was born the initiative dedicated to this sector. We want to provide concrete and truthful data on a very atomized market. The goal is to allow the players that make it up to orient themselves in a strategic way, considering the current world trend that…

  • Artigianato,  Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Handicraft

    WHATaECO! The site where you can find what you need in a more sustainable version

    We are on WHATaECO! When Anne-Laure (read here about her) proposed the collaboration with Benedetta Spattini and Caterina Lotti, it was immediately an enthusiastic “Yes!” about the opportunity to be present on e-commerce that invites you to consume less and better, choosing products with more ethics and sustainability. You can find us in the Tempo Libero (Free Time) section, among the interesting courses offered by the platform. Since we like to explain well and make known the partners we work with, we asked Benedetta and Caterina a few questions, to find out what it is, what it offers and how to join the WHATaECO project. Hi Benedetta, hi Caterina, how did…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Diversity&inclusion,  Responsible life / Stile di vita resp.

    Hiding Photoshop retouching will be illegal for brands and influencers, in Norway but not only

    In France, legislation came into force in January 2017 with the aim of encouraging more socially responsible advertisements and avoiding the use of images of artificially thin bodies of models, the vision of which can induce eating disorders among adolescents. Article L. 2133-2 of the French Code of Public Health (FPHC) provides that “photographs for commercial purposes of models whose physical appearance has been altered by image processing software, in order to slim or thicken the figure , must be accompanied by the words photographie retouchée”. Similarly, the UK is about to introduce a new law that would require explicitly tagging digitally altered images. In Norway, the amendments to the…

  • Circular economy,  Events,  Fashion/Moda,  Upcycling/Riuso

    The ecofashion show is back in Frasso Sabino: designers create wonderful clothes from waste

    In the suggestive medieval village of Frasso Sabino, eco-sustainable fashion is back on the scene! We had talked about this iniziative in 2019, unfortunately suspended last year due to the restrictions related to the pandemic. With the slogan #Change is possible! SfilataFrasso modifies its look: that of 31 July 2021 will be a special edition of the Fashion and Recycling SfilataFrasso, proposed with the organizing committee of ProLoco and the patronage of the Municipality of Frasso Sabino. “We are not starting where we left off two summers ago. For this year we cannot. But the sustainable passion of the staff, citizens, supporters, partners and friends of the event is more…

  • Artigianato,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    The new online marketplace that helps the “small” craft and made in Italy brands

    The pandemic, as we know, has made online shopping grow exponentially, bringing even people who have never done it before to digital and actually creating a new buying habit. This phenomenon has seen above all the big brands as protagonists, both because they are more known and because they are considered more reliable in online sales, penalizing small artisans, emerging designers and small businesses that in general have limited resources to invest in online commerce and therefore less chance of being known. Yet, small businesses are the heart of the economy, especially in a country like Italy that boasts a vast and very rich artisan fabric in every region. A…