• Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda,  Recycling/Riciclo

    UE: “We want fast fashion out of fashion”

    On 30 March 2022 the European Commission published the Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy, long awaited to lead the fashion industry towards sustainability by cleaning it from the dark sides. Textile consumption in Europe has the fourth largest impact on the environment and climate change, after food, shelter and mobility. The strategy implements the commitments made under the European Green Deal (#EUGreenDeal) and the new action plan for the circular economy. The EU thus begins to define end criteria for textile waste used not only as clothing, but also for household, cars, medical equipment, buildings and many other applications. The strategy aims to propose actions for the entire life cycle…

  • Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda,  Recycling/Riciclo

    UE: “Vogliamo far uscire di moda il fast fashion”

    Il 30 marzo 2022 la Commissione Europea ha reso pubblica la Strategia per il Tessile Sostenibile e Circolare, tanto attesa per condurre l’industria della moda verso la sostenibilità ripulendola dai lati oscuri. Puoi ascoltare qui l’articolo: Strategia Tessile EU Il consumo di tessili in Europa ha il quarto maggiore impatto sull’ambiente e sui cambiamenti climatici, dopo cibo, alloggio e mobilità. La strategia attua così gli impegni presi nell’ambito del Green Deal europeo (#EUGreenDeal) e del nuovo piano d’azione per l’economia circolare. L’UE inizia infatti a definire i criteri di fine vita dei rifiuti tessili utilizzati non solo come abbigliamento, ma anche per la casa, le automobili, le apparecchiature mediche, gli…

  • Circular economy,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fabrics/Tessuti,  Fashion/Moda,  Recycling/Riciclo

    What are our clothes made of?

    What fibers make up our garments? What are the clothes of Zara, Mango, H&M and other fast fashion brands made of? How much are the clothes we throw away actually reusable and recyclable? About 550 kg of clothes were analyzed in the first ever study on fibers thrown into textile collection containers. Developed by INTEXTER * of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)) and student Beatriz Rodríguez of ESEIAAT **, the study is included in the report Análisis de la recogida de la ropa usada en España (Analysis of the collection of used clothing in Spain)***. Analyzing the composition of the textile products in the bins through an innovative methodology,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Events,  Fashion/Moda

    Sustainable development and innovation in the textile and fashion sector at Neonyt On Air

    From 18 to 22 January 2021 fashion, lifestyle and digital experts were discussing the latest developments as well as innovations of the sustainable textile and fashion industry at the Neonyt Conference, held online this year. The journey covered by an item of clothing and the ecological, economic and social conditions that it is made under were at the focus of the conference. Us at Dress Ecode wanted to share with you some of the main themes and points discussed during the conference. We believe that the great variety and relevance of the topics, and people interviewed can shine new light as well as reinforce some of the main pillars around building…

  • Artigianato,  Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Handicraft,  Recycling/Riciclo,  Upcycling/Riuso

    Peterson+Stoop’s sneakers: when repair becomes high fashion

    Meeting Peterson+Stoop allows us to reflect upon a very important aspect regarding waste in the fashion industry. In Italy the shoe business is predicted to grow over 3.4% between 2020 and 2025. According to a report of the Italian Institute of Research Eurispes, 37% of Italians purchases a new pair of shoes every 3 months, noteworthy numbers that make us understand how important is talking about the production and consumption of shoes in a more sustainable way. Besides the actual shoes ending up in landfills at the end of the life cycle, during the tanning process also the shoe factories produce significant waste: dust, scraps and leather clippings polymeric materials…

  • Artigianato,  Circular economy,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Handicraft,  Recycling/Riciclo

    “What for some is waste, for me is gold”: Giulia Boccafogli tells the story about her contemporary jewels

    Brand in focus is a series of interviews made for Sfashion-net*, our partner in the diffusion of an alternative model to fast fashion. For them we interview Giulia Boccafogli, architect and creator of contemporary handcrafted jewels by recovering precious leathers. We have decided to tell the story of Giulia and her creations because of her choice of using recycled materials and the modern design, elegant and original of her jewels, the ‘Giulielli’. Giulia, can you tell us which products your brand makes and who is behind it? “I am an architect who at a certain point fell in love with making jewelry and for a long time now, this has…

  • Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Food/Cibo,  Recycling/Riciclo

    TOM, the green bin that transforms packaging and waste in public places in 8 weeks!

    TOM is a special bin: installed in bars, museums, stations, airports, offices, restaurants or other public places, it collects compostable packaging and food waste produced by the premises and transforms them into organic fertilizer within 8 weeks. TOM is manufactured in Sweden by Orwak, a company that has been designing and manufacturing waste compactors and balers since 1971. With a large worldwide network of representatives it has a good local presence in many of the countries where the systems are installed. Since January 2020, Sulo, a global company based in France, has acquired Sac Group of which Orwak is a part. Sulo offers solutions for the collection and separation of…