• Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    10 slippers and flip-flops for the hottest season: the alternatives with less impact

    It is not easy to find “sustainable” flip flops and slippers. However, we can prefer models made with the commitment to reduce their environmental impact. 10 models to use at home, on the road or at the beach to choose a more responsible and sustainable fashion! LECLARE Italian brand, from the Treviso countryside. The shoes are in hemp with jute effect or woven effect. Made in Italy, the inner lining is in cotton and the sole in non-slip cloth. More models are available: shoes and 2 kinds of slippers. The materials used are carefully chosen and come exclusively from Italian companies; cutting and packaging take place partly within the LeClare…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    Green trolling: unmasking green washing from oil to fashion

    Some time ago I came across an Instagram profile with a series of curious posts: screenshots of messages from large companies, mainly in the oil sector but not limited to, which touched on the theme of sustainability, followed by comments of green trolls. A roundup of funny and pungent reactions to attempts to communicate green actions. Investigating more, I discovered that this way of bringing green washing to the surface and sending it back directly to the sender is called green trolling (we have written here on how to identify green washing). While “trolling” is annoying, being a pest, disturbing and sometimes harmful bullying on the internet, the green version…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    The practice of stock burning and waste of clothes in the Fashion Industry: in conversation with Ariele Elia

    The current mass production of clothing and the flawed business model with which fashion brands, from small to big, are currently operating under, is creating an enormous amount of excess stock that is not being sold in the market but secretly burned in incinerators around the world, resulting in thousands of tons of perfectly good clothing going to waste. You don’t believe us? Then click here and read our article in which we show how pervasive and unethical this secret practice is and how brands are trying to cover themselves up. In that article we have focused our attention on the consequences that burning tons and tons of unsold clothing items…

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

    Eco Fashion Labels: the online platform that aims to put sustainable and ethical fashion in front of fast fashion

    Eco Fashion Labels is a marketplace dedicated to brands that promote a more responsible fashion. To better understand what they propose and how it is possible to join, we met Mathilde Vaddé, co-founder of the project. What kind of brands do you feature? How many are there? “Our platform features more than 60 brands with different values: vegan (PETA too), fairtrade, recycled, upcycled, bio, organic, with many certified GOTS and Oeko-Tex brands. We are working to include second hand as well”. To be included, do the brands have to match certain criteria? If yes, which are they? “We only accept sustainable and ethical fashion brands that offer fair wages and…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Dress ECOde’s lifestyle,  Food/Cibo,  Vita da Dress ECOde

    Dress ECOde’s lifestyle – Apps linked to sustainability: food and dating

    The apps now support us in the most disparate daily activities. In addition to those dedicated to vintage and second-hand that we often mention, I’ll tell you how it went with the digital tools related to sustainability that I am personally testing. I start with two applications: one useful for reducing food waste, the other for getting to know and going out with vegetarians or vegans. Too Good To Go – Let’s save the food and the wallet! I have been using this app for some time, together with another competitor wide known abroad, to help reduce food waste. The idea is to connect users with businesses that offer unsold…

  • 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…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fabrics/Tessuti,  Fashion/Moda,  Modern slavery / Schiavitù moderna

    The impact of leather and tanneries: what we don’t know and who is inside is scared of telling us

    When I saw DW’s documentary on the dark side of fashion-luxury, I was sick for several days. It’s a punch in the stomach. I wanted to write about it in an article, but to do it in the best possible way I wanted to involve Francesco Gesualdi who in that documentary tells of a report made on leather and tanneries, hindered in several ways. With the aim of spreading what emerged even to those who do not have the patience to read the report to the end, I asked for his help to highlight the most relevant points, what we need to know: it is too important to be ignored…

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

    The Earth seen from space meets modular design: with SEMINA we wear agricultural geometries and a more responsible fashion

    From the collaboration between two brands, Biclot and earthncycle, the unique SEMINA collection is born, combining modular garments with clean and elegant shapes to the vision of our Earth through the eyes of space satellites. SEMINA’s design and graphics tell of the natural-artificial interaction, between fashion and agriculture. Two worlds united in a special collection to convey awareness and responsibility in production and consumption choices. It is the result of the meeting between Chiara and Mariangela. Chiara defines herself as a chaotic and creative mind, passionate about design in all its forms: “I find it in architecture for work, in fashion for passion, in nature for its undeniable beauty”. Mariangela…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda,  Uncategorized,  Vintage/Second-hand

    Second-hand fashion: it’s boom time the world and the trend is increasing. Days numbered for fast fashion?

    The year that has just ended has shown an incredible fervor for second-hand clothing, fueled by a series of factors that we tell you about in this article: COVID-19 Digitization of the offer Economic uncertainty Interest in sustainability Influence of social media Search for the unique piece 30-40 billion dollars, the value of the second-hand market A report by Boston Consulting Group created on behalf of Vestiaire Collective, the French online sales platform for luxury second-hand clothes, estimates the current value of the global second-hand market between 30 and 40 billion dollars, equal to 2% of the entire fashion and luxury market. The growth forecast is between 10% and 15%…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fabrics/Tessuti,  Fashion/Moda,  Recycling/Riciclo

    H&M’s machine recycles used clothes in 5 hours: is this sustainable fast fashion?

    The fast fashion Swedish brand H&M has found a way to avoid old clothes to be thrown away, but instead recycled to give them a new life. All of this, in just 5 hours! The brand will give the opportunity to clients to go to their Stockholm shop where they will be able to return their undesired clothes, which will then be sanitised and put inside a new machine called Looop. The machine will disassemble the fibres that will be reutilized to create new clothing items. H&M stated for CNN that these recycling process, developed together with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) and spinner company…