• Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente

    Sustainability: a women’s stuff?

    When I read an article on sustainability as “women’s issue” (Suzanne Elliot, 2021, Euronews), I was intrigued to the point of investigating and better understanding how and why there can be a green-feminine stereotype. Although in the current context of gender fluidity its significance could be questioned, it could help in a more effective dissemination of sustainability messages. Several studies indicate that there is a gender gap with regard to care for the environment. According to research by Mintel (2018), men waste more water and food, recycle less, are less careful about turning off lowering the heat when they leave the house, and less inclined to encourage family and friends…

  • Environment/Ambiente,  Events,  Fashion/Moda,  Responsible life / Stile di vita resp.,  Vintage/Second-hand

    A lifetime of clothing: the tallest closet in the world

    Do you know how many are a lifetime of clothing? Since we usually throw away the clothes we no longer use over time, do we get an idea of how many there are in total? To answer this question, in 2018 Benjamin Von Wong and Laura François came up with the idea of gathering them all in a single wardrobe, creating the tallest wardrobe in the world: in a single instant, those who look up can see a life of clothes with their own eyes. The wardrobe is different for each of us, according to the economic availability, the era, the culture. Benjamin and Laura have estimated the number of…

  • 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,…

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

    Fashion brands linked to deforestation in Amazonia

    Stand.Earth has recently published a research on the link between the fashion industry and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Using public and government data, the survey shows how the supply of leather from fashion brands represents an existential climate risk for the world, the Amazon rainforest and indigenous communities. The cattle industry is linked to the availability of forests. A World Resources Institute’s study found that from 2001 to 2015 cattle was responsible for 36% of global tree cover loss. Cattle replaced nearly double the forest area of ​​all other assets combined (soy, palm oil, rubber, coconut, coffee, wood fiber). By analyzing the tracking of leather exported by the…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente

    Nausea of sustainability: symptoms, causes and remedies

    This is the first such long break from articles since the birth of Dress Ecode. It is not just for the daily things to do, nor for a loss of motivation. If there is one thing I continue to strongly believe in, it is the need to adopt a more responsible life, with attention to people, to the resources used, to nature. It’s something else, which slowly contributed to an arrest. I’m sick of sustainability. The causes? Abuses, levity, weak competence. Nausea not of the concept it evokes, nor of its practical application in life, but of the word. In the last few months it has come to surround me…

  • Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente,  Nature,  Responsible life / Stile di vita resp.

    Ecoanxiety: 10 solutions to lighten it!

    Between floods, fires, droughts, hurricanes, pollution, melting glaciers, rising sea levels… Is there anyone, sensitive to the topic of sustainability, who doesn’t feel a bit of eco-anxiety? Especially following the publication of the latest IPCC report this summer, posts, comments and requests for advice more and more frequently have expressed the concern for the future scenario that lies ahead in terms of the survival of mankind. The IPCC Costituito nel 1988, è il corpo delle Nazioni Unite composto da esperti climatici. Nell’ultimo report pubblicato, 234 scienziati hanno sintetizzato 14,000 documenti di ricerca. Non ci sono più dubbi sulla crisi climatica. È inequivocabile che l’influenza umana abbia riscaldato l’atmosfera, l’oceano e…

  • 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…

  • Umanità e natura
    Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente,  Nature

    Humanity and nature: plant behaviors and the relationship between the two worlds

    Within the club “Sostenibilità” on Clubhouse (with Carlotta Redaelli and Stefano Caldirola), we started a wonderful debate on the coexistence between plants, animals and human beings. A cycle of online meetings where, from the observation of the relationship between humanity and the animal and plant world, reflections arise that affect our way of thinking, living, working and also approaching sustainability. We and nature. What is our place? Does it make sense to consider ourselves at the center or even sovereign? Can we learn something from the plant world? How do the three types of intelligence (vegetable, animal and human) interact? A panel of speakers: – Stella Saladino, Plants Inspirational Coaching…

  • 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…

  • 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…