• Fashion/Moda

    Ancient Egypt and sustainability: discovering the fabrics of the past with the archaeologist Marta

    Fabrics played a very important role in ancient Egypt: they were used to make clothing such as tunics and cloaks, but also bed linen, curtains and upholstery for home furnishings. The fabrics also had a funerary use: they were used as shrouds for the dead and were left inside the tombs as part of the funeral kit. In addition, textiles were offered to the gods in temples and used as a bargaining chip (money was not used in Egypt): they were often part of a worker’s salary payment. Therefore, although the attestations that have come down to us are few, it is possible to say that in ancient Egypt the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Green Fashion Teen

    Green Fashion Teen (Sofia C.) – The style of the moment and the outfits in a green version

    During this pandemic, which forces us to stay at home without being able to see friends or relatives, we often tend to neglect our physical appearance and our way of dressing. Shopping in stores loses interest, fast fashion sites are preferred and comfortable and inexpensive garments are preferred to wear during the day, while studying or relaxing in front of the television. Fortunately, among the fashion trends of autumn winter 2020-2021 we find garments that offer us the possibility of being comfortable but also fashion. I’m talking about the cozy style, literally translated as comfy, that is, comfortable and relaxed. The English term cozy comes from the Norwegian koseling which…

  • 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%…

  • Dress ECOde’s lifestyle,  DYT/Fai da te,  Fashion/Moda,  Vita da Dress ECOde

    Dress ECOde’s lifestyle – A little for fun, a little for necessity, an experiment with DIY underwear

    During the lockdown, partly out of necessity and partly for fun, I tried my hand at DIY underwear. I had already experimented in the past to create a coloured slip and it was successful, recovering a piece of fabric left over after an eco-fashion workshop held in Verona. With a soft 100% organic cotton fabric from Maeko tessuti I had the desire to replicate the challenge. Not only because making something yourself is relaxing and satisfying, but also because of the opportunity to have a garment in your wardrobe just as you have in mind. Do you know the feeling when you have a precise idea of how you want…

  • 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…

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

    Stile Biologico and Shari Fontani: in the beauty of a dress, slow fashion and cinema meet, launching a message

    A dress. It is not just cloth or fiber. A dress says something about the person wearing it. Not all. But much. A created dress reveals something about the person who made it. Not all. But much. A dress can communicate a message of a group of united people who in unison agree on values in which they believe. We join this chorus, sharing the photos and the story of a dress in this article, out of editorial programming. Because when the letter that I will shortly share with you arrived, I immediately wanted to add our voice to that of those who, creating, wearing, photographing, weaving and doing their…