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

    The upcycling fashion show under the stars of Frasso Sabino

    With the upcycling of the most diverse materials, the ecological dresses walk the catwalk in Frasso Sabino (province of Rieti). An unmissable appointment. Every year the creativity of recycling designers shows how it is possible to look at what we would otherwise throw away as waste with different eyes. The clothes parade through the streets of the small village under a clear sky, among the tables arranged for the occasion. In the jury, we observe them one by one to evaluate the complexity of the realization, the recycling of materials, the originality, the creative commitment. In the meantime, a special dinner cooked in a pot and without meat is served.…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda

    H&M sued for misleading marketing: false and inaccurate data

    Thanks to a collective action against H&M, this time it is in the United States that the truthfulness of the information on sustainability communicated by the Swedish giant is being investigated. On July 22, Chelsea Commodore filed a lawsuit in a federal court in New York alleging that H&M is engaging in misleading practices and advertising “taking advantage of consumer interest” in sustainability and products that “do not harm the environment” . According to Commodore, a consumer could reasonably believe such claims, particularly considering that H&M is a nationally recognized company. The fast fashion brand is accused of “trying to differentiate itself from other fashion products with greenwashing”. Practice deemed…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    5 more sustainable brands of underwear for men

    Choosing men’s underwear in a more sustainable way may not be easy. Most of our articles focus on how to dress in a greener and more ethical way, on materials, on production and other business processes, on a more conscious consumption. We also like to talk about brands and shops where to find new clothes, to make life easier when you need to buy them. Underwear is not a type of garment for which we can easily draw from the second-hand world. For this we indicate 5 more sustainable brands for men that you can consider if you are looking for these garments. MANIERE ITALIANE Underwear, swimwear and sportswear “We decided…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda

    H&M and Norrøna: the Norwegian authority’s warning for misleading marketing risk

    H&M and Norrøna received a warning from the Norwegian Consumer Authority (CA), an independent administrative body tasked with overseeing the market to enforce buyer protection laws. On June 16, the CA sent a letter to Norrøna, H&M and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (supplier of the Higg Material Sustainability Index – MSI) to point out that the environmental benefits declared in marketing campaigns and linked to the Higg index must be true and not exaggerated. The textile industry must be aware that the commercialization of environmental benefits, which is based on the sector MS index, can easily be considered misleading and illegal. When the apparel industry and other industries use environmental…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Fashion/Moda

    The “trashed” sneakers is dividing the fashion world

    The “trashed” Paris sneakers from Balenciaga trigger conflicting opinions: there are those who criticize them harshly and those who instead recognize the creative value. Click on the video below to discover why:   We asked readers to share their opinion on Paris sneakers. Lavinia De Nero Papa, image consultant How many times have we seen the personalization of fashion items by artists. Remember Louis Vuitton? In my district there is a famous craftsman who made pit shoes. He buried them for some time and afterwards they were aged and worn. I will not tell you the price. Now it is absurd to us. For an ethical question. Yet you see…

  • Diversity&inclusion,  Fashion/Moda

    Fake plus-size models: inclusivity washing

    The fake plus-size models, hired by brands to communicate how accessible clothes are to those with more abundant shapes, are an example of inclusivity washing. It is showing initiatives of inclusivity without a real strategy that seriously involves minorities, which effectively nullifies any differentiation in the face of diversity and which addresses the public avoiding any discrimination. Norwegian model Karoline Bjørnelykke brought to light the case of fake plus-size models in fashion campaigns, telling in a video on Tik Tok: I’m a plus-size model. Which means that I sometimes work for plus size brands. These brands typically carry size XL-5XL. If you have eyes, you can see that I’m not…

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

    Primark: does more sustainable cotton mean sustainability?

    Does more sustainable cotton automatically indicate a brand’s sustainability? Primark communicates the progress of the Sustainable Cotton Program and there is nothing but talk of sustainability after the launch of the Primark Cares line. The Irish fashion retailer, owned by Associated British Foods (ABF), says it aims for garments to last longer, to reduce the company’s impact on the planet and to improve the lives of the people who make the products. In the section dedicated to sustainability, between attention to the environment and commitment to people the multitude of virtuous messages strikes the reader. Is this really the case if we take a closer look at the data? Why…

  • 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…

  • Events,  Fashion/Moda,  Modern slavery / Schiavitù moderna

    Money. Fashion. Power. It’s the Fashion Revolution Week

    April 18-24: is the week dedicated to the fashion revolution. It was created to commemorate the collapse of the Rana Plaza, the building in the Dhaka region of Bangladesh where more than a thousand people died on 24 April 2013. The factories produced clothing for well-known international global brands. From that moment on, the spotlight began to be focused on what lies behind the fashion industry. We talk about it every year because we don’t want this dramatic event to happen in vain, and to stop the repetition of tragedies like this one. 👉🏼 Challenge yourself with our  QUIZ!  You can win a gift! We talk about this and the…

  • 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…