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

    WHATaECO! The site where you can find what you need in a more sustainable version

    We are on WHATaECO! When Anne-Laure (read here about her) proposed the collaboration with Benedetta Spattini and Caterina Lotti, it was immediately an enthusiastic “Yes!” about the opportunity to be present on e-commerce that invites you to consume less and better, choosing products with more ethics and sustainability. You can find us in the Tempo Libero (Free Time) section, among the interesting courses offered by the platform. Since we like to explain well and make known the partners we work with, we asked Benedetta and Caterina a few questions, to find out what it is, what it offers and how to join the WHATaECO project. Hi Benedetta, hi Caterina, how did…

  • 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…

  • Artigianato,  Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda

    The new online marketplace that helps the “small” craft and made in Italy brands

    The pandemic, as we know, has made online shopping grow exponentially, bringing even people who have never done it before to digital and actually creating a new buying habit. This phenomenon has seen above all the big brands as protagonists, both because they are more known and because they are considered more reliable in online sales, penalizing small artisans, emerging designers and small businesses that in general have limited resources to invest in online commerce and therefore less chance of being known. Yet, small businesses are the heart of the economy, especially in a country like Italy that boasts a vast and very rich artisan fabric in every region. A…

  • 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…

  • Dove acquistare,  Fashion/Moda,  Vintage/Second-hand

    Do you know the difference between vintage and retrò? – Find out with Cadute di stile!

    With Michela Zedda, creator of the site and profile Cadute di stile, we recorded an episode some time ago to tell about the passion in finding the right pieces for class slips. We meet this time to discover the differences between vintage and retrò in this new live episode of Audio-à-porter. Hi Michela, nice to see you again! Here we are, after the previous  fun episode recorded when we met in Villa Borghese. This time we are in the setting of Piazza Vittorio in Rome. There is a little bit more traffic than last time. “I’m very happy to see you here Arianna and let’s talk about vintage together again”.…

  • 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…

  • 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…