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We investigate the world of upcycling, sustainability, design, technology and much more.
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EPR - Extended Producer Responsibility: what is it and why is so important in fashion

Case studies

May 18, 2022

EPR is an environmental policy under which the producer of a good is also responsible for its post-consumer phase, meaning its handling once it becomes waste. Let's find out its impact on the fashion industry.

Reshoring and Nearshoring: emerging strategies in fashion and the role of upcycling

Case studies

May 2, 2022

Every mass-appealing iconic item in the last 30 years of fashion was most likely manufactured in China, a choice based mainly on labor cost and marginality. Today, the supply-chain seems to reverse itself: we quickly analyze the new trends of reshoring and nearshoring in fashion and their impact.

Will a tech quick-fix transform the fashion industry?

Case studies

April 22, 2022

When faced with new problems, new technologies can seem like the only option. But what of fashion’s sustainability problem? Let’s dive into obvious and not so obvious techs the fashion sector is exploring, and some challenges the high-tech fashion world of tomorrow might be facing in its reliance on new technologies.

The evolution and history of Upcycling: from the 40s to nowadays

Case studies

April 4, 2022

In the 40's upcycling was used for economic needs, in the 80's and 90's it became a way to express one's identity, nowadays it is a real trend. We analyze its evolution!

The fabrics of the future? What textile innovation can teach us in times of change

Case studies

March 19, 2022

Increasing pressure on brands to find alternative, sustainable materials is driving textile innovation forward - how are creators tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues?

When two become one: how reconstructed clothing is reinventing fashion

Case studies

February 26, 2022

Taking unwanted garments and turning them into new pieces is a feat of design and a gateway into rethinking branding, trends and individuality. Zoom on La Fameuse and Fitolojio’s approach to reconstructed fashion.

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