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Redress Raleigh on Eco-Fashion, and the Future of Sustainable Textiles

This Spring, Redress Raleigh hosted their first ever Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference. The purpose and goal of the event was to bring industry leaders together to talk about where the fashion and textile industry is currently and where its headed in the coming years. Mor Aframian, Director of Branding and Community Relations, gave FGS an inside perspective on the conference, and what they discovered in terms of upcoming trends and sustainable practices.

April 11th

Stinging Nettle Thrives in Netherlands

Who is king on stinging nettle fabric? Well, Brennels claims to be the only company in the Netherlands to grow stinging nettles on a large scale. Driving forces are sustainability, fabric and fashion. What’s new is the digestion process to produce lighter and more delicate nettle fibers to spin into fine yarns. The company has […]

November 6th

Hemp Makes Love with Allo in Nepal

The setting is the foothills of the Himalayas. Giant Nettle, a/k/a Allo in Nepal, is a plant that grows wild, – up to three meters (or 9.84 feet) in forests. Like hemp, the plants don’t require fertilizers or pesticides. Also like hemp, the plants prevent soil erosion. In fact hemp grows well in this region too.

October 4th

Chicago Showcases Sustainable Fashion at MoSS

Heads up, Midwestern fashionistas.  October 1-8 is Fashion Forward Chicago, that city’s fashion week.  Besides the typical runway shows, seminars,  and design competitions, the Windy City’s fashion community is contributing to a unique exhibition of green fashion.  Dubbed the Museum of Sustainable Style (MoSS), this exhibition will run from October 2-5, and will feature clothing, […]

September 22nd

Sneak Peak: Stewart+Brown Fall Collection And Interview With Howard Brown

Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, partners in life and work, call themselves “Organic Pioneers” because when they began in 2002 there wasn’t much demand for things like sustainable fabrics and eco-conscious style.  They decided to break out of the typical textile mold, had a vision for something greater and have undoubtedly been trailblazers in the industry.  I was given an […]

July 28th