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  1. Global fashion firms' dirty sourcing habits exposed

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Nearly 50 global fashion brands have been sourcing textiles from notorious polluters in China, according to a study by five mainland environmental groups. It says two-thirds of the companies turned a deaf ear to the environmentalists' requests to clean up their supply chain. Investigators examined 6,000 officially blacklisted polluters ...

  2. Green fashion may not be the answer

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... in the fast-changing fashion world, green is the answer. While organic food was introduced to Hong Kong a few years ago, the 'green' market has hit a new high in Europe and the United States. It has already extended to textiles, cosmetics and luxury accessories. In this month's New York and London fashion weeks, environmentally friendly designs came under the spotlight. Teenagers' ...

  3. Green fabrics make fashion statement in garment trade

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Reports by Andrea Pawlyna GREEN FABRICS ARE increasingly making their presence felt in the fashion industry. Renowned designers such as Giorgio Armani and Vera Wang are among those ... Fashions Cloth produces polyester, nylon, cotton, linen, viscose and other fabrics. Based in Jiangsu province, the firm has earned ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certifications ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Designer Hoyan Ip's handbags made from doggy bags

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Designer turns kitchen into fashion workshop, recycling leftover rice and soup into accessories Handbags made from doggy bags While environmentalists and politicians rack their brains for ways to combat food waste, a fashion designer has come up with a way of recycling it- by wearing it. Hoyan Ip has created durable fashion accessories made of rice, ...

  5. Rise & shine

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Stylist Kylie Knott Leather is a winter staple so make sure all the bases are covered this season- from pants to jackets, skirts and dresses. ...

  6. Green the new black

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Fashion is going green, so fashion company JFT is going with the flow. It's introducing an eco-fashion corner in its store and holding an exhibition to tell people more about it. Blending the concept of eco-protection into fashion is nothing new. In Europe and the US, artists have been designing fashion pieces with recycled materials. JFT has imported some ...

  7. Urbane cowboy

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabelle-Marie Creac'h This summer, men's fashion explores new frontiers with western wear at full gallop. Miu Miu, Gucci (above) and Helmut Lang show suede jackets, mother-of-pearl, press- button shirts and cowboy boots. But for town, the look is more Urban Cowboy than Wild, Wild West, says Isabelle-Marie Creac'h Cotton bandannas ($99 each) from Marlboro Classics ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Event showcases new technologies

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... is an exhibition presented by the non-profit group Redress, which addresses environmental issues facing the fashion industry and displays innovative garments to show how waste can be cut from fashion ...

  9. Saving the planet a matter of style

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com A charity is promoting a greener fashion industry to make inroads into the 253 tonnes of textile waste that are dumped daily in landfills. And what better way to do this than with a catwalk competition? Dr Christina Dean, CEO of Redress, which is devoted to encouraging people to live in a more sustainable way, said: 'The fashion industry ...

  10. If you had to choose one cause to fight for, what would it be?

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... otters and snakes, are unnecessarily and cruelly farmed and slaughtered every year because of the fashion world's hunger for animal skins. The fur trade also involves the brutal trapping ... and treated cruelly in fur farms. Therefore, I would fight to end the abuse of animals that results from the use of fur in the fashion industry. Fashion is not an excuse to harm animals. ...




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