How do you address the problem of sustainability in fashion? Technology might be the key – from denim made with no water to a biodegradable silk that’s used by brands like Stella McCartney.

Five ways technology is changing fashion, by making it more sustainable and altering our thinking about clothes

  • Fashion has struggled with sustainability and created many problems that it is now trying to fix through technology
  • Advances in fabric production stand to dramatically reduce resource use and waste, while other advances will make clothes more useful and playful
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How do you address the problem of sustainability in fashion? Technology might be the key – from denim made with no water to a biodegradable silk that’s used by brands like Stella McCartney.
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Timothy Parent

Timothy Parent

Timothy Parent is a contributor to the Post. He began his career at Harvard University with a charity fashion show featuring designers such as Issey Miyake and Manish Arora, and moved to China after graduation to conduct his own research. He has closely followed and contributed to the development of the fashion industry in China for the past decade; from studying street style with 100,000 original photographs to the rise of China’s dynamic designer scene, Timothy has established himself as a subject-matter expert in the Chinese fashion industry with a wide range of experiences. He is currently the China Editor for WeAr Magazine.