This is the most sustainable way to use fashion – and it’s not renting clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Researchers in Finland analyzed the life cycle of a pair of jeans. They discovered that out of five options, including discarding and recycling, renting clothes contributed the most carbon emissions. Owning fewer […]

This company is using plants to make handbags, shoes and clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Illinois start-up Natural Fiber Welding says making clothes, shoes and furniture from plants is the future. New fibre ‘welding’ techniques can make natural fibres as strong and durable as synthetic alternatives. NFW […]

These clothes were designed by artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Getting an algorithm to create a cutting-edge fashion collection may seem like a big ask. But two design students have done just that by starting the world’s first AI-designed fashion brand. Glitch is […]

How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global One person’s trash can be another’s treasure, as the saying goes. And now one of the fashion industry’s fastest-growing sectors is helping prove that point. The secondhand clothes market in the United States has […]

The clothes of the future could be made from pineapples and bananas

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content If the first thing you think of when you hear about clothes made from food is the meat dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Awards, you’re probably not alone. But there’s […]

This mobile laundry gives homeless people free showers and washes their clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A charitable organization that offers mobile laundry and shower facilities to homeless people in Australia has begun to expand internationally following an a rapid increase in demand for its services. Set up […]

These clothes grow with your child

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene It’s thrifty parents dream – and a younger sibling’s nightmare – clothing that grows as the child does, lasting for years and designed to be handed down from one child to the next. British designer Ryan […]