6 ways to drive funding to transform the fashion industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good & Catharina Martínez-Pardo, Principal, Boston Consulting Group Transformation of the fashion industry requires disruptive innovation, at scale, in the form of new materials, processes and business models. Funding is limited because […]

Fashion’s hot new trend: clothes you don’t need to wash (very often)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Stella McCartney doesn’t wash her suits. In fact, the UK fashion designer tries to avoid washing her clothes altogether, preferring the idea of brushing off dirt to throwing them in the machine after each wear. […]

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 […]

Time to measure up: 5 ways the fashion industry can be made more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum Clothing is a reflection of our cultural and personal identity. It has helped historians track societal progress, and anthropologists understand cultural and social norms. For women in the West, […]

How young people are shaping the future of sustainable fashion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Media Relations Specialist, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are working to clean up a dirty fashion industry. The $2 trillion industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon footprint, negative environmental effects including […]

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 […]

Fashion has a huge waste problem. Here’s how it can change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Souchet, Make Fashion Circular Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation The biggest trends in fashion today are ones no one wants to be seen in. They include vastly increased clothing production and declining use, massive levels of waste and more […]

7 ways to break the fast fashion habit – and save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content In 2018, it became fashionable to calculate the ‘cost per wear’ (CPW) of a clothing item – the lower the cost, the more value the wearer was getting for their shiny new leather […]