Weekly Digest – Issue #93

Weekly Digest – Issue #93

Page one of the CFDA’s new sustainability report asks a broad, burning question: “What is sustainability?” The answer tends to change depending on whom you ask. For some of us, sustainable fashion has to do with a brand’s environmental impact; others think social justice is more important; others are focused on preserving artisanal crafts and supporting developing economies; and still more are concerned with animal rights. Truthfully, sustainability is an umbrella term that encompasses all of the above, and then some.
Page one of the CFDA’s new sustainability report asks a broad, burning question: “What is sustainability?” The answer tends to change depending on whom you ask. For some of us, sustainable fashion has to do with a brand’s environmental impact; others think social justice is more important; others are focused on preserving artisanal crafts and supporting developing economies; and still more are concerned with animal rights. Truthfully, sustainability is an umbrella term that encompasses all of the above, and then some. That’s why the CFDA guide is coming at such a good time: Sustainability is a complex, multifaceted issue, and understanding it requires serious research and energy—plus even more research and energy to put it all into practice.
#VFW is about to become a bona fide hashtag, as Los Angeles prepares to host the first Vegan Fashion Week from February 1-4. The brainchild of founder and animal rights activist Emmanuelle Rienda, VFW is a natural step forward for the city which has already banned the sale and manufacture of fur.
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