These designers, brands, and innovators are reinventing the fashion and textiles industry. The future looks a little brighter with their innovations to lead the way.

October 22, 2018

The average consumer no longer cherishes the things they purchase in part because items are so cheap. A new exhibit at Rhode Island School of Design celebrates the art of repair in an effort to promote more sustainable practices.

The technology to make significant positive impact on sustainability issues in the fashion industry is being developed and implemented right now. While it will require a lot of effort to transform our production processes, the long-term benefits of taking these steps w...

April 30, 2018

Despite fashion's bad rep, as designers we have cause to be excited about the future. Amazing cross-discipline innovations and greater transparency will be the cure for the industry's ills. Presentations at RISD speak to this optimistic outlook.

As people gained access to up-to-the-minute information on trends, they also wanted a means to access those trends even if they didn't have a high-fashion budget.  Fast fashion has made fashion much more democratic - sounds great, doesn't it? So what's the...

February 5, 2018

The idea of clothing that can be worn year round without falling out of style sounds almost impossible. Recently, though, many fashion designers and retailers have been challenging this stigma and the insatiable hunger brought about by fast fashion habits by attempting...

January 1, 2018

These athleticwear lines use sustainable materials, give back to social causes, and take measures to manufacture their products ethically. Welcome 2018 with a new resolve to look and feel your best - body and soul!

November 6, 2017

There are so many topics to address when referring to fashion's embrace of new technologies.  I am fascinated with how the advances coming our way will revolutionize the industry as we have known it.

July 17, 2017

Luxury brands often set the tone for what consumers at all levels may perceive as being as fashionable. Even in the arena of being environmentally responsible, these high-end brands can help set the pace as they do for other trends in the fashion industry by making sus...

July 10, 2017

Innovative developments in the textiles field aim to answer the question: How can technology create fabrics that will perform in ways we have not been able to demand before from traditional fabrics?

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