By Jennifer Dobrowolski
From Sustainable Streetwear To Stylish Coronavirus Masks
By pivoting to make face masks instead, many brands finding a way to keep their businesses going while also serving a great need. From patchwork tracksuits to multinational football jerseys, designer Priya Ahluwalia centers notions of memory and heritage using repurposed fabrics.
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Ahluwalia’s Sustainable Streetwear for the 21st Century
From patchwork tracksuits to multinational football jerseys, designer Priya Ahluwalia centers notions of memory and heritage using repurposed fabrics.
When considering “What is a truly global fashion garment?,” look no further than the track pant. As Ayesha A. Siddiqi wrote last year, “A track pant is the single article of clothing as likely to be worn in a refugee camp in Calais, or by a south London DJ, an Asian grandfather on a walk, or a supermodel. Today’s track pants are not a ‘new trend,’ they’re a culture shift.”
Read more on vice.com
Pandemic, Plastics And The Continuing Quest For Sustainability
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the global economy and disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries.
While waste management, plastics production, and recycling sectors at first glance appear only tangentially linked to essential services, they are intimately connected to a thriving economy and critical public health roles. The uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused significant limitations on recycling and municipal waste services in the U.S. and beyond. Meanwhile, the likely decrease in plastic waste generation—due to the global decline in economic activity, reduced collection rates and halt in container redemption programs where inventory may not make it into the waste and recycling system until post-pandemic—has been significantly muted by the needs associated with the pandemic. As a result, more recyclables are being disposed of in the traditional waste processes- landfill and incineration.
Read more on Forbes.com
30+ Fashion Brands Pivoting To Make Stylish Coronavirus Masks
By pivoting to make face masks instead, many brands finding a way to keep their businesses going while also serving a great need.
With healthcare workers facing critical shortages of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic, people like fashion designer Dexter Flawk are dealing with their own anxiety by directing their energy towards making as many masks as their two hands can handle. Others are organizing networks to sew and distribute masks. For example, Irene Lee, founder of kids’ clothing brand Bash + Sass, and her friend and chef Michael Hung launched SewMuchLove to spread awareness to individuals, brands and companies that can sew, then support and connect them to distribution channels.
Read more on Forbes.com
Cover image: AHLUWALIA