Voices around the world are demanding leadership on Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change. To turn these demands into actions, the leaders of the world on 25 September 2015 at the United Nations in New York adopted the 2030 Agenda.
“The Agenda comprises 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.”UN
The #12 Global Goal is “Responsible Production and Consumption.”
Part of the reason why it’s so hard to put your finger on what a brand is actually doing to help the planet is because for many of the “eco” terms, there’s no one definition, for Rachel Miller who teaches sustainable design in the Department of Fashion Design at Pratt Institute “Sustainable design” could mean any number of things, she said. “It could be about preserving the environment, it could be about ethics and fair wages, it could be a designer that has an interest in designing with organic materials, or it may be recycling what’s already there, using recycled materials to create something new.” Not buying [clothing] is best [for the environment], Buying second-hand is second best. But buying sustainably-designed clothes is certainly third best. The earth needs all the help it can get.
Today we start to present in our WINML blog some eco- fashion designer and what they are doing.
Study-NY http://www.study-ny.com/ Tara St.James, born in Canada, Brooklyn NY, based designer, previously of mainstream eco-friendly sportswear label Covet, creates city-friendly pieces often with trompe l’oeil details and quirky-cool prints.
What they’re doing to be eco: Uses organic cotton, linen, hand-dyed fabrics and recycled materials. Strives for no-waste pattern-making and production, and makes everything locally in New York. St James is also involved in several mentorship programs for eco-minded.