Fashion Positive Interview with Julie Brown of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

A conversation with Maura Dilley, Fashion Positive Community Manager, and Julie Brown, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Product Manager. In the interview, Julie talks about the debut of the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), alignment between the Fashion Positive Materials Collection and the MSI, and her discovery through the MSI that we indeed do share critical material suppliers. 

Fashion Positive Critical Materials List: Call to action for the fashion industry

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The Fashion Positive Critical Materials List represents high-priority, critical materials needed for circular fashion. This is not a preferred materials list, but a list that identifies materials urgently needed by the fashion industry to enable circularity. These critical fashion materials have been identified as having high potential to positively impact human and ecological health and catalyze systemic change for the industry.

 

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#1 CRADLE TO CRADLE AND BLENDED FABRICS

Cradle to Cradle Certified Fashion Positive’s first-ever podcast kicks off with a discussion about blended fabrics. Why blended fabrics? The vision of Cradle to Cradle is safe and healthy products perpetually cycled. It’s the perpetually cycled part that stumps us when it comes to biological/technical fabrics. The reality is that blended fabrics, such as cotton/polyester, are not currently recyclable. That t-shirt you wore and loved that now has a huge hole in it, well, it’s headed for the landfill where it won’t be able to decompose (the polyester prevents this).

The panel, facilitated by Fashion Positive’s Annie Gullingsrud, with Lewis Perkins, Founder of Fashion Positive, Tim Coombs Founder of Bionic Yarn, and Jay Bolus, President of Certification Services at MBDC, discusses the current landscape of blended fibers and recyclability, and how to bring Cradle to Cradle design methodology to facilitate a future of all products, perceptually cycled, included blends. 

#2 JULIE GILHART AND LEWIS PERKINS DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Julie Gilhart, fashion consultant, and Fashion Positive advisor, joins Lewis Perkins, SVP of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Fashion Positive Founder, in an engaging conversation about Fashion Positive and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry, amongst 60 friends of Fashion Positive at Omar’s in New York City on April 29, 2015.