Fashion Positive Director Annie Gullingsrud defines circular materials for fashion and how healthy ingredients will help make fashion a positive force in the world.
In order to create positive fashion, a variety of safe options are needed for all product categories. Fashion Positive together with the design and manufacturing community can use this analysis to identify areas in which to prioritize selection of healthy materials and create demand for safe alternatives.
Product manufacturers, particularly within these priority product and material categories, can view this as a call to action and an invitation to get on the path to material health.
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.
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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In episode 19, Kestrel speaks with Annie Gullingsrud, the Director of the Textiles and Apparel Sector at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. They discuss circular economies, Cradle to Cradle's Fashion Positive initiative, and what's realistic for the future of fashion when it comes to the roles of designers, manufacturers and everyday people.
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.
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.