Image: Global Change Award.
Here’s your chance to vote and help reinvent fashion!
The non-profit H&M Foundation awards new technology ideas that help make fashion more sustainable. (The H&M Foundation was founded by the family behind the fast-fashion chain H&M.)
The Global Change Award is in its second year. Sorting through nearly 3000 submissions from 130 countries, a panel of judges chooses five winners. Then the public (YOU) is invited to vote. Each of the five is a winner but there’s a first place, second place and so on based on the number of votes. First place gets the biggest pot of money – $326,000.
All of the ideas are impressive: Manure couture, Solar textiles, Content thread, Grape leather, Denim-dyed denim.
For example: Solar textiles makes fashion fabric with water, plant waste, and sun. This fabric can replace oil-based nylon and other man-made fabrics, which create green houses gases.
You can read about each one, watch a short video, and vote your choice. It’s informative. It’s empowering. It’s fun! Tell your friends.
Voting is open now through April 2nd.
Click here and help reinvent fashion: https://globalchangeaward.com/
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Posted in Arts, Events, Fashion, Uncategorized, tagged bespoke clothing, Fashion Experiece, Paris fashion, Parisian designers, sustainable fashions, travel, Tyese Cooper on February 1, 2017|
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Stylist Tyese Cooper from Project Intermission.
When my fashion friend Tyese Cooper announced last summer that she was moving to Paris I was super excited for her. Then I found out what she was going to do and I was super impressed.
In December 2016 Tyese launched Project Intermission. Hey, what’s that?
Project Intermission is a Fashion Experience.
Using her skills and talent as a stylist, Tyese consults with visitors to Paris who want to step-up their look or want to incorporate something different to their current style. It starts with a coaching session at a neighborhood cafe where discussions are about clothing and style, art, and the influence of French culture. Then it’s off to a gallery or a long walk – some space and a little time to open the mind and get inspired by the art, architecture, streets, and people of Paris.
Next, Tyese introduces her client to exclusive independent Parisian designers. In these ateliers (not boutiques but working studios) you get to meet the designers, see first hand how fashions are put together, and order a bespoke piece of clothing. Tyese says, “It’s special because once you have an insiders view of the ‘how’ of fashion, feel natural textiles, and customize what you want from each designer, you wont ever want to let it go to the landfill.”
(A key aspect to these designers handpicked by Tyese is that each one is committed to ethical and sustainable fashion, something that is important to her and a current movement in France.)
I think this is such a unique idea. Anyone can pick up a whatever from a corporate- branded boutique but Project Intermission offers a deeper fashion experience. It’s a chance to make a connection with French designers and French culture. In the end you have a story to tell and something special to add to your wardrobe.
Click here to find out more about Tyese and Project Intermission.
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I write about design as important as ecology because I don’t believe producing more ugly, boring clothing is a sustainable goal.
– Sass Brown, author and acting assistant dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Ms. Brown has just published another book on sustainable fashion, Refashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials (Laurence Ling Publisher, 2013).
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