Sustainable Fashion


The Symposium Terra Matter organized by Material Connexion on occasion of design week had a surprisingly large number of people discussing fashion design. Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge, was among the most interesting speakers, as she underlined how fashion (from textile production to clothing care) is the new and (alas, as yet unexplored) frontier in sustainable design. She announced that Earth Pledge will follow their very successful fashion show organized around the Fall/Winter 2005 New York Fashion Week (which featured an array of designers—Tess Giberson Maria Cornejo, Norma Kamali, Mary Ping) with a number of new fashion initiatives and shows offering an ever-increasing number of sustainable materials for designers’ use.