Industry

Design guides

Check out our The EcoChic Design Award design guides to learn more about how to source, design and market sustainable fashion.

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FASHION BUSINESS
FASHION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ZERO-WASTE DESIGN TECHNIQUE
A sustainable business works towards achieving a positive triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – so that it generates profit whilst minimising any negative impacts to people and our planet through its products, services and operations. Whilst the fashion industry is loved for its creativity and, in some parts of the world, for its freedom of expression, it causes negative environmental impacts. Zero-waste is a design technique that eliminates textile waste at the design stage. Here are a few tips to get you started from experts including Timo Rissanen, Johanna Ho and Daniel Silverstein.
GUIDE 》  |   VIDEO 》 GUIDE 》 GUIDE 》  |   VIDEO 》



UP-CYCLING DESIGN TECHNIQUE RECONSTRUCTION DESIGN TECHNIQUE SOURCING TEXTILE WASTE
Up-cycling is the recycling of a material into a product of higher quality. Here are a few tips to get you started from experts including Orsola de Castro, TRAID and Mei Hui. Reconstruction is the process of making new clothes from previously worn garments or preformed finished products. Here are a few tips to get you started from experts including Gary Harvey, Milch and Zhang Na. Sourcing textile waste may not be as straight forward as sourcing conventional textiles. It can require a bit more research, but sometimes it may be right under your nose.
GUIDE 》  |   VIDEO 》 GUIDE 》  |   VIDEO 》 GUIDE 》  |   VIDEO 》

Industry Resource List

We’ve listed our top books, videos, websites, reports and organisations so that you can dig deeper into the world of sustainable fashion.

DOWNLOAD 

 

Research

Check out our research reports on trends and interests in sustainable fashion.

PROFITABLE TEXTILE WASTE SOURCING SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES FROM CHINA DESIGNER SURVEY REVEALS EMERGING FASHION DESIGNERS WANT SUSTAINABLE FASHION EDUCATION
DOWNLOAD  DOWNLOAD 》 DOWNLOAD 》