LEARNING LINKS

Curious to learn more?

“To improve your judgment, learn how to feel intrigued instead of defensive when we encounter new information that contradicts your beliefs.” Thibaut

Working in circular materials systems, designing for life is a journey of lifelong learning where more often than not the answer to “what’s the most sustainable …….?’ is “it depends”! Here is a list of places I refer to and recommend to help anyone on this pathway of working in textiles and apparel with a view to participating in a system in balance.

Mistra Fibre Bibles

A fantastic place to understand more about ‘which fibre’ to choose. “Mistra Future Fashion is trying to put the record straight in two reports titled Possible sustainable fibres on the market and their technical properties (‘Fibre Bible, Part 1’ and Environmental impact of textile fibres — what we know and what we don’t know (‘Fibre Bible, Part 2’).”

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Transformers Foundation Cotton Mythbusting 2021

This extensive report by Transformers Foundation covers a broad range of global informaton about cotton, and its impact, and the common data myths so regularly repeated, yet unfounded.

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Raw AssemblY

Responsible. Regenerative. Circular. Textile & Fashion Sourcing. Full Circle Fibres is a proud to collaborate with Raw Assembly, exhibiting, presenting and contributing to both publications and trade events, both virtual and real. Raw Assembly publishes an in depth e-magazine exploring the truly sustainable solutions for many of our apparel and homeware sectors from an entirely cradle to cradle perspective. Click here to visit Raw Assembly

Verinika Bates Kassatly

When a World Bank Economist & Financial Analyst developed a range of cotton shirts she interrogated the world of claims and ‘data’ about various cotton farming systems. This began her ongoing journey and campaign to blow open the vested interests behind the ‘research’ and privately held data and patchy unscientific use of Life Cycle Analysis studies that have informed the use and mis-use of data regarding fashion and clothing sustainable sourcing priorities. Her work is ongoing, throughly researched and argued, in Verinika we’ve found a champion of natural fibres, traditional cultures and a scinece and evidence based approach to truly working towards circularity and sustainability for our planet.

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Textile Exchange Preferred Fibres Reports

This document, prodcued annually has excellent data in it’s executive summary regarding global total fibre consumption, and the proportions procured through ‘better’ or certified channels. The reasoning behind some ‘sustainability’ claims warrant much more in depth analysis and nuance than TE publish, it is indeed a place where many of the major players in our indsutry both contribute and use the data collected and presented. Some of the case studies of new and novel solutions are interesting.

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Fashion Revolution

Started in the wake of the devasting Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 they have become the largest movement and campaign for fairness and justice throughout our global industry. Giving rise to Fashion Revolution Week in late April every year, where so many globally ask and declare #whomadeyourclothes. We are happy to be able to answer this and indeed all the questions back to #whogrewyourclothes.

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Further reading on COP26 Fashion – Climate Crisis

Global Fashion Agenda: CEO Agenda Reports

This year’s Fashion CEO Agenda shines light on social and environmental implications and intersections. It puts forward a vision statement for the fashion industry, striving for, ‘a thriving industry that creates prosperity for people and communities by working within planetary boundaries, reversing its impact on climate change and protecting biodiversity.’

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