, Sustainability

  • Jan
    09
    2017

    Toms Teams with & Other Stories

    TOMS is teaming with H&M owned & Other Stories on a line of shoes and ready-to-wear with a California vibe for spring 2017. The shoe company's first line of apparel will feature pieces "with a quirky and Bohemian bent specific to Venice Beach." Model, jewelry designer, and genuine Venice resident Erin Wasson will promo the co-lab in a campaign, according to Women's Wear Daily.

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  • Dec
    14
    2016

    Industrywatch: Shiseido Sees Growth in Wellness

    Luxury cosmetics brand Shiseido is investing big in future growth in products that promote wellness as well as beauty. They recently funded an R & D offshoot to develop "an appliance that provides consumers with the needed nutrients on an individual basis, det … Read More

  • Nov
    14
    2016

    Six Fashion Careers of the Future

    Industry website Business of Fashion reports on six careers in fashion that expect to see major growth. FIDM's Career Network is the online portal for students and alumni to access thousands of potential employers. A 3D Print Engineer bridges the technologica … Read More

  • Sep
    14
    2016

    Circular zero-waste economy: Is this a way forward for the textiles and apparel industry?

    By Gayatri Keskar, Ph.D., Materials Manager, Material ConneXion Whether it is out of a real desire to make the world a better place or an understanding of the enhanced brand value of a clear commitment to sustainable design, we are seeing an increasing dema … Read More

  • Sep
    13
    2016

    Save the Date: 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016

    Please save the date for the upcoming 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, which will be held October 31, 2016 to November 4 2016, at the Los Angeles campus, at the Annex, Room A 332. The exhibition will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. … Read More

  • Aug
    10
    2016

    From the FIDM Libary: Spring 2016 Style Report

    The drive toward sustainability, accountability in design, and ‘interchangeable’ unisex fashion embraces a global change in attitudes. This change is inspiring not only new models in design and lifestyle, but a new blueprint for the future. Overview For t … Read More

  • Aug
    01
    2016

    Material Connexion Links Innovative Materials to FIDM Students

    The Material Connexion, a consulting service headquartered in New York, is at the epicenter of all that is sustainable and innovative in textiles. When FIDM Textile & Materials Manager Kristine Upesleja visited the cutting edge collection in 2012, she … Read More

  • Jul
    20
    2016

    Trendwatch: Designs for the Disabled

    Magnets instead of buttons for people with Parkinson's, puffy jackets that convert to sleeping bags for refugees, polo shirts with velcroed flaps for easy access to chemo ports—these designs and more are explored in a New York Times story about the growing i … Read More

  • Dec
    30
    2015

    Industrywatch: West Coast Entrepreneurs Blend Eco with Luxury

    Women's Wear Daily sees a trend in West Coast fashion startups aiming to move luxury consumers away from brand names to sustainable practices and giving back. Companies like Outerknown, Bureo, Faircloth & Supply, and Reformation are mentioned as the eco-consci … Read More

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