Monday, July 30, 2018

Sustainability | How A Plastic Bottle Becomes a Shirt

I spent 2 days last week attending fabric shows at the Javits Center - Texworld USA and the Functional Fabric Fair to be precise - reporting on them for

It was amazing to me how almost every mill seemed to be promoting some kind of eco-friendly material; a claim I find dubious at best.  Sustainability is a buzzword in fashion right now but in truth, few people are actually practicing what they preach.

We need to start educating people from the beginning so they can vet the assertions made by their favorite brands.

I found this awesome video on how plastic bottles become a piece of clothing.  Enjoy learning!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Zara Spring/Summer 2018 Knitwear

Knitwear designers are always marginalized in Spring/Summer collections because salespeople and merchandisers historically proclaim, "Knits don't sell in the summer." I think all of us knitwear people think otherwise and clearly, if Zara thinks they can make big bucks on it, perhaps we're right.