As more fashion brands and consumers become aware of their environmental impact, the entire industry is being turned on its head. This week, our denim reads cover some of the ways it’s evolving—from a fashion icon who’s beginning to adopt more responsible practices, to a cheat sheet that defines some of the most common phrases used in the sustainability conversation.
Hey, Quick Question: Is Kanye West Turning Yeezy into a Sustainable Fashion Brand?
Kanye West is the latest designer to make a big push toward sustainability. Fashionista reported on the artist’s interview with Apple Music, in which West discussed plans to invest in fiber farming on his property in Wyoming. Read more here.
Do You Have to Have It All?
Retailers are updating their business offerings to accommodate the new age of consumerism. American Eagle, Levi’s, Urban Outfitters and others are offering everything from rentals, to clothing repair and subscription services. But one critic examines whether or not it’s crucial for them to adopt everything, or if less is more. Read the full article here.
A Cheat Sheet to Understanding the Most-Used Terms in Sustainable Fashion
The word “sustainability,” and all of its associated terminology, are popping up everywhere. As the fashion industry moves toward more responsible production, it’s important for everyone—including consumers—to familiarize themselves with these words. High Snobiety broke down some of the most common terms in its sustainable fashion glossary. Read more here.
Denim Art & Design: Check Out Ronen Azulay’s Work
New York-based fine artist Ronen Azulay sees denim as his canvas. In a gallery presented by Sportswear International, Azulay’s work ranges from wall hangings to pillows and totes that are created using reclaimed and recycled denim. View the gallery here.