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May, 2008

1. Waste
Written by: Aaron Handford
... Any material - gas, liquid or solid - resulting from the processes of production, extraction of natural resources, implementation and use of products and services. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:38:12 +0200
Word count: 27
Written by: Aaron Handford
...A generic term for new or second hand garments created in the period from the 1920’s to 1975. Most vintage clothing has been previously worn, but a small percentage of pieces have never been wor...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:37:20 +0200
Word count: 93
Written by: Aaron Handford
... Referring to products that have been produced without the use of leather or animal tissue products. Examples are shoes or bags made from “vegetal leather” using Amazonian rubber instead ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:36:39 +0200
Word count: 36
4. Vegan
Written by: Aaron Handford
... In relation to fashion, we use the word ‘vegan’ for all fashion products that have been produced without the use of any material that comes from animals. This also includes, for example,...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:35:49 +0200
Word count: 46
Written by: Aaron Handford
... ‘Transparency’ on this website mostly refers to the fashion supply or production chain. Four words connected to the aspect of transparency are certification, communication, connecting an...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:35:10 +0200
Word count: 58
Written by: Aaron Handford
... A factory where workers make products in very poor working conditions. This can include exposure to harmful materials, dangerous situations, extreme temperatures, abuse from employers, extended over...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:34:28 +0200
Word count: 127
Written by: Aaron Handford
... Chemical and synthetic dyes in their origin and properties are dense in toxic substances. They have been obtained from derivatives of petroleum and coal through a highly polluting process. These typ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:33:45 +0200
Word count: 70
Written by: Aaron Handford
... The use of natural renewable sources (such as the sun, wind or sugar cane) for the generation of energy. It includes systems such as rainwater collection and the re-use of grey waters. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:33:00 +0200
Word count: 34
Written by: Aaron Handford
... This specific type of management ensures the use of resources from forests without the threat of ecological, economical and social loss. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:32:16 +0200
Word count: 23
Written by: Aaron Handford
... A general strategy that integrates economic, political, environmental and cultural sustainability. Sustainability embraces the collective and the individual in order to reach and maintain the qualit...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:31:25 +0200
Word count: 54
Written by: Aaron Handford
... The system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chains within the fashion industry ar...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:30:13 +0200
Word count: 84
Written by: Aaron Handford
... A recently re-discovered old fabric. Nettles were used to make textile until somewhere in the 19th century and it was mainly due to cotton that nettle cloth was forgotten. Nettle plants are resistan...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:28:57 +0200
Word count: 76
Written by: Aaron Handford
...An eco-friendly fabric made from a by-product of soybean oil production. It’s a sustainable textile fiber made from renewable and biodegradable resources. It’s part of an effort to move co...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:27:52 +0200
Word count: 45
Written by: Aaron Handford
...Referring to fair trade, which means paying all actors in the supply chain a fair price for their work. It also points to preserving traditional handicraft techniques that have been used to create fas...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:27:04 +0200
Word count: 42
Written by: Aaron Handford
...The creation of opportunities for access to fundamental human rights (work, education, culture, recreation, health) for a marginalized population. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:26:19 +0200
Word count: 19
16. Rio 92
Written by: Aaron Handford
... United Nations Conference on Environment and Development organized in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. The conference became known as Rio 92; it’s the conference where Agenda 21 was created. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:25:29 +0200
Word count: 31
Written by: Aaron Handford
... Clothing manufactured from 1975 until the end of the 1980s. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:24:48 +0200
Word count: 22
Written by: Aaron Handford
... The act of consuming products and services while taking into account the impact and consequences for the environment and the society at large. ...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:23:59 +0200
Word count: 25
Written by: Aaron Handford
...A process whereby products that are considered junk or waste material are transformed into new products. Amongst others, it’s possible to recycle glass, plastics, paper, organic waste and old me...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:22:59 +0200
Word count: 38
Written by: Aaron Handford
... We use this word as an alternative to the word recycled. Often used in relation to fabrics, as new garments can be constructed from the cloth of old garments without going through an industrial tran...
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:22:19 +0200
Word count: 38
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