Did you know that, on average, we buy 60% more clothing than we did 15 years ago, and yet we only keep each item half as long? Or that an estimated 60% of all clothing produced ends up being burned or in landfill within just 1 year of being made?
Last week, our Amsterdam Studio hosted Kathleen Rademan – Innovation Platform Manager at Fashion For Good – for our latest ‘At The Bar’, a stylish send-off for this years’ sessions, which have been varied, fascinating and most of all – inspiring.
Fashion for Good works to transform the fashion industry from the linear ‘take-make-waste’ model to a circular ‘Good Fashion’ approach that is restorative and regenerative by design.
They do this by working on the five ways to make the fashion supply chain ‘good': good materials, good economy, good energy, good water and good lives.
As Innovation Platform Manager, Kathleen facilitates collaboration between large multi-segment brands – like Adidas, Stella McCartney, Zalando, PVH Corp and Target – and sustainable start-ups within different parts of the fashion supply chain. And reimagining the way fashion is designed, made, worn and reused.
Kathleen gave our Amsterdam Studio a peak into how Fashion For Good is improving the supply chain of some of our favourite brands, sharing valuable lessons on working collaboratively with clients to achieve more sustainable solutions.
And how can we do more good for fashion? By choosing carefully, wasting less and re-using where we can.
A big thanks to everyone involved in making At The Bar happen this year, we look forward to many more inspiring nights at our bar in 2020.
Portrait of Kathleen by Gali Lucas and Richard Rigby, other images courtesy of Fashion For Good.