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Finding innovations in sustainable fabrics is not something that happens every six months (that only happens with fabrics for fast fashion). There is only one place where you can find out what's new, what's innovative, what's sustainable. That's Premiere Vision's eco-sustainability forum.
As every edition, we visit it to learn about the latest innovations in sustainable fabrics, technologies for sustainability and new platforms and companies that are born with the intention of ensuring a more sustainable future for fashion. This year, Première Vision has created "A Better Way" programme to ensure more transparent sourcing. Promising commitments on production site impact, traceability, product composition, social initiatives, end-of-life, and sustainability; the verified devotion classified honesty in the market. Regarding the undeniable shift in consumers and the industry in terms of fashion, "A Better Way" presented simplified guidance to buyers during their path to sustainability.
To understand the sustainability of a garment we need to understand the life cycle it undergoes. Première Vision staged the product life cycle to help visitors understand all the areas of the fashion industry that need to be assessed and analysed in order to create a more environmentally responsible industry, seeking a balance between fragility and strength. From the way the fields are irrigated to the end of a garment's life, at every stage of this life cycle there is an opportunity for improvement.
For instance, Autumn-Winter 24-25 urges us to consider our natural resources more responsibly. How? By demanding product traceability and buying only products with durability, repairability and recyclability at the forefront. The composition of materials is also very important: ecological, responsible, certified, recycled or with processes that have a lower environmental impact are mandatory.
At a time of such complicated change as the fashion industry is going through today, finding more sustainable textile materials is mandatory. At Première Vision we found new technologies and other not so new ones (we met them during Première Vision January Edition) that are advancing in their development.
Far away from Evo, OcenanSafe, we met other new names:
We get the feeling that a lot is changing.
These are some of the conclusions we had during our private eco-tour with Ariane Bigot, Associate Fashion Director of Première Vision, always teaching us so much about what is really sustainable fashion today.
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