What The Fashion Industry Can Teach Us About Sustainable Production

What The Fashion Industry Can Teach Us About Sustainable Production

PSFK’s Fashion Debrief spotlights how key brands, designers and figures in the fashion industry are leading the way towards eco-friendly production

  • 20 september 2017

Fashion designers are constantly disrupting the norm, turning the expected into the unexpected or conceiving the unimaginable. In the process of this constant reinvention, fashion designers often create apparel that is disposable, however consumers are also encouraged to cycle their wardrobes in and out.

“The sea change in the fashion industry is in the technology that allows us to be more responsive and indeed, if we wish, more responsible.”
Simon Collins. Founder, Fashion Culture Design UnConference

Always ahead of the curve, fashion brands are now leading a production revolution— seeking sustainable and ethically made apparel with reduced carbon footprints and asking themselves difficult questions about traditional material sourcing, production processes and shopper culture. While designers are more conscious of their effect on the environment, they’re also inviting their buyers into a more sustainable ownership cycle.

Creators in any consumer-facing industry can look to the fashion world as inspiration and guidance to facilitate their own sustainable production strategies. As consumers become more environmentally-conscious and staple materials become apparently finite, it’s imperative that designers seek strategies to reduce waste output and product cycling—without decreasing overall quality.

PSFK’s Fashion Debrief spotlights how key brands, designers and figures in the fashion industry leading the way towards eco-friendly production. Download the full report here, or request a meeting for your office. For full access to all of PSFK’s reports, debriefs, articles and archives, become a PSFK Member today.

+carbon footprint
+fashion debrief
+sustainable production

More in Fashion


This Purse Helps People Control Their Spending Habits

The iBag2 is a connected device that vibrates and self-locks to aid shoppers prone to excess in making smarter decisions

21 March 2018

Why Fashion Is Reviving The Launderette

Fashion-focused laundry services are offering an eco-friendly approach to washing clothes

19 March 2018

The Latest


Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth this year, add CXI 2018 conference to your wish list! For its 12th year running, PSFK is hosting an intimate conference where emerging pioneers and established experts will take the stage to discuss all things innovation around the new consumer experience.

May 18, 2018 | New York City

Having joined Salesforce after they acquired gravitytank, Nadeem is not the Director of Innovation and Design at Salesforce Ignite, a customer-activation arm of the top-ranked CRM platform. Using the experience he's garnered while working across technology, healthcare and startups verticals, Nadeem helps to uncover insights for organizations like Salesforce, and Samsung, Google, and Hyatt in the past.


At PSFK 2017, Peloton Co-Founder and COO Tom Cortese discussed how the company aims to utilize the power of Web 2.0 to marry the comfort of home fitness to the high-energy engagement of celebrity-run classes.

September 27, 2017
No search results found.