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Top Designers Stella McCartney, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donna Karan Are Getting More Involved in Sustainable Fashion! 

Top Designers Stella McCartney, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donna Karan are learning more about sustainable fashion!

At Paris Fashion Week, celebrities, fashionistas and designers learned what the future of fashion might hold in regards to new, innovative textiles that are sustainable!

That’s right! Fashion Tech Labs (FTL) educated leaders in the fashion world to textiles that will not add to the pollution or destruction of the planet.  These include stem-cell leather, recycled fabrics and spider silk based fibers!

This event took place at Google’s Paris Arts & Culture Center and was hosted by none other than top designer Stella McCartney. McCartney said that in regards to the impact the fashion industry has on the environment, “You have to understand the impact the fashion industry has on our environment. It’s the second-most-harmful industry on the planet. We need to take responsibility.”

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Fashion Tech Lab’s, Miroslava Duma, organized this event with Google’s Arts & Culture Lab and Stella McCartney.  Who else was there to learn about sustainable textiles? Actress Salma Hayek and her husband, Kering CEO Henri-Francois Pinault and designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Donna Karan!

They learned about VitroLabs ability to engineer man made tissue that can create ethical leather. They use cells from cows, ostriches and crocodiles without harming the animals. VitroLabs co-founder, Ingvar Helgason said, “We use advanced stem-cell technology and tissue engineering to create full-thickness skin that we then tan and turn into leather. This completely removes the need for animals; it reduces the environmental impact and allows us to enjoy the beautiful materials that we’ve become accustomed to, but without the environmental or ethical implications.”

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Another company, Worn Again, recycles textiles that are thrown away thereby saving on water, oil and other resources that are used in creating textiles from scratch. And Bolt Threads uses spider silk to create strong material!

Congratulations to Fashion Tech Labs and Paris Fashion Week for introducing the public to the future of fashion!

 

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