6 TED TALKS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND FASHON THAT ROCK
FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY: FROM FRIVOLITY TO SUSTAINABILITY
December 2016 | TEDxCoventGardenWomen
Rachel Arthur challenges our perception of the fashion industry as being superficial and frivolous. Instead, she proves how much impact the industry has in shaping the world and calls for continued innovation for the future sustainability of our planet.
FASHION HAS A POLLUTION PROBLEM, CAN BIOLOGY FIX IT?
October 2017 | TED@BCG Milan
Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission -- to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor makes a striking red-purple pigment, and now she's using it to develop bold, color-fast fabric dye that cuts down on water waste and chemical runoff, compared with traditional dyes.
CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH FASHION
October 2013 | TEDxCopenhagen
On the brink of potentially dangerous climate change and with attention on corporate social responsibility soaring to new heights, the world needs innovators - both people and businesses - who can lead the push toward more sustainable solutions. The fashion industry has the potential to be one such innovator, working proactively to address critical environmental, social, and ethical challenges on a global scale. Eva Kruse on Changing the World through fashion.
HOW TO ENGAGE WITH ETHICAL FASHION
June 2016 | TEDxSydney
How to engage with ethical fashion: What do you know about the clothes in your wardrobe? About the clothes that you’re wearing right now? Clara Vuletich works with some of the biggest brands in the world to help them ask the right questions about where the clothes that we wear come from.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR
April 2014 | TEDxHKBU
Dr. Christina Dean is the Founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Christina is a regular speaker at seminars and has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being listed by U.S. online magazine Coco Eco as one of '2010's Most Influential Women in Green' and by U.K. Vogue as one of the U.K.'s 'Top 30 Inspirational Women'.
3 CREATIVE WAYS TO FIX FASHIONS WASTE PROBLEM
November 2017 | TED@Tommy
What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. He shares some creative ways the industry can evolve to be more conscientious about the environment -- and gain a competitive advantage at the same time.