Category: Vintage/Thrift

Solving Global Climate Change with Al Gore: My Climate Reality Leadership Training Underscores the Need for Hope and Fast Action, Especially in the Snow Industry

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Former Vice President Al Gore trained me to become a certified Climate Reality Leader earlier this month in Denver, CO, and it was one of those life-changing experiences that spawned new energy, ideas, and set the course of my future actions. For the sake of this story, which will be one in a series, and […]

NJAL Launches Fashion Educational Series Called Authentic Radicalism in London, Featuring Best Designers, Sustainability Leaders, and Fashion Game-Changers

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On May 31, 2016, NJAL will be launching one of the more remarkable fashion education series we’ve heard of in a long time called Authentic Radicalism. The concept from NJAL is to unite its global network of online fashion talent with industry impresarios in a unique, offline symposium. The good thing about this event, is […]

Fast-Fashion Giant H&M Releases Latest Sustainability Report

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While it may seem like an oxymoron to think a fast-fashion retailer can be sustainable, H&M still comes through with one of the most robust sustainability strategies in fashion. One the greatest changes in the past few years has been their recycling program whereby consumers can bring in old items which then get re-used elsewhere […]

Earth Day Round-Up: Fashion Revolution Week, Third Anniversary of Rana Plaza, Fashion Transparency Index—Levi’s On Top

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Happy Earth Day from Label Networks! To celebrate, we’ve put together a quick fashion round-up of changes in the industry via increased efforts of sustainability. We are also pleased to announce our 5th Annual Sustainability and the State of Youth Culture Study will be released next week! First, this week marked the 3rd anniversary of […]

Fashion Sustainability Round-up: Denim Brand Girbaud Gets Sustainable with Collab Naveena; Bionic Yarn (Pharrell Williams) with Fashion Positive Gets Cradle to Cradle Certification

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Why should we care about denim going green? Because this is the foundation of streetwear and youth culture fashion. First, during Texworld in Paris from February 15-19, 2016, according to Sportswear International, François Girbaud and Pakistani denim mill Naveena Denim Ltd (NDL) announced their new collaboration. Girbaud was once the brand of the 80’s and […]

Bread and Butter Returns Under Direction of Zalando and New Consumer-Based Concepts

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Bread and Butter Berlin, which was bought by Zalando, the ecommerce company in June 2015, is coming back in a different incarnation and location. It will no longer be at the Airport Tempelhof, but rather, in the same location during Berlin fashion week as Seek and Bright trade shows in Arena Berlin from September 2-4, […]

Agenda Trade Show Continues Trend as the Premiere Destination for Lifestyle Brands in Action Sports, Streetwear Fashion, and Urban Cultures with New Themes and Networking Opportunities

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It can be said that the flagship Agenda fashion trade show in Long Beach January 7-8, 2016, showcased one of the most truly authentic and creative environments in fashion that we’ll see throughout this fashion trade show season. In part, it’s because this show, created by Aaron Levant, stemmed from a history of offering an […]

Patagonia CEO On Panel at 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Launches “Repair is a Radical Act” Campaign

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Nothing could be more important than the global climate talks taking place in Paris this week. We have to act fast if we want to save this planet, and young people clearly know that they are the ones that are the most effected. In our upcoming 4th Annual Sustainability and the State of Youth Culture […]

Trade Show Round-up: Capsule Move’s Men’s Show; MAGIC Gets New Boss; Denim Premiere Sports Coachella Trends and Sustainability

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There’s been a lot of movement in the world of fashion trade shows as the industry gears-up for another round. First, Magic Marketplace, run by Advanstar Communications, which is owned by UBM PLC, has made another big change in the year that it’s owned it. First, Chris DeMoulin, who was the president of Magic, will […]

Sneaker Artist Wang Zhijun Takes Pollution in Beijing Into His Own Hands By Creating Face Masks from High-end Sneaks

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The latest artist featured on NeoCha, Wang Zhijun, is doing something about his environment by taking high-end sneakers and re-purposing them into face masks in order to make a statement and deal with the serious problem of pollution in his home city of Beijing. Zhijun, according the story, always dreamed of creating his own custom […]