The First Female Doctor Who’s Outfit, in All Its Quirky Glory

The new Doctor Who has a new look. As portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take on the vaunted role, the 13th incarnation of the time-and-space-tripping Gallifreyan is all dressed up with everywhere to go. In a new photo from the BBC, the Broadchurch star flaunts shin-skimming, high-waisted teal culottes, mustard suspenders à…

‘Octlantis’: Bustling Octopus Community Discovered Off Australia

In the briny waters of Jervis Bay on Australia’s east coast, where three rocky outcrops jut out from piles of broken scallop shells, beer bottles, and lead fishing lures, a clutch of octopuses gambol among a warren of nearly two dozen dens. Welcome to Octlantis. The bustling community belies conventionally held notions of the cephalopods,…

No Excuses for Coasting on Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

Big household fashion names are “coasting and doing nothing” when it comes to sourcing sustainable cotton, one international coalition has said, with the industry unlikely to make progress in this area if more brands don’t get on board. Despite the signatures of industry power players like Adidas, Burberry, H&M, Kering, IKEA, Levi Strauss, and Nike…

Brands Unite Around Sustainable Development Goals

All the best parties have a theme, and Textile Exchange’s annual industry event, which doubled as a celebration of the global fiber-sustainability coalition’s 15th anniversary, was no different. Held in Washington D.C., this past week, the five-day Textile Sustainability Conference wielded its focus, “United by Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles,” as both…

How Companies ‘Seeing Goldmines in Landfills’ Are Refashioning Textiles

Want to subvert the traditional apparel supply chain? You must possess a “little bit of craziness,” according to Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and president of Aquafil, an Italian company that transforms abandoned fishing nets and castoff bits of carpet into good-as-new nylon fibers. Speaking at a panel at the Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C., last…

Agility, Innovation Key to Making Multichannel Work

The borders of the retail landscape are blurring more than ever. Moving from a company’s brick-and-mortar store to its online marketplace to its Instagram page, today’s consumers expect a seamless, unshackled experience that allows them to browse, buy, and receive their goods not just whenever but wherever, as well. Slowly but surely, the world of…

Nike Calls Flyleather its ‘Most Sustainable Leather Material’ Yet

When Nike introduced its Flyknit technology in 2012, the sportswear giant literally broke the mold of sneaker construction. By using a weaving technique that results in a virtually seamless one-piece upper, Nike is able to create a shoe that has the featherweight pliability of a sock yet the support and durability of a trainer. Flyknit…

No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric “runner’s high” that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and…

NRF: E-commerce and Stores Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Don’t sound the death knell for brick and mortar just yet; only a fifth of U.S. consumers are primarily online shoppers, according to the inaugural issue of Consumer View, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) new quarterly report designed to measure consumer behavior and shopping trends in a shifting retail landscape. Further, if malls and shopping…

Meet the Time Lords: The Many Faces of Doctor Who

When the BBC announced that Jodie Whittaker would be the first female Doctor Who, fans of the long-running science-fiction series were quick to query: “What will she wear?” It wasn’t a jab at her sex; far from it. Clothes have always maketh the man, especially when that “man” is an enigmatic Time Lord with the…

Hugo Boss, Adidas, Gildan Top the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

When it comes to sustainability in fashion, Adidas, Burberry, Gildan Activewear, Hugo Boss, and Kering come out tops, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), an annual review that ranks the 2,500 largest companies in Standard & Poor’s Global Broad Market Index based on their economic, environmental, and social practices. As the…