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“SUMMER PROJECT”         TOPIC-GREEN FASHION                       Submitted by:                         Mohammed Saquib I...
AcknowledgementI have taken efforts in this project. However, it would not have been possible without thekind support and ...
What is Green fashion?Green-fashion” refers to stylized clothing that uses environmentally sensitive fabrics andresponsibl...
Origin of Green Fashion:   1. Earth A‟Wear:     Earth AWear was the first shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, to stock only eco- ...
What, exactly, makes something a piece of „eco-fashion‟?  Eco-fashion is also called as Green fashion that is designed to ...
 Organic Wool fabric: It is extracted from sheep by a process called rooing     without hurting the animal. As an eco fri...
 Hemp- It is the name of the soft, durable fiber that is cultivated from plants of     the Cannabis genus. Hemp plants ar...
Scraping a Pineapple Leaf                            Shirt made from Piña fabric   Nettle – Nettle fabric is developed fr...
2. Man-Made Fabrics:    Tencel- Tencel is a man-made fiber. It is the trade name for the generic fiber     Lyocell. In th...
affect on the environment. Such people are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain theenvironmental stability of the p...
Marion McKee and Tristan Gribbin     Mark Morris and Andrew Sorensen: make the duo Turk and Taylor. The duo      started ...
hand crafted by her through using vegetable tanned leather remnants and she        calls her line MothLove.     Swati Arg...
Celebrities supporting green fashion:         Livia Firth wearing dress made up              Robert Kenner wearing dress m...
Meryl Streep wearing dress made up          Demián Bichir wearing TROFEO 600 fabric               of eco-certified fabric ...
such as Bill Fong of Hong Kong based Fongs Industries, have advocated massivestrides towards greater energy efficiency in ...
BIBLIOGRAPHY:       ECO Fashion – by Sass Brown       http://www.stepin.org/casestudy.php?id=ecofashion&page=3       ht...
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  1. 1. “SUMMER PROJECT” TOPIC-GREEN FASHION Submitted by: Mohammed Saquib Iqbal DFT-3 711706000641|Page
  2. 2. AcknowledgementI have taken efforts in this project. However, it would not have been possible without thekind support and help of many individuals and organizations. I would like to extend mysincere thanks to all of them.I am highly indebted to Ms. Amisha Mehta for her guidance and constant supervision aswell as for providing necessary information regarding the project & also for her support incompleting the project.I would like to express my gratitude towards my parents for their kind co-operation andencouragement which help me in completion of this project.My thanks and appreciations also go to my colleague in developing the project andpeople who have willingly helped me out with their abilities.2|Page
  3. 3. What is Green fashion?Green-fashion” refers to stylized clothing that uses environmentally sensitive fabrics andresponsible production techniques. The nonprofit Sustainable Technology EducationProject (STEP) defines Green-fashions as clothes “that take into account theenvironment, the health of consumers and the working conditions of people in thefashion industry and also reduces the carbon footprint”.Advantages:With the eco-fashion industry still in its infancy, the main responsibility at the moment lieswith clothes manufacturers and fashion designers, who need to start using sustainablematerials and processes.  Green-fashion clothes are made using organic raw materials, such as cotton grown without pesticides and silk made by worms fed on organic tree.  These items dont involve the use of harmful chemicals and bleaches to color fabrics are often made from recycled and reused textiles.  In addition, high-quality garments can be made from second-hand clothes and even recycled plastic bottles.  These are made to last, so that people keep them for longer and the people who make them are paid a fair price and have decent working conditions.  They are completely free of synthetic chemicals and toxic irritants and are totally organic, sustainable and biodegradable.Disadvantages:  They can often be expensive.  Time and money are wasted in recycling products.  Many of the products being in development can have unknown risks and reactions.  Green fashion trend still in early stages.  Liberal shoppers are willing to spend the money if it fits their pocketbook and reflects their style of dress.3|Page
  4. 4. Origin of Green Fashion: 1. Earth A‟Wear: Earth AWear was the first shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, to stock only eco- fashion clothing. Nick Paxevanos, the man behind the company, explains the story behind the store. Earth AWear was inspired by the birth of his son. “I was already environmentally conscious, but his arrival prompted me to become more active. The lack of availability of eco-clothing nudged me in that direction”. His aim was to set up first fashionable organic clothing shop for children and adults. The key objectives were to increase awareness of the environmental hazards of the textile industry, and to provide people with an alternative. T shirts Made by Earth A‟Wear“The Green Movement in the Fashion World” The green movement or the steptowards protecting the nature has turned out to be the most critical movement in thehistory of mankind. We should take measures in every field to contribute towardspushing this movement ahead for a bright green future. And every area of our contacthas been influence by it then why not the fashion world, which has been the dynamicadherent of the nature.Fashion world is showing an enormous growth in the field of eco-friendly clothing andfashion accessories. Many European and Asian companies are showing a due impact byadopting some of the generous ways in this context. Getting the great designers fromaround the world, the fashion industry is targeting on the organic clothing rather thesynthetic or fibre cloths that puts a lot pressure on the nature.4|Page
  5. 5. What, exactly, makes something a piece of „eco-fashion‟? Eco-fashion is also called as Green fashion that is designed to be environment friendly.Green fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is createdand produced with consideration to the environmental and social impact it may havethroughout its total life span, including its "carbon footprint". For this we have to recycle the cloths and make them use in the reversible manner.This will increase the life of the cloths and on the contrary it eliminates the pressure onthe farmlands to grow huge amount of cotton using chemicals. Imagine the amount ofland that we can save through this easy and tolerable step.Fibres used for Green Clothing: 1. Natural Fibres  Organic cotton fabric: It is grown in subtropical countries such as America and India, from non-genetically modified plants that are to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. This soft easy to care fabric is the most used and most popular of all the eco fabrics. There are no limits to its use. It‟s being made into clothing of all kinds from underwear to jeans and is a popular choice for infant wear. Clothes Made from Organic cotton5|Page
  6. 6.  Organic Wool fabric: It is extracted from sheep by a process called rooing without hurting the animal. As an eco friendly clothing fibre, wool has good insulating abilities, and can help to keep the heat in, as well as keep the heat out. Wool fibres are also water absorbent and can absorb water up to a third of its weight. In addition, wool can also absorb sound. Wool has the added benefit of being rather fire-resistant – it requires a much higher temperature than cotton to catch fire, and when burnt, it forms a char that self-insulates and self- extinguishes. As such, wool is often used in uniforms for fireman. Blankets made from organic wool Kids nappy made from organic wool  Soy fabric: Soy is another plant-based fibre that is derived from the hulls of soybeans. These hulls are in turn food-manufacturing by-products – the hulls left over from soybeans food production are actually used in making the soy fibres. It is a renewable resource, which can be grown organically and is naturally biodegradable. Soy is a sustainable crop which not only cuts pesticide use, but is also the leading substitute for cashmere. Soy fabric is known in some countries as “soysilk” for its soft, lustrous feel. Clothes made from Soy Fabric6|Page
  7. 7.  Hemp- It is the name of the soft, durable fiber that is cultivated from plants of the Cannabis genus. Hemp plants are resistant to most pests and diseases, and can grow quickly with little or no use of pesticides and herbicides. Hemp fabric is noted for its warmth and softness with a durability, which is rarely found in other fabrics. Hemp fabric is highly versatile and is used in countless number of products. Hemp Fabric Hemp Shirt  Piña – It is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant. It is sometimes combined with silk or polyester to create a textile fabric. Since piña is from a leaf, the leaf has to be cut first from the plant. Then the fiber is pulled or split away from the leaf. Most leaf fibers are long and somewhat stiff. Each strand of the piña fiber is hand scraped and is knotted one by one to form a continuous filament to be handwoven and then made into a piña cloth.7|Page
  8. 8. Scraping a Pineapple Leaf Shirt made from Piña fabric  Nettle – Nettle fabric is developed from the vermin and parasite resistant Brennessel plant. The fibers of the nettle are hollow which means they can accumulate air inside thus creating a natural insulation. The juice of the stems and leaves can be used to produce a permanent green dye while a yellow dye can be obtained from boiling the roots. Clothes made from nettle fabric8|Page
  9. 9. 2. Man-Made Fabrics:  Tencel- Tencel is a man-made fiber. It is the trade name for the generic fiber Lyocell. In the fabric world, Tencel is known for its "drape". It flatters the human form. The look is luxurious and refined. This new fiber also represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. It is Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable, Shrink-resistant, durable and easy to care for.  Eco Fi- originally called as Eco Spun. This fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles and is being used in clothing from fleece outerwear, sweaters, caps, totes and even T-shirts.Popularity of Green Fashion: Even though finding green apparel in stores is not easy, these garments are steadilyincreasing in popularity despite the state of the economy. This is likely due to the rise innumbers of people who are becoming conscious that what they purchase has a direct9|Page
  10. 10. affect on the environment. Such people are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain theenvironmental stability of the planet. The clothing industry impacts the environment in several key ways. How clothes aremade and transported, as well as how they are discarded is a cost to India of $180 billiondollars annually. Consumers are taking a closer look at how their consumption affectsthe planet. This forces designers to embrace incorporating organic cotton and naturalfiber into their designs as more people follow this trend.Designers supporting green fashion:  Elena Garcia: is a London based designer who constructs her pieces by hand and with the finest in organic wool, linen and silk fabrics. Ms. Garcia designs multifunctional pieces and uses low-impact dyes. It has been said that Ms. Garcia is inspired by the elite and socialite crowds as well as Queen Victoria. She designs mainly silk gowns, tunics made of chiffon, knit jackets and asymmetric vests. Elena Garcia Her Dress  Marion McKee and Tristan Gribbin: together design the label SUST which essentially stands for „cool‟ in British colloquialism. The duo uses rich colors and clean silhouettes and makes their pieces from organics. They primarily make organic cotton tanks, scarves and pants as well as dresses and tunics.10 | P a g e
  11. 11. Marion McKee and Tristan Gribbin  Mark Morris and Andrew Sorensen: make the duo Turk and Taylor. The duo started out designing organic cotton graphic t-shirts then moved into designing sharp and tailored pieces for both men and women. The duo‟s designs exude a mid-century modern feel and utilize chic silk lined pieces. They are known for their blazers and pleated skirts made of hemp and organic cotton.  Portlander Gretchen Jones: is an up-and-coming green fashion designer that exudes silent movie glamour through her lines of bamboo dresses, garnished and embellished headbands and cropped riding jackets. Ms. Jones accessories are11 | P a g e
  12. 12. hand crafted by her through using vegetable tanned leather remnants and she calls her line MothLove.  Swati Argade: This Indian designer uses hand woven fabrics and has a signature style of mixing ethnic and bohemian aesthetics that is transformed into an urbane looking collection. She chooses fabrics and dyes consciously keeping sustainability as a priority. Swati also goes for recycling, re purposing and up cycling. Last year, she launched a collection of coats made from recycled bottles and organic cotton under her „Bhoomki‟ collection. Coats made by swati argade12 | P a g e
  13. 13. Celebrities supporting green fashion: Livia Firth wearing dress made up Robert Kenner wearing dress made up of recycled plastics of organic fabricSuzy Amis Cameron wearing dress made up of hemp Julia Roberts wears a blend of peace silk and hemp silk13 | P a g e
  14. 14. Meryl Streep wearing dress made up Demián Bichir wearing TROFEO 600 fabric of eco-certified fabric which is blend of organic wool and silkGreen Fashion and Carbon Footprints: Fabrics, believe it or not, have a large carbon footprint. In other words, it takes a lot ofenergy to produce fabrics. In the developing world, where the textile industry representsa larger percentage of GDP and mills are often antiquated, the CO2 emissions aregreater. In fact, today‟s textile industry is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses onEarth, due to the huge size and scope of the industry as well as the many processes andproducts that go into the making of textiles and finished textile products. Based onestimated annual global textile production of 60 billion kilograms (KG) of fabric, theestimated energy and water needed to produce is 1,074 billion KWh of electricity (or 132million metric tons of coal) and between 6 – 9 trillion liters of water. There is no question that the current state of the worldwide textile industry isunsustainable. Accounting for almost one-third of water usage and 4.3 percent of energyconsumption, the present global production of fabrics needs to evolve. No one is moreaware of this than the industry itself. Companies such as Indigreen have beendeveloping economically and environmentally-efficient technologies. Industry leaders,14 | P a g e
  15. 15. such as Bill Fong of Hong Kong based Fongs Industries, have advocated massivestrides towards greater energy efficiency in textile production, pointing out that makingsmall changes will save money, resources, and the environment. Environmental groups such as Ecotextile and Carbon Neutral Clothing are trying toraise awareness about the eco-effects of this industry. As a consumer, we can make adifference by choosing eco-friendly textiles. Buy hemp, bamboo, and flax-based clothingand linens. Choose organic cotton over conventional cotton. Dont buy products madefrom synthetic fibers. As the demand for sustainable, environmentally-sound textilesgrows, the organic textile farmers, eco-friendly dye companies, and responsibleproducers will be able to thrive. The carbon footprint of the textile industry is just as suffocating as the elephant in theroom. This is a worldwide problem that only a worldwide effort can solve.15 | P a g e
  16. 16. BIBLIOGRAPHY:  ECO Fashion – by Sass Brown  http://www.stepin.org/casestudy.php?id=ecofashion&page=3  http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/73624.aspx  http://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/carbon-footprint-of-the-textile- industry/  http://www.peachygreen.com/going-green/sustainable-fabrics-how-green-are- your-clothes  http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/73624.aspx  http://www.domain-b.com/environment/20090403_carbon_footprint.html  http://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/estimating-the-carbon-footprint-of- a-fabric/  http://m.vogue.com/voguepedia/green-fashion  http://www.ecofashionworld.com/EcoFashion-Pulse/FLOURISHING-FIBERS.html  http://www.swicofil.com/products/016nettle.html  http://www.all-recycling-facts.com/eco-friendly-clothing.html  http://www.livbit.com/article/2010/08/03/dpol-the-eco-friendly-and-smarter-way-of- garment-manufacturing/16 | P a g e

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