NEW YORK — The fashion industry is being asked to clean up its act, literally.
On Monday morning, key industry leaders gathered at the Lambs Club here to show support for Clean by Design, an initiative from the National Resources Defense Council in association with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue. The program, which seeks to significantly reduce the negative impact the industry has on the environment, already has an important political supporter: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.).
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"