Japan-based fiber and textiles firm Asahi Kasei said German apparel brand Drykorn selected Cupro, its “natural smart material,” as a “circular economy” fiber for its fall collection. Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton linter that yields a durable, soft hand.
The circular economy movement in fashion has gained significant traction in recent years as brands and retailers are adopting more sustainable practices to meet consumer demand for recycled fabrics and responsibly manufactured garments. According to the Circular Fibers Initiative, clothing production doubled in the last 15 years: Sales of apparel and footwear reached $1.67 trillion in 2016. Yet, consumers keep their clothing for only half the time they did 15 years ago, and after use only 15 percent of apparel waste is collected in the U.S. and the remaining 85 percent is sent to landfills, the firm reported.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018