Fashion

A new report, “The Devil is in the Retail: Generation Dread - why modern-day fashion choices are so fraught”, published by FARA Charity Shops, concludes that youth are in flux over shopping culture: craving self-expression and still addicted to the thrill of uninhibited consumerism on one hand, while simultaneously crippled with climate change anxiety and worry that their habits are toxic and unsustainable, due to waste, resource depletion, and unethical trading practices, on the other.

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Sustainability is becoming a table stake. During the pandemic, the fashion industry experienced a shift from fast to green fashion.

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Jewellers have collectively put together its top jewellery trends for the year 2019, talking engagement rings, earrings, layering, yellow gold, personalised jewellery, unusual gemstones, drop earrings, simple diamonds and statement necklaces.

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Mumbai: Khadi is not a mere coarse fabric; rather it was this versatile signature fabric – for which the foreign traders used to give equal weight of gold to purchase it once upon a time and India was better known as ‘Sone Ki Chidiya (The Golden Bird)”, said the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena, while delivering a keynote address on ‘Khadi and Sustainable Development’ at the inaugural session of the 14th edition of the Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week on 23rd August in St. Regis Hotel here.

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More than a century ago, when Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, he had not seen a spinning wheel – Charkha - but during the Swadeshi movement, he meticulously spun the Khadi in the national life style.

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After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster and author Lorynn Divita of Baylor University.

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