These thought-provoking TED Talks by fashion industry experts will leave you inspired. As fashion trends change rapidly, being a conscious consumer is even more important. These five women take different approaches to what conscious consumption means and in doing so they are reinventing the way we think of and use fashion.
Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg‘s fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. “Fashion is a very physical thing,” she says. “I wonder what our world will look like when our clothes will be digital.”
Copyright law’s grip on film, music and software barely touches the fashion industry … and fashion benefits in both innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. In her talk, she talks about what all creative industries can learn from fashion’s free culture.
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there’s still one minor drawback …) and the potential is simply stunning.