The Glossary of Sustainable Fashion by Condé Nast
Condé Nast launches the Glossary of Sustainable Fashion, a global and authoritative resource for information on sustainable fashion and the role of the fashion industry in the climate emergency. The Glossary is part of the commitment to encourage change made by the company and was created with the aim of strengthening and developing an understanding of the concept of sustainability, providing a reading key for interpreting terms and themes of growing importance in the context of sustainability.
The Glossary of Sustainable Fashion is the product of a partnership with the Center for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) of the London College of Fashion, under the University of the Arts London (UAL), enriched by the contribution of the directors of Fashion and refined by the revision work carried out by an international network of researchers and sustainability researchers. It is the result of exemplary research and training practices worldwide, built on the academic rigor and the unique and unparalleled perspective of Condé Nast on the fashion sector.
What is the Condé Nast Glossary of Sustainable Fashion:
● An easy to consult guide, divided into categories related to sustainability in fashion: culture, materials, production, purchasing habits and care practices.
● A digital resource, open to all and available on condenast.com.
● Contains over 250 terms, complete with references for further reading.
● Divided into four key thematic areas: climate emergency; environmental impact of fashion; economic, cultural and social impact of fashion and fundamental notions of fashion and sustainability, with the addition of 10 areas under themes that deal with some must-know aspects of fashion and sustainability.
● Regularly updated with new definitions to reflect the evolution of the debate on climate emergency, fashion and social change.
“Carrying out awareness on the climate change crisis is fundamental, but it has now become equally important to advance the global climate debate and focus on feasible solutions. In the context of the debate on how to make fashion more sustainable, I believe that in our sector it is necessary to have a shared language and a series of scientifically accurate definitions to which we can refer. With the help of our partner researchers, we will continue to update our glossarySays Wolfgang Blau, Global Chief Operating Officer and International President of Condé Nast.
The Glossary was designed in response to the need identified by the directors of Fashion to develop more solid editorial guidelines and training resources to guide the dissemination of sustainable fashion. Some of the most popular media brands of Condé Nast, including Fashion, GQ, Wired is Vanity Fair, focus their content on the issue of climate change and on educating the reader towards a more sustainable lifestyle. The Glossary presents itself as an ally of editorial teams and readers from around the world, while strengthening the company’s authority as a reference voice in the public debate on sustainability.
“What we are concerned with should reflect what we believe in. It’s time to ask if we are well represented, as well as well presented. We have in our hands the opportunity to start a new era of beauty and style, born from the understanding and intimate connection with our most precious asset: the earth, the most extraordinary designer the world has ever seen. Working together with the editors of Fashion – the most influential voices in the world of fashion – we were able to shape a priceless glossary, an authoritative reference point, which represents the profound interdependence relationship that binds man to nature and his fellow men”Says Dilys Williams, Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Fashion.
The Center for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a training, research and debate center of the University of the Arts London. Its mission is to question the status quo of the fashion world so that it contributes to creating a system that is aware of its ecological context and gives value to equality.