Is the planet going to hell in a handbasket? Worse, says legendary designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. “We’re all going into the gas chamber, and what I’m saying is that it’s not a bathroom,” she tells the Guardian. “We’re going to be killed. The human race faces mass extinction.” (Fashionista)

After facing the possibility of shuttering, knitwear label LiaMolly is set to open a small knitting factory in New Orleans. (

India is struggling with textile water pollution, according to a new study, which reveals that only 22 percent of apparel companies have policies to manage wastewater discharge. (AirDye)

The Danish Fashion Institute, Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical, and BSR want consumers to be NICE by engaging them on the sustainable consumption of fashion. (NICE)

To celebrate the arrival of two giant pandas—Tian Tian (“sweet” in Mandarin Chinese) and Yang Guang (“sunshine”)—to the Edinburgh Zoo, apparel brand Rapanui has created a line of bamboo tees that will contribute to the animals’ upkeep. (Hippyshopper)


“There is zero waste. My core philosophy is, ‘Wear it to death.’”

—NYC designer Yeohlee Teng, in the Dec. 5, 2011 issue of WWD.