MIL: A laboratory for more sustainable materials

Turning the idea of sustainable fashion into reality involves a range of different factors, including the right kind of materials. But where do you find them? Kering created the Materials Innovation Lab to answer that very question. MIL’s Director, Cecilia Takayama explains the practicalities of sustainable luxury fashion.

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"Kering can be a driver of change"

Whether it’s product traceability, sustainable supply chains or next-generation materials, Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of international institutional affairs, explains how Kering goes right to the source to reduce its environmental footprint, starting with how raw materials are produced.

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The Models’ Charter, the first impressions

In September 2017, Kering and LVMH caused a stir by launching Charter on Working Relations with Fashion Models and Their Well-Being. Three Fashion Weeks later, what’s been the initial impact of the Charter? Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering’s Chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs, gives her assessment.

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A behind-the-scenes view of the “Models' Charter”

Three Fashion Weeks have been held since the Charter on the Working Relations with Fashion Models and their Well-being was adopted in early September 2017. What has changed for models? We follow Anna, an imaginary model, as she prepares for and takes part in the Paris Fashion Week.

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“We needed a new code”

The Charter published by Kering and LVMH last September is designed to improve the working conditions of models throughout the fashion industry. Casting director James Scully, whose desire to raise awareness about the plight of models played a key role in creating the Charter, talks about its impact and its future.

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“It takes time to change mentalities”

Cyril Brulé, who runs the Viva Model Management agency and also chairs France’s national union of modelling agencies, played an active role in drafting the Models Wellbeing Charter adopted on 6 September 2017. He tells us how initial implementation is going and discusses how the charter could change in the future.

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