Re-Generation: Tod’s Academy and Istituto Marangoni Firenze

Re-Generation: Tod’s Academy and Istituto Marangoni Firenze

The future of the fashion industry is in our hands: we, the fashion and design students of Istituto Marangoni, are the ones who can rethink the fashion system and improve production processes. Our generation should emphasise the importance of sustainability, working on how to infuse a sustainable mindset into established fashion brands. For this reason, […]

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Textile. Eight decades ahead: Manteco’s Sustainable Example

Textile. Eight decades ahead: Manteco’s Sustainable Example

In the new Textile column, I’M Firenze Digest investigates the world of textiles applied to different areas of fashion, art, sustainability and technology, to underline the complex connections that exist between them.A leader in the Italian textile industry, Manteco is a three-generation business that has traced new ways for sustainable thinking. During a workshop held […]

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Educating the Digital. How Mentor Sarah Coleman Breathe New Life into Objects

Educating the Digital. How Mentor Sarah Coleman Breathe New Life into Objects

The column Educating the Digital aims to connect students and the creative industry. Here, our readers can find interviews with tutors from Istituto Marangoni Firenze, active fashion and art professionals talking with students about their careers, their approaches to education, and the new challenges provided by digital innovation. Sarah Coleman, Mentor at Istituto Marangoni Firenze […]

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Sustainability. Palorosa: a Bridge with Many Lanes

Sustainability. Palorosa: a Bridge with Many Lanes

As soon as we open Palorosa’s website, we immediately get the impression that we have entered a minimalist, delicate universe, with very clear images of flowers and distant landscapes creating a dreamy atmosphere. Attention to detail is everything. To continue its survey of innovative brands with a mindset toward sustainability, I’M Firenze Digest explores the […]

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Sustainability. Nanushka: The transformed tragedy.

Sustainability. Nanushka: The transformed tragedy.

There must be a reason why human beings often need a disaster of huge proportions to come to their senses. For designer Sara Sandor it all stemmed from the 2013 collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Thousands of kilometers from Hungary, where the creator of fashion brand Nanushka lives, but bordering a choice of truth, […]

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Sustainability. Are QR codes another way of Greenwashing?

Sustainability. Are QR codes another way of Greenwashing?

Yes, the fashion industry has come up with another way to look sustainable: QR codes, the now common black and white puzzled squares that can be scanned with any smartphone camera and connect us to any virtual space. Ads use them to reach out to consumers. Now it is even called revolutionary, as fashion brands […]

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Sustainability. Nature in a Mirror

Sustainability. Nature in a Mirror

In the beginning, fashion was a celebration of beauty. A coalition point between technical skill and immense artistic sensibility. A true artistic language. In this era of overconsumption, humanity has become detached from the original purpose of what ‘fashion’ was. It started to lose its meaning, as well as to decrease its value. As time […]

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Sustainability. The “Hidden” Cost of Fashion

Sustainability. The “Hidden” Cost of Fashion

Sustainability is finally becoming a huge concern in arts, technologies and especially fashion, as everyone should be responsible for it. Future generations may be left with nothing as we are taking away normal human rights such as access to safe and clean water with our lifestyle. The hidden cost of fashion is an environmental crisis. […]

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The Journey as Method. Interview with Elena Mazzi

The Journey as Method. Interview with Elena Mazzi

Elena Mazzi (1984, Reggio Emilia) is an Italian artist who focuses on the relationship between mankind and the environment, how human beings live and change their own habitat. She uses an anthropological method to conduct her research, personally visiting the places that interest her. At the end of the path, she creates works of art […]

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(S)UStainability. Nothing is really defendable, tenable, unless we want it to be

(S)UStainability. Nothing is really defendable, tenable, unless we want it to be

Sustainability has been a current concern in arts, technologies, and fashion. The watchword seems to be ‘to defend’, but we and our students preferred to use the verb ‘to act’. Even defense can – sometimes – be seen as reaction. In this journal, however, we will try to use the “right word”, right from the […]

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