Sustainability is at the heart of this forthcoming event in Sri Lanka, which takes place on 8th March and is organised by SDC International.
Most people will be familiar with the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes in the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. This summit will play the role of Andersen’s small boy and tackle some of the difficult questions around technical innovation and environmental sustainability within the textile coloration industry.
by SDC’s Education Manager, Cat Blackwell
Yves Saint-Laurent once stated that jeans “are expressive and discreet, they have sex appeal and simplicity, everything I could want for the clothes I design.” But what are jeans made out of and why are they so popular?
In the 1860s blue jeans were first invented by Levi Strauss to be worn as a strong and durable material for the workwear market. Over the years they have remained in fashion and become one of the most popular casual wear items today.
White is an achromatic colour, meaning literally “without colour”. The word has roots in various languages, and means ‘to be bright or blinding’.
In 1666, Isaac Newton demonstrated that white light could be broken up into its composite colours by passing it through a prism. Before Newton, most scientists believed that white was the fundamental colour of light.