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Iceland Airwaves Preview: Sustainable Fashion

Tune in to WCRX 88.1 FM or on Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.,  for a student preview of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Icelandic culture. Below is one of the preview stories. On Nov. 4, students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the fest and more. Follow their journey here.

Like most product production, the global fashion and textile industry puts out large quantities of clothing to keep up with trends.  This constant flow of production not only jeopardizes the quality of products, it also negatively affects the environment and working conditions of factory employees.  This is “fast fashion”, where the concern is for “now” instead of the future.

In order to improve sustainability and ethics in the fashion and textile industry, five Nordic fashion associations created NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean & Ethical).  This project aims to make the Nordic fashion industry a leader in sustainability.  While fast fashion is globally present, Icelandic designers and production companies are working to make their businesses ethical and sustainable.

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