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Sales Of Vegan Dr. Marten’s Shoes Up 279% Since 2017

3 Mins Read From a small boot line in the English Midlands to a globally renowned wardrobe staple, Dr. Marten’s boots have endured over the years and remained a popular fashion choice. The brand has kept it’s cool and relevance by producing a line of vegan-friendly boots – which have shot up their sales in recent years. To […]

Indian Sari Weaver Creates Sustainable Fabric Out Of Banana Fibre

2 Mins Read An idea that a weaver came up with two decades ago, saris made sustainably from banana fibre have revived a tradition in the suburb of Anakaputhur in Chennai, India. This tradition that stretches back 90 years was threatened in the 1960s when Nigeria began banning textile imports, which translated in massive losses for Anakaputhur’s weavers.  […]

Indian Textile Startup Malai Creates Vegan Leather Made From Coconut Waste

2 Mins Read Coconut leather is the latest eco fabric to hit the fashion scene for sustainable leather alternatives. India-based startup, Malai, have developed bacterial cellulose grown from leftover coconut water and successfully converted the biocomposite into a substance that resembles traditional leather. Founded by Slovakian designer and material researcher, Zuzana Gombosva, and product designer and mechanical engineer, […]

The Future of Fashion: The Eco Fabrics You Will Be Wearing In 10 Years

5 Mins Read When actress Emma Watson launched her Instagram account, The Press Tour, for the sole purpose of highlighting ethical, sustainable fashion while promoting Beauty and the Beast, it was wonderful seeing someone with such clout shine a light on how chic and beautiful sustainable fashion can be. As the second biggest environmental global and clean water polluter, the fashion industry, […]