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What Is The Degrowth Movement And Why Should You Care?

4 Mins Read Have we consumed our way to a climate crisis? Our entire economy is based on growth indicators and well, not all growth is good. That’s the underlying message of the degrowth movement—a term used to encapsulate political, social, and economic actions designed to sustain our existence on the planet.   To some observers, the degrowth […]

Ganni Launches Sustainability-Motivated Peer-To-Peer Resale Platform

4 Mins Read Scandinavian brand Ganni is proving that the circular fashion economy never goes out of style. Having already launched its Ganni Repeat initiative, it has now integrated a peer-to-peer resale platform designed to make secondhand shopping a seamless experience. Ganni Repeat includes a partnership with repair service Sojo in the U.K.  and a rental platform that […]

Climate Candy Is A Thing And It’s Tackling Food Waste

4 Mins Read Is climate candy set to be the next food niche? LA-based PurePlus says yes. The startup launched its first consumer brand, Faves, in 2021 as a sustainable alternative to Starburst. Today, each packet of chews contains one serving of fruits and veggies and saves scores of viable produce from ending up in landfill. According to […]

Sustainable Wardrobes Depend On A 75% Reduction In New Items

4 Mins Read By: Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal, Taylor Brydges, University of Technology Sydney. If things don’t change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world’s remaining global carbon budget to keep warming under 2℃ by 2050, and use 35% more land to produce fibres by 2030.  While this seems incredible, it’s not. Over the past 15 years, clothing production has […]

NFW Scoops $85 Million For Biobased Materials Platform Expansion

4 Mins Read Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) just confirmed it has closed an $85 million Series B funding round. Evolution VC Partners led the round, with Tattarang, Lewis & Clark Agrifood, Collaborative Fund and others participating. BMW iVentures and Ralph Lauren Corporation were confirmed as return backers. Funds will be used to scale production of various proprietary circular materials. […]

The U.N.’s ‘Blue Deal’ Aims to Replace Overfishing With Seaweed Farming: ‘This Is the Perfect Time’

3 Mins Read The United Nations moves to build a “Blue Deal” coalition that will preserve oceans and create a sustainable, seaweed-based ocean economy. Ahead of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference taking place in Lisbon in June, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says a “Blue Deal” coalition will create a sustainable and resilient ocean […]

The EU Puts The Brakes On Fast Fashion With New Rules Surrounding Product Longevity

4 Mins Read The European Commission has taken mass consumption to task by proposing new rules for product quality. Moving forward, all clothes, furniture and smartphones sold within Europe will need to be demonstrably longer-lasting and simpler to repair. The latest additions build on existing Ecodesign rules, which have generated significant energy and consumer savings in the E.U. […]

Resale Platform Vestiaire Collective Acquires Industry Peer Tradesy As Circular Fashion Economy Continues To Grow

3 Mins Read Global resale platform Vestiaire Collective has acquired fellow industry peer Tradesy. The two secondhand platforms represent a global commitment to promotion of a circular fashion model. Both companies were launched in 2009, in Paris and Los Angeles respectively, and by female founders. The two have striking similarities, share a mission to end fashion waste and […]

8 Circular Packaging Companies To Watch In The Race To Close The Waste Loop

5 Mins Read Packaging is one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste – but our modern society just can’t seem to cut it out. Living packaging-free is no easy feat, with almost every product on supermarket shelves, at clothing stores, and in our online deliveries all coming in either plastic bags, wraps, envelopes, paper parcels, or cardboard […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Unveils HK$2M Sustainable Packaging Solution To Help Restaurants Go Zero-Waste

4 Mins Read Deliveroo HK is taking steps to reduce food packaging waste generated by its restaurant partners. The delivery giant is investing HK$2 million to incentivise a scheme that will encourage restaurants to use plastic-free packaging for their delivery orders. It comes as the government considers a move to ban single-use plastic tableware.  Investment from Deliveroo HK […]

The 6 Best Sustainable Maternity Brands Offering Comfort and Style

4 Mins Read Comfort is key when carrying a baby, so it can be hard to retain your consumer ethics when all you want is that perfect pair of slouchy harem trousers. Suddenly, a sponsored advert pops up on social media, showing exactly what you want, but it’s from a known fast fashion offender. What do you do? […]

Meet the World’s First Truly Biodegradable Sneakers

3 Mins Read New Zealand eco-footwear startup Orba says it has created the world’s first biodegradable eco sneakers. The shoes are designed to fully fall apart and decompose at the end of their life, leeching no toxins into the soil. They have been created to address an alarming issue, that of billions of shoes ending up in landfill […]

How Changing Markets Foundation Disrupted London Fashion Week With Its Virtual Launderette: Everything Comes Out In The (Green)Wash

4 Mins Read Changing Markets Foundation Launched a new website during London Fashion Week, held last month. The virtual computer game-style site shines a light on greenwashing and outs major offenders, via a virtual laundrette. The stunt was supported by Extinction Rebellion, People Tree founder Safia Minney and climate campaigner Bel Jacobs.  Greenwash.com follows on from Changing Market’s […]

‘Historic’ UN Resolution Aims to End Global Plastic Pollution

4 Mins Read In what’s being hailed as an historic moment in the fight against plastic waste, the United Nations has adopted a resolution that will hold member nations legally accountable for their contributions to the global plastic pollution crisis. “Plastic pollution has grown into an epidemic. With today’s resolution we are officially on track for a cure,” […]