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Nona Source: LVMH Debuts Online Resale Platform To Upcycle Luxury Textile Deadstock

3 Mins Read LVMH, the owner of leading fashion houses such as Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Christian Dior, has launched the company’s first online resale platform. Nona Source was created as part of the luxury giant’s efforts to “re-source” and reuse materials from the Group’s Fashion & Leather Goods Maisons by providing access to these fabrics at competitive […]

Designed For City-Dwellers: Lomi Countertop Composter Raises Over US$6.8M Via Crowdfunding

3 Mins Read Lomi, the new home food waste machine launched by compostable phone case brand Pela, has managed to attract more than US$6.8 million from over 18,000 backers through its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The kitchen countertop appliance turns food scraps, cloth and bioplastics into soil within just 24 hours.  Pela’s crowdfunding campaign for its latest product, Lomi, […]

Bic Releases First Carbon Neutral Refillable Bamboo Razor In Sweden

3 Mins Read Disposable consumer products giant Bic has launched a new carbon neutral bamboo razor, as demand for sustainable alternatives continues to grow. The new eco-friendly razor has debuted in Sweden, packaged in plastic-free paper and comes with refills. Bic says the move is an “example of how Bic Company innovates to reduce the environmental footprint of […]

Rip Curl Launches First Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program Across Australia With TerraCycle

3 Mins Read Surf sportswear retail leader Rip Curl has announced a new partnership with Franco/U.S.-based recycling company TerraCycle, a Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program enabling surfers to recycle their surf branded wetsuit across Australia at participating Rip Curl stores. Australian company Rip Curl has launched a program where surfers across the country can recycle their surf branded […]

Circular & Traceable: Pangaia X EON Launch ‘Digital Passports’ For Consumers To Track Product And Extend Use Life

4 Mins Read Material science company Pangaia recently joined forces with connected products innovator Eon to launch ‘digital passports’ for its products in an effort to promote transparency, traceability, and circularity in the fashion industry as well as encourage responsible consumer behaviour. London-based Pangaia’s new ‘digital passports’ are supported by a QR code and cloud-hosted digital twin and are […]

Fully Circular By 2030: IKEA Launches Resale Hub Concept For Secondhand Furniture

3 Mins Read IKEA has launched its much-anticipated secondhand furniture program around the world, as part of the retail giant’s goal to go fully circular by 2030. The new sustainable Circular Hub concept opening across IKEA stores were originally scheduled to land in November, but have experienced pandemic-related delays. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA has opened its buy-back […]

Beauty Brand Izzy Unveils 100% Reusable, Zero Waste & Carbon-Neutral Mascara

3 Mins Read Beauty Brand Izzy has recently launched what it claims as the “world’s first zero-waste mascara” as the company regrinds and melts down the applicators and wipers after use to make new ones, and even the water that collects from the triple cleaning process is reused rather than unneccesarly releasing it into the oceans. New York-based […]

Burger King U.S. Launches Green Packaging Pilot Program, Expands Loop Reusables Test

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, fast-food giant Burger King U.S. is testing sustainable alternatives for its cutlery, straws, drink lids, frypods, Whopper wrappers and napkins and will be further expanding its Loop reusables testing program through its partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Heinz. Burger King U.S. has launched a green packaging pilot program to […]

Tommy Hilfiger Unveils ‘Luv The World’ Capsule To Promote Circularity & Inclusivity

3 Mins Read Designer lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger announced its Spring 2021 Tommy Jeans ‘Luv the World’ capsule, in an effort to extend the lifespan of its products, facilitate 100% recycling and and promote creative ways to upcycle these products. Owned by PVH Corp, Amsterdam-based Tommy Hilfiger with respect to its ongoing commitment to sustainability, recently unveiled its […]

Agrosingularity: Spanish FoodTech Secures €1M To Produce Natural Upcycled Ingredients For The Food Industry

3 Mins Read Environmental impact firm Agrosingularity recently closed a EUR€1.07m (approx. US$1.2m) seed investment round to scale up its production of ingredients that enables food manufacturers to employ natural and sustainable solutions in its formulations. The round was led by Tech Transfer Agrifood, a fund managed by Clave Capital; Tokavi Activos and Ship2B, through its Equity4Good impact […]

Pangaia X AIR-INK Unveil New Capsule Featuring Water-Based Inks Made From Air Pollution

3 Mins Read Material science company Pangaia has collaborated with cleantech solutions firm Graviky Labs to unveil a new capsule collection by creative director Jenke Ahmed Tailly that features the latter’s AIR-INK, a water-based black ink made from air pollution. In line with London-based Pangaia’s commitment to sustainability and promoting a circular economy, its new capsule consists of […]