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These Vegan Versions Of Adidas’s Iconic Stan Smith Sneakers Are Made From Mushroom Leather

3 Mins Read Sportswear giant Adidas recently unveiled its plant-based versions of its famous Stan Smith Sneakers showcasing biotech company Bolt Threads‘ Mylo, a renewable mycelium-based vegan leather. Back in October of last year, Bolt Threads revealed that it has joined forces with leading names in the fashion industry such as Kering Group, Lululemon, Stella McCartney as well as […]

Farleigh: London-Based Social Marketplace Allows Users To Curate, Share & Shop Sustainable Products

2 Mins Read Newly launched social marketplace Farleigh offers users, small and medium businesses, brands, artists and creatives an opportunity to curate and share sustainable products they love with their network and at the same time earn from it. Founded by Farleigh Hungerford, the London-based platform encourages consumers to curate and create windows offering planet-friendly goods ranging from clothes to […]

Fossil Unveils New Eco Collection Featuring Cactus Leather Totes & Solar-Powered Watch

4 Mins Read To celebrate Earth month, Fossil, a luxury brand of fashion watches and accessories launched a limited-edition solar-powered watch and a collection of bags that are created out of animal-free vegan leather developed by award-winning Spanish company Desserto. As part of the U.S.-based Fossil’s commitment towards protecting the planet, the ‘Make Time For Good’ initiative that […]

After Ditching Animal Skins & Fur, Fashion House Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Cactus Leather Bag With Model Amber Valletta

3 Mins Read Founded by German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion house recently joined forces with model, actress, and activist Amber Valletta to co-create a sustainable accessories collection for Spring 2021 that features cruelty-free versions of its iconic K/Kushion bag by using vegan cactus leather instead of animal ones. In keeping with their efforts to achieve the […]

H&M Joins Forces With Footwear Brand Good News To Unveil Sneakers Made From Banana Fibre & Grape Leather

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently partnered with footwear company Good News that makes sustainable trainers inspired by the retro age to unveil a new collection that features shoes made out of alternative plant-based materials as well as recycled ones. Swiss giant H&M and London-based Good News released its first unisex collection together that showcases materials like […]

Otrium Bags US$120M To Bring End-Of-Season Digital Fashion Outlet To U.S.

4 Mins Read Dutch end-of-season fashion online marketplace Otrium has bagged US$120 million in its Series C financing round, which will go towards its upcoming U.S. launch and improving its technology platform. The firm has reported record growth amid the pandemic, tripling its revenue over 2020 and growing its user base to over 3 million as consumers increasingly […]

Circular Fashion: Tommy Hilfiger X Ellen Macarthur Foundation Debut Denim Line With Detachable Buttons, 100% Organic Fabric

3 Mins Read Leading designer lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger recently joined forces with the non-profit Ellen Macarthur Foundation that works with companies to promote a circular economy, to unveil its first circular design denim collection that is based on components like traceability and recyclability. Owned by PVH Corp, whose portfolio includes brands like Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Arrow, […]

AlgiKnit Bags US$2.4M In Li Ka-Shing Backed Round To Bring Algae Bio-Yarns To Market

4 Mins Read New York-based biomaterials startup AlgiKnit has raised US$2.4 million in a bridge financing round that saw participation from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizon Ventures among others. The company says the investment brings it another step closer to commercialising its seaweed-derived biodegradable yarns that could disrupt the market for polluting fibres such as petroleum-based polyester […]

Global Fashion Exchange To Set Up ‘Swappable Department Store’ In NY

4 Mins Read The Global Fashion Exchange(GFX) recently joined forces with art deco boutique chain Walker Hotels in New York City for a “SwapAteria” experience that will take place at the latter’s new TriBeCa location, in order to promote sustainable consumer behaviour. GFX, the international organization encouraging sustainable fashion, partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, […]

Nopal FTW: These 8 Cactus Leather Must-Haves Will Make Your Plant-Based Fashion Dreams Come True

4 Mins Read Cactus leather, the vegan-friendly and sustainable alternative developed by Mexican startup Desserto, has turned heads lately in the textile world, from landing a partnership with industry giant H&M to packing a punch in boxing gloves for the first time. Desserto’s innovation has meant that brands can finally turn away from their reliance on plastic-based leathers […]

Smateria: These Recycled Plastic Vegan Handbags Made By Artisan Khmer Women Help Prevent Carbon Emissions

5 Mins Read How much does your handbag cost the planet? Smateria, a Cambodia-based ethical women-founded fashion label, has launched its newest sustainable collection, this time made from a new recycled plastic manufacturing technology. Handmade in-house in their Phnom Penh workshop, which employs local women (they make up 80% of the workforce) and provide mothers with free on-site […]

H&M X IKEA Study Highlights Safe Substances For Recycled Textiles

4 Mins Read Home furnishing giant IKEA and clothing begemoth H&M have partnered together on a large-scale test study to help address textile recycling obstacles and are hoping the results will help them make a smooth transition to a circular economy. IKEA and H&M Group have joined forces in an effort to convert their work into circular businesses […]

SDG Campaign Togetherband Launches 100% Recycled Gender-Free Loungewear Line

3 Mins Read Togetherband, the nonprofit campaign developed by British sustainable accessories label Bottletop, has debuted its first 100% recycled loungewear collection. Launched earlier this month on Global Recycling Day, the new gender-free Togetherwear line features sweatshirts, hoodies and tees made from recycled organic cotton and recovered plastic bottles, and is designed to engage people all over the […]

PETA Awards Mexican Startup Desserto For Its Animal-Free Leather Made Out Of Sustainable Cactus

3 Mins Read Following news that apparel giant H&M is launching a new sustainable concept with its debut collection that includes pieces created using Desserto’s plant-based cactus leather, PETA has awarded the Mexican startup animal-free leather for its innovation. H&M announced its new concept, Innovation Stories, which will launch multiple collections this year, starting with the debut collection Science […]

Stella McCartney Debuts World’s First ‘Mylo’ Bustier & Trousers With Bold Threads’s Mushroom Leather

4 Mins Read Stella McCartney has showcased the world’s first garments made using Mylo, the mushroom-based vegan leather developed by biomaterials startup Bolt Threads. Having previously created an animal-free bag with the innovative material, this time, the renowned British vegetarian designer has launched a black bustier top and utilitarian trousers. While the garments won’t be for sale, they […]