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Levi’s Launches Most Sustainable Jean Yet Made With Circulose

3 Mins Read Levi’s, perhaps one of the most famous denim brands in the world, has just launched what it calls its “most sustainable jean ever”. Available through the brand’s Wellthread collection, the jean is made using organic cotton and Circulose, a material made from recycling worn-out old denim fabrics.  Debuted in late July, the new jeans by […]

Refashioned: Upcycled Couture Service Allows You To Design Your Own Circular Fashion

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based upcycled fashion brand The R Collective has just launched its first-ever “made-on-demand” collection. Called Refashioned, the collection is made from rescued waste fabrics and customers can select their size, style and materials for their tailored garment. By only making pieces that are in demand, this business model further reduces waste by limiting excess […]

Aldi: First Grocery Chain In Australia To Identify Modern Slavery Risks

3 Mins Read Aldi Australia has released its Modern Slavery Statement, making it the first supermarket chain in the country to do so. The report highlighted that the prevalence and risk of modern slavery in the country is higher than previously thought, even in Australia’s local supply chains such as fresh produce.  On Friday (July 31), Aldi Australia […]

Champion Introduces Upcycled Streetwear Collection Dubbed Re:Bound

3 Mins Read American sportswear and streetwear brand Champion will be launching a new upcycled collection called Re:Bound. It is part of a collaboration with Australian influencers Philip O’Donahoo and Jaida The Creator. The collection will contain at least 45% recycled cotton fabric that has been spun out of recovered textile waste from the garment making industry.  With […]

‘The Fashion Industry Is Entering A Period of Reflection And Reinvention’ – Exclusive Extract From New SDG Book

7 Mins Read In an excerpt from their new book “Leading Sustainably: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything,” Trista Bridges and Donald Eubank illustrate how the rise of ‘Consumer Culture’ pushed the fashion industry to embrace sustainability. There are few sectors that have been under as much scrutiny when it comes to sustainable business […]

8 Vegan Eco Sneakers We’re Loving Right Now

5 Mins Read Believe it or not, many sneakers out there aren’t vegan or sustainable – they are made with animal products such as leather, wool padding or might even be proofed with beeswax. You might be wondering: which shoes are plant-based and eco-friendly then? We’re here to help with some of our top picks so you can […]

SoL: Sustainable SelfWear™ You Can Feel Great In, At Home & Always

7 Mins Read Lois Tien, a fashion industry veteran, did not take the decision to launch a new brand lightly. The G2000 & anagram alum happened upon the idea of her own independent, conscious label after years of feeling like something was missing, particularly when it came to what she calls “SelfWear™“, clothing made for feeling good whilst […]

Global Fashion Brands Complicit In Uighur Forced Labour, Warns Rights Groups

3 Mins Read Some of the world’s largest fashion houses and retailers are complicit in human rights abuses and forced labour being carried out against the Uighur minority Muslim people in the Xinjiang region of China, says a coalition of human rights organisations. According to the coalition, as many as one in five cotton products sold across the […]

Sustainable Sneaker Brand Veja Opens First Repair & Recycle Test Hub

3 Mins Read French sustainable sneaker label Veja has just opened its first Test Hub dedicated to clean, recycle and refurbish old pairs of Veja shoes. It will also offer customers prototypes of the brand’s shoes that hadn’t made the cut to go to market, which will be sold at reduced prices, as well as pairs from old […]

Condé Nast Develops Sustainable Fashion Index Showcasing Key Eco Fashion Terms

2 Mins Read Developed by mass media company Condé Nast, whose publications include Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tatler, alongside the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) in London and sustainability researchers around the world, The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is a new index of the key sustainability terms and topics emerging in the world of fashion.  The Glossary is an […]

10 Stats Proving Secondhand Fashion Will Explode As Consumers Price In Sustainability

4 Mins Read Fashion is no longer about having the trendiest styles. Instead of chasing the latest must-have brands and designs, consumers are now pricing in the environmental footprint of their clothing. Many are choosing secondhand upon the realisation that buying preloved items helps to extend the lifespan of products, reduce unsustainable new production and divert waste from […]

117 SMEs Sign Circular Fashion Pledge To Push For Industry-Wide Change

2 Mins Read Launched in April this year, the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge is an initiative engaging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to kickstart a circularity commitment. Since then, over 110 SME brands have signed onto the pledge, and are collectively pushing forward the circular fashion movement amidst the pandemic, which has renewed attention on sustainability.  Amid the […]

Federer Kicks? Tennis Superstar Launches Sustainable Vegan Leather Sneakers

3 Mins Read Legendary tennis champion Roger Federer has recently launched his first tennis-inspired vegan sneaker. Partnering with Swiss footwear brand On, the new unisex tennis sneaker is made from vegan leather and is designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce material consumption. Since its launch, the limited-edition shoes have already been sold out, with fans […]

Zalando, ASOS & Next Drop Boohoo Over Factory Exploitation Allegations

3 Mins Read Fashion retail giants Next, Zalando and ASOS have just pulled fast fashion brand Boohoo off their sites after allegations of worker’s exploitation, low pay and hazardous working conditions at the company’s supplier factory in Leicester in the United Kingdom. An official investigation has now been launched by the Boohoo and is yet another blow to […]

Luxury Fashion Platform Farfetch Launches Online Fashion Footprint Tool

3 Mins Read Farfetch, the London-based online luxury fashion platform, has just introduced a new fashion footprint tool aimed at helping shoppers track the environmental impact of their spending decisions. The new carbon footprint calculator is a part of the company’s sustainability efforts as the conscious consumerism trend takes over the fashion industry. The new fashion footprint tool, […]

ThredUp 2020 Report: Online Fashion Resale Thrives During Pandemic, Citing Record Sales

3 Mins Read ThredUP, the world’s biggest online consignment platform, has just revealed the latest results in its 2020 Resale Report in partnership with independent market research firm GlobalData. The report shows that far from taking a hit from the economic volatility, the online resale market has been booming despite the coronavirus pandemic.  Released today (June 30), thredUP’s […]

Hong Kong’s Sustainable Fashion NGO Redress Gets Permanent Home

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Redress, a charity dedicated to fighting fashion waste, has just established its new headquarters in Sham Shui Po, the heart of the city’s historical textile manufacturing hub. The new space will feature a Retrospective Exhibition to celebrate pieces from previous cycles of the Redress Design Award, the organisation’s flagship program promoting sustainable fashion […]

Adidas Turns Two Of Its Most Iconic Sneaker Designs Vegan

3 Mins Read Global sportswear and sneaker giant Adidas is veganising its most iconic Adidas original designs. It has revamped two classic models, the Samba and the Continental 80, and both shoes are now completely animal-free and contains sustainable and recycled materials. The move is a part of the sportswear industry’s gradual shift towards plant-based and eco-friendly products […]