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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 […]

Mars Wrigley To Create Biodegradable Wrappers For Its Candy Brand Skittles

3 Mins Read In partnership with Danimer Scientific, confectionery giant Mars Wrigley has announced that by early 2021, its world-famous Skittles candy will be sold in biodegradable wrappers. U.S.-based multinational manufacturer of chocolates and sweets Mars Wrigley has joined forces with Danimer Scientific, a developer, and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, for a two-year partnership that will see 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 […]

H&M X Desserto: Fashion Giant Uses Mexican Startup’s Cactus Leather In New Sustainable Collection

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently launched its new sustainable concept, Innovation Stories with its debut collection, Science Story that includes pieces developed using plant-based leather developed by Mexican-based brand Desserto. H&M announced its new concept Innovation Stories which will launch multiple collections this year, each representing a sustainable process and alternative materials and with Science Story, its debut […]

Levi’s X Ganni: Fashion Duo Joins Forces To Launch Denim Collection Made Out of Cottonized Hemp

5 Mins Read In August of last year, American denim brand Levi’s and millennial-favourite brand Ganni joined forces to create a rental-only collection of three staple denim pieces, all created from upcycled vintage Levi’s and repurposed denim. Now, the duo is back again with their second denim collaboration showcasing a bunch of pieces developed using cottonized hemp fabric. Copenhagen-based label Ganni […]

H&M & Inter IKEA Group Back TreeToTextile To Scale New Sustainable Textiles Production

3 Mins Read Sweden-based TreeToTextile recently invested EUR€35M (approx. US$42M) in constructing a demonstration plant in Sweden to upscale the production of new sustainable textile fiber. Owned by H&M Group, Inter IKEA Group, Stora Enso, and LSCS Invest, TreeToTextile, a purpose-driven technology development company, is a member of Textile Exchange. as well as a supporting organization to the […]

Science Story: H&M Debuts Sustainable Collection Made From Renewable Castor Bean Leather

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently launched its new sustainable concept, Innovation Stories that will feature a range of collections all through 2021 and its debut collection is out, developed using plant-free leather and other eco alternative materials. H&M announced its new concept which will launch multiple collections in this year, each representing a sustainable process starting […]

MycoWorks Closes US$45M In Star-Studded Series B To Scale-Up Animal-Free Reishi Leather For Consumer Launch

3 Mins Read Alternative mycelium-based material firm MycoWorks has announced the completion of a US$45 million Series B funding round, which will go towards the scale-up of its Reishi animal-free leather material. The round saw participation from major institutions and VCs, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities and fashion brands amid the growing demand from consumers […]

Circular Fashion: H&M, Patagonia, PVH Back Biotech That Allows For Limitless Textile Recycling

3 Mins Read Six of the world’s most well-known brands have recently endorsed Infinited Fiber Company, a Finnish biotech that has developed a circular solution that turns discarded textiles into high-quality, bio-based regenerated fibres. Among the group of companies backing Infinited Fiber are H&M Group, Bestseller, PVH, Wrangler, Suominen and Patagonia. The recycling system gives apparel waste new […]