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Circular Electronics Platform Now France’s Most Valuable Startup As Repair Movement Strengthens

3 Mins Read Return and repair startup Back Market has confirmed the closing of a $510 million funding round. It brings the French unicorn’s total investment to date to more than $1 billion. London-based Sprints Capital led the latest round. Funds are allocated for extensive branding and marketing campaigns designed to educate consumers about their secondhand shopping options.  […]

A Chat w/ Brinc x Halo Impact On Their New Accelerator

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered investor and accelerator Brinc has just partnered with Halo Impact to launch a new Circular Economy Accelerator Program. Dedicated to tech-forward circular economy solutions across a number of industries, the new program will accelerate much-needed solutions for everything from renewables to sustainable packaging with startups receiving up to $100,000 in funding and access […]

Fashion Is Using ‘Circularity’ To Hide Recycling Lies, New Film Reveals

3 Mins Read As conscious consumers continue to put pressure on brands to step up their sustainability efforts, circularity has taken over fashion as a top buzzword. But Fashionscapes, a new documentary film showcased at the London Fashion Week, suggests that companies are using circular fashion as a greenwashing tool to cover up how recycling clothing might not […]

H&M Unveils Virtual ‘Billion Dollar Collection’ Of Sustainable Fashion Solutions

3 Mins Read H&M Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Swedish fashion giant H&M, has launched a new virtual fashion collection featuring ten startups and their sustainable fashion designs. The Billion Dollar Collection also shows the estimated price tag that the selected Global Change Award winners believe they’ll need to scale up and “truly change the fashion industry […]

Deliveroo X barePack France: Partnerships Sees 60 Restaurant Partners Offer Meals In Reusable Containers

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has partnered with circular food packaging startup barePack France in an effort to reduce its single-use packaging by giving customers an opportunity to order their food in reusable containers with sixty Deliveroo partner restaurants already a part of this project. Deliveroo France will use barePack’s circular system that allows customers to receive […]

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 […]

Lisbon Sneaker Startup Launches Vegan Kicks Made From Upcycled Party Balloons

3 Mins Read Lisbon-based sneaker brand Undo for Tomorrow has recently launched its vegan-friendly Nuven sneakers made from upcycled party balloons and waste from rubber car tyres. The startup is making their sustainable casual sneakers available through a crowdfunding system to responsibly ensure that they only make enough to meet the demand, avoiding overproduction and extra waste creation.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU-Based Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Vinted Raises US$303M With New US$4.5B Valuation

4 Mins Read Clothing and home goods marketplace Vinted recently announced that it closed an all-equity round of EUR€250M (approx. US$303M), and as a result, the company’s value now stands at approx. US$4.5 billion, a significant jump from its end 2019 value of US$1 billion valuation. The European startup’s round was led by purpose-driven global investment firm EQT Growth […]

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 […]

Sylven New York Launches Apple & Coconut Vegan Leather Earth Day Sneakers

3 Mins Read Sylven New York, the Brooklyn, New York-based female-founded sustainable luxury footwear brand, is launching its first-ever plant-based leather sneaker. Made from vegan apple and coconut leather, The Mel makes its debut on Earth Day, coinciding with the brand’s founder Casey Dworkin’s birthday and her personal journey to veganism after participating in the famous Veganuary movement […]

Collective for Change: Vestiaire Collective Aims To Raise Funds For Circular Fashion Charity The OR Foundation

4 Mins Read Just in time for Earth Week, online resale fashion platform Vestiaire Collective has unveiled a new campaign dubbed ‘Collective for Change’ to raise awareness on the tremendous waste produced by the fashion industry, by raising funds for circular fashion charity The OR Foundation. Paris-based preloved fashion company Vestiaire Collective is urging all fashion activists to […]