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Circular Fashion: H&M Launches Kids Collection Made From Recycled Plastic Collected On Indonesian Beaches

4 Mins Read As part of its Bottle2Fashion project, H&M has partnered with Danone Aqua to transform plastic bottle waste from the shores of Indonesia into recycled polyester, the same material used for its latest kidswear collection. The H&M kidswear collection launched on January 14 is made from approximately 3.5 million PET bottles that were transformed into recycled […]

Carrefour x The Loop: Retail Giant Partners With Circular Packaging Platform To Offer Consumers Refillable Deposit Scheme

4 Mins Read According to Packaging Europe, retail giant Carrefour has joined hands with the Loop to offer reusable and returnable packaging to consumers thus promoting a ‘zero waste’ lifestyle. Consumers can take advantage of this new single-use packaging-free alternative both online and in-store. Launching the scheme in two Paris Carrefour shops in Bizot and Beaupassage, with 10 […]

10 Ways H&M Is Trying To Be Better For The Planet

5 Mins Read Love or hate them, big brands and corporations are not about to disappear. Since we’re facing a major climate crisis, we need big companies to be better. And H&M, basically the face of fast fashion and a huge part of the problem, is working on that. Here are 10 ways the behemoth is trying to […]

Inclusive & Sustainable: New Label AndAll Debuts Gender-Free Apparel Made From Biodegradable Fabric

4 Mins Read Lapidary Limited, a Hong Kong-based impact venture building platform has announced the launch of its first wholly-incubated eco clothing brand. Called AndAll, the new e-commerce label will offer a collection of gender-free, sustainable shirts that are designed to be timeless across seasons and made with circular materials.  The Hong Kong-based impact investing and venture building […]

GrabFood Singapore Teams Up With BarePack To Introduce Reusable Packaging For Food Delivery

3 Mins Read GrabFood, the food delivery arm of Singaporean cab-hailing app firm Grab, has just partnered with barePack to begin using reusable food packaging for its deliveries. Starting this week, customers on the platform will be able to choose to use barePack’s reusable containers for their orders at more than 80 participating restaurants island-wide. The initiative brings […]

U.N. Secretary-General Says Wealthy Nations Need To Cough Up US$100 Billion To Reach Global Climate Goals

3 Mins Read Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released today by the United Nations. Since economic distress is now acute, and […]

U.N. Chief António Guterres: ‘Making Peace With Nature Is The Defining Task Of The Century’

14 Mins Read The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has delivered a major address on “The State of the Planet” at Columbia University, on Wednesday (December 2). As a part of Green Queen Media’s partnership with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact, we are reprinting the speech to share the address, which reflects the crucial turning […]

World’s First Vegan Fashion Library & Showroom Opens In Los Angeles

3 Mins Read Los Angeles recently welcomed the Vegan Fashion Library, the world’s first showroom and boutique dedicated to supporting ethical vegan designers. Developed by the Vegan Fashion Week as a solution to the social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the multi-brand showroom will curate vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable clothing and accessories, featuring some of the innovative […]

Hong Kong Sustainable Activewear Brand Transforms Plastic Waste Into Leggings

4 Mins Read Launched in October, Good Days is a new activewear brand recycling post-consumer plastic waste into leggings, tops and sports bras. Based in Hong Kong and partnering with sustainable suppliers in Taiwan and ethical manufacturers in Indonesia, the sportswear brand is a sportswear label dedicated to championing a circular economy.  Founded by Libby Perry, a former […]

New York Startup Thousand Fell Creates World’s First 100% Recyclable Sneaker

3 Mins Read Based in New York, Thousand Fell is a two-year-old sustainable footwear brand that is on a mission to close the loop in the sneaker industry. The brand, self-described as “beyond sustainable” has created the world’s first completely recyclable shoe, which is made from biodegradable, recycled waste and plant-based materials. What’s more? To take their circular […]

Q&A: Cariuma Co-Founder Fernando Porto On The Rise Of Sustainable Sneakers

4 Mins Read Founded in 2018, Cariuma is a Rio-based sneaker startup founded by David Python and Fernando Porto, two former executives in the luxury footwear industry who left their roles to create a new brand that put sustainability first. Choosing to reinvent the sneaker game with their eco ethos, Cariuma’s range of shoes are designed to be […]

GreenFest Returns To Hong Kong To Unite Youths & Dive Into Circular Solutions

4 Mins Read After its first edition in 2018, GreenFest is returning to Hong Kong for its second festival this year to bring together the city’s younger generation and spotlight key sustainability issues. Held virtually on November 28-29, the two-day event co-hosted by Hysan and urban farming academy Rooftop Republic will be centred on the topic “Close the […]

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 […]

5 Ways Conscious Consumption Is Driving The Resale Fashion Boom

3 Mins Read Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion right now, as the industry grapples with its reputation as one of the most polluting in the world. Consumers, in search for more eco-friendly ways to shop, are looking for alternatives that leave behind a lighter footprint – and this is driving the growth of resale fashion, which […]

Cariuma Launches New Long-Lasting Vegan & Carbon-Neutral Sneakers

3 Mins Read Brazilian eco sneaker brand Cariuma has added a brand new sneaker to its sustainable shoe line-up. Called the IBI High, the new shoes are vegan-friendly, carbon-neutral and features a water repellent upper. As with the brand’s environmentally-friendly philosophy, the shoes are also designed to be long-lasting in terms of both physical durability and style to […]