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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 […]

Global Firms Managing Assets Worth US$16 Trillion Agree To Scale-Up Sustainable Investment

3 Mins Read After a meeting with United Nations secretary-general António Guterres, an alliance of the world’s biggest firms have agreed to deliver strategies to scale-up sustainable investments. With countries around the world still reeling from the devastating economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Guterres described action from the private sector “more important than ever” and urges businesses […]

H&M Launches ‘Looop’ Garment-To-Garment Recycling System In Stockholm

3 Mins Read Fast fashion giant H&M has just debuted a new garment-to-garment recycling system called “Looop”, which enables the transformation of unwanted clothing into new textiles. It’s the latest move in a series of circularity-focused measures the company has made in recent months as it faces greater pressure from consumers over its environmental responsibility.  Launched on Monday […]

Zero Waste Boozing? Hong Kong’s First Closed Loop Bar Penicillin To Open Doors

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s first-ever bar operating using a closed-loop model of production is slated to open this month. Called Penicillin, the sustainable bar will offer an entire menu of minimal-waste cocktails made with locally sourced or upcycled ingredients, contrasting the traditionally wasteful F&B industry. Named after the antibiotics developed in the 1940s that represented a milestone […]

These Biodegradable Vegan Kengos Sneakers Are Made From 98% Plants

3 Mins Read Vegan sneakers are having a moment right now. But these new sneakers, called the Kengos Lace-Up, have just launched to steal the show. The new shoe, which is currently in beta phase, is biodegradable, vegan-friendly and made from 98% plant-based materials. Kengos, a Brooklyn, New York-based sneaker company launched just last year and formerly known […]

New Free UN App Encourages Sustainable Living & Climate Action

3 Mins Read As the world continues to battle both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate emergency, many are calling for sustainability to be prioritised in the recovery process, which represents an opportunity for the world to build back better. The United Nations has now launched a new mobile app to encourage all individuals to contribute to this […]

IKEA To Open First Ever Second-Hand Store In Sweden This Year

3 Mins Read IKEA has announced that it is opening its first second-hand concept in Sweden later this year. It comes after the furnishing giant previously said it would begin rental and recycled business models as a part of its sustainability pledge to become fully circular by 2030.  IKEA will soon be opening its first ever second-hand store […]