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Otrium Bags US$120M To Bring End-Of-Season Digital Fashion Outlet To U.S.

4 Mins Read Dutch end-of-season fashion online marketplace Otrium has bagged US$120 million in its Series C financing round, which will go towards its upcoming U.S. launch and improving its technology platform. The firm has reported record growth amid the pandemic, tripling its revenue over 2020 and growing its user base to over 3 million as consumers increasingly […]

French Supermarkets To Phase Out Plastic Packaging With Refill Stations

4 Mins Read French grocery chains will have to begin switching to food refill stations as part of a new environmental bill. The law, which has been passed by the French parliament, will require retailers to phase out disposable plastic packaging and dedicate a fifth of their store to allow customers to buy dry food products using their […]

Circular Fashion: Tommy Hilfiger X Ellen Macarthur Foundation Debut Denim Line With Detachable Buttons, 100% Organic Fabric

3 Mins Read Leading designer lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger recently joined forces with the non-profit Ellen Macarthur Foundation that works with companies to promote a circular economy, to unveil its first circular design denim collection that is based on components like traceability and recyclability. Owned by PVH Corp, whose portfolio includes brands like Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Arrow, […]

H&M X IKEA Study Highlights Safe Substances For Recycled Textiles

4 Mins Read Home furnishing giant IKEA and clothing begemoth H&M have partnered together on a large-scale test study to help address textile recycling obstacles and are hoping the results will help them make a smooth transition to a circular economy. IKEA and H&M Group have joined forces in an effort to convert their work into circular businesses […]

SDG Campaign Togetherband Launches 100% Recycled Gender-Free Loungewear Line

3 Mins Read Togetherband, the nonprofit campaign developed by British sustainable accessories label Bottletop, has debuted its first 100% recycled loungewear collection. Launched earlier this month on Global Recycling Day, the new gender-free Togetherwear line features sweatshirts, hoodies and tees made from recycled organic cotton and recovered plastic bottles, and is designed to engage people all over the […]

Carbon-Negative: U.S. Burger Restaurant Shake Shack Tests Regenerative Cutlery Made From AirCarbon

4 Mins Read The New York City-based cult favourite burger restaurant Shake Shack recently announced a pilot of sustainable AirCarbon cutlery and straws at six Shake Shack locations across the U.S. Joining forces with Restore Foodware, the world’s first regenerative foodware brand, Manhattan-based Shake Shack plans to test sustainable AirCarbon utensils across its restaurants in the U.S. as part of […]

Vestiaire Collective Becomes Unicorn After Kering & Tiger Global Back US$216M Round

4 Mins Read Vestiaire Collective, the Paris-headquartered global resale site for premium pre-owned fashion, has announced the closing of a €178 million (US$216 million) financing round, led by luxury group Kering and New York-based investment firm Tiger Global Management. The funding, which propels the startup to unicorn status, will be used to accelerate its global expansion plans amid […]

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 […]

Can These 6 Marine Tech Startups Help Solve The Many Issues Facing Our Oceans?

4 Mins Read Life below water is a vital planetary resource that we depend on for everything from absorbing nearly a third of carbon dioxide produced by humans, to supporting the very coastal ecosystems that act as buffers against natural disasters and providing livelihoods for over three billion people in the world. But thanks to human activities that […]

Fast Fashion Giants Back Bangladesh Recycling Scheme In Industry Push To Go Circular

3 Mins Read Big fashion labels are hopping on the sustainable bandwagon, backing a new recycling scheme in Bangladesh garment factories. The program will see brands like H&M, Bershka, Marks & Spencer, Bestseller and others forge commercial partnerships with textile and garment manufacturers and recyclers to reintroduce post-production fashion waste back into their products, as well as find […]

Ralph Lauren-Backed Materials Company Develops Plant-Based, Plastic-Free Leather

4 Mins Read Supported by Ralph Lauren, Natural Fiber Welding, a technology company commercialising sustainable materials for a circular economy, will be setting up a new facility in Illinois to develop plastic-free, plant-based leather. Set to open on West Jefferson Avenue in downtown Peoria, Illinois, the facility will span over 10,000-square-feet and will be utilized to manufacture its […]

Circular Fashion: HKRITA, H&M Set Up Green Machine To Produce Garments Out of Recycled Polyester

4 Mins Read Developed by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) in partnership with the H&M Foundation, the hydrothermal separation system (The Green Machine) will manufacture garments for one of H&M’S brands Monki, a youth-focused fashion brand, creating its first-ever circular line made out of recycled polyester. Established in 2018, the Green machine was […]

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 […]