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Google & WWF Partner To Launch Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Platform

3 Mins Read Google has announced that it will work with conservation nonprofit WWF Sweden to create a digital platform with environmental sustainability information to inform responsible sourcing decisions in the fashion industry. Combining Google Cloud’s technical capacity with WWF’s assessment, the platform will give an environmental score for each material and sourcing location across the fashion supply […]

Asian Development Bank Calls For Sustainable “Blue Economy” To Save Our Oceans

3 Mins Read The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has called on Asia to begin focusing on building a new sustainable “blue economy”. The region’s development bank says that in order to preserve livelihoods and the planet, the continent must begin preserving the marine ecosystem and move away from the current “ocean economy” that exploits natural resources. It has […]

Scientists Urge More Research On Plastics To Bring About Sustainable Economy

3 Mins Read A new report by an international union of chemical scientists, business leaders and government figures calls for more global research on plastics and its impacts. Without fully understanding plastics, the experts say, we will be unable to ensure a sustainable future for such a crucial material that plays many roles in society.  Collating the data […]

Experts Call For Sustainable Development In Indonesia’s Coronavirus Recovery

3 Mins Read In a virtual meeting on Thursday (May 28), a number of government and legislative figures in Indonesia said that the country must rebuild from the coronavirus using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.  During the conference, Agustaviano Sofjan, a director at the Foreign Ministry, detailed how sustainable development had been set […]

Hong Kong Charity Opens 1ofaKIND Secondhand Shop To Help The Homeless

3 Mins Read Local charity ImpactHK has recently opened a second hand clothing store called 1ofaKIND. Located in Yau Ma Tei, the shop offers employment to homeless people while encouraging a circular economy for fashion, and also doubles as a community café where food and beverages are provided at no cost for anyone in need. At a time […]

Preloved Fashion Platform Vestiaire Collective Secures US$64 Million For Asia Expansion

3 Mins Read Amidst the global campaign Fashion Revolution Week, Paris-based resale fashion online platform Vestiaire Collective announced today that it has landed US$64 million in new funding. The latest injection of capital was financed by both existing shareholders and new investors including Korean tech company Naver-backed Korelya Capital and specialist female-led consumer fund Vaultier. Vestiaire Collective says […]

EcoSPIRITS: World’s First Zero-Waste Alcohol Bottle Packaging Solution

4 Mins Read Singapore-based spirits distributor Proof & Company has just launched its zero-waste solution to spirits packaging, ecoSPIRITS. Their technology is the first of its kind in the world to tackle the carbon footprint and waste associated with single-use glass in the alcohol industry, and the company hopes to be able to close the loop for spirit […]

Second Hand Fashion Is Taking Over The World, From Thrift To Preloved Luxury

4 Mins Read Global charity Oxfam has recently launched their #SecondHandSeptember campaign, calling on people to join the pledge to say no to new clothing for 30 days. Having been reusing and reselling clothes since 1948, the NGO has declared that secondhand is the answer to sustainable fashion, helping to sound the alarm on the environmental impact of […]