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Ganni Launches Sustainability-Motivated Peer-To-Peer Resale Platform

4 Mins Read Scandinavian brand Ganni is proving that the circular fashion economy never goes out of style. Having already launched its Ganni Repeat initiative, it has now integrated a peer-to-peer resale platform designed to make secondhand shopping a seamless experience. Ganni Repeat includes a partnership with repair service Sojo in the U.K.  and a rental platform that […]

NFW Scoops $85 Million For Biobased Materials Platform Expansion

4 Mins Read Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) just confirmed it has closed an $85 million Series B funding round. Evolution VC Partners led the round, with Tattarang, Lewis & Clark Agrifood, Collaborative Fund and others participating. BMW iVentures and Ralph Lauren Corporation were confirmed as return backers. Funds will be used to scale production of various proprietary circular materials. […]

The EU Puts The Brakes On Fast Fashion With New Rules Surrounding Product Longevity

4 Mins Read The European Commission has taken mass consumption to task by proposing new rules for product quality. Moving forward, all clothes, furniture and smartphones sold within Europe will need to be demonstrably longer-lasting and simpler to repair. The latest additions build on existing Ecodesign rules, which have generated significant energy and consumer savings in the E.U. […]

Resale Platform Vestiaire Collective Acquires Industry Peer Tradesy As Circular Fashion Economy Continues To Grow

3 Mins Read Global resale platform Vestiaire Collective has acquired fellow industry peer Tradesy. The two secondhand platforms represent a global commitment to promotion of a circular fashion model. Both companies were launched in 2009, in Paris and Los Angeles respectively, and by female founders. The two have striking similarities, share a mission to end fashion waste and […]

The 6 Best Sustainable Maternity Brands Offering Comfort and Style

4 Mins Read Comfort is key when carrying a baby, so it can be hard to retain your consumer ethics when all you want is that perfect pair of slouchy harem trousers. Suddenly, a sponsored advert pops up on social media, showing exactly what you want, but it’s from a known fast fashion offender. What do you do? […]

Meet the World’s First Truly Biodegradable Sneakers

3 Mins Read New Zealand eco-footwear startup Orba says it has created the world’s first biodegradable eco sneakers. The shoes are designed to fully fall apart and decompose at the end of their life, leeching no toxins into the soil. They have been created to address an alarming issue, that of billions of shoes ending up in landfill […]

10 Things You Need To Know About The Resale Luxury Market

5 Mins Read McKinsey has released a report looking into the resale luxury market. Consumer research was conducted in the U.S., EU and Asia. Overall findings concluded that consumers are growing the sector. If judicious, brands could enter the market without creating cannibalistic margin erosion. Companies seeking to steer clear risk missing out on opportunities to garner new […]

Zara Showcases Capsule Collection Of Black Dresses Made From Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read Zara parent company Inditex has partnered with Illinois’ LanzaTech to create a line of dresses made from carbon emissions. The collection is the latest Innovation Hub project for the high street giant, which seeks to use more sustainable materials. In creating the collection with Lanzatech, Zara claims to be continuing its piloting of alternative technologies. […]

You Can Now Rent Jean Paul Gaultier’s Rare Fashion Archive Pieces

3 Mins Read Designer Jean Paul Gaultier has entered the fashion rental market, letting customers borrow pieces from his label’s archives over the decades. The move comes amid a boom in circular fashion, driven by the conscious consumer trend led by sustainability-minded Gen Zs and millennials. Jean Paul Gaultier is back and has changed things up to keep […]

Japanese Luxury Giant Takashimaya Debuts Large Scale Fashion Collection Made From Upcycled Materials From Its Own Supply Chains

3 Mins Read Takashimaya, one of the largest luxury department store chains in Japan, is embracing sustainable fashion with a new recycling initiative. Working with 15 brands for the campaign, the company is launching recycled fashion pieces across its high-end outlets and online store, and has plans to extend the program with 100 more brands in the future.  […]

This New Circular Store In Brooklyn Lets You Buy and Tailor Preloved Clothing

3 Mins Read A new circular fashion store just opened up in Brooklyn, New York. Launched by secondhand fashion platform thredUP and denim brand Madewell, A Circular Store is designed to be the ultimate sustainable shopping destination, offering a full wardrobe of preloved clothing and features mending stations, repair services and upcycling workshops.  A Circular Store just landed […]

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 […]