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The Best Second-Hand Clothes Shops in Hong Kong

8 Mins Read We know, WE KNOW. It’s always tempting to shop with all the new and trendy clothes everywhere, especially when it feels like they are always on sale. But we have to face facts! Our planet is suffering and fast fashion is a major source of harmful greenhouse gases, not to mention that landfills all over […]

Nona Source: LVMH Debuts Online Resale Platform To Upcycle Luxury Textile Deadstock

3 Mins Read LVMH, the owner of leading fashion houses such as Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Christian Dior, has launched the company’s first online resale platform. Nona Source was created as part of the luxury giant’s efforts to “re-source” and reuse materials from the Group’s Fashion & Leather Goods Maisons by providing access to these fabrics at competitive […]

Ethical Bras & Eco Briefs: We’re Crushing On These 8 Sustainable Underwear Brands

5 Mins Read Sustainability is taking over the entire fashion industry, and underwear brands are no exception – there’s nothing pretty about unethical or environmentally-unfriendly bralettes or briefs. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite underwear labels, who are not only ticking boxes for being ultra-cute, but are also taking the health of the planet and […]

EU-Based Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Vinted Raises US$303M With New US$4.5B Valuation

4 Mins Read Clothing and home goods marketplace Vinted recently announced that it closed an all-equity round of EUR€250M (approx. US$303M), and as a result, the company’s value now stands at approx. US$4.5 billion, a significant jump from its end 2019 value of US$1 billion valuation. The European startup’s round was led by purpose-driven global investment firm EQT Growth […]

Patagonia Will No Longer Show Corporate Logos On Its Clothing

3 Mins Read Outdoor apparel brand and environmental pioneer Patagonia recently announced that it won’t be adding any additional corporate logos to its products to prevent its gear from ending up in landfills. Known for its green credentials and its sustainability-driven mission, Patagonia will completely ditch corporate logos in its future clothing products in order to make their clothes […]

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 […]

Nopal FTW: These 8 Cactus Leather Must-Haves Will Make Your Plant-Based Fashion Dreams Come True

4 Mins Read Cactus leather, the vegan-friendly and sustainable alternative developed by Mexican startup Desserto, has turned heads lately in the textile world, from landing a partnership with industry giant H&M to packing a punch in boxing gloves for the first time. Desserto’s innovation has meant that brands can finally turn away from their reliance on plastic-based leathers […]

Smateria: These Recycled Plastic Vegan Handbags Made By Artisan Khmer Women Help Prevent Carbon Emissions

5 Mins Read How much does your handbag cost the planet? Smateria, a Cambodia-based ethical women-founded fashion label, has launched its newest sustainable collection, this time made from a new recycled plastic manufacturing technology. Handmade in-house in their Phnom Penh workshop, which employs local women (they make up 80% of the workforce) and provide mothers with free on-site […]

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 […]

Stella McCartney Debuts World’s First ‘Mylo’ Bustier & Trousers With Bolt Threads’s Mushroom Leather

4 Mins Read Stella McCartney has showcased the world’s first garments made using Mylo, the mushroom-based vegan leather developed by biomaterials startup Bolt Threads. Having previously created an animal-free bag with the innovative material, this time, the renowned British vegetarian designer has launched a black bustier top and utilitarian trousers. While the garments won’t be for sale, they […]

Adidas Partners With Stella McCartney Again To Debut New Sustainable ‘Futureplayground’ Collection

4 Mins Read German sportswear giant Adidas in partnership with British fashion designer Stella McCartney unveiled an eco-friendly collection called ‘Futureplayground‘, showcasing activists and sustainable materials in its brand campaign. Since 2005, Stella McCartney and Adidas have been working together on multiple design collaboration. Their most recent partnerships involves the recently released spring summer 2021 collection, Futureplayground. With […]

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 […]

H&M: 7-Times Oversubscribed Sustainability-Linked Bond Draws US$4.6 Billion In Orders

3 Mins Read H&M Group’s newly issued €500 million (US$606 million) sustainability-linked bond (SLB) garnered huge interest on the market. The bond was 7.6-times oversubscribed, attract ingmore than US$4.6 billion orders in a strong sign of the greener investment sentiment taking over the financial industry.  H&M has issued a €500 million (US$606 million) SLB with a maturity of […]

Pre-Loved Fashion: A Guide To Shopping Second Hand In India

10 Mins Read According to a recent report, the second-hand clothing market will reach US$51 billion within 5 years and will overtake the fashion market by 2028 as used clothing is increasingly finding value in the hearts of consumers, particularly with millennials and Gen Zs shoppers, who are rejecting the idea that fashion relies on having the latest […]

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 […]