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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 […]

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 […]

Cruelty-Free Fashion: 6 Vegan Handbag Brands We Love

3 Mins Read With the growing popularity of fashionable vegan products in Asia, conscious consumers are demanding animal-friendly alternatives for every apparel and accessory they own. The plant-based fashion industry is doing its best to come up with new, alternative materials too, in a move away from the more traditionally-used PVC, a type of hard to recycle plastic […]

The Ultimate Plant-Based Watch Guide – Our 20 Picks For Vegan Friendly Time

8 Mins Read Living a vegan lifestyle is getting easier day by day as consumers are getting more environmentally conscious, which further motivates brands and makers to create more eco-friendly products. Watches have been a space without much innovation on the planet-forward side in the past, but all that has changed as a new generation of watchmakers rises […]

SoL: Sustainable SelfWear™ You Can Feel Great In, At Home & Always

7 Mins Read Lois Tien, a fashion industry veteran, did not take the decision to launch a new brand lightly. The G2000 & anagram alum happened upon the idea of her own independent, conscious label after years of feeling like something was missing, particularly when it came to what she calls “SelfWear™“, clothing made for feeling good whilst […]

Hong Kong’s Sustainable Fashion NGO Redress Gets Permanent Home

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Redress, a charity dedicated to fighting fashion waste, has just established its new headquarters in Sham Shui Po, the heart of the city’s historical textile manufacturing hub. The new space will feature a Retrospective Exhibition to celebrate pieces from previous cycles of the Redress Design Award, the organisation’s flagship program promoting sustainable fashion […]

Allbirds Launches Carbon Footprint Count For Every Sneaker In Its Collection

3 Mins Read New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has begun offering a carbon footprint count for every shoe in its collection. It partnered with Los Angeles-based environmental consultancy firm Clean Agency to calculate the impact of each product, from production to use to end of life, and this information will be displayed on the brand’s website. It […]

Friend Of The Earth Launches Sustainable Fashion Certification Standard

3 Mins Read Friend of the Earth, the leading global standard for products that comply with sustainable practices under the World Sustainability Organisation (WSO), has just launched a new certification for sustainable fashion. While the fashion industry has undergone a major step change to clean up the waste and pollution it is responsible for, systemic change must happen […]

GAP Partners With HKRITA To Develop New Textile Recycling Technology

2 Mins Read The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has just announced a collaboration with global apparel company Gap Inc. to develop eco-friendly technology to enable textile recycling. The research project will focus on two main areas: separating mixed-blends of spandex and sustainable decolourisation of fabrics for recycling clothing. This comes amid greater global […]

Already An Industry Leader, Six Senses Hotels Group Doubles Down on Sustainability

3 Mins Read In a just-released report, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas outlines the eco-forward steps it has taken in recent years in recent years from investing in conservation to phasing out plastics. With tourists increasingly sensitive to “greenwashing” marketing methods, the hospitality group has published a detailed overview of its measurable positive impacts, primarily due to guest […]

Modern, Chic & Eco: RIL CREED Creates Luxe Handbags Out Of Fashion Industry Waste

4 Mins Read Standing inside Causeway Bay’s vibrant Fashion Walk space, the polished aesthetic of RIL CREED is catching the eyes of window shoppers passing through the neighboring Starbucks. Shoulder bags, handbags, totes, and clutches are elegantly displayed with recessed lighting fixated on crisp premium leathers and fine craftsmanship of each bag. The natural, earth toned peg walls and shelves against […]

Green Queen Heroes: Christina Dean of Redress

4 Mins Read Christina Dean has literally changed the fashion landscape in Hong Kong. In a city where fast fashion and consumerism run deep, she has proven that what’s old can be chic and what’s green can be trendy. She proved that clothes shopping is optional when she embarked on her one year challenge to only wear used […]