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3 Italian Eco Entrepreneurs Changing The Future Of Fashion You Need To Know

3 Mins Read Italy has long been synonymous with luxury fashion and globally-recognised design talent. A new crop of Italian entrepreneurs are changing the discourse on what it means to create a fashion company in today’s global markets, where sustainability has become a key consideration. The fashion industry is reckoning with itself and sustainability has become the mot […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Ways H&M Is Trying To Be Better For The Planet

5 Mins Read Love or hate them, big brands and corporations are not about to disappear. Since we’re facing a major climate crisis, we need big companies to be better. And H&M, basically the face of fast fashion and a huge part of the problem, is working on that. Here are 10 ways the behemoth is trying to […]

Hong Kong Sustainable Activewear Brand Transforms Plastic Waste Into Leggings

4 Mins Read Launched in October, Good Days is a new activewear brand recycling post-consumer plastic waste into leggings, tops and sports bras. Based in Hong Kong and partnering with sustainable suppliers in Taiwan and ethical manufacturers in Indonesia, the sportswear brand is a sportswear label dedicated to championing a circular economy.  Founded by Libby Perry, a former […]

Gucci For Rent? Southeast Asia’s Largest Circular Fashion Platform Style Theory Lands In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Style Theory, the Singapore-headquartered circular fashion platform, has just entered Hong Kong. Starting this month, Hong Kong residents can lease, sell and purchase designer garments and accessories from the platform’s curated selection of over 2,000 brands without the substantial cost and waste associated with linear fashion consumption.  Founded in 2016 by Raena Lim and Chris […]

Redress Awards: 2020 Virtual Event Spotlights The Radical & Circular Future Of Fashion

5 Mins Read Environmental charity pioneer Redress, the organisation kickstarting the sustainable fashion movement in Asia over a decade ago, presented the 2020 Redress Design Award Show last night. This year’s event represents Redress’ 10th anniversary cycle, and for the first time in its history, the Grand Final took place virtually to showcase the groundbreaking low-waste collections created […]

First ‘Sustainable September’ Circular Fashion Campaign Kicks Off In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Hong Kong is welcoming the city’s first “Sustainable September” campaign to encourage consumers to build eco-conscious wardrobes. The campaign, launched by preloved fashion platform Vestiaire Collective in partnership with environmental charity EcoDrive, will see influential individuals donate their preloved garments to be sold online on the platform, with proceeds going towards local initiatives to reduce […]

Selfridges Makes 5-Year Sustainability Pledges, With New Circular Retail Models

4 Mins Read Selfridges & Co., also known simply as Selfridges, has launched a new sustainability initiative called “Project Earth” and made five-year commitments to green its operations. The high-end department store says that it will take a three-pronged approach, including exploring new circular retail models, using more sustainable materials in products and ultimately, to “inspire a shift […]

Levi’s & Ganni Team Up To Launch Rental Capsule Upcycled Collection

3 Mins Read Levi’s and millennial-favourite brand Ganni have collaborated to create a new rental-only collection of three staple denim pieces – all crafted from upcycled vintage Levi’s and repurposed denim. Customers will be able to lease out garments from the new low-impact line through Ganni Repeat, the brand’s online rental platform.  Copenhagen-based label Ganni and American outfitter […]

Riya Collective: First Go-To Rental Platform For Indian Fashion & Wedding Wear Gets Y Combinator Funding

3 Mins Read Based in the United States, Riya Collective is a rental startup offering high-end and luxury Indian clothing on a consignment basis. The company tackles a three-pronged issue: the difficulty of finding trendy and traditional garments outside of India, the high price-tag often assigned to these luxury pieces, and the unsustainable nature inherent in the linear […]

Sustainable Wrap Dress? Diane Von Furstenberg Launches Rental Service

3 Mins Read Diane von Furstenberg is launching a new rental fashion subscription service called DVF Link. From the brand’s iconic collection of women’s apparel and, of course, Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dresses, DVF Link will offer customers a box of 4 garments at a time for a flat monthly fee, inclusive of shipping, returns, dry cleaning […]

ThredUP Launches Calculator For Your Wardrobe’s Environmental Footprint

3 Mins Read ThredUP, the world’s largest fashion resale platform, has just launched a new tool called the Fashion Footprint Calculator to help customers understand the environmental cost of their fashion choices. Developed in collaboration with California-based carbon calculating startup Green Story, the tool estimates users’ personal environmental impact based on how they shop and take care of […]

Green Queen 2020 Trend Predictions: The Explosion Of Sustainable Fashion

2 Mins Read As if it hasn’t already made multiple headlines in 2019, sustainable fashion is going to explode this year. Just like inclusivity is not something that brands can afford ignore, sustainability is something companies will no longer be able to skirt around (!). If you think back to a early 2018, when plastic-free living and the […]