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IKEA To Open First Ever Second-Hand Store In Sweden This Year

3 Mins Read IKEA has announced that it is opening its first second-hand concept in Sweden later this year. It comes after the furnishing giant previously said it would begin rental and recycled business models as a part of its sustainability pledge to become fully circular by 2030.  IKEA will soon be opening its first ever second-hand store […]

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 […]

Hong Kong Startup Føerni Launches City’s First Dedicated Online Furniture Rental Platform

3 Mins Read Føerni is a Hong Kong-based online furniture subscription platform where customers can rent out high-quality furniture, home appliances and electronics, marking the first of its kind in the city. While other companies offer furniture rental services, this is the first website that allows you to conduct the entire transaction online, firmly anchoring itself in the […]

Sustainable Sneaker Brand Veja Opens First Repair & Recycle Test Hub

3 Mins Read French sustainable sneaker label Veja has just opened its first Test Hub dedicated to clean, recycle and refurbish old pairs of Veja shoes. It will also offer customers prototypes of the brand’s shoes that hadn’t made the cut to go to market, which will be sold at reduced prices, as well as pairs from old […]

Muji Launches Furniture Rental Subscription Service With Work-From-Home Sets

2 Mins Read Japanese homeware retailer Muji is introducing a furniture subscription service as working from home becomes the new normal after months of the coronavirus pandemic. Launching this Friday (July 17), consumers in Japan will be able to rent furniture and interior items at selected stores through monthly or annual subscription plans. The retailer is scheduled to […]

117 SMEs Sign Circular Fashion Pledge To Push For Industry-Wide Change

2 Mins Read Launched in April this year, the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge is an initiative engaging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to kickstart a circularity commitment. Since then, over 110 SME brands have signed onto the pledge, and are collectively pushing forward the circular fashion movement amidst the pandemic, which has renewed attention on sustainability.  Amid the […]

IKEA Debuts Plant-Filled, Low-Waste & Self-Sufficient “Home Of Tomorrow”

3 Mins Read Swedish furniture and homeware giant IKEA has just unveiled its newest eco-friendly concept in Szczecin, Poland. Dubbed the Home of Tomorrow, the space was envisioned by Polish designers looking to redefine the way we live at home. The 2,700 square foot showroom is fitted with sustainable design solutions from micro-gardens to composting stations, furnished with […]

Circulytics: New Tool Helps Companies Measure & Track Circularity

3 Mins Read Developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and more than 30 collaborating companies, Circulytics is a digital measuring tool that provides companies with a comprehensive report of circularity across its entire operations. Going beyond assessing material flows and products, the platform provides data and metric analysis, tracks progress, and highlights key areas for improvement. Since its […]

Singapore Secondhand Electronics Marketplace Reebelo Raises US$1.25M Seed

3 Mins Read Reebelo, a Singapore-based refurbished secondhand electronics marketplace startup, has announced a US$1.25 million seed funding round. The startup’s new capital will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into Asia-Pacific markets, as well as increase its offerings such as device rentals and bundles for companies.  The seed round was led by Berlin-based tech investor June […]