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sustainability in fashion

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Levi’s X Ganni: Fashion Duo Joins Forces To Launch Denim Collection Made Out of Cottonized Hemp

5 Mins Read In August of last year, American denim brand Levi’s and millennial-favourite brand Ganni joined forces to create a rental-only collection of three staple denim pieces, all created from upcycled vintage Levi’s and repurposed denim. Now, the duo is back again with their second denim collaboration showcasing a bunch of pieces developed using cottonized hemp fabric. Copenhagen-based label Ganni […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 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 […]

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 […]