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Selfridges’ Move to Increase Resale, Repair, Rental, and Refills

2 Mins Read U.K. department store chain Selfridges is putting sustainability front and center. It says by 2030, nearly half of its customer interactions should be based on resale, repair, rental, or refills. Dubbing the circular initiative “Reselfridges,” the four-location chain wants to change the way consumers shop. “We have got to commit to a significant and fundamental […]

5 Ways Conscious Consumption Is Driving The Resale Fashion Boom

3 Mins Read Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion right now, as the industry grapples with its reputation as one of the most polluting in the world. Consumers, in search for more eco-friendly ways to shop, are looking for alternatives that leave behind a lighter footprint – and this is driving the growth of resale fashion, which […]

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

4 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, that are not only ticking boxes for being ultra-cute but are also taking the health of the planet and […]

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 […]

AlgiKnit Closes $13 Million Series A For Kelp-Based Fashion Revolution

3 Mins Read New York sustainable materials startup AlgiKnit has closed a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Collaborative Fund. Other participants include H&M CO:LAB, Starlight Ventures, Third Nature Ventures, and existing backers Horizons Ventures and SOSV. Total funding to date has now reached $17.9 million, making AlgiKnit a substantial player in the biomaterials niche. The […]

Your Wardrobe Staples Could Be Made From Fermented Protein Fibres

3 Mins Read Alternative material innovator and casual wear brand Pangaia Lab has announced the launch of a capsule collection powered by Brewed Protein, a biomaterial made by Spiber. The collection includes the NXT GEN Hoodie, a sweater that contains 88 percent organic cotton, with the remaining 12 percent of fibres supplied by Brewed Protein.  Spiber and Pangaia […]

Modern Synthesis Bags $4.1 Million For Sustainable Microbial Textile Platform

4 Mins Read Modern Synthesis has closed a $4.1 million seed funding round. The U.K.-based biomaterials startup scooped investment from AgFunder, Collaborative Fund, Acequia Capital and Petri Bio, amongst numerous others. Funding will be used to develop its proprietary agricultural waste conversion platform that aims to make the fashion industry more sustainable.  Replacing animal and petrochemical-based materials in […]

Activist ‘Earthling Ed Launches I.D.E.A. Studios Vegan Clothing Line

4 Mins Read Ed Winters, AKA Earthling Ed, has debuted his latest activist-led endeavour: I.D.E.A. Studios, an ethical clothing line. Collections include understated wearables with vegan messaging included. Winters has moved into the fashion industry in a bid to spread the vegan message as far as possible and via multiple mediums.  The name is an acronym for ‘I […]

‘World’s First’ Lab Grown Leather Backed By Kering Bags $46 Million Series A

4 Mins Read French-based luxury fashion corporation Kering has announced it has backed San Francisco’s VitroLabs, a biotech startup that has created a platform for growing highly scalable, cultivated animal-derived leather that is environmentally superior to its conventional counterpart. VitroLabs just announced the closing of a $46 million Series A funding round led by Agronomics with participation by […]

Sustainable Wardrobes Depend On A 75% Reduction In New Items

4 Mins Read By: Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal, Taylor Brydges, University of Technology Sydney. If things don’t change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world’s remaining global carbon budget to keep warming under 2℃ by 2050, and use 35% more land to produce fibres by 2030.  While this seems incredible, it’s not. Over the past 15 years, clothing production has […]

NFW Scoops $85 Million For Biobased Materials Platform Expansion

4 Mins Read Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) just confirmed it has closed an $85 million Series B funding round. Evolution VC Partners led the round, with Tattarang, Lewis & Clark Agrifood, Collaborative Fund and others participating. BMW iVentures and Ralph Lauren Corporation were confirmed as return backers. Funds will be used to scale production of various proprietary circular materials. […]

The EU Puts The Brakes On Fast Fashion With New Rules Surrounding Product Longevity

4 Mins Read The European Commission has taken mass consumption to task by proposing new rules for product quality. Moving forward, all clothes, furniture and smartphones sold within Europe will need to be demonstrably longer-lasting and simpler to repair. The latest additions build on existing Ecodesign rules, which have generated significant energy and consumer savings in the E.U. […]

The 6 Best Sustainable Maternity Brands Offering Comfort and Style

4 Mins Read Comfort is key when carrying a baby, so it can be hard to retain your consumer ethics when all you want is that perfect pair of slouchy harem trousers. Suddenly, a sponsored advert pops up on social media, showing exactly what you want, but it’s from a known fast fashion offender. What do you do? […]

How Changing Markets Foundation Disrupted London Fashion Week With Its Virtual Launderette: Everything Comes Out In The (Green)Wash

4 Mins Read Changing Markets Foundation Launched a new website during London Fashion Week, held last month. The virtual computer game-style site shines a light on greenwashing and outs major offenders, via a virtual laundrette. The stunt was supported by Extinction Rebellion, People Tree founder Safia Minney and climate campaigner Bel Jacobs.  Greenwash.com follows on from Changing Market’s […]

Alchemie Technology Pledges To Take Polluting Dye Processes Out Of The Fashion Industry

3 Mins Read The latest bid to bring sustainability to the fashion industry comes from Alchemie Technology, a British textile dyeing operation that has developed waterless processing tech, alongside smart finishing procedures. Both significantly reduce resources used and emissions generated. Dubbed a ‘cleantech manufacturing solution’,Cambridge-based Alchemie aims to disrupt the fashion industry with the wastewater-free dyeing innovations it […]

Zara Showcases Capsule Collection Of Black Dresses Made From Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read Zara parent company Inditex has partnered with Illinois’ LanzaTech to create a line of dresses made from carbon emissions. The collection is the latest Innovation Hub project for the high street giant, which seeks to use more sustainable materials. In creating the collection with Lanzatech, Zara claims to be continuing its piloting of alternative technologies. […]