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World’s First Vegan Fashion Library & Showroom Opens In Los Angeles

3 Mins Read Los Angeles recently welcomed the Vegan Fashion Library, the world’s first showroom and boutique dedicated to supporting ethical vegan designers. Developed by the Vegan Fashion Week as a solution to the social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the multi-brand showroom will curate vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable clothing and accessories, featuring some of the innovative […]

MycoWorks Closes US$45M In Star-Studded Series B To Scale-Up Animal-Free Reishi Leather For Consumer Launch

3 Mins Read Alternative mycelium-based material firm MycoWorks has announced the completion of a US$45 million Series B funding round, which will go towards the scale-up of its Reishi animal-free leather material. The round saw participation from major institutions and VCs, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities and fashion brands amid the growing demand from consumers […]

New York Startup Thousand Fell Creates World’s First 100% Recyclable Sneaker

3 Mins Read Based in New York, Thousand Fell is a two-year-old sustainable footwear brand that is on a mission to close the loop in the sneaker industry. The brand, self-described as “beyond sustainable” has created the world’s first completely recyclable shoe, which is made from biodegradable, recycled waste and plant-based materials. What’s more? To take their circular […]

Q&A: Cariuma Co-Founder Fernando Porto On The Rise Of Sustainable Sneakers

4 Mins Read Founded in 2018, Cariuma is a Rio-based sneaker startup founded by David Python and Fernando Porto, two former executives in the luxury footwear industry who left their roles to create a new brand that put sustainability first. Choosing to reinvent the sneaker game with their eco ethos, Cariuma’s range of shoes are designed to be […]

Circular Fashion: H&M, Patagonia, PVH Back Biotech That Allows For Limitless Textile Recycling

3 Mins Read Six of the world’s most well-known brands have recently endorsed Infinited Fiber Company, a Finnish biotech that has developed a circular solution that turns discarded textiles into high-quality, bio-based regenerated fibres. Among the group of companies backing Infinited Fiber are H&M Group, Bestseller, PVH, Wrangler, Suominen and Patagonia. The recycling system gives apparel waste new […]

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 […]

Cariuma Launches New Long-Lasting Vegan & Carbon-Neutral Sneakers

3 Mins Read Brazilian eco sneaker brand Cariuma has added a brand new sneaker to its sustainable shoe line-up. Called the IBI High, the new shoes are vegan-friendly, carbon-neutral and features a water repellent upper. As with the brand’s environmentally-friendly philosophy, the shoes are also designed to be long-lasting in terms of both physical durability and style to […]

H&M Launches ‘Looop’ Garment-To-Garment Recycling System In Stockholm

3 Mins Read Fast fashion giant H&M has just debuted a new garment-to-garment recycling system called “Looop”, which enables the transformation of unwanted clothing into new textiles. It’s the latest move in a series of circularity-focused measures the company has made in recent months as it faces greater pressure from consumers over its environmental responsibility.  Launched on Monday […]

These Biodegradable Vegan Kengos Sneakers Are Made From 98% Plants

3 Mins Read Vegan sneakers are having a moment right now. But these new sneakers, called the Kengos Lace-Up, have just launched to steal the show. The new shoe, which is currently in beta phase, is biodegradable, vegan-friendly and made from 98% plant-based materials. Kengos, a Brooklyn, New York-based sneaker company launched just last year and formerly known […]

Bolt Threads Unites Adidas, Kering, Lululemon & Stella McCartney For Mushroom Leather Products

3 Mins Read Bolt Threads, a biotech company developing sustainable materials, has announced a new partnership with some of the biggest fashion players to create a consortium with access to Mylo, its latest vegan mushroom leather material. The collaboration will see Adidas, Kering Group, Lululemon and Stella McCartney bring products made with Mylo to market next year, marking […]

Greenwashing In Fashion Is On The Rise, Here’s How To Spot It

7 Mins Read By: Durva Simone Bose Greenwashing in fashion is on the rise. Learn more about what it means and how you can tell the difference between a genuinely conscious brand and and one that is just ‘performing’ sustainability. There’s been an increasing amount of buzz around the terms ‘sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘natural’, in everything from fashion […]

Wasted Fashion: 1/3 Of All Clothing In Hong Kong Wardrobes Never Worn

3 Mins Read A new study commissioned by Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit Redress has revealed that a third of clothing in Hongkongers’ wardrobes are never or rarely worn. The research also found that two in five consumers in the city keep their clothes for one year or even less, highlighting the severity of the throwaway culture in Hong […]

Catherine Zeta-Jones Launches Limited-Edition Vegan Shoe Collection

2 Mins Read Catherine Zeta-Jones has recently launched a new line of vegan shoes in collaboration with British footwear brand Butterfly Twists. The Oscar-winning actress’ collection of ballet pumps come in four silhouettes, and are all made with vegan leather, memory foam and water-resistant materials. With her latest project, Zeta-Jones joins the growing line of celebrities who are […]

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 […]