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‘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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Seaweed Yarnmaker AlgiKnit Unveils New Facilities To ‘Help Cut The Fashion Industry’s Emissions In Half’

3 Mins Read New York-based AlgiKnit has announced the opening of a new innovation hub. It is located in The Research Triangle, in North Carolina. The biomaterials maker will use the new space to scale production of seaweed-derived yarns. Pilot projects in conjunction with global fashion brands will begin in early 2022. Earlier this year, AlgiKnit announced that […]

Pangaia Launches Sustainable Denim Jeans Made From Wild Himalayan Nettle Fiber 

5 Mins Read The latest in sustainable fashion is denim made from wild Himalayan nettle. Instead of using resource-intensive cotton, Pangaia just launched a new collection of jeans and jackets made from a new kind of denim blend, one that contains nettle fibre. New York-based sustainable fashion brand Pangaia just added yet another new fabric to its diverse […]

Fashion Is Using ‘Circularity’ To Hide Recycling Lies, New Film Reveals

3 Mins Read As conscious consumers continue to put pressure on brands to step up their sustainability efforts, circularity has taken over fashion as a top buzzword. But Fashionscapes, a new documentary film showcased at the London Fashion Week, suggests that companies are using circular fashion as a greenwashing tool to cover up how recycling clothing might not […]

These Sunglasses Are Made From Captured Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read There’s no shortage of innovation in sustainable fashion, with brands making bags out of mushroom leather and clothing from recycled plastic bottles. But what about sustainable eyewear? Prepare to be impressed, because sunglasses are now featuring lenses made with carbon capture technology. British sustainable fashion brand Pangaia has just debuted its new eyewear collection, featuring […]

H&M Unveils Virtual ‘Billion Dollar Collection’ Of Sustainable Fashion Solutions

3 Mins Read H&M Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Swedish fashion giant H&M, has launched a new virtual fashion collection featuring ten startups and their sustainable fashion designs. The Billion Dollar Collection also shows the estimated price tag that the selected Global Change Award winners believe they’ll need to scale up and “truly change the fashion industry […]