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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 […]

Gucci For Rent? Southeast Asia’s Largest Circular Fashion Platform Style Theory Lands In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Style Theory, the Singapore-headquartered circular fashion platform, has just entered Hong Kong. Starting this month, Hong Kong residents can lease, sell and purchase designer garments and accessories from the platform’s curated selection of over 2,000 brands without the substantial cost and waste associated with linear fashion consumption.  Founded in 2016 by Raena Lim and Chris […]

Eco Kicks: Sean Wotherspoon & Adidas Release Vegan SuperEarth Sneaker Collab

3 Mins Read Sean Wotherspoon, one of the most renowned sneakerheads in the world and brainchild behind the famous Nike Air Max 97/1, has teamed up with sportswear giant Adidas to launch SuperEarth, a new collaboration of vegan-friendly and sustainable sneakers. With this latest release, it looks like animal-free and eco-friendly kicks are taking over the mainstream. Having […]

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 […]

Levi’s Launches Most Sustainable Jean Yet Made With Circulose

3 Mins Read Levi’s, perhaps one of the most famous denim brands in the world, has just launched what it calls its “most sustainable jean ever”. Available through the brand’s Wellthread collection, the jean is made using organic cotton and Circulose, a material made from recycling worn-out old denim fabrics.  Debuted in late July, the new jeans by […]

Refashioned: Upcycled Couture Service Allows You To Design Your Own Circular Fashion

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based upcycled fashion brand The R Collective has just launched its first-ever “made-on-demand” collection. Called Refashioned, the collection is made from rescued waste fabrics and customers can select their size, style and materials for their tailored garment. By only making pieces that are in demand, this business model further reduces waste by limiting excess […]

Champion Introduces Upcycled Streetwear Collection Dubbed Re:Bound

3 Mins Read American sportswear and streetwear brand Champion will be launching a new upcycled collection called Re:Bound. It is part of a collaboration with Australian influencers Philip O’Donahoo and Jaida The Creator. The collection will contain at least 45% recycled cotton fabric that has been spun out of recovered textile waste from the garment making industry.  With […]

‘The Fashion Industry Is Entering A Period of Reflection And Reinvention’ – Exclusive Extract From New SDG Book

7 Mins Read In an excerpt from their new book “Leading Sustainably: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything,” Trista Bridges and Donald Eubank illustrate how the rise of ‘Consumer Culture’ pushed the fashion industry to embrace sustainability. There are few sectors that have been under as much scrutiny when it comes to sustainable business […]

SoL: Sustainable SelfWear™ You Can Feel Great In, At Home & Always

7 Mins Read Lois Tien, a fashion industry veteran, did not take the decision to launch a new brand lightly. The G2000 & anagram alum happened upon the idea of her own independent, conscious label after years of feeling like something was missing, particularly when it came to what she calls “SelfWear™“, clothing made for feeling good whilst […]

Global Fashion Brands Complicit In Uighur Forced Labour, Warns Rights Groups

3 Mins Read Some of the world’s largest fashion houses and retailers are complicit in human rights abuses and forced labour being carried out against the Uighur minority Muslim people in the Xinjiang region of China, says a coalition of human rights organisations. According to the coalition, as many as one in five cotton products sold across 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 […]

Condé Nast Develops Sustainable Fashion Index Showcasing Key Eco Fashion Terms

2 Mins Read Developed by mass media company Condé Nast, whose publications include Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tatler, alongside the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) in London and sustainability researchers around the world, The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is a new index of the key sustainability terms and topics emerging in the world of fashion.  The Glossary is an […]