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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 […]

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 […]

This Indian Startup Is Upcycling Floral Waste Into Vegan Leather

3 Mins Read Phool is an Indian startup using floral waste to make vegan-friendly leather materials. While vegan leather alternatives on the market might be cruelty-free, they aren’t always eco-friendly if they are derived from plastic or synthetic substances. Crafted out of natural plant-based waste matter, the company’s ethical solution embraces circularity and sustainability.  Called “fleather”, the biomaterial […]

Federer Kicks? Tennis Superstar Launches Sustainable Vegan Leather Sneakers

3 Mins Read Legendary tennis champion Roger Federer has recently launched his first tennis-inspired vegan sneaker. Partnering with Swiss footwear brand On, the new unisex tennis sneaker is made from vegan leather and is designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce material consumption. Since its launch, the limited-edition shoes have already been sold out, with fans […]

Mulberry Pledges To End Use Of Exotic Animal Materials

3 Mins Read British luxury fashion brand Mulberry has announced that they will stop using any exotic animal materials going forward. While consumer interest in animal-free lines have been steadily rising in recent years, the latest move comes amidst the pandemic, which has spotlighted the dangers of the wild and exotic animal trade in particular.  As more consumers […]

Vegan Leather Market Will Be Worth US$89 Billion By 2025, Asia To Dominate Sector

3 Mins Read A new report by Bangalore-based tech solutions company Infinitum Global estimates that the market for vegan leather will reach US$89 billion by 2025, citing the growing consumer awareness about animal welfare as the primary reason for growth, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The study also reveals that as consumers become more concerned about sustainability, the […]

London Brand Luxtra To Launch Vegan Mango Leather Handbags

3 Mins Read Mango-based leather will be used in Luxtra’s new collection of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly handbags. Created in collaboration with Dutch company FruitLeather Rotterdam, the leather-like material is derived from leftover mangoes sourced from fruit markets that would otherwise be thrown away as waste. As consumer demand for more sustainable alternatives continues to grow, more fashion brands […]

Eco Fashion: Save The Duck’s Animal-Free Winter Jackets Lands In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Italian eco fashion brand Save The Duck has just opened its doors in Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui’s K11 Musea mall, debuting to the city their animal-free and sustainable outerwear collection. While the brand is established across Europe and North America with multiple locations in 33 countries, this is their first boutique shop in […]

Indian Textile Startup Malai Creates Vegan Leather Made From Coconut Waste

2 Mins Read Coconut leather is the latest eco fabric to hit the fashion scene for sustainable leather alternatives. India-based startup, Malai, have developed bacterial cellulose grown from leftover coconut water and successfully converted the biocomposite into a substance that resembles traditional leather. Founded by Slovakian designer and material researcher, Zuzana Gombosva, and product designer and mechanical engineer, […]

Vegan Shopping Guide: 5 Cruelty-Free Online Shops That Ship Internationally

4 Mins Read Scrolling through social media, I love stopping to watch cute animals on The Dodo. Lovable, lighthearted, and highly shareable, it’s a great outlet for animal lovers (such as myself) to watch and feel all the fuzzies. At times, emotionally and visually compelling videos will come across my feed that stops me dead in my tracks. Clips […]