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Sylven New York Launches Apple & Coconut Vegan Leather Earth Day Sneakers

3 Mins Read Sylven New York, the Brooklyn, New York-based female-founded sustainable luxury footwear brand, is launching its first-ever plant-based leather sneaker. Made from vegan apple and coconut leather, The Mel makes its debut on Earth Day, coinciding with the brand’s founder Casey Dworkin’s birthday and her personal journey to veganism after participating in the famous Veganuary movement […]

Nopal FTW: These 8 Cactus Leather Must-Haves Will Make Your Plant-Based Fashion Dreams Come True

4 Mins Read Cactus leather, the vegan-friendly and sustainable alternative developed by Mexican startup Desserto, has turned heads lately in the textile world, from landing a partnership with industry giant H&M to packing a punch in boxing gloves for the first time. Desserto’s innovation has meant that brands can finally turn away from their reliance on plastic-based leathers […]

Stella McCartney Debuts World’s First ‘Mylo’ Bustier & Trousers With Bolt Threads’s Mushroom Leather

4 Mins Read Stella McCartney has showcased the world’s first garments made using Mylo, the mushroom-based vegan leather developed by biomaterials startup Bolt Threads. Having previously created an animal-free bag with the innovative material, this time, the renowned British vegetarian designer has launched a black bustier top and utilitarian trousers. While the garments won’t be for sale, they […]

Indian Fashion Entrepreneur Develops Ethical Vegan Wool From A Wasteland Plant

2 Mins Read Indian fashion designer and founder of Faborg has developed a new vegan wool alternative that is not only cruelty-free and ethical but sustainable too. Called “Weganwool”, the new fabric created by Gowri Shankar is derived from Calotropis, a flowering plant native to Asia and Northern Africa, which can be spun with organic cotton to create […]

New MII Initative To Fast-Track Sustainable Vegan Textile & Material Innovation

3 Mins Read A newly launched nonprofit organisation, Material Innovation Initiative (MII), aims to accelerate innovation in the sustainable and vegan material space. From plant-based ingredients to lab-grown technology, the MII hopes to be able to fast-track the development of these new materials that can be used in a range of industries, including fashion, furniture and automotive sectors.  […]

Second Hand Fashion Is Taking Over The World, From Thrift To Preloved Luxury

4 Mins Read Global charity Oxfam has recently launched their #SecondHandSeptember campaign, calling on people to join the pledge to say no to new clothing for 30 days. Having been reusing and reselling clothes since 1948, the NGO has declared that secondhand is the answer to sustainable fashion, helping to sound the alarm on the environmental impact of […]

Sales Of Vegan Dr. Marten’s Shoes Up 279% Since 2017

3 Mins Read From a small boot line in the English Midlands to a globally renowned wardrobe staple, Dr. Marten’s boots have endured over the years and remained a popular fashion choice. The brand has kept it’s cool and relevance by producing a line of vegan-friendly boots – which have shot up their sales in recent years. To […]