Alohas: Spanish brand creates on-demand, sustainable footwear

Sustainable footwear on-demand is enabling Spanish footwear brand Alohas to tackle overproduction in fashion and cut its carbon footprint. The Barcelona-based, women’s footwear brand operates on a pre-order system, allowing the business “to accurately anticipate demand levels prior to production, so we produce the amount of shoes we’re going to sell”. According to Alohas, their on-demand business model means fewer, bigger, outdated collections and no … Continue reading Alohas: Spanish brand creates on-demand, sustainable footwear

Selfridges launches pop-up wedding store specialising in secondhand wedding outfits

Selfridges has launched a new pop-up wedding shop, specialising in secondhand wedding wear for brides, grooms and guests. The pop-up, called Resellfridges: The Wedding, which opened at the retailer’s flagship store on Oxford Street yesterday [2 August 2021] will last for five weeks. Part of the store’s Project Earth sustainability commitments, Resellfridges: The Wedding caters to brides, grooms and wedding guests looking for one-of-a-kind pre-loved and … Continue reading Selfridges launches pop-up wedding store specialising in secondhand wedding outfits

Slow design brand Povera turning nylon tights waste into sustainable fashion accessories

Slow design brand Povera is providing a solution to the huge amount of polyamide tights that get thrown out as waste France each year, by turning the tights in to a yarn for use in creating rings, bracelets and hairbands. Around 104 million polyamide tights are thrown away each year in France – approximately 7,315 tonnes of waste. Povera founder and self-proclaimed “slow designer” Hélène … Continue reading Slow design brand Povera turning nylon tights waste into sustainable fashion accessories

Miomojo: Italian sustainable label to make all its accessories from recycled materials by 2022

Italian sustainable accessories brand Miomojo has committed to making its products exclusively from recycled materials by 2022. The Bergamo-based business currently makes its handbags, wallets and other accessories from cruelty-free leather; recycled materials; natural fibres such as bamboo, linen and hemp; and certified synthetic materials. All bags are designed and made in Italy. Regenerating what’s already available is a “moral imperative”, according to Miomojo. The … Continue reading Miomojo: Italian sustainable label to make all its accessories from recycled materials by 2022

The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping — ecogreenlove

Now more than ever, customers look for sustainability when shopping, despite the increase of damaging industries such as fast fashion, which are overproducing and polluting. This is because of the many benefits that sustainable shopping offers, including the lack of slave labour, fewer pollutants and of course, the use of organic and renewable materials. The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping — ecogreenlove Continue reading The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping — ecogreenlove

Timberland and parent company to create world’s first regenerative rubber supply system for footwear

Fashion brands including Timberland, Vans and The North Face are partnering with a Thailand-based design consultancy to create the fashion industry’s first regenerative rubber supply system. The fashion brands under its parent company, VF Corporation have teamed up with Terra Genesis International (TGI) in Thailand to build the world’s first regenerative rubber supply system for footwear. Rubber is typically grown in a monoculture; it uses … Continue reading Timberland and parent company to create world’s first regenerative rubber supply system for footwear

MAIUM: Dutch outerwear brand create sustainable rainwear that can be transformed into functional ponchos

Dutch outerwear brand MAIUM have redesigned two wardrobe staples – the mac and the trench – to account for functionality and ease of movement so that the garments can easily be transformed into trendy bike ponchos. The Amsterdam-based label’s SS21 unisex collection showcases vintage silhouettes with a modern twist, reimagining the classic Mac and Trench coat with functional zippers on the side of each garment … Continue reading MAIUM: Dutch outerwear brand create sustainable rainwear that can be transformed into functional ponchos

Hyundai launches sustainable fashion collection made from discarded car parts including airbags

Korean car company Hyundai have utilised discarded car parts including airbags in a new sustainable fashion collection that it has launched at department store, Selfridges. The car manufacturer has teamed up with a number of ethical designers for the launch of Re:Style 2020 at the department store in London. Garments unveiled as part of the range included a £510 jumpsuit, from E.L.V. DENIM, which was made from … Continue reading Hyundai launches sustainable fashion collection made from discarded car parts including airbags

Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling

The recycling of used clothes has been around for centuries in the Italian city of Prato, which has earned itself the title of “textile town”. Famous for its textile district, which represents about 3% of European textile production, Prato has been recycling wool since the mid-19th century, adopting such techniques long before it was coined the “circular economy”. The local tradition includes “regenerated carded wool”, … Continue reading Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling