Rens: New sneaker brand’s “caffeinated kicks” made from used coffee grounds and recycled plastic

Coffee waste is finding second life in a multitude of products and now Rens has found a way to combine used coffee grounds with recycled polyester from plastic bottles to make sustainable sneakers. The shoe is 100% waterproof, lightweight, breathable and odour-free due to the antibacterial qualities of coffee. Rens are simply designed slip-on sneakers which feature a hashtag logo, on the upper part of … Continue reading Rens: New sneaker brand’s “caffeinated kicks” made from used coffee grounds and recycled plastic

Komrads APL create sneakers made from apple waste and recycled materials

A new wave of sustainable sneakers using a material of a fruity kind – namely apple cores and peels – has just been released by Belgian brand Komrads. Known as the Komrads APL, the eco-friendly sneakers are made entirely from fruit waste and recycled materials. The upper is made of Apple Eco Leather, made from at least 50% apple fibre – mostly apple peel and core. … Continue reading Komrads APL create sneakers made from apple waste and recycled materials

Dragon Drapers: Adorn a dragon on your shoulders with statement jewellery pieces by graphic artist Aelia Petro

Dragons are lauded all over the world and there’s certainly no shortage of jewellery available to adorn this wonderful magickal being on your person. If you’re looking for a statement piece that gives the appearance of a dragon curled around your shoulders, then Art by Aelia’s stunning Dragon Drapers are sure to please. The unique piece of jewellery, which fit snugly around the neck, consist … Continue reading Dragon Drapers: Adorn a dragon on your shoulders with statement jewellery pieces by graphic artist Aelia Petro

Rewilder: Sustainable fashion and accessories brand making use of discarded industrial materials

Airbags, car covers, advertising mesh, seat belts and beer filter cloth are just some of the discarded industrial materials finding second-life as part of Rewilder’s range of sustainable fashion and accessories. The LA-based brand with its zero-waste production model work with industrial salvage – material discarded on a large scale that is not recyclable to create rain jackets, backpacks, tote bags and weekender bags. Rewilder was … Continue reading Rewilder: Sustainable fashion and accessories brand making use of discarded industrial materials

Pala X Mylea: Indonesian makers team up to create wooden watch with mushroom leather straps

Indonesian handmade-wooden watchmakers, Pala Nusantara is experimenting with watch straps made from leather of a different kind – mycelium leather otherwise known as mushroom leather. Mycelium or mushroom leather is fibrous and tough yet pliable and waterproof, and has been touted as an environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic products or natural leather made from animal hide. Pala Nusantara have teamed up with mycelium leather manufacturers, Mycotech, … Continue reading Pala X Mylea: Indonesian makers team up to create wooden watch with mushroom leather straps

Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf vows to train local tailors and artisans after Beyonce helps the label gain international recognition

Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf, whose Tongoro designs were catapulted to fame after being spotted on Beyonce, has vowed to to expand production in Senegal and train local tailors to translate her brand’s success into jobs for artisans. Founded in 2016, Tongoro is a ready-to-wear label dedicated to the development of Senegal. The label made headlines last year when Beyonce wore Tongoro patterned dresses and … Continue reading Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf vows to train local tailors and artisans after Beyonce helps the label gain international recognition

SEVEN FEET APART launch sustainable hybrid sneaker with sugarcane sole

Footwear brand SEVEN FEET APART has launched its most sustainable hybrid sneaker with an eco-friendly sole made from sugarcane. The FLITE shoes, designed for both business and casual wear, aim to meet the needs of the modern traveller by being lighter and more versatile. They come in a multi-use packing cube which is used to deliver the shoe, pack the shoe in your case, and … Continue reading SEVEN FEET APART launch sustainable hybrid sneaker with sugarcane sole

Ginew: Native American-owned premium denim label fusing selvedge denim with symbolic tribal details

Native American-owned premium denim label, Ginew, is incorporating tribal customs with American workwear and motorcyle culture to create an authentically symbolic and unique collection. The Ginew collection of menswear and womenswear includes denim coats and down vests lined with symbolic tribal prints, as well as selvedge jeans, wax canvas rider jackets, and denim jackets with custom patches. Founded by husband-and-wife team Erik Brodt and Amanda … Continue reading Ginew: Native American-owned premium denim label fusing selvedge denim with symbolic tribal details

Timberland supporting the planting of 50 million trees by 2025 worldwide including Africa’s Great Green Wall project

Lifestyle brand Timberland has committed to support large-scale regreening and tree planting efforts around the world, including Africa’s Great Green Wall, as part of its plans to plant 50 million trees by 2025. Over the next five years or so, Timberland will partner with a range of organisations that support the environment including the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, GreenNetwork, TREE AID, the UN Convention to Combat … Continue reading Timberland supporting the planting of 50 million trees by 2025 worldwide including Africa’s Great Green Wall project

British supermarket Asda trials pop-up in-store second hand clothes shop to encourage shoppers to recycle and reuse

British supermarket Asda is trialling a pop-up second-hand clothes shop in-store to encourage shoppers to recycle their unwanted garments. The ‘Re-Loved’ pop-up shop, which will run for four weeks this month in Asda’s Milton Keynes store, features donated second-hand clothes from a number of different brands, as the retailer looks at ways to encourage customers to reuse, repurpose or recycle their unwanted clothes. The move … Continue reading British supermarket Asda trials pop-up in-store second hand clothes shop to encourage shoppers to recycle and reuse