Know The Origin making sustainable fashion attainable to all at its Old Street pop-up store

Fashion brand Know The Origin are introducing commuters, passers by and shoppers to sustainable fashion at their pop-up store at Old Street Station in East London. The pop-up store showcases 30 womenswear and menswear labels with a focus on style, transparency and ethics. The sustainable fashion labels stocked at the store include A.BCH, Good Studios, HARA the Label, Project Pico and Starlong Project, among others. For each brand … Continue reading Know The Origin making sustainable fashion attainable to all at its Old Street pop-up store

Jalila Essaidi: Turning manure into haute couture with Mestic fabric

Manure is getting the haute couture treatment thanks to Eindhoven-based designer Jalila Essaidi, who has created a bio-textile with cow pooh as its main component. Part of a project entitled Mestic, the bio-textile is one of several different materials Jalila Essaïdi created from recycled cow dung, including bio-plastics and bio-paper. Jalila Essaidi’s company, BioArtLab, has patented the method to directly convert animal manure waste into new materials such as … Continue reading Jalila Essaidi: Turning manure into haute couture with Mestic fabric

Ecoalf create sock-like Shao sneaker from ocean waste and algae

Sustainable fashion brand, Ecoalf, has created a new line of sneakers made from recycled plastic and algae found in oceans and rivers. The Shao sneakers, which are part of Ecoalf’s new Ocean Waste footwear collection, are expected to launch in September 2018. It takes five old plastic bottles sourced from the Mediterranean Sea to create each pair of Shao sneakers. The discarded plastic is processed into a yarn, which … Continue reading Ecoalf create sock-like Shao sneaker from ocean waste and algae

Luxury fashion brands failing to “show respect for the natural resources used to make” clothes

Luxury fashion brands are failing to show respect for the environment and the natural resources that are used to make them, a leading expert at Greenpeace has said following news that British brand, Burberry burned fashion and beauty products worth £28.6m in its last financial year. It is understood that the burning of luxury goods in the industry is widespread. The practice, which has no regard for … Continue reading Luxury fashion brands failing to “show respect for the natural resources used to make” clothes

Bridge & Tunnel: Creating a sustainable denim brand while empowering female refugees

Denim fashion label Bridge & Tunnel is providing employment opportunities to women who have difficulties finding a job while creating clothes, accessories and interior design products from upcycled jeans. The sustainable fashion label, based in Hamburg, specialises in creating new products out of denim fabric that gets thrown out, therefore each piece from the Bridge & Tunnel collection is unique. At Bridge & Tunnel, the … Continue reading Bridge & Tunnel: Creating a sustainable denim brand while empowering female refugees

Made in Cambodia: Fashion design students see the other side of fashion on enlightening journey

Made in Cambodia is a film short which follows three fashion design students as they embark on a life changing journey to Cambodia to experience the day-to-day lives of the invisible women behind fashion. The film, a Levi’s x Parsons x Remake partnership, charts the journey of three graduating Parsons Fashion students to Cambodia where they come face-to-face with the women who make their clothes and … Continue reading Made in Cambodia: Fashion design students see the other side of fashion on enlightening journey

OTH sustainable sneakers with unique soles made from recycled tyres

OTH is a new sustainable sneaker brand featuring a unique sole made from recycled tyres. The unisex brand aims to be environmentally sustainable, creating designs that are timeless and classic in monochrome colours. The Italian leather shoes are available in a white nappa leather version, a grey suede version, and a cream-coloured nubuck variation. It takes one tyre to produce three pairs of OTH sneakers. Nearly 300 … Continue reading OTH sustainable sneakers with unique soles made from recycled tyres

Fashion Revolution Week: “Use your voice to change the fashion industry”

Global movement, Fashion Revolution, is urging people to use their voice and power to change the fashion industry, as Fashion Revolution Week comes into full swing. By people all over the world asking brands #whomademyclothes and demanding greater transparency in the fashion supply chain, Fashion Revolution believe the more brands will listen. Fashion Revolution – which calls for a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry – was … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week: “Use your voice to change the fashion industry”

Jaden Smith teams up with G-Star RAW to create a sustainable denim collection

Jaden Smith is to create a sustainable denim collection for G-Star RAW, in the denim’s brand latest move to push sustainability up the ranks in the fashion industry. Announcing G-Star RAW’s collaboration with Jaden Smith on his Instagram account, G-Star RAW co-owner and Head of Imagination, Pharrell Williams said: “His [Jaden Smith’s] commitment to the environment is such an inspiration.” Although new to designing, supporting … Continue reading Jaden Smith teams up with G-Star RAW to create a sustainable denim collection

AHLMA: Brazilian fashion label making fashion on trend via circular economy practices

Brazilian fashion brand Ahlma is truly making fashion “on trend” by bringing circular economy practices into its day-to-day runnings from its designs, materials used through to its clothes repair lab. The Rio-based label, which also has a retail outlet in Leblon as well as an online store, sources over 80% of raw materials from leftover fabric sourced from textile companies. The other 20% is a mix of recycled … Continue reading AHLMA: Brazilian fashion label making fashion on trend via circular economy practices