Thies: German footwear brand create sustainable sneakers collection from “olive leather”

German footwear brand, thies, has created a new sustainable sneaker collection that makes made from olive leather – a leather tanned from olive leaves left over from the harvest. The footwear range for women, men, and children use a patented “wet-green” method for producing the unique leather. The olive leaves used for wet-green are a by-product from olive growers and in many locations are actually burned. OBE, the … Continue reading Thies: German footwear brand create sustainable sneakers collection from “olive leather”

PANGAIA: Collective of scientists, technologists and designers create sustainable fashion essentials

PANGAIA – a global collective of scientists, technologists, and designers have come together to create a sustainable wardrobe made from renewable and alternative resources, bio and lab grown materials. The new business, which launched late last year with the aim of “designing a better future”, has created a core PANGAIA collection of functional basic designed to be lived in and for all aspects of life. … Continue reading PANGAIA: Collective of scientists, technologists and designers create sustainable fashion essentials

Designers changing the face of Fashion: Ken Samudio

Philippines-born designer Ken Samudio is using his background in marine diversity to create coral reef-inspired accessories made from sustainable materials. Ken Samudio’s beautiful designs incorporate a mix of upcycled beads made from plastic water bottles, recycled sea glass and other sustainable materials indigenous to the Philippines.   The biologist-turned-accessories designer has created both a sustainable label and a socially conscious business in his home country. … Continue reading Designers changing the face of Fashion: Ken Samudio

Benefits of Organic Bamboo Clothing — ecogreenlove

One especially healthy fabric, which has gained so much popularity lately, is organic bamboo, and while it may sound like an unexpected source, it represents one of the cleanest, healthiest fabrics for our clothes. If you’re still confused by the idea, let’s take a look at several key benefits of using it in producing clothes, which will change how you perceive fashion, as well as … Continue reading Benefits of Organic Bamboo Clothing — ecogreenlove

Community Clothing: Bringing quality fashion back to the UK and building community

If you live in the UK and want to find clothes made from natural fibres and that are manufactured on home turf, it is by no means an easy task. Fortunately, Community Clothing is addressing that issue and is bringing quality fashion back to the UK quite literally. Founded by British Fashion Designer Patrick Grant, Community Clothing is a social enterprise with a simple mission … Continue reading Community Clothing: Bringing quality fashion back to the UK and building community

Avoid the Black Friday frenzy and head for LDC’s Anti-Black Friday Concept Store

If you want to escape the Black Friday frenzy today, run the opposite direction and head for Lone Design Club’s Anti-Black Friday Concept Store, which supports slow fashion and brands specialising in sustainable design. The LDC pop-up store, which runs until 25 November, features slow fashion and lifestyle brands making a difference with their impactful design and non-impactful sustainable processes. As well as showcasing sustainable brands, … Continue reading Avoid the Black Friday frenzy and head for LDC’s Anti-Black Friday Concept Store

nat-2 sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds

German sneaker brand nat-2 have launched a new pair of eco-friendly shoes made from recycled coffee grounds. The 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable recycled coffee, coffee beans and coffee plant, which covers up to 50% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each style. The natural material has a smooth texture and even a slight coffee scent. All the sneakers come … Continue reading nat-2 sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds

BLUNT Umbrellas: Re-inventing the umbrella and reducing the number of broken umbrellas in landfill

Umbrellas are one of those accessories that get lost, poke eyes, can be temperamental on windy days, get snapped up in shops as soon as the Heavens open, and are also significant contributors to landfill. That’s where accessory brand BLUNT has set out to re-invent and revolutionise the umbrella. Featuring a canopy design that unfurls, BLUNT have created a range of umbrellas that are safe … Continue reading BLUNT Umbrellas: Re-inventing the umbrella and reducing the number of broken umbrellas in landfill

Qwstion: Swiss bag brand develop banana-based material, Bananatex, as the most sustainable bag fabric yet

Swiss bag brand Qwstion, known for its functional and practical bags, have launched a new collection made from banana-based material that promises to be the most sustainable bag fabric yet. Bananatex is the world’s first durable, waterproof fabric made purely from Banana plants. Cultivated in the Philippines within a natural ecosystem of sustainable forestry, the plant, otherwise known as Abacá, is sturdy and self-sufficient, requiring no pesticides … Continue reading Qwstion: Swiss bag brand develop banana-based material, Bananatex, as the most sustainable bag fabric yet

Gumshoe: First ever sneaker with a sole made from recycled chewing gum

Chewing gum litter is a blight the world over, and second to cigarette butts it is one of the most littered items. It has posed such a problem on the streets in Amsterdam, that the city has created Gumshoe, a sneaker with soles made from chewing gum taken from Amsterdam’s pavements. Designed in collaboration with I Amsterdam, Explicit Wear and Gum-Tec, the sneaker is meant to raise … Continue reading Gumshoe: First ever sneaker with a sole made from recycled chewing gum