The Ellen MacArthur Foundation issues new guidelines for making denim more sustainable

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has issued new guidelines designed to transform the way denim is produced to be more sustainable, and to lessen its impact on the environment. The Jeans Redesign Guidelines set out minimum requirements on garment durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability. Based on the principles of the circular economy, the guidelines will work to ensure jeans last longer, can easily be recycled, … Continue reading The Ellen MacArthur Foundation issues new guidelines for making denim more sustainable

The Plant Shoe: Native launch 100% compostable sneaker made from plants

Sustainable footwear brand Native has gone the extra eco-friendly mile and beyond with their latest shoe, The Plant Shoe – a 100% compostable unisex sneaker. The Plant Shoe, which was released on 12 June, is the first footwear collection made entirely of plant-based components, which are 100% biodegradable and completely animal-free. The all-natural shoe is made up of a proprietary pineapple and organic cotton blend … Continue reading The Plant Shoe: Native launch 100% compostable sneaker made from plants

Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Sustainable sunglasses brand W.R. Yuma has teamed up with a bunch of kids from Antwerp to “co-create the world’s first sunglasses from river plastic”. The startup, which makes sunglasses from old fridges, car dashboards and PET bottles using 3D printing technology, were keen to collaborate with kids playgroup Stormkop – an experimental playground for children located in an old shipyard near Antwerp – who go … Continue reading Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Jajamän: Sustainable backpacks made from cork and recycled materials

Swedish fashion brand Jajamän began life as a swatch on the wall, now the cork is being carried around as backpacks. Jajamän creates sustainable bags made from cork, which is natural and biodegradable. Cork is a sustainable and durable material that grows on trees. The simple and timeless design of Jajamän backpacks is inspired by Scandinavian heritage for everyday use. A year-long search for an … Continue reading Jajamän: Sustainable backpacks made from cork and recycled materials

Joel Isaak: Alaskan artist creating fashion from fish skin leather

Fish skin leather is the fabric of choice for fashion designer and artist Joel Isaak, who has created masks, high heels, dresses and a motorcycle jacket using the natural material. The Alaska-born designer, from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, grew up intimately connected to the land and the sea – hunting, fishing, and spending the bulk of his time outdoors. Just as his ancestors did, Joel … Continue reading Joel Isaak: Alaskan artist creating fashion from fish skin leather

inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Are you deliberating whether to get a tattoo or not? Take the plunge with a temporary tattoo from Inkbox instead. inkbox has created a 100% organic ink, derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama, which lasts up to 2 weeks. Unlike temporary tattoos that are just stickers on your skin, inkbox tattoos function more like permanent tattoos – … Continue reading inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

If you love wildflowers, you may want to show your support for the natural beauties all year round with these colourful hand-painted wildflower necklaces by Layla Amber, which are etched on to wood. The Suffolk-based Layla Amber creates all her pieces by laser etching her illustrations into sustainable birch plywood which is then delicately hand painted. These unique plywood necklaces – which feature wildflowers as well … Continue reading Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans

Eco-friendly footwear brand soleRebels turns scraps of rubber from old tyres and other recycled material into stylish footwear hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. soleRebels’ collection of brightly coloured shoes, sandals and boots from recycled tyres, leather from free-range animals and cloth hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. By using local craftsmen, soleRebels is creating jobs and improving livelihoods in Zenabwork, a village in the suburbs of Addis Ababa. … Continue reading SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans

Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Denim brand Atelier & Repairs is helping to reduce the negative impact fashion has on the environment by “reimagining and transforming” denim garments and textiles that already exists. The denim brand, which has become well known for its transformation of vintage Levi’s 501 jeans, uses reclaimed denim and deadstock fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces – adding quirky patchwork to designs, cutting up jeans to create … Continue reading Atelier & Repairs: Denim brand producing less and repairing more

Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

What better eco-friendly footwear to adorn this warm Spring, then a pair of espadrilles. Typically made from a jute and rubber outsole, with a canvas, leather or suede upper, espadrilles come in various styles – everything from platforms, flats, wedges and open toe. Ones to watch this year are most definitely Solillas Espadrille Boots, in a chukka/desert boot style, which look great with everything from … Continue reading Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots