Marimekko unveil prototype collection made from wood pulp-based fabric

Marimekko, the Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colours, has created its first ever collection of printed clothes made from wood-based fabric. The first prototypes made from the wood-based fibre form part of a broader collection expected to be available to customers by 2022. The wood pulp-based fabric, which is said to look and feel like Marimekko’s traditional cotton fabrics, requires … Continue reading Marimekko unveil prototype collection made from wood pulp-based fabric

Fashion rental service Hirestreet team up with travel agent Contiki to offer travellers a rental holiday wardrobe collection

Fashion rental service Hirestreet has teamed up with travel agent, Contiki to curate a new clothing collection that encourages travellers to rent their holiday wardrobe instead of buying new. Hirestreet’s Winter Sun Collection in partnership with Contiki, who specialise in holidays for 18-35 year olds, includes a selection of midi and mini dresses, a co-ordinates set with crop-top and trousers, and a jumpsuit to wear … Continue reading Fashion rental service Hirestreet team up with travel agent Contiki to offer travellers a rental holiday wardrobe collection

The Infinite Jeans: French fashion brand 1083 create 100% recyclable and returnable jeans made from recycled plastic waste

French fashion label 1083 have taken their brand fully circular with a range of jeans made from recycled plastic waste, which when worn out can be returned and a deposit given back to you, while the pair of returned jeans are then made into more jeans. Known as Le Jeans Infini (The Infinite Jeans), 1083 launched the 100% recyclable and returnable jeans made from recycled materials … Continue reading The Infinite Jeans: French fashion brand 1083 create 100% recyclable and returnable jeans made from recycled plastic waste

Tlejourn Shoes: Thai non-profit cleaning up the ocean and turning discarded flip flops into recycled footwear

Thai non-profit Tlejourn Shoes is helping to clear the ocean of plastic by turning discarded flip flops in to shoe soles which are recycled to create new footwear. The footwear company is the brainchild of southern Thailand native Dr Nattapong Nithi-Uthai, a polymer scientist at Prince of Songkhla University, who along with his team devised a low-tech, inexpensive way to upcycle old flip-flops by grinding … Continue reading Tlejourn Shoes: Thai non-profit cleaning up the ocean and turning discarded flip flops into recycled footwear

Maternity fashion brand Isabella Oliver launches maternity wear rental service in efforts to “go greener”

Isabella Oliver, the premium maternity brand, has launched a maternity rental service in the UK as part of its commitment to “go greener”. The initiative, which plans to radically change the maternity sector, aims to cater to a “growing number of pregnant women who want to purchase just a few key items and rent the rest”. The idea of renting maternity wear is to encourage customers to “go greener and eliminate … Continue reading Maternity fashion brand Isabella Oliver launches maternity wear rental service in efforts to “go greener”

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