Docteur Sneaker: Sneaker repairers breathing second life into sneakers

Sneaker lovers who do not want to part with their battered old favourites are doing the environment a service. And Docteur Sneaker are doing both the environment and sneaker-fans a service too by restoring, cleaning and customising sneakers, saving them from landfill and giving them a new lease of life. The Toulouse-based, Doctor Sneaker, was founded by sneaker enthusiasts David Mensah and Mickael Ajavon who … Continue reading Docteur Sneaker: Sneaker repairers breathing second life into sneakers

LENA: Fashion library challenges fast fashion culture

Fashion library LENA is lending clothes to customers in efforts that shun fast fashion and instead encourages people to wear clothing but not at the expense of the environment and people. Gone are the days of buying an outfit for just one occasion, never to be worn again, and or buying clothes simply to keep up with “trends” and collections. The Amsterdam-based fashion library, LENA, … Continue reading LENA: Fashion library challenges fast fashion culture

Bethany Williams: Sustainable menswear designer bringing about positive change

Sustainable fashion designer Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand-in-hand. The London-based menswear designer, who is known for working with marginalised parts of society to bring about positive change and social enterprise, teamed up with two women’s rehabilitation initiatives in Italy and England to create her latest collection, Women of Change.  The Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection, Women of Change, features hand-woven textiles made from recycled packaging materials … Continue reading Bethany Williams: Sustainable menswear designer bringing about positive change

Dell launch jewellery line made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards

Computer company Dell has put its hands to jewellery making with the Circular Collection, featuring statement jewellery pieces made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards. Launched in collaboration with actress and sustainability advocate, Nikki Reed, the limited-edition line of 14 and 18 carat earrings, rings, bracelets, and cufflinks aims to raise awareness of waste from the technology industry. The Circular Collection’s name and the shape of the jewelry … Continue reading Dell launch jewellery line made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards

Mamukko: Eco-friendly bags made from sailcloth by 4th generation leather craftsmen

Salvaged sailcloth is getting the upcycled treatment and turned into luxury bags thanks to fourth-generation designers and leather craftsmen, Mamukko. Founded by Hungarian brothers Attila and Levente Magyar, the family-run business, Mamukko, produces handmade bags and accessories entirely from rescued materials at their Ireland-based studio in Kinsale, Cork. Some of the materials that the brothers use in the making of their unique, one-off and limited edition … Continue reading Mamukko: Eco-friendly bags made from sailcloth by 4th generation leather craftsmen

Fashioned From Nature: V&A brings sustainable fashion to the forefront in forthcoming exhibition

Fashion has had a complex relationship with nature. Some fashion designers cite nature as an inspiration, yet the processes associated with fashion are far from respectful of nature. The V&A Museum seeks to shed light on the relationship between fashion and nature in a forthcoming exhibition, Fashioned From Nature. The exhibition, which launches on 21 April, traces the relationship between fashion and nature all the … Continue reading Fashioned From Nature: V&A brings sustainable fashion to the forefront in forthcoming exhibition

Brothers We Stand: A one-stop-shop for sustainable menswear

Shopping for mens sustainable fashion or ethical fashion is getting that much easier thanks to businesses such as Brothers We Stand. Brothers We Stand takes the hunt for sustainable menswear out of the picture by doing it for eco savvy customers instead. Offering both an online outlet and a shop in Bristol, Brothers We Stand is a one-stop-shop for ethical and sustainable brands such as … Continue reading Brothers We Stand: A one-stop-shop for sustainable menswear

RAREFORM: Turning billboards into one-of-a-kind accessories

Old billboard vinyl being used as roofing in South America is where the idea for RAREFORM, an accessory brand turning billboards into handcrafted items, came about. Brothers Alec and Aric Avedissian founded RAREFORM in 2012 after being blown away by the versatility and durability of old billboards, as well as their uniqueness and style. RAREFORM turn billboard posters into durable, repurposed bags, wallets and accessories, suitable for … Continue reading RAREFORM: Turning billboards into one-of-a-kind accessories

Oliberté: Sustainable footwear with a lifetime warranty

Boot wearing season is upon us as autumn graces. If you’ve worn out your old boots, now may be the time to invest in a new pair of classics. Sustainable lifestyle brand Oliberté features womens and mens footwear that is timeless and comes with a lifetime warranty. For Fall/Winter 2017, Oliberté’s womens collection features the round-toe Yabela boot – above the ankle boots in goat leather and … Continue reading Oliberté: Sustainable footwear with a lifetime warranty

Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

Thread International is aiming to do for the clothing and textile industry what organic or fair trade has done for groceries by “improving the visibility of supply chains and taking on cleaner, less-intensive manufacturing processes”. The Pittsburgh-based business recycles plastic bottles into “the most responsible fabric on the planet”. Thread’s Ground to Good™ fabric is harvested from plastic bottles littering the streets and landfills of … Continue reading Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”