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

Indigenous fashion designer Clair Parker injecting Tiwi vibrancy into fashion

Indigenous fashion designer Clair Parker is bringing something truly inspiring and empowering the fashion industry. A Takaringa girl from the Tiwi Islands, Clair Parker aims to empower indigenous communities through ethical sourcing of recycled and locally designed and sourced Tiwi fabrics. The 26-year-old designer grew up between the Tiwi Islands (Wurrumiyamea) and Darwin, but spent her early 20s in Sydney, studying fashion at the Whitehouse … Continue reading Indigenous fashion designer Clair Parker injecting Tiwi vibrancy into fashion

Thought Clothing: Conscious-wear for women and men

Conscious fashion brand Thought Clothing is helping women and men dress stylishly sustainably. The fashion brand offers a range of classic clothes for both women and men in a variety of sustainable fabrics including bamboo, hemp, wool, recycled polyester, and tree-friendly tencel which was once wood. Thought Clothing’s collections can be bought online via their website. Featuring classic cuts for women including tunics, wraps and … Continue reading Thought Clothing: Conscious-wear for women and men

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