Ictyos: France’s first tannery in over 40 years turns fish skin waste into leather for use in luxury goods

Discarded fish skins are being turned into leather for use in watch straps and wallets by ecological tannery company Ictyos. The French company, based near Lyon, collects fish skins, mainly salmon and sturgeon, from agri-food businesses that would otherwise end up in restaurant trash cans, turning them into leather for use in watch straps and wallets, and pitching them at the high-end luxury market. The … Continue reading Ictyos: France’s first tannery in over 40 years turns fish skin waste into leather for use in luxury goods

Sessile: French company release circular sneakers that are recyclable and repairable

French brand Sessile has released a brand of eco-designed, recyclable and repairable circular sneakers. The modular-designed trainers, which come in four different models, are made mainly from recycled, natural, and recyclable materials sourced from France, as well as neighbouring countries such as Italy and Portugal. The soles are made of recycled rubber, the laces are in organic cotton, and the leather is chrome-free or vegetable-tanned. … Continue reading Sessile: French company release circular sneakers that are recyclable and repairable

Timberland sets out for its product lines to be fully sustainable by 2030

Timberland has announced plans for its products to be fully sustainable by 2030, as the brand turns to nature for inspiration, driving innovation through regenerative agriculture and circular design. The fashion brand has set two specific, measurable goals to achieve by 2030. Firstly, that 100% of products – across footwear, apparel and accessories – are to be designed for circularity. On the front end, products … Continue reading Timberland sets out for its product lines to be fully sustainable by 2030

Designer constructs sustainable leather-like material from SCOBY waste from the kombucha drinks industry

SCOBY-compo, a new material which utilises the waste bacterial cellulose generated by kombucha drink producers, has been developed by designer Riina Õun as an environmentally-friendly alternative to PVC and PU-based vegan leather. Making use of natural oils, waxes and organic compounds, the SCOBY-compo material is water-resistant, flexible and strong. The result is a fully commercial, market-ready product that can be created in large quantities as … Continue reading Designer constructs sustainable leather-like material from SCOBY waste from the kombucha drinks industry

Japan House London window display of artist Takahashi Hiroko’s kimono aims to highlight the sustainable aspects of the garment

Contemporary textile artist Takahashi Hiroko is aiming to highlight the sustainable aspects of the kimono with a window display currently on view at Japan House London. The founder of the HIROCOLEDGE brand, Takahashi Hiroko innovates the kimono tradition with her signature geometric patterns made up of circles and straight lines. Takahashi Hiroko became interested in the kimono while studying dyeing techniques at Tokyo University of … Continue reading Japan House London window display of artist Takahashi Hiroko’s kimono aims to highlight the sustainable aspects of the garment

La Vie est Belt: French startup turns old car, bike and fire hose tyre waste in to fashion accessories

French startup La Vie est Belt is eliminating bike, fire hose and car tyre waste by turning them into fashion accessories.  The northern France-based business turns old tyres into belts using leatherworking skills and tools. Any tyre scraps leftover from the process of making belts are then turned into key rings and bow ties, ensuring that La Vie est Belt is as zero-waste as it … Continue reading La Vie est Belt: French startup turns old car, bike and fire hose tyre waste in to fashion accessories

Project Earth: Selfridges launches initiative to help customers change the way they shop and to be mindful of environmental impact

Luxury department store Selfridges has launched a transformational sustainability initiative, Project Earth, which aims to help customers change the way they shop. Project Earth aims to help customers change the way they shop in three ways: by addressing the materials used in products, launching and exploring new retail models such as repair and resell, and engaging with teams, partners and customers to inspire a shift … Continue reading Project Earth: Selfridges launches initiative to help customers change the way they shop and to be mindful of environmental impact

Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands To Try Right Now — Society19 — ravenhawks’ magazine

In recent years, sustainable products have been on the rise. You can find plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free skincare products anywhere you look. Like makeup and moisturizers, our everyday wardrobe can be transformed into being sustainable and environmentally-conscious. 1,062 more words via Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands To Try Right Now — Society19 Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands To Try Right Now — Society19 — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands To Try Right Now — Society19 — ravenhawks’ magazine

New platform Institute of Positive Fashion aims to help fashion industry be more sustainable

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has launched a new initiative, Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF), to unite the British fashion industry in the goal to be more sustainable through global collaboration and local action. The website, launched on World Oceans Day, brings together global resources, information and campaigns to help businesses increase knowledge and embrace sustainable and people led best practices. The BFC and IPF … Continue reading New platform Institute of Positive Fashion aims to help fashion industry be more sustainable

For Days: Closed-loop fashion label rewarding customers for living more sustainably

Fashion label For Days has created a closed-loop system where customers can purchase sustainable basics with a “forever discount” – once their garments have reached the end of their lives or if they want to swap them, then they can trade an item for something new, while the old garments get recycled. The label’s clothing range, all of which is made from organic cotton, includes … Continue reading For Days: Closed-loop fashion label rewarding customers for living more sustainably