TOMO: World’s first circular department store set to open in the Netherlands

TOMO, touted to be the world’s first circular department store chain, is set to open its doors both physical and online in the Netherlands this year. By keeping stocks low and working closely with suppliers, producing collections on demand, aligning supply and demand and making use of waste streams, TOMO says “In this way we keep the circular circle moving, and we can restore the … Continue reading TOMO: World’s first circular department store set to open in the Netherlands

WE: Unique handbags and clutch bags made from wood

Wood is common as a material for furniture, and now Cyprus-based crafts company Wood Experience (WE) are using wood to create unique accessories including clutch bags. Following traditional carpentry techniques, every object WE make is handcrafted from a certain type of wood carefully selected based on its purpose of usage. WE’s current collection of handbags and clutch bags include the circular shaped cross-body bag, Cosmos, … Continue reading WE: Unique handbags and clutch bags made from wood

Black Pigment Pilot aims to develop sustainable black dye for textiles from waste feedstocks

Black Pigment Pilot is a new project which aims to develop black pigments derived from waste feedstocks such as industrial carbon, algae and wood that could replace synthetic dyes offering a more sustainable means of textile production with a lower carbon impact. The project – launched by platform for sustainable fashion innovation – Fashion for Good, aims to develop and scale black pigment for the dope … Continue reading Black Pigment Pilot aims to develop sustainable black dye for textiles from waste feedstocks

Best Sustainable Ethical Outdoor Clothing & Gear for 2022 — living lightly in ireland

Whether it’s climbing, hiking or skiing, more and more of us are buying into the benefits of outdoor living. To enjoy these new pastimes fully it helps to have the right outdoor clothing and gear. In Ireland we seem to be particularly bad at investing in good quality, outdoor clothing. I personally remember many a […] Best Sustainable Ethical Outdoor Clothing & Gear for 2022 — … Continue reading Best Sustainable Ethical Outdoor Clothing & Gear for 2022 — living lightly in ireland

District: Sole’s carbon-negative footwear collection crafted from recycled wine corks

District is a limited edition, carbon-negative footwear collection from Canadian brand, Sole, which is crafted with wear-moldable recycled wine corks. Sole’s District collection harnesses the potential of the wine corks the company collects to create footwear that’s not only stylish and comfortable, but also has a positive effect on the environment. Recycled wine corks reduce fossil fuel reliance by replacing petroleum-based rubber and foam with … Continue reading District: Sole’s carbon-negative footwear collection crafted from recycled wine corks

Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland — living lightly in ireland

We all know that the fashion industry generates a huge amount of waste and pollution, with a report in 2018 citing fashion as the 4th most polluting industry in the world. What makes that statistic worse – as if that’s possible – is that every second a bin lorry’s worth of clothes are landfilled or […] Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland — living lightly … Continue reading Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland — living lightly in ireland

Go Green and Downsize your Life with a Capsule Wardrobe — ecogreenlove

Living a sustainable lifestyle is crucial to minimize the impact we have on the environment. The overproduction of clothing is just one way humans have harmed the environment and our world. Through minimalism and sustainability, having only what you need and consuming less can positively change the planet and your life. It’s essential to find your own personal style, and by building a capsule wardrobe, … Continue reading Go Green and Downsize your Life with a Capsule Wardrobe — ecogreenlove

TRIWA release Sea Shepherd Time for Action collab ocean plastic wristwatch

Swedish watch makers TRIWA have collaborated with ocean conservation charity Sea Shepherd to design a wristwatch made completely from recycled ocean plastic. The TRIWA x Sea Shepherd Time for Action wristwatch, in addition to being made completely from recycled ocean plastic, is also meant to make a statement about taking action. The wristwatch features Sea Shepherd’s logo on the dial and backplate, as well as a limited edition … Continue reading TRIWA release Sea Shepherd Time for Action collab ocean plastic wristwatch

Digital pop-up gallery of British sustainable brands launches on YOOX

A digital pop-up gallery of British sustainable fashion brands will launch on online fashion store YOOX, as part of an initiative between the UK’s Department for International Trade in Italy and YOOX. The UK Fashion for a Sustainable Future Pop-Up Gallery is a one-time project that will run from September 30 to December 31 on Yooxygen, the Yoox platform dedicated to sustainable products. The eight … Continue reading Digital pop-up gallery of British sustainable brands launches on YOOX

Alohas: Spanish brand creates on-demand, sustainable footwear

Sustainable footwear on-demand is enabling Spanish footwear brand Alohas to tackle overproduction in fashion and cut its carbon footprint. The Barcelona-based, women’s footwear brand operates on a pre-order system, allowing the business “to accurately anticipate demand levels prior to production, so we produce the amount of shoes we’re going to sell”. According to Alohas, their on-demand business model means fewer, bigger, outdated collections and no … Continue reading Alohas: Spanish brand creates on-demand, sustainable footwear