Following the success of Topshop’s collaborations with “Reclaim to Wear,” the waste-reducing initiative founded by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci of From Somewhere, the high-street retailer is launching its first stand-alone collection of womenswear derived from existing stock, including surplus materials and production offcuts from previous seasons.
Naja’s “underwear with a purpose” just got a whole lot more purposeful. The social enterprise, which trains and employs single mothers in Colombia through its “Underwear for Hope” initiative, has launched a collection of colorful bras and knickers made with recycled plastic bottles.
Re/Done is a sustainable fashion brand that upcycles aged denim into stylish and creative new looks. The Re/Done team take apart denim jeans at the seams and give them a new lease of life.
Outerknown, the new menswear label by champion surfer Kelly Slater, is more than your typical celebrity clothing line. The Kering-backed venture is Slater’s attempt to “smash the formula” by creating stylish garments for men in a sustainable and transparent manner.
In what Greenpeace is hailing a “landmark decision,” European Union member states have unanimously agreed to ban a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals known as nonylphenol ethoxylates, or NPEs, from its clothing and textile imports.
Pleats Please Issey Miyake and Vancouver’s Native Shoes are stepping out with a peppy new line of sneakers for summer.
Hugo Boss is going fur-free. After working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Fur-Free Alliance, the German luxury house has announced its decision to adopt a 100 percent fur-free policy, which will come into effect with its 2016 Fall/Winter collection.
A recent British study found that what people look for most in smart phones is longer battery life – even more than camera quality, processing speed or a certain brand of phone. If your smart phone battery never lasts as long as you need it to, there’s good news on the horizon.
Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the retail giant accusing it of not only violating its own code of conduct but also deceiving customers by continuing to sell fur through its Intermix brand.