Several of the ball boys at this year’s U.S. Open, which kicks off this week, will be trying out Ralph Lauren’s new ‘Polo Tech’, the iconic brand’s introduction into wearable technology: a black compression jersey that uses a system of discreet sensors to track its wearer’s biological and physiological profile.
Could a manicure save you from a sexual assault? Four male students at North Carolina State University are attempting to put an end to date rape with a nail polish called Undercover Colors, that changes color when exposed to “drug-assisted assault” or “date rape” drugs such as gamma hydroxybutyrate and rohypnol, both of which are odorous, colorless, and can be slipped into a drink and ingested without the recipient’s knowledge
Upcycling must be good business for Topshop. The British high-street retailer is launching its third “Reclaim to Wear” capsule collection, derived from production offcuts and surplus stock from previous seasons.
Quiksilver has launched a line of recycled board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each “AG47″ short saves roughly 11 bottles from the landfill.
The People’s Movement makes fashion-forward, upcycled shoes and accessories that symbolize the fight against the 600,000,000,000,000 (that’s 600 TRILLION!) toxic SINGLE USE PLASTICS consumed globally every 365 days.
TRMTAB upcycles landfill-bound leather remnants into one-of-a-kind sleeves for laptops, tablets, and cellphones.
According to reports Sweden recently unveiled the world’s first dress made from 100% recycled cotton.
Currently gathering funds through a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo, Seed Eyewear is on a mission to make sustainable and elegant bamboo sunglasses with a cause – with every pair of sunglasses purchased, you donate to plant 5 new trees.
Skatewear brand, Vans, recently introduced a sneaker made from cork. The “Prelow” sneaker, part of its premium OTW collection, now includes a cork-clad option.
H&M has topped the list of the world’s biggest users of certified organic cotton, according to the Textile Exchange’s latest report.