Esprit recently launched its third recycled clothing collection. The latest “Recycled Collection by Esprit,” a collaboration with Berlin designer Karen Jessen, winner of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award, comprises eight denim and five knit styles, all derived from the Hong Kong-based apparel brand’s own manufacturing off-cuts.
The environmental sustainability promoting NGO, Redress, has recently launched the R Cert recycled textile clothing standard, a verification standard that aims to educate consumers about the recycling process and the environmental savings achieved through the production of their recycled textile clothing.
Patagonia has launched “Truth to Materials”, a seven-piece capsule collection made from reclaimed fibres and fabrics, that explores what it describes as “radical new methods of manufacturing.”
After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to pay more for clothes made in Cambodia.
Freedom of Animals, dubbed as the“Céline of vegan fashion”, has partnered with PETA to create two limited-edition carryalls in support of the animal-rights group’s lifesaving work. The New York-based label manufactures elegant, cruelty-free bags that are beloved by fashion it-girls such as Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
This October Swedish retail giant, H&M, will introduce “Conscious Denim,” an extensive line of indigo essentials for men, women, and children that promises to reduce the environmental impact of jeans.
Rouland Mouret is putting an ethical spin on one of his bestselling designs, the “Eugene” top.
H&M is set to develop a “responsible” Ethiopian textile industry with the backing of Swedfund. Swedfund, a state-owned risk-capital firm that specializes in emerging markets, is throwing its financial clout behind the Swedish retailer in a partnership designed to develop a “responsible” Ethiopian textile industry.
Livia Firth’s sustainable fashion initiative, the Green Carpet Challenge’s, inaugural “Green Carpet Collection” was launched at a star-studded affair on Sunday at London Fashion Week.
Freitag has launched 100% biodegradable clothing made from plants. The brand made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses.