Michael Fassbender, the German-Irish actor, who snagged a Best Actor nomination for his role in Steve Jobs, arrived at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday wearing a black grain de poudre tuxedo designed exclusively by Tom Ford for the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative co-founded by Eco-Age creative director Livia Firth to raise the profile of sustainable fashion on the red carpet.
Ethical e-tailer Zady has launched its first private-label clothing items for men. Featuring an alpaca sweater and an organic-cotton button-down shirt, both of which come in your choice of white or navy, the inaugural collection hews to the same standard of supply-chain transparency as the products that preceded it.
The ReWrap tree bag, which debuted at Dutch Design Week 2015 in Eindhoven, is not only chic, but also completely compostable. Made entirely from natural fibers, the savvy bag is also naturally waterproof. In addition to its overtly sustainable style, the bag is also ethically created, made in a small workshop which employs workers with disabilities with competitive wages.
The textile and fashion industry is often in the news due to the unsustainable, quick and cheap way they produce garments. Luckily, there are many eco conscious designers and brands who are turning away from sweatshop labour and carbon intensive production methods. An increasing number of prominent designers, politicians and business owners are looking into the business practices of their suppliers, which is a big leap in the right direction for the industry.
The world’s first 100 percent compostable denim jeans are coming your way. Part of Freitag’s “F-abric” line of European-grown and -produced workwear, the upcoming five-pocket design—dubbed the “E500″— is entirely cotton-free, comprising 81 percent linen and 19 percent hemp in a 19-ounce weight for men and a 17 ounce for women.