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.
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.
Esprit’s new collection of women’s sneakers isn’t just vegan-friendly, it’s also endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Introducing Hemp Eyewear, sunglasses made from a hemp fibre composite, designed and manufactured by Sam Whitten. ‘Research into hemp and its possible applications led to the discovery of hemp and flax fibre composite sheet material which are impregnated with an eco friendly binder,’ said Whitten.
All eyes on “Raw for the Oceans”. Earlier this year we told you about the collaborative effort between Dutch label G-Star Raw, musican Pharrell Williams’s Bionic Yarn eco-textile firm, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Project Vortex, the fashion capsule is the first denim-based one to incorporate fibers derived from salvaged ocean plastic.
It was three metres high and kept Nelson Mandela imprisoned for eighteen years. That’s the basics of what we know about the infamous Robben Island fence. But now a Capetonian jewellery designer is putting a positive spin on it with the launch of the Legacy Collection.
Ketzali is an eco-friendly accessories line created by Guatemalan designer and Central Saint Martins alum Maya Colop-Morales. Ketzali produces hand woven scarves and ponchos using traditional Latin American skills.