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.
If you have been following the Live Eco Remake Design Challenge you will know that our special prize went to emerging designer Hannah-Rose Smith…
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.
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.
Designer Erdem Moralioglu and Livia Firth have officially joined forces to create the designer’s first-ever Green Carpet Collection.
Adidas has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, a multidisciplinary band of “creators, thinkers and leaders” who want to make ocean debris a valuable material for the fashion industry, to create the world’s first shoe upper made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets.