RE:, the iconic and edgy denim brand known for its sustainability credentials has launched its first trendy and innovatively designed standalone store in Menlyn, Pretoria and introduced a first for the South African retail environment with their use of specialised, sustainable mannequins.
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…
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing an Argentinean supplier of so-called “responsibly sourced” wool of gross mistreatment of its lambs and sheep. The animal-rights group has posted a video on it’s website that shows livestock workers slitting lambs’ throats, skinning them alive, or otherwise abusing and mutilating the animals.
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.
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.
In what Greenpeace is hailing a “landmark decision,” European Union member states have unanimously agreed to ban a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals known as nonylphenol ethoxylates, or NPEs, from its clothing and textile imports.
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.
Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the retail giant accusing it of not only violating its own code of conduct but also deceiving customers by continuing to sell fur through its Intermix brand.
Designer Erdem Moralioglu and Livia Firth have officially joined forces to create the designer’s first-ever Green Carpet Collection.