The North Face’s “Backyard Project” hoodie is the retailer’s first hyper-local hoodie. Made collaboratively with California artist Rebecca Burgess, whose Fibershed initiative stemmed from a desire to wear clothing produced within 150 miles of her front door, the hoodie is the first bioregional garment from a major apparel label.
H&M has appointed Olivia Wilde to be the new face of its environmentally sustainable “Conscious Exclusive” collection. The line’s third celebrity spokeswoman, the Hollywood actress suceeds supermodel Amber Valletta, who in turn inherited the role from French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis in 2013.
The Textile Exchange has just released a new study proving that organic cotton causes less environmental damage than conventional cotton.
Gap has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Tau Investment Management, a New York-based asset management firm that aspires to use capitalist solutions to address “capitalism’s worst failures,” particularly in the global garment industry.
PETA has released an extremely graphic video in protest of popular retailer BCBG Max Azria’s inclusion of fur from Asiatic raccoon dogs and angora wool in their clothing line.
Fashion Positive is set to bring a much needed change to the fashion industry – great news to end off what was a very inspiring year for sustainable fashion.
French Connection is the latest apparel retailer to suspend production of all angora-based items following reports of routine rabbit abuse in China.
ASOS, Levi Strauss, and Marks & Spencer are the latest clothing brands to connect with Canopy Style, a nonprofit that seeks to eliminate endangered-forest fibers from the garment supply chain.
Outdoor apparel company, Patagonia have released an animated short film asking consumers “Do you know where conventional down comes from?” to promote the launch of their 100% Traceable Down.
Hana Mitsui, a Royal College of Art student, has developed a process to transform deadstock fabrics into luxurious new garments.