H&M’s launching it’s new “Conscious Exclusive” Collection in less than a month. Fronted by actress-activist Olivia Wilde, the retailer’s 2015 “Conscious Exclusive” collection features planet-friendlier fabrics, such as hemp, organic cotton, organic linen, organic silk, Tencel, organic leather, and recycled wool, in black-tie-ready silhouettes.
Levi Strauss knows one thing for sure, making a pair of jeans is an extremely water intensive process. In a new report made public last week, the denim giant unveiled the results of its latest product life-cycle assessment, an update to its original, first-of-its-kind 2007 study.
The 24th April 2015 marks the second annual international campaign for Fashion Revolution Day. The Fashion Revolution team is a global board of industry leaders, press, campaigners and academics from within the sector and beyond, they aim to be the catalyst which brings together the fashion community at large and the entire value chain, to ask questions, to raise standards, to make a difference.
The Red Carpet Green Dress, Suzy Amis Cameron’s ethical-fashion campaign-cum-competition, has teamed up with Reformation to create a collection of eco-friendly dresses.
“Footglove Earth,” is the first line of sustainable footwear from Marks & Spencer. Part of the British department store’s so-called “Plan A” environmental strategy, the shoes comprise a variety of post-consumer waste, such as coffee grounds in the fabric lining, rice husk–blended natural rubber for the soles, plastic bottles for internal reinforcements, and recycled foam for padded comfort.
Following discussions with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inditex, the Spanish operator of brands such as Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka, has agreed to make its temporary ban on angora a permanent one.
Cape Town will host ‘South Africa Menswear Week’ (SAMW) over three days, Thursday, 5 to Saturday, 7 February 2015. This initiative is the first men’s focused fashion platform in Africa, showcasing three days of menswear on the runway. This event features the collections of over 25 leading and most sought after menswear designers in Africa.
A California State University civil engineer, has come up with a completely new idea for textile waste, that doesn’t involve turning old garments into new. His solution: retrofitting infrastructures prone to earthquakes.
Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland are among the latest outdoor-apparel brands to commit to the Responsible Down Standard, according to Ecouterre.
Professional surfer Kelly Slater is preparing to launch his own ready-to-wear sustainable fashion line for men and women.