We introduced you to ethical e-tailer, Zady, almost a year ago and had no doubt they would be a success. Well, exactly a year since inception, Zady is poised to launch its own private label, beginning with a knitted women’s sweater.
Upcycling must be good business for Topshop. The British high-street retailer is launching its third “Reclaim to Wear” capsule collection, derived from production offcuts and surplus stock from previous seasons.
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.
TRMTAB upcycles landfill-bound leather remnants into one-of-a-kind sleeves for laptops, tablets, and cellphones.
According to reports Sweden recently unveiled the world’s first dress made from 100% recycled cotton.
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.
H&M has topped the list of the world’s biggest users of certified organic cotton, according to the Textile Exchange’s latest report.
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.
RiverBlue, an upcoming Canadian documentary, follows renowned river conservationist Mark Angelo as he paddles down waterways such as the Yamuna River in India, the Pearl River Delta in China, and the Citarum River in Indonesia to reveal jean manufacturing’s poisonous toll, as well as the impact these polluted waterways have on the people who rely on them most.
Everything you desire is garbage, or will be eventually. That’s the message behind “Everything You Buy is Rubbish,” an art campaign by a group of Goldsmiths, University of London students who wanted to give form to consumerism’s “plastic legacy.”