We are so used to fighting against the use of cow hide and fox fur in fashion that we don’t always realise other animals are also being cruelly treated in the name of the latest trends. One of these is kangaroos.
Milanese shoemaker, Sergio Rossi, has joined forces with Livia Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” to create the sustainable fashion initiatives inaugural line of shoes and purses.
Now that it’s been greenlit by Fair Trade U.S.A., Wildlife Works can formally claim the title of Africa’s first—and so far only—carbon-neutral and fair-trade clothing factory. The certification is only the tip of the company’s environmental stewardship, however.
H&M is expanding its selection of denim made from the reclaimed fibers of clothing collected through its garment-recycling initiative.
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.