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.
The People’s Movement makes fashion-forward, upcycled shoes and accessories that symbolize the fight against the 600,000,000,000,000 (that’s 600 TRILLION!) toxic SINGLE USE PLASTICS consumed globally every 365 days.
TRMTAB upcycles landfill-bound leather remnants into one-of-a-kind sleeves for laptops, tablets, and cellphones.
Currently gathering funds through a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo, Seed Eyewear is on a mission to make sustainable and elegant bamboo sunglasses with a cause – with every pair of sunglasses purchased, you donate to plant 5 new trees.
H&M has topped the list of the world’s biggest users of certified organic cotton, according to the Textile Exchange’s latest report.
Introducing Hemp Eyewear, sunglasses made from a hemp fibre composite, designed and manufactured by Sam Whitten. ‘Research into hemp and its possible applications led to the discovery of hemp and flax fibre composite sheet material which are impregnated with an eco friendly binder,’ said Whitten.
South African retailer, Woolworths is leading the way locally in terms of producing a sustainable denim brand. Introducing RE: F.I.T and RE: cycled jeans, Woolies’s new sustainable denim range, made using 100% African cotton.
It was three metres high and kept Nelson Mandela imprisoned for eighteen years. That’s the basics of what we know about the infamous Robben Island fence. But now a Capetonian jewellery designer is putting a positive spin on it with the launch of the Legacy Collection.