Esprit recently launched its third recycled clothing collection. The latest “Recycled Collection by Esprit,” a collaboration with Berlin designer Karen Jessen, winner of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award, comprises eight denim and five knit styles, all derived from the Hong Kong-based apparel brand’s own manufacturing off-cuts.
The environmental sustainability promoting NGO, Redress, has recently launched the R Cert recycled textile clothing standard, a verification standard that aims to educate consumers about the recycling process and the environmental savings achieved through the production of their recycled textile clothing.
Patagonia has launched “Truth to Materials”, a seven-piece capsule collection made from reclaimed fibres and fabrics, that explores what it describes as “radical new methods of manufacturing.”
This October Swedish retail giant, H&M, will introduce “Conscious Denim,” an extensive line of indigo essentials for men, women, and children that promises to reduce the environmental impact of jeans.
Earthchild clothing has launched it’s first recycled concept store at the V&A Waterfront.
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.