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.
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.
“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.
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.