27 Nov 2017

WWD – Stella McCartney Honored for Innovation at the Fashion Awards in London

The designer will be the first recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Innovation By Natalie Theodosi STELLA’S MOMENT: The British Fashion Council will honor Stella McCartney’s commitment to championing sustainability and animal rights at this year’s Fashion Awards. McCartney will be the first recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Innovation, a new accolade […]

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12 Nov 2017

The New York Times – Fashion’s Interest in Alternative Fabrics Keeps Growing

By ASTRID WENDLANDT High-end fashion and sportswear brands are taking a growing interest in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider-web DNA — but not just out of concern for the environment. They are recognizing that these cool materials of tomorrow could be something people […]

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30 Okt 2017

MOTOR1.COM – Volvo V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race Fights Marine Pollution

Abandoned fishing nets will be used to make the 100% nylon carpet inlays. The Geely-owned premium automaker has found just the right way to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race by preparing an eco-friendly special edition of its V90 Cross Country rugged wagon. In a bid to fight marine pollution, the stylish hauler created […]

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18 Okt 2017

Fast Company – Stella McCartney Is Weaving A New Way Forward

The designer has always eschewed leather, fur, and feathers in her collections. Now she is going even further. Will luxury fashion follow? BY MARY KAYE SCHILLING Consider your favorite T-shirt. Maybe it’s soft and worn, or fitted and new, or a recent pickup from a Kanye West or Taylor Swift tour. Whatever the style, chances […]

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17 Okt 2017

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – How Companies ‘Seeing Goldmines in Landfills’ Are Refashioning Textiles

by Jasmin Malik Chua Want to subvert the traditional apparel supply chain? You must possess a “little bit of craziness,” according to Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and president of Aquafil, an Italian company that transforms abandoned fishing nets and castoff bits of carpet into good-as-new nylon fibers. Speaking on a panel at the Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C., last week, […]

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09 Okt 2017

Aquafil Invests $10M in Enhanced Waste Regeneration Plant in U.S.

Aquafil opens a new carpet recycling facility to help a wasteful industry go circular Trento, Italy, 11 September, 2017 –– Aquafil will open its first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, AZ, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR) #1 will recycle the Nylon 6 waste from carpets […]

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23 Sep 2017

BOF – Can an Awards Show Solve Fashion’s Sustainability Challenge?

Eco-Age and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will spotlight sustainability success stories as they co-host the inaugural Green Carpet Fashion Awards. MILAN, Italy — Second only to oil, fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Practically every stage in the life cycle of clothing has negative implications for our planet. And if the […]

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20 Sep 2017

VOGUE – #SuzyMFW: Milan’s Red Hot Story is Green

by SUZY MENKES In the piazza facing Milan’s famous La Scala opera house, trees have come from nowhere and apparently taken root. Painted pennants hang from old stone buildings to painterly effect. But the colour that matters in this Spring/Summer 2018 Milan Fashion Week is green. Italy is launching an unprecedented effort to make its powerful […]

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03 Sep 2017

The Guardian – The eco guide to ocean waste

Plastic pollution in our seas is depressing – but there are imaginative moves afoot to address the problem by Lucy Siegle I’ve been sceptical about the power of running shoes to affect global change. So naturally I had it in for UltraBoost Uncaged Parley, Adidas trainers that claim to make peace with the ocean. The shoe’s […]

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25 Aug 2017

The Huffington Post – These Eco-Conscious Fashion Brands Make The World A Better Place To Live In

It’s easier than ever to find sustainable style for all occasions. by Charlotte Singmin Most of us are committed to doing our part when it comes to separating our papers and plastics from the rest of our household refuse, but when considering our fashion choices we also have the option to recycle. (…) Perhaps as recognized […]

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04 Aug 2017

Süddeutsche Zeitung – Ins Netz gegangen

Im Sommer 2017 geht die ökologische Korrektheit endlich baden: Im Trend liegen Bikinis und Badeanzüge aus recycelten Materialien. Von Anne Goebel Dass die Schwestern Kendall und Kylie Jenner gerade eine Bikini-Kollektion auf den Markt geworfen haben, ist so überraschend wie ein Hitzegewitter im Hochsommer – musste ja kommen. Das Model-Duo aus Los Angeles tut auf […]

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28 Jul 2017

Trend Hunter – Sustainable Luxury Bags

Stella McCartney’s Bags are Made with Aquafil’s 100% Regenerated Nylon By Laura McQuarrie As a leader in sustainable luxury, Stella McCartney created a Falabella GO bag collection for the Fall 2017 season using Aquafil’s regenerated ECONYL® yarn, which is comprised of ocean waste. As such, it is noted that „every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® produced […]

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