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05 Nov 2018

WWD – Field Notes: Fashion’s Making Waves.

Editor’s note: WWD Field Notes is a column featuring the latest technology, B2B and business solution news BY TRACEY GREENSTEIN Plastic has a bad rap. And for brands and retailers responding to consumer-led demand for sustainability, solutions centered on the removal and recycling of ocean plastic pollution for fashion products has risen to the surface. (…) Also on the oceanic […]

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18 Okt 2018

DAZED – Stella McCartney’s new adidas collection champions eco-friendly materials

Using fabrics and textiles made from discarded ocean plastic and fishing nets BY JAKE HALL We all know that Stella McCartney is committed to creating fashion that is as sustainable as possible. Not only has she never used fur or leather in her collections, she also invests in new technologies and works alongside conservation charities to […]

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17 Okt 2018

FASHIONUNITED UK – From footwear to denim: 4 companies leading the sustainable fashion movement

BY AILEEN YU The world’s first museum for sustainable fashion opened in Amsterdam this month shedding light on the fashion industry’s role in closing the loop. Although there has been a growing awareness among consumers regarding sustainable fashion brands, it’s still not the dominant market share. Recently, a panel discussion was held in New York City […]

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05 Okt 2018

GEAR PATROL – Need a New Jacket for Fall? Outerknown Has You Covered

By John Zientek If you’re in the market for a new piece of outerwear for fall, Outerknown has you covered. The LA-based brand’s latest collection features a range of versatile jackets and coats fit for cooler locales. A perennial favorite, the wool-organic cotton Highland Blanket Shirt is updated with on-seam pockets and a squared hem. […]

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23 Sep 2018

VOGUE – A Lightness of Being—Hamish Bowles on Creative Directing the 2018 Green Carpet Fashion Awards

by HAMISH BOWLES AS TOLD TO LAIRD BORRELLI-PERSSON There’s plenty of fashion action taking place off the runways in Milan this season. A beautiful “intervention,” for example, is being staged by Livia Firth’s Eco-Age with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, the Italian Trade Agency, and the Comune di Milano, in […]

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14 Sep 2018

EVENING STANDARD – Richard Malone kicks off London Fashion Week SS19 with a sustainable showcase

The Irish-born designer bought colourful silhouettes and ethical fabrics to the catwalk BY EMMA MCCARTHY London Fashion Week kicked off this morning with emerging creative force Richard Malone topping the bill. Citing everything from micro-fibre cleaning cloths “bulk bought on Amazon” to “bad taste Paris wine bars”, the 26-year-old designer presented a collection which put […]

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30 Aug 2018

FASHIONUNITED UK – Sustainability instead of fast fashion: an interview with the Arket CEO

BY REGINA HENKEL Arket is the new sustainable fashion label of the H&M family. Founded as recently as 2017, it has expanded by now with stores worldwide. In January 2018, the first German store was opened in Munich, followed by one in Berlin in May. Another one should open its doors in Hamburg in September. […]

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03 Aug 2018

THE TELEGRAPH – Sustainable swimwear? The best brands using ocean waste to create stylish suits

By Victoria Moss I don’t know about you, but my plastic guilt is is racking up. Buying a takeaway iced coffee feels tantamount to chain smoking outside a maternity unit. And with looming holidays, near pretty oceans, which as we all now know (thanks, Attenborough) are full of nasty little plastic beads and who knows […]

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31 Jul 2018

EVENING STANDARD – Time for a sea change: fashion labels are looking to transform our ocean trash into style treasures

Because polluting is rubbish By Hannah Rochell The fashion industry doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to the environment. (…) Speaking of Stella McCartney, it probably won’t come as a huge surprise, given its vegetarian credentials, that this is another brand dabbling in upcycling. Having perfected vegan leather, it uses a yarn called […]

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10 Jul 2018

HIGHSNOBIETY – WANT Les Essentiels Debuts New Bags Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastic

By Renz Ofiaza Luxury accessories purveyor WANT Les Essentiels unveils its latest offerings this summer with its new “Recycled Nylon” collection, made entirely from recycled plastic waste. With an emphasis on sustainability, the travel accessories infuses performance sport and elevated flair to create a new standard for eco-friendly design. Consisting of three styles, a Rogue […]

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10 Jul 2018

FASHION – These Utilitarian Fanny Packs are Made From Recycled Plastic Waste

By Ebony Goodridge WANT Les Essentials, founded by Montreal-born twins Byron and Dexter Peart, have attracted a cult following for their simple yet super luxe bags since the brand’s debut in 2007. Their latest collection is as covetable as ever but for a different reason: it’s made entirely from recycled plastics. The yarn, called ECONYL®, […]

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18 Jun 2018

TRENDHUNTER – Eco-Friendly Swimwear Collections

Ambra Maddalena’s Designs are Made Sustainable with ECONYL® By Kalina Nedelcheva Ambra Maddalena is a designer dedicated to providing retro-inspired eco-friendly swimwear collections to the consumer. The silhouettes are adorable and elevated, boasting a refined aesthetic with exceptionally arranged detailing. Each garment in Ambra Maddalena’s swimwear collection — from the stylish one-piece to the retro […]

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