26/02/2016

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Oscars Parties Putting the Spotlight on Purpose, Sustainability

What if the celebrities on the red carpet were asked questions such as “What is yourpurpose?” instead of “Who are you wearing?” PwC wants to find out. A partner in tallying the Oscar ballots and delivering the results on the big night, PwC aims to rethink the role of the red carpet. (…) Other parties are also […]

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29/02/2016

STYLE & TRASHION – PINK LEMONADE STRING TOP AND SKIMPY BOTTOM BIKINI

This cute and stylish bikini has a lettuce ruffle top and removable light push up padding for coverage and desired enhancement, the bottom has sexy side ties and skimpy back coverage with flattering ruched detail. SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR is an ethical swimwear brand that was founded by designer and socially conscious entrepreneur Vanessa Rivers. Her collections feature […]

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25/02/2016

BUSINESS GREEN – Spotlight on sustainability as guests grace ‘green’ red carpet at Oscar’s party

by Madeleine Cuff. Thirteenth annual ‘Global Green’ pre-Oscar’s party welcomes celebrities, politicians and green business leaders onto a ‘green’ red carpet made from recycled nylon During the awards season in LA, all eyes are usually on the glamourous actors, directors and producers gathered in the hope of receiving a golden gong that represents the pinnacle of […]

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15/02/2016

NORDSTROM – Kelly Slater and John Moore on Outerknown’s Complete Circle

Competitive surfing legend Kelly Slater is now riding the menswear wave as an entrepreneur with Outerknown, the new casual-luxe brand he founded with designer and surfer John Moore which is part of our Heartbreakers II Pop-In Shop. And he’s considering the health of our planet every step of the way. The unofficial Outerknown motto is “we don’t expect what we don’t inspect”, […]

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24/02/2016

Aquafil and Milliken Partner to Create Sustainable “Green Carpet” for Global Green 13th Annual Pre-Oscar® Party

Made from ECONYL® 100 percent regenerated nylon, PVC-free green carpet takes center stage at this high-profile sustainability event LOS ANGELES – Feb. 24, 2016 – With the shared mission of merging beauty and sustainable design, Aquafil and Milliken have partnered to create and debut a custom-designed green carpet that will grace the step and repeat at […]

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09/02/2016

ECOTEXTILE NEWS – Italian brands join upcycling initiative

Written by Brett Mathews BERGAMO – Leading Italian businesses, Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, which produce high-tech knitted fabrics for swimwear, sportswear, underwear and outerwear, have announced their participation in the Healthy Seas initiative which works to up-cycle marine waste for new textile products. The brands will use 100 per cent regenerated Econyl yarn, made from […]

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15/10/2015

CIRCLE ECONOMY – Are Closed Loop Textiles the Future of Fashion?

American consumers spent an average of $1,604 on apparel and related services in 2013, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Factor in that clothing prices in the U.S. have largely decreased since the ’90s and that was a lot of frivolous consumption. Disagree? An American Apparel & Footwear Association report showed that […]

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03/01/2016

The Observer – Meet the future stars of sustainable fashion

From repurposed fishing nets to restored leather and everlasting denim, these young designers are creating clothes with ethics woven in. Tamsin Blanchard introduces five Bright New Things A  new breed of fashion designer is putting ethics at the heart of everything they do. No longer is sustainability and social responsibility a token extra or cynical […]

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27/08/2015

MAGNETICA BCN-Speedo lanza la primera colección de bañadores en upcycling

¿Sabes de qué está hecho tu bikini o tu traje de baño? Pues los materiales son básicamente lycra (también llamada spandex o elastano) yNylon. La licra es una fibra elástica que, por si sola, no puede tejerse ya que se desharía en el momento de cortarla. Es un material hecho para mezclarlo con otros, otorgando al producto […]

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01/12/2015

ENTREPRENEUR – From Shredding to Recycling

Surfer Kelly Slater joins the ranks of apparel brands making a splash with sustainable fashion. Here, an interesting online article by Entrepreneur Magazine explaining the behind the scenes of this cover story.

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11/11/2015

WSA/SPORTSTEXTILES – In at the deep end

Rise to the challenge: Speedo USA and Aquafil Speedo USA has become the first brand to use a technique developed by two universities and pioneered by Aquafil that can recycle swimwear scraps into usable fabric. Read the article in the PDF attached.

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08/10/2015

UPCYCLE JOURNAL – SAVING OUR OCEANS – ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING AT A TIME

What do you get when you combine an 11-time world surfing champion and some reclaimed fishing nets? A sustainable clothing line that is trying to clean up the oceans. (…) There are hundreds of thousands of tonnes of abandoned fishing nets polluting our oceans and endangering the lives of marine animals. Part of Slater’s clothing […]

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