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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

By Kalina Nedelcheva Ambra Maddalena’s Designs are Made Sustainable with ECONYL® 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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13 Jun 2018

PEBBLE MAGAZINE – Meet the swimwear brand focusing on end of life design

Swimwear is synonymous with holidays, fun, adventures and happy memories. But our fast fashion addiction means swimwear is another source of plastic pollution hurting the planet. British swimwear brand Davy J, is not only taking a new approach to product design but also post-product design – ie what happens to it once your holiday is […]

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08 Jun 2018

VOGUE – This Elsa Hosk–Approved Swimwear Line Is Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

by Zoe Ruffner Agnes Fischer has always felt at one with the sea (and it’s not only because of her last name). The 29-year-old Swedish swimwear designer spent her childhood visiting St. Barth’s and snorkeling off of its crystal clear coastline with her family. Now, though, “those same coral reefs are no longer as colorful,” […]

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07 Jun 2018

THE GUARDIAN – ‘Plastic is not cool’ – is fashion finally cleaning up its act?

by Kate Finnigan As World Oceans Day approaches, Net-a-Porter’s Lucy Yeomans is leading the way in tackling fashion’s addiction to the ‘plastic drug’. But there’s a long way to go In April, at a Net-a-Porter event where the online retailer’s trends for this autumn were presented, one of the most popular accessories was not a leather […]

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05 Jun 2018

VOGUE – Minimal Waste and a Recycled Red Carpet: Inside This Year’s CFDA Awards Dinner

by Katarina Kovac For the first time in its 37-year history, the CFDA Fashion Awards crossed the East River. After stints at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The New York Public Library, and Hammerstein Ballroom, the CFDA unrolled the red carpet at the Brooklyn Museum—only this was not your run of the mill event carpet. […]

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23 May 2018

FASHIONISTA – The rainbow swimsuit Whitney plans to wear every weekend this summer

By Whitney Bauck Not just when I’m near a body of water. The past few summers, I have had a bad habit of not going to the beach much, even though I love the beach and it’s only a train ride away from me in Brooklyn. Even so, I get a good deal of wear […]

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16 May 2018

WALLPAPER – 3 sustainable swimwear brands to make a dive for this summer

By Laura Hawkins Never has fashion’s devastating impact on our oceans been more visible. Take Stella McCartney and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Circular Fibres Initiative’, a report released last November, assessing the devastating environmental impact of the textile industry, which estimates that by 2050, 22 trillion tones of synthetic microfibres will have been released into […]

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28 Apr 2018

THE INDEPENDENT – H&M launches Conscious Exclusive 2018 collection

By Sarah Young It is seven years of good luck with the latest iteration of a collection that uses organic materials to make beautiful womenswear and accessories H&M has launched the 2018 edition of its Conscious Exclusive collection – a range that, in light of fashion’s growing effect on the environment, is designed to promote […]

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