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05 Feb 2018

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Transition Towards New Textiles Economy

A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials. (…) Meanwhile, Italian textile firm Aquafil has agreed to a multi-year partnership with bioengineering company Genomatica to develop sustainable caprolactam, a key ingredient used in producing Aquaful’s signature 100 percent sustainable nylon. (…) “As proven […]

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04 Jan 2018

Sustainable Brands – Trending: Circular Sportswear Is Next on Sustainable Fashion’s Checklist

Circular design principles continue to infiltrate the fashion industry as fast fashion giants and emerging labels alike turn their attention to sustainable activewear. Despite recent criticism over its decision to send its discarded clothing to Swedish incinerators, H&M continues to stride forward on its mission to accelerate the circular fashion movement. (…) Meanwhile, Helen Newcombe, founder of Britain-based Davy J, […]

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11 Dec 2017

SwimSwam – ADIDAS X PARLEY UNVEIL LATEST SWIM COLLECTION WITH CORALIE BALMY

adidas,  leader in innovative and sustainable swim apparel, today announces the latest collection under the adidas x Parley partnership, told through former 200 m freestyle (short course) World Record holder and Ecologist, Coralie Balmy. (…) As with previous collections, ECONYL® is the fundamental material used to create swimwear in this collection. (…) Read more

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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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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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