British fashion label Paul Smith has banned exotic skins in all its future collections. The brand told animal rights organisation Peta that the ban includes ‘K-leather’ - leather made from kangaroo skin. Peta - which has published several exposés on the exotic skins industry in recent years, including […]

Danish brand Rains made its debut at Copenhagen Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2020 to present its first catwalk show to mark the brand’s transformation into an “all-weather lifestyle concept”. Entitled ‘Chasing Time’, the autumn/winter 2020 collection showcases the brand’s focus on slowing down and […]

Danish jewellery brand Pandora has pledged to go carbon neutral within the next five years. The Copenhagen-based brand has joined the Science Based Targets initiative - a corporate collaboration for action on climate change - and before the end of next year will publish a plan to reduce emissions across […]

On January 9, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) launched FIT Design Entrepreneurs, an open-to-anyone “mini-MBA” program that provides specially selected designers the business acumen, resources, and community to grow their companies. The program culminates in a final live pitch event in front […]

The non-profit organisation Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) has developed the world’s first standard for sustainably produced cashmere, called The Good Cashmere Standard. It takes the cashmere goats’ welfare into account while incorporating social and environmental standards in cashmere production. Once […]

Aslaug Magnúsdóttir, the co-founder and former CEO of luxury fashion e-tailer Moda Operandi, is returning to the fashion world with the launch of her new made-to-order, sustainable fashion brand, Katla. The brand is said to “inject a high-fashion aesthetic into ethically sourced and produced apparel” […]

Heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is teaming up with fashion and homeware brand Laura Ashley for an AW20 collection, marking the first time the two quintessentially British labels have collaborated. The collection sees two distinctive wildflower floral prints from Laura Ashley’s archive applied to […]

Heritage denim brand Edwin has relaunched its business in the U.S. The 59-year-old Japanese label has appointed Catherine Ryu as creative director and Kathy Kweon as president for U.S. business. Both Ryu and Kweon bring decades of experience working with iconic denim brands to Edwin. Most recently, […]

Copenhagen Fashion Week is looking to make real change within the fashion industry with its new Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2022, unveiled at the opening of its autumn/winter 2020 season, which includes a radical new approach that will require brands to demonstrate their sustainability standards. […]

French designer Agnes b. really doesn't like the fashion world of which she is one of the great survivors. "I don't like fashion. I have nothing to do with that world where everyone is in a bubble," said the veteran creator, a lifelong activist for progressive causes. "Some people like to go out and […]

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