Animal-free: Gucci introduces vegan sneaker
Gucci has launched a series vegan sneaker options made from animal-free materials. The luxury giant on Thursday debuted new options of its Rhyton and New Ace sneakers, crafted primarily from Demetra. Created with the same processes used for tanning, the new material offers pliable and performance resilience with a supple finish, much like...
17 Jun 2021
Lindex pilots second-hand clothing scheme
Swedish retailer Lindex is piloting a new circular business model to launch second-hand clothing. In the pilot, Lindex has launched a take-back programme for its baby and kids outerwear where customers can send old items and receive a reward. The collected pieces will then be sold in a few selected Lindex stores in Sweden. Lindex also added that...
16 Jun 2021
Ahluwalia showcases debut womenswear collection at LFW
London-based rising star Ahluwalia, who was just announced as the winner of the BFC/GQ designer menswear fund, has unveiled her first joint men’s and women’s collection during London Fashion Week. In April, the designer debut herfirst womenswear range in collaboration with Ganni, opting then to rework deadstock fabric and leftover styles from...
15 Jun 2021
What are bio-based fibers and what can they do?
En route to the post-fossil age, conventional, petroleum-based synthetic fibres have long been counted out. But what alternatives are there, which innovations are actually more sustainable and how will the consumption of synthetic fibres develop in the coming years? FashionUnited asked outdoor supplier and sustainability pioneer Vaude. The...
14 Jun 2021
ConnectAid seeks fashion’s involvement in its social media takeover for sustainability
ConnectAID, the International Solidarity Network, is the world’s first combined charitable giving platform and social impact network dedicated to the SDGs. Its first World Summit of Social Media Influencers for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) happens this upcoming weekend. About a third of the planet’s population uses social media....
13 Jun 2021
Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project
Sustainable fashion initiative Fashion for Good has launched a project to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres, a biosynthetic alternative to fossil-based fibres. The production of virgin fossil-based polyester fibres contributes to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Biosynthetics made from renewable...
11 Jun 2021
Why re-sale is fashion’s most bankable new market
When Etsy snapped up Depop for 1.6 billion dollars investors took note. Dubbed the “resale home for Gen Z” by Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, the app, which counts over 30 million registered users, has enormous potential to be scaled. Expansion would see the company grow its share in a booming and growing resale market, which according to analytics...
11 Jun 2021
Podcast: Conscious Chatter speaks to sustainable fashion influencers
In this episode, Conscious Chatter speaks to sustainable fashion influencers Gabby Masuda Ambata and Jazmine Rogers about growing a following on social media. Listen to the podcast below. Source: Conscious Chatter via Libsyn
10 Jun 2021
28 Sustainability efforts of the fashion industry in May 2021
Continuing from April, there were sustainable efforts galore in May too. Now, even rivaling brands like Adidas and Allbirds shake hands when it comes to circular innovations that are best tackled together. Brands and retailers continue offering consumers more sustainable choices and it is heartening to see that young designers have more choices...
10 Jun 2021
Burberry pledges to be climate positive by 2040
Burberry has pledged to become climate positive by 2040, going further than its earlier target to be net-zero by that same year. The company said it is the first luxury brand to set out the goal, which it will achieve by investing in key initiatives “to support wider climate change efforts beyond its value chain”. The British luxury brand said...
10 Jun 2021
Video: H&M presents 'The Small Things'
In this video, H&M has presented 'The Small Things', a space created to share how the brand is improving its sustainability efforts. Watch the video below. Video: H&M via YouTube Photo credit: H&M, Facebook
8 Jun 2021
Spinnova wins 2021 ANDAM Innovation Award
Finnish start-up Spinnova has been named the 2021 ANDAM Innovation Award winner for developing 100 percent sustainable textile fibre directly out of FSC-certified wood and waste streams without dissolving or other harmful chemical processes. As winners, Spinnova will receive 50,000 euros and a one-year mentorship from Yann Gozlan, founder and...
8 Jun 2021