Category: Fashion

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Joy Onasch, Business and Industry Program Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts Lowell. The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores – and dry cleaners. People pull out special-occasion clothes made of silk, satin or...

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

As the world consumes its way to an environmental apocalypse, it has become obvious that humankind will have to reassess the way it uses its resources. One way we have come to cope with this challenge is through innovations and sustainable design. The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful,...

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Investment enables Amsterdam-based company to launch a 100% recycled pair of jeans PRESS RELEASE AMSTERDAM – DOEN Participaties and the Sustainable Economy Participation Fund for North-Holland (PDENH) are investing one million euros in Dutch sustainable denim brand MUD Jeans. The investment will enable the only circular jeans brand in the world to develop a pair...

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection

Sustainable barefoot shoe brand Vivobarefoot has launched ‘Ababa’ a new Soul of Africa range made in Ethiopia in collaboration with non-profit organisation Desert Flower Foundation. Soul of Africa, a social enterprise founded by the sixth generation shoemaker the late Lance Clark, facilitates the provision of employment, knowledge transfer and income generation through shoemaking, creating sustainable supply...

Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Catriona Vi Nguyen-Robertson, PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne and Nolene Byrne, Associate Professor, Deakin University. Australia has a fashion problem. More than 500,000 tonnes of clothing waste is sent to landfill each year. But a new way of recycling could redirect some of our unwanted...

7 Brands Making Ethical and Sustainable Travel Backpacks

7 Brands Making Ethical and Sustainable Travel Backpacks

You’re here because you’re looking for a sturdy, stylish and sustainable backpack to take with you on your travel adventures. You’ve landed on the right page. We’ve curated this comprehensive list of ethically-made and eco-friendly travel backpacks just for you! We hope it makes shopping for one that much easier. 1. WAYKS Travel Backpacks For...