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Desserto Is The First Vegan Leather Made From The Nopal Cactus

Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez are Mexico-based entrepreneurs who launched Desserto, the first organic and vegan leather made from the Nopal or prickly-pear cactus. They developed an alternative to... Read More

Is Hemp Stronger Than Jute

Hemp and jute are excellent natural and environmentally friendly fibers, especially for clothing. They reduce the water and carbon footprint of our wardrobe and allow a more conscious lifestyle. Hemp... Read More
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Chipotle Launches Its Organic and Naturally Dyed Apparel Collection

Restaurant company Chipotle is launching a sustainable apparel collection made from 100% organic cotton and naturally dyed with avocado pits. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is a food chain business that... Read More

Careste Is Building a Sustainable Brand For Women, By Women

Sustainability is a growing movement in the fashion industry. Many brands are driving meaningful change by designing sustainable collections. One of them is Careste, a new fashion start-up based in... Read More
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Disruptors for GOOD Podcast Supports Ethical And Sustainable Fashion

The Social Impact Lifestyle Platform Causeartist presents the Disruptors for GOOD podcast. It invites social entrepreneurs around the world dedicated to ethical fashion, sustainable travel, impact investing, and businesses that... Read More

Apnée Swimwear Launches Swim Trunks Made of Ocean Trash

The sustainable swimwear brand Apnée is launching its first complete collection made of ocean trash, including recycled swimshorts produced in Portugal. Two passionate French divers founded the Apnée swimwear brand... Read More
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Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has been responding to widespread concern that the social dimensions aren't well understood or integrated into sustainable development discussions. Sustainability often... Read More

10 Tips For a Zero Waste Summer

Now is the time to enjoy your summer with Zero Waste. All kinds of waste are piling up in landfills at an alarming rate. Single-use plastics have a disastrous impact... Read More
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levis wellthread

Levi’s Most Sustainable Jean Ever: WellThread 502 Renewcell

Levi's launched its most sustainable jean ever on July 21st, the 502 as part of its Wellthread collection in collaboration with Renewcell. They’re made from high-quality, recycled denim. Levi Strauss... Read More

Difference Between Polyurethane Leather And Real Leather

How do you tell if clothing items, furniture, or shoes are real leather or one of its many alternatives? When out shopping for leather products, it's difficult to see any... Read More
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blanche lacroix

Sustainable Capsule Collection by Blanche x Christian Lacroix

Copenhagen-based sustainable denim brand Blanche is launching in August 2020 a new capsule collection in collaboration with French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Christian Lacroix released his first Haute couture collection... Read More

10 Reasons Why Zero Waste Is Impossible

Developing Zero Waste in the world is a much-needed endeavor. Especially in the fashion industry, clothing and other textile wastes are piling up in landfills at an alarming rate. The... Read More
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stella mccartney swimwear

Stella McCartney Launches Her Most Sustainable Swimwear Collection

Stella McCartney, one of the pioneers of sustainable fashion, is launching her most sustainable swimwear collection to date for Autumn Winter 2020. Stella McCartney is an English fashion designer, daughter... Read More

Bethesda Green's Innovation Lab on the Circular Economy for Fashion

Bethesda Green's Innovation Lab is organizing a 2020 Summer Speaker Series on sustainability and the circular economy. Together with founders, industry experts, and policymakers, it sparks conversations to educate and... Read More
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sarah kessler

16-Year-Old Girl Scout Sarah Kessler Explains Sustainable Fashion

"Sustainable fashion is growing, and you can be part of the change!" tells 16-Year-Old Girl Scout Sarah Kessler on Instagram. She has been interested in fashion for a long time... Read More

Is Lyocell Natural or Synthetic

Lyocell is a great choice if you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics for clothing. It's a great alternative to petroleum-based textiles such as polyester and nylon. Its environmental... Read More
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Shelly Xu Design Innovates With a Zero Waste Fashion Business Model

Shelly Xu Design is a sustainable fashion startup applying the zero-waste philosophy to create beautiful clothing in New York City.Its founder Shelly Xu, an ex-Prada, ex-Instagram, and ex-McKinsey employee incubated... Read More

Top 20 Dressing Styles For Women in 2020

The fashion industry is constantly and rapidly evolving. While large clothing brands and retailers push thousands of dressing styles to high-street stores every week, it's important to stay true to... Read More
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zero waste daniel

Zero Waste Daniel Transforms Fabric Scraps Into Unisex Apparel

Zero Waste Daniel is a sustainable, eco-friendly, and handmade in Brooklyn fashion brand by Daniel Silverstein, a zero-waste lifestyle pioneer, and clothing designer. He creates genderless clothing and accessories with... Read More

Top 15 Books on Sustainability in Fashion in 2020

Sustainability is gaining traction this year, especially in the fashion industry due to the recent crisis and rising consumers' interest. Many very captivating books describe this shift and I encourage... Read More
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Sustainable Fashion After COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the fashion world hard. The global textile and apparel industry is sinking due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. One of the positive after the... Read More

Easy Guide To Clothing NOT Made From Animals

The global textile and apparel industry kills billions of animals every year for fashion. Animal pelts and skins are used to make clothing materials such as fur, wool, leather, down,... Read More
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Post-COVID-19 Survey On Sustainable Fashion From Lectra And Retviews

Sustainable collections from fast fashion giants such as Zara, H&M, and C&A remain a minority, according to the recent post-COVID-19 survey from Lectra and Retviews. Fashion is the second-largest polluter... Read More

California Needs To Do More For Sustainable Fashion

So many fashion brands aiming to be more sustainable are based in California, such as Everlane, The North Face, Patagonia, or Reformation. The Golden State does a lot in environmental... Read More
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Which Fashion Brand Can Resist The Crisis

Fashion is one of the industries most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. But not businesses are created equal. Some fashion brands are doing a lot better than others, even during... Read More