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  • Friday, 12 August 2022

    Brand launches compostable menswear range

    NEW YORK - Sustainable brand Gomorrah has launched a 100 per cent compostable line of menswear featuring plant-based products made with certified organic materials. Company co-founders Itzett Romero and Max Sudak said they wanted to address the…
  • Friday, 12 August 2022

    Cone Denim expands BastCore collaboration

    GREENSBORO – Apparel brand Cone Denim has expanded its partnership with hemp innovator BastCore following the successful launch of the former’s latest collection. In April, Cone Denim launched a range of garments containing hemp and US cotton, dyed…
  • Friday, 12 August 2022

    Stella McCartney supports sustainable fund

    LONDON - Fashion designer Stella McCartney has joined forces with venture capital firm Collaborative Fund to launch a US$200 million fund to invest in sustainable business solutions. The Collab SOS fund will focus on areas including new materials,…
  • Thursday, 11 August 2022

    Zalando expands pre-owned service in stores

    BERLIN - Fashion retailer Zalando is to expand its pre-owned clothing offering for customers to more physical stores. Already available online and, since March, in the Zalando Outlet in Berlin's Tauentzienstrasse, pre-owned products will be…
  • Thursday, 11 August 2022

    Burberry’s net zero target approved by SBTi Premium Article

    LONDON – Luxury fashion brand Burberry has had its net-zero emissions target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company says it’s the first in the luxury apparel sub-sector to attain verification from the organisation,…
  • Thursday, 11 August 2022

    Hilfiger moves into resale with ThredUp Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has teamed up with secondhand fashion specialist ThredUp to launch a new resale service. Tapping into the latter’s existing resale-as-a-service infrastructure, the Hilfiger brand will immediately be able to…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    Jack & Jones trials collection service Premium Article

    GERMANY – Fashion brand Jack & Jones is to trial a clothing take-back service in select stores across Germany, as it explores the potential of circular business models. The company, owned by Danish retailer Bestseller, has partnered with circular…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    American brands pledge support for Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO - WASHINGTON DC - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) - which represents more than 1,000 brands - is pledging to support the Sri Lankan garment industry during the country's economic crisis. AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    Mustang launches clothing collection service

    SCHATTDORF – German denim brand Mustang has teamed up with circular solutions specialist TexAid to introduce an in-store clothing collection programme. Available in more than 70 stores spanning Europe, the service will enable TexAid – which…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    Danish circular textiles agreement launched Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - Ten Danish fashion and textiles companies, including Bestseller and Ganni, have signed up to a new agreement which obliges companies in the industry to increase sector recycling by 2030. The initiative, announced ahead of Copenhagen…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    Crystal supports reforestation efforts in Bangladesh

    WASHINGTON – Apparel manufacturing group Crystal International has teamed up with environmental non-profit EarthDay to support its reforestation efforts. Through the NGO’s Canopy Project, Crystal will finance the planting of 100,000 mangroves along…
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022

    PVH Corp publishes sustainability report

    NEW YORK - The PVH Corp fashion company, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, has published its 2021 corporate responsibility report in which it claims to have made progress on its sustainability targets. The report details the company's work…
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022

    Tommy Hilfiger explores rental

    AMSTERDAM – Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with circular solutions provider Rotaro to launch the first in what will be a series of rental collections. Including shirts, cycling shorts and dungarees, the first ‘Pop Colour’ themed…
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022

    Tentree launches reuse and recycling initiative Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – North American fashion brand Tentree has today launched a new initiative in collaboration with circular solution providers Treet and SuperCircle. In a bid to reduce landfilled waste, the firm is establishing a service through which…
  • Friday, 05 August 2022

    Canadian brand acquires upcycling specialist Premium Article

    VICTORIA – Ecologyst Outfitters, a self-described ‘planet-conscious’ fashion brand, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Frankie Collective, a streetwear manufacturer that upcycles vintage and unsold items into unique pieces. Frankie’s ethos…
  • Thursday, 04 August 2022

    New Zara collection made from Circulose Premium Article

    ARTEIXO – Fashion brand Zara, of the Inditex Group, has announced the launch of a capsule collection made entirely from Circulose, the recycled fibre of Swedish innovator Renewcell. Renewcell's patented technology dissolves garments with high…
  • Thursday, 04 August 2022

    Pangaia uses Recycrom dyes in new collection Premium Article

    LONDON – Materials science company Pangaia is to launch an apparel collection dyed using a range of coloured powders derived from recycled textile fibres. From Italian textile chemicals company Officina+39, Recycrom dyestuffs were launched in 2015…
  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022

    Lane Eight conducts carbon impact assessment Premium Article

    NEW YORK – US footwear brand Lane Eight has partnered with Carbonfact, a company which assesses the environmental impacts of products and industries, to understand the emissions associated with the production of its ‘sustainable’ shoes. The firm…
  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022

    Industry meets US politicians over circular economy Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – Secondhand fashion specialist The RealReal has hosted a congressional briefing alongside the Ellen Macarthur Foundation (EMF) and US non-profit Goodwill Industries, which highlighted the benefits of a circular fashion economy to…
  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022

    River Island releases sustainability strategy Premium Article

    LONDON – British fashion retailer River Island has released a new sustainability strategy it has called ‘The Kind Society’. The company has outlined 12 commitments which align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that relate…
  • Tuesday, 02 August 2022

    Carter’s makes net zero 2040 pledge Premium Article

    ATLANTA – US kidswear brand Carter’s has published its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, in which it’s pledged to achieve net zero emissions within its supply chain by 2040. Having received validation from the Science Based…
  • Monday, 01 August 2022

    H&M sued over “misleading” marketing Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Fashion brand H&M is on the receiving end of a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the firm is “taking advantage of consumers’ interest” in sustainable apparel by using “misleading” marketing claims to promote its ‘Conscious’…
  • Monday, 01 August 2022

    Marimekko to launch pre-owned marketplace Premium Article

    PAIMOIO – Fashion brand Marimekko is to launch a marketplace for pre-owned apparel in its native Finland later this month. Set to go live on August 25th, Marimekko Pre-Loved will facilitate peer-to-peer sales as well as those from independent…
  • Friday, 29 July 2022

    CMA to investigate ASOS, Boohoo, George Premium Article

    LONDON – The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it’s to investigate sustainability claims made by ASOS, Boohoo and George at ASDA due to concerns it has regarding how the trio market certain products and ranges. The CMA…
  • Thursday, 28 July 2022

    Mytheresa expands resale service to US Premium Article

    MUNICH – German luxury fashion e-tailer Mytheresa has expanded its resale service to the US following a successful launch across Europe. Developed in collaboration with secondhand fashion specialist Vestiaire Collective, the resale offering enables…
  • Thursday, 28 July 2022

    Save Your Wardrobe secures £2.5m funding Premium Article

    LONDON – Circular solutions provider Save Your Wardrobe has secured £2.5 million (US$3m) in seed funding, which it’ll use to bolster its technology platform and expand within Europe. The British firm not only connects consumers with local repair and…
  • Thursday, 28 July 2022

    Circular consortium announces project update Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The New Cotton project, a three-year EU-funded initiative launched in 2020, has released a midway update in which it highlights how consortium leader Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) is producing its Infinna recycled fibre from waste…
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2022

    Diesel project explores textile waste’s potential Premium Article

    BREGANZE – Fashion brand Diesel has teamed up with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as part of the European Union-funded SwitchMed project, to promote ‘sustainable’ waste management practices within its supply chain.…
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2022

    Missguided 'seeks 80% discounts from suppliers' Premium Article

    LONDON – Workers' rights campaigners claim that fast fashion brand Missguided is offering to buy stock it ordered before going into administration from its suppliers for just a fifth of the originally agreed price. The Labour Behind the Label…
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022

    Hurr Collective earns B Corp certification Premium Article

    LONDON – Rental fashion firm Hurr Collective has become the first of its kind to earn B Corp certification. B Corporations, of which there are more than 4,500 globally, are subjected to rigorous assessments which measure efforts across five impact…
  • Friday, 22 July 2022

    S.Oliver joins Fair Wear initiative Premium Article

    ROTTENDORF – German fashion brand S.Oliver has joined social non-profit Fair Wear as a member in a bid to better support workers in its supply chain. The multi-stakeholder initiative vies to connect brands, factories, workers, trade unions and other…
  • Thursday, 21 July 2022

    Aussie fashion council calls for import levy Premium Article

    VICTORIA – The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) has called for a levy on clothing imports after its latest report calculated that the country brings in more than 1.42 billion apparel items, more than two thirds of which end up in landfill. The…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Crystal launches carbon emissions calculator Premium Article

    HONG KONG – Apparel manufacturer Crystal International has launched a new carbon emissions calculations tool in a bid to help companies produce garments with less impact on the environment. The interactive tool takes the user on a journey through…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Burberry again donates fabric to students Premium Article

    LONDON - Fashion brand Burberry is again supporting young fashion designers by donating leftover fabric to students through its ReBurberry Fabric programme in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC). This is the second time that the…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Fashion retailer Fwrd launches buy-back service Premium Article

    CALIFORNIA – Luxury fashion retailer Fwrd has launched a new buy-back and resale initiative in a bid to promote circularity and extend the lifecycle of high-end items. Available exclusively in the US for now, the service will first facilitate…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Primark expands partnership with Recover Premium Article

    DUBLIN - Fashion giant Primark has announced it is to become the first retailer to feature Spanish textile recycler Recover’s RColorBlend fibre - a blend of recycled cotton from textile waste and low impact dyed recycled polyester - at scale.…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Aussie brand Bassike earns B Corp certification Premium Article

    SYDNEY – Australian fashion brand Bassike has become the latest company to become B Corp certified. B Corporations, of which there are more than 4,500 globally, are subjected to rigorous assessments which measure efforts across five impact areas:…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Fashion retailers launch educational resource Premium Article

    BERLIN/LONDON – Fashion retailers Zalando, Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) and About You have teamed up to launch an online learning platform that will support their brand partners in setting carbon emission reduction targets. The three firms have…
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022

    Jigsaw offers rental, resale and subscription services Premium Article

    BRIGHTON – British fashion brand Jigsaw has partnered with circular solutions provider My Wardrobe HQ to launch new resale, subscription and resale services. Going forward, consumers will have the option to take items home on a day-by-day basis, buy…
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022

    H&M's Monki debuts circular jeans collection Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM - H&M-owned brand Monki has become the latest to launch a circular denim collection as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project. Signatories to the project – which also include the likes of Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger…
  • Monday, 18 July 2022

    Resale platform Galaxy secures US$7m Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Secondhand fashion platform Galaxy has secured US$7 million in new funding, which it’ll use to further assert itself on the growing sub-sector. Backed by the likes of Snapchat, Floodgate, Homebrew and RGH Capital, Galaxy facilitates…
  • Monday, 18 July 2022

    H&M reopens in Russia before closing for good Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion giant H&M has announced that it is to temporarily reopen its physical stores in Russia to sell off remaining stock before withdrawing from the country for the foreseeable future. H&M suspended all sales to Russia…
  • Monday, 18 July 2022

    Walmart orders 4,500 electric delivery vans Premium Article

    BENTONVILLE - US retail giant Walmart has announced it is to purchase 4,500 new Canoo electric vehicles for 'last mile deliveries' to reduce the climate impact of its rapidly growing ecommerce business. The company has signed a definitive agreement…
  • Friday, 15 July 2022

    Adidas adds Spinnova fibre to first commercial product Premium Article

    HERZOGENAURACH – Sportswear giant Adidas has today commercially launched its first product integrating Spinnova’s ‘sustainable’ fibre. The brand’s Terrex HS1 mid-layer hoodie was first announced earlier this year but is now available to the masses…
  • Thursday, 14 July 2022

    'Must do better' - Fashion Transparency Index Premium Article

    LONDON - Brands and retailers have been urged to further increase transparency to tackle the climate crisis and social inequality, in the latest Fashion Transparency Index from the Fashion Revolution initiative. Fashion companies scored an average…
  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022

    Resale platform the Luxury Closet launches in UK Premium Article

    DUBAI – The Luxury Closet, a clothing resale marketplace established in the Middle East, is to launch in the UK as the company kickstarts expansion plans within Europe. The firm’s platform facilitates the sale of premium secondhand goods from brands…
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022

    ‘Sustainable fashion’ awareness grows in Hong Kong Premium Article

    HONG KONG – Consumer research carried out by Uniqlo and academics at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) indicates that the pandemic has increased awareness of ‘sustainable fashion’. Around 1,500 people were surveyed, of varying ages, of which…
  • Monday, 11 July 2022

    Miami authorities support ‘sustainable’ fashion fund Premium Article

    MIAMI – Global innovation platform Fashinnovation has joined forces with authorities in Miami’s Dade County to launch a ‘sustainable’ fashion fund. According to WWD, the new ‘Fashion Forward Fund’ will help businesses achieve targets relating to…
  • Monday, 11 July 2022

    New fashion platform 'like Depop but rental' Premium Article

    LONDON - Loanhood, a new peer-to-peer circular fashion platform described by its founders as “like Depop but rental”, has launched as a subscription-free app. Loanhood was founded by three former fashion industry insiders - former model Jade…
  • Thursday, 07 July 2022

    PFAS protest targets Columbia Sportswear Premium Article

    PORTLAND - Environmental campaigners are today staging a protest outside the Portland, Oregon, flagship store of Columbia Sportswear urging the outdoor apparel brand to phase out its use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Natural…
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