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Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made from Coffee

Coffee is a big deal. While just a handful of countries dominate production, it’s consumed in vast amounts almost everywhere on the planet: around 2 billion cups are drunk every day. All that coffee produces a lot of waste. Coffee grounds often end up in landfill or being washed into …

Ethical Shoe Company Toms Moves Beyond the Buy One/Give One Model

Shoppers can now choose to support a broader range of social issues. “Wear your beliefs” is a catchy tagline that appears on the TOMS website, and the company is trying to make that more accurate than ever. The maker of simple canvas shoes has long been known for its buy …

Tommy Hilfiger Unzips 100% Recycled Luxury Denim Range

Luxury global fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has unveiled plans to launch a range of 100% recycled cotton denim styles this spring. They include mom jeans, a unisex oversized trucker jacket and modern tapered jeans and will be made from leftover cotton that may otherwise have been lost from cutting tables …

Circular Clothing Hits the Catwalk at Dutch Design Week

Circular clothing firm takes recycled fashion to Dutch Design Week. Trash-2-Cash has created a climate change-neutral shirt, a recycled raincoat and even an environmentally-conscious car interior, which it plans to showcase at the event in the Netherlands next week. It also plans to reveal six new prototype materials comprised of new, recycled and …

UK MPs Demand Fashion Brand Bosses to Disclose Environmental Impacts

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to 10 retailers to find out how they are mitigating them They include Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, Arcadia, Asda, TK Maxx and Homesense, Tesco, JD Sports Fashion, Debenhams and Sports Direct International The production of clothing involves water and energy intensive processes, resulting …

Sustainability Hits the High Street with New H&M Clothing Line

H&M has launched a new line of premium clothing aimed to showcase the increasing possibilities of sustainable fashion. The high street retailer will produce the collection on a smaller scale than its main offerings. It will include a full-length coat made from a recycled wool blend and a sequinned jacket …