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 …

British Fashion Council Commits to a Fur-Free London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The British Fashion Council just announced that all of the designers at the event this month are excluding animal fur in their clothing lines. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has …

Burberry Vows to Stop Burning Unsold Clothes and Using Real Fur

Burberry has confirmed it will no longer destroy fashion items it cannot sell. The British company has officially vowed to stop its long-standing practice of burning clothes and bags that remain unsold at the end of the year. The company is also moving to end the use of real fur …

C&A Buttons Up ‘World’s Most Sustainable Jeans’

Sustainable fashion brand C&A claims it has created the world’s most environmentally-friendly jeans. Produced in compliance with non-profit Cradle to Cradle’s top level of green certification, the company says every aspect of the denim garments is sourced sustainably, down to the buttons, dyes and fibres used to make them. C&A …

Reebok Launches New Sneaker Made From Cotton and Corn

Adidas has shoes made of ocean plastic. Nike has ones made of recycled leather. Now, Reebok has its first plant-based athletic shoe. The “NPC U.K. Cotton + Corn” sneaker, which debuted Tuesday, has a top made from 100 percent organic cotton, a sole made from a corn-based rubber substitute and …

The Startup Making Shirts out of Cow Poo

Cow waste is a global environmental issue. Jalila Essaïdi and Dutch farmers are tackling the problem by transforming manure into materials. Would you buy a shirt that has been through the back end of a cow? This could be a future fabric choice according to one Dutch startup, which is …