Big Brand to Launch Vegan Mushroom Leather Shoes

The footwear brand is doubling down on its sustainability initiatives with upcoming styles made from mycelium (the fast-growing root systems of mushrooms) instead of cow hides.

"New Cotton Project" launched to create circular fashion

A new ground-breaking project has been launched to harnesses collaboration and cutting-edge technology to create circular fashion. This is a world first for the fashion industry. 

Generation Z and the rise of a new fashion

Generation Z understand the importance of sustainability, durability, and ethics, and want these reflected in the clothes they buy. Fashion for them is not about specific brand names and more about reflecting a personal identity.

32 Fashion Brands Sign Sustainability Fashion Pact

The Pact is a set of guidelines and suggestions, including initiatives such as eliminating single-use plastic, reducing micro-pollution from synthetic materials, coming up with designs using old clothes and finding ways to recycle.

Big fashion retailer promises sustainable fabrics by 2025

Inditex, owner of fast fashion brand Zara, announced that "100 percent of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled" and that all viscose will be sustainably produced by 2023.

Prada to stop using fur from next year

The Italian fashion house will no longer use fur from next year, joining the list of fur-free brands.

Running shoes that never have to be thrown away

Adidas Futurecraft Loop performance running shoes can be returned to Adidas, where they will be ground up to make more shoes, again and again. The company is aiming to be using only recycled polyester in all of their products by 2024.

Chanel ditches furs and animal skins

Chanel is the latest high-end fashion label to go cruelty-free. The luxury brand announced this week that it will ban furs and animal skins, including crocodile, lizard, snake, and stingray, from its collections.

British Fashion Council commits to fur-free London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has received over the past two years from activists.

Footwear company produces shoe out of cotton and corn

Reebok officially launched a new line of sneaker this week, which is “made from things that grow”, primarily corn and cotton.

'Refurbished' is the new frontier for outdoor fashion

Used gear is becoming a hot new commodity for many major outdoor clothing companies. It is an interesting shift that reflects Millennials' preference for environmentally friendly products.

Silver-Infused renewable fashion

Danish clothing company Organic Basics is creating sustainable fashion by infusing all of their clothing with silver so that consumers would never have to wash or wear out their clothing.

France Is About To Ban Stores From Throwing Away Unsold Clothing

France was the first country to pass a law that prevented throwing away food that neared expiration. Now they’re having a same approach to the textile industry that prohibits throwing away unsold clothes.

Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

Dubbed Mycelium, the fabric is far more sustainable than animal leather. When compared to sourcing leather from cattle, growing mycelium in a lab is a renewable and low-impact process.

Versace becomes latest label to give up real fur

Animal fur as a status symbol takes another blow as enlightened fashion houses trade fox for faux.