Competition: win a bicycle helmet by Thousand and Poketo

In our latest competition, we’re offering three readers the chance to win a vintage-style helmet with vegan leather straps designed by Thousand and Poketo. Urban-cycling brand Thousand have paired helmets in a vintage-style shape with graphic contemporary patterns from lifestyle brand Poketo. The limited-edition collection is available in three colourways: Colour Blocks, Coral Reef, and […]

Chloe Baines makes fashion collection from tents left behind at festivals

London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Baines has designed a collection of clothing and jewellery from the upcycled tents and metal pegs left after music festivals. The collection, called In Tents: The After Party, was designed in collaboration with Central Saint Martins graduate Belle Smith, who made matching earrings and rings from the tent pegs. […]

Swiss brand On moves from running to hiking with lightweight boot

Swiss running brand On has unveiled the Cloudrock Waterproof hiking shoe that is 35 per cent lighter than a regular boot. Cloudrock Waterproof is the first hiking boot made by Swiss brand On, which is known for its lightweight running shoes and is reportedly the fastest growing running brand worldwide. “Though road running is at the core […]

Jasmine Linington uses seaweed to make couture clothing

Textile design graduate Jasmine Linington establishes seaweed as a high-end fashion material with her collection of nature-derived couture garments. In a bid to address the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industry, the Edinburgh College of Art MFA student looked to the Scottish shores for more sustainable materials. Every element of Linington’s Seaweed Girl […]

Ghostly Ocean Debris is an accessories collection made from discarded refugee life vests

Northumbria graduate Harry Jones has produced a collection of clothing and lifestyle accessories using the life jackets left on European beaches during the refugee crisis. The collection, titled Ghostly Ocean Debris, uses the discarded bright yellow jackets as the raw material to produce items such as flip-flops, placemats, and satchels. Rather than going to landfill, […]

Karoline Vitto’s garments accentuate the fat rolls women are told to hide

This collection of cloth and metal-wire garments by Brazilian fashion designer Karoline Vitto finds beauty in the bulges of flesh that women are encouraged to cover up. Designed as part of her masters degree at London’s Royal College of Art, Vitto’s The Body as Material collection features seven garments that accentuate the rolls and curves […]

Bio Iridescent Sequins are the green alternative for sustainable sparkles

Designer Elissa Brunato has created the Bio Iridescent Sequin, a shimmering embellishment made from trees that is more sustainable than regular plastic sequins. Instead of using petroleum-based plastic, Brunato has developed a way of making glittering sequins from the cellulose extracted from trees. The cellulose’s crystalline form refracts light and makes the sequins naturally shimmery, without […]

H&M called out for “greenwashing” in its Conscious fashion collection

Norway’s consumer watchdog has criticised fast-fashion chain H&M for misleading marketing of its “sustainable” Conscious collection. The Norwegian Consumer Authority (CA) has said that the Swedish clothing retailer provides “insufficient” information about the sustainable nature of its “sustainable style” collection. CA director, Elisabeth Lier Haugseth, warned consumers that they may be being misled by “greenwashing” […]

Lab-grown spider silk used for Adidas x Stella McCartney biodegradable dress

Adidas and Stella McCartney used vegan spider-style silk by Bolt Threads to create the Biofabric Tennis Dress, which can “fully biodegrade”. The Adidas x Stella McCartney Biofabric Tennis Dress is made using Microsilk, a bioengineered yarn made from yeast by Californian biotech startup Bolt Threads. The Microsilk fabric eventually breaks down back into the environment, […]

Competition: win a pair of Bauhaus-themed sunglasses by Neubau

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with Neubau to offer five readers the chance to win a pair of sunglasses that celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus. The designs commemorate two leading figures of the Bauhaus, the influential 20th-century design school that was established in 1919 in Weimar, Germany. Named Walter & Wassily, the collection […]

Five designers making fashion more sustainable at Helsinki Fashion Week 2019

With leather banned at the recent Helsinki Fashion Week, designers were exploring more eco-friendly materials and supply chains. Director Evelyn Mora names the five designers that made the biggest impression. The fifth Helsinki Design Week took place in the Finnish capital from 19 to 22 July. Although the event has been focused on sustainable fashion […]

Fashion “needs to rapidly develop” beyond animal leather says Helsinki Fashion Week director

Fashion designers and brands need to start swapping animal leather for sustainable alternatives, or risk alienating themselves from consumers, says Evelyn Mora, director of Helsinki Fashion Week. Mora believes the fashion industry can expect a major upheaval, as customers start to demand more eco-friendly products. “I think that in the near future there’s going to […]

Noma Studio’s anti-AI mask protects wearers from mass surveillance

Polish design studio Noma has developed a mask that makes the wearer’s face undetectable to facial recognition algorithms used in public surveillance cameras. Ewa Nowak and Jarosław Markowicz, who make up Noma Studio, designed the Incognito mask in an attempt to reclaim the privacy and anonymity that they feel has been lost to face-detecting cameras installed […]

Adidas revives iconic “bruised banana” shirt for Arsenal away kit

Adidas has reinterpreted Arsenal’s classic early-1990s yellow and blue shirt as the football team’s away kit for the 2019/20 season. The predominantly yellow kit, which will be wore by Arsenal’s men’s and women’s football teams at away games this season, is covered with a shaded zigzag pattern. The latest away kit is based on the 1990s bruised […]

Nike’s latest Joyride sneaker creates the feeling of “running on bubbles”

Nike‘s Joyride Run Flyknit trainer features a cushioned underfoot platform made up of thousands of tiny rubber beads that mould to the runner’s foot shape and stride over time. The Nike Joyride Run Flyknit is designed for all runners, from beginner to athlete, with a springy sole that has been engineered to absorb the impact […]

Louis Vuitton X celebrates 160 years of artistic collaboration at the fashion house

Louis Vuitton has created an exhibition in Los Angeles that showcases its collaborations with leading artists over the past 160 years, complete with custom bags and a tropical pop-up shop. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition at the 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills, contains 180 items from the French fashion house’s archive. The items […]

Rosie Broadhead weaves bacteria into clothing fibres to create a second skin

Central Saint Martins graduate Rosie Broadhead has integrated live bacteria into the fibres of clothing that reduces body odour, encourages cell renewal and improves the immune system, when activated by sweat. By encapsulating live bacteria into the fibres of a leotard-like garment, the designer hopes to create a new interaction between fabric and skin through […]

Max Machaidze creates “wearable sculptures” from salvaged Soviet and American objects

Tbilisi designer Max Machaidze has created a range of jewellery made up of found objects including pom-poms, skateboard wheels and industrial ceramics from Soviet-era machinery. The oversized jewellery and a parallel series of sculptures are based on childhood memories of creating towers by piling up stones. Machaidze has created a range of sculptural jewellery “As […]

Zara clothing to be made using 100 per cent sustainable fabrics by 2025

Spanish fashion retailer Zara has announced that 100 per cent of the cotton, linen and polyester used in its clothing will be more sustainable, organic or recycled by 2025. Zara‘s holding group, Inditex – the world’s third largest clothing company – made the sustainability pledge at its annual shareholders’ meeting on 16 July. The company stated that it […]

Adopting circular design is “good for business” says Adidas eco-innovation leader

Embracing the circular economy and closed-loop design is the only way for brands to achieve business success while safeguarding the planet, according to a senior member of the innovation team at Adidas. The circular economy “is the solution,” said Dharan Kirupanantham, who is an eco-innovation programme leader at the sportswear brand. “We don’t see it […]

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