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 […]

Shahar Livne makes bio-leather shoes from slaughterhouse waste

Israeli designer Shahar Livne has designed a pair of sneakers with alternative leather inserts made from the wasted fat, bones and blood of animals. The Blood Sneakers were designed as part of Livne‘s Meat Factory project. It sees her run a series of material experiments to turn fat and bones taken from waste streams of […]

Everlane designs leather Tread trainers to be “world’s most sustainable sneakers”

American fashion brand Everlane has launched sneakers made from leather, recycled rubber and plastic bottles that it claims are completely carbon neutral. The unisex trainers, called Tread by Everlane, feature soles made of a mixture of natural and recycled rubber, while the uppers are made of leather from “the world’s cleanest tannery”. The laces and […]

Dion Lee repurposes traditional tailoring techniques for leather furniture collection

Australian furniture producer DesignByThem has teamed up with fashion designer Dion Lee to develop a collection comprising a lounge chair and bench made by slashing and weaving leather. The DL range is the first interdisciplinary collaboration by the Sydney-based company, which was founded in 2007 by Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. DesignByThem champions Australian design […]

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