Apparis x Tuleste

Faux fur is a hot topic, whether it’s winter or not. And as vegan fashion continues to grow in popularity, companies such as Apparis should be on the radar. Think of oversize, glamorous faux fur coats that hearken to Forties Hollywood glam. Apparis recently partnered with Tuleste, a modern costume jewelry company, to create a Apparis x Tuleste, a limited-edition collection of faux-fur accessories, which includes their signature Pom Pom Earrings, a Faux Fur Headband and Faux Fur Wrapped Power Coated Chain Lanyards in bold colors such as emerald green and lilac. The collection is available for purchase on both brands’ web sites.

Creative director and cofounder of Tuleste, Celeste Greenberg, said, “This was such a perfect collaboration, as we had been exploring working with these faux materials for quite some time but had always been difficult due to high minimums with factories. For this first season, our Pom Pom Earrings was an obvious must for both teams and from there we wanted to get creative with more than just jewelry. Thus, the headband and the fur-covered lanyards were born. These pieces have a bit of a nostalgic feel with the headband adding a majestic, royal look to any outfit.”


Apparis x Tuleste Pom Pom Earrings. Photo courtesy of Apparis. 

And speaking of collaboration, Cone Denim and Jeanologia have joined forces to help make denim more sustainable. For Cone Denim’s spring 2020 collection, the company will install Jeanologia’s technology that enables sustainable, eco-responsible denim manufacturing by providing sustainable, efficient fabric and garment finishing that drastically reduces amounts of water, energy and chemicals needed in production, whilst minimizing other hazards and pollutants involved in traditional denim finishing, the companies said.

“It is exciting to expand our partnership with Jeanologia, a global leader in sustainable finishing solutions,” said Steve Maggard, president at Cone Denim. “Jeanologia’s capabilities are opening new possibilities to bring together eco-friendly manufacturing with creative fabric innovation. We remain committed to working with like-minded partners to identify and lead initiatives in responsible manufacturing and sustainable innovations in line with our 2025 Sustainability Goals announced earlier this year.”

Maggard continued, “As denim innovators, these new technologies and processes provide our design and technical teams access to evolving resources and textile solutions to bring our customers market, leading sustainable denim and services.”

Jeanologia’s chief executive officer, Enrique Silla, said the company “believes in business as a force for good. Our technologies create an ethical, sustainable and eco-efficient blue jeans industry and we found in Cone Denim the perfect match on this transformation journey. Together we form a great team — Cone Denim inspires Jeanologia to improve.”

For more business news from WWD, see:

Field Notes: From Farm to Closet

Jewelry Designer Melissa Joy Manning Talks Sustainability, Sourcing

Candiani Creates First Biodegradable Stretch Denim

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