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The Truth Scientists Want You to Know About New Eco-conscious Materials

Amid awareness of the plastic crisis and veganism, scientists are peering back to plant-based materials, but they’re not perfect, either.

clock May 5, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Joshua Katcher and Alfredo Piferi

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The Vegan Footwear Debate

Experts say this should become a serious commitment among shoe manufacturers for a range of reasons — first being a response to consumer demand.

clock April 30, 2021Jennie Bell

Dr. Gary Adams

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How U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Is Advancing Sustainably Grown Cotton

Fashion needs transparency, and one industry group is doing its part to further that goal.

clock April 30, 2021Arthur Friedman

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LVMH, Kering, Richemont Among Leaders Improving Traceability of Gems

Leading groups are joining forces and launching a free sustainability resource platform to drive positive change across the colored gemstone industry.

clock April 29, 2021Luisa Zargani

Pierre-Arnaud Grenade

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Ba&sh Goes Public With Sustainability Goals

Sustainability goals under the “Blossom manifesto” include favoring materials made from “eco-responsible” fabrics.

clock April 22, 2021Mimosa Spencer

A Houdini jacket featuring Polartec fabric.

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Polartec Continues to Lead the Charge on Sustainability

Now owned by Milliken, the creator of synthetic fleece continues to innovate to stay at the forefront of fabric development.

clock April 20, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

Claire Bergkamp

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What Really Makes a Sustainable Material? And Where Does Biodiversity Come In?

Textile Exchange’s new chief operating officer Claire Bergkamp breaks down the basic principles of sustainable material and the industry’s next challenge: understanding biodiversity and what happens after you’ve sourced your fabrics.

clock April 14, 2021Natalie Theodosi

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Cuyana Adds Washable Silk to Its Natural Materials Mix

The brand is teaming the launch with its commitment to using all-natural and recycled materials by 2022.

clock April 6, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Consumer Demand for Sustainable Products and Business Practices Spikes During Pandemic

Some 50 percent of brands and retailers expect to see a rise in consumer spending on sustainable apparel over the next 12 months.

clock March 30, 2021Lisa Lockwood

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New York-Based Mycelium Innovation Firm Ecovative Nabs $60M in Funding

The mycelium market is heating up with New York on the radar for grown-in-America innovation.

clock March 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney Teams With Bolt Threads on Fungi-Based Fabric, Mylo

McCartney has made trousers and a black bustier top from the sustainable material derived from the root system of fungi.

clock March 17, 2021Samantha Conti

The Dioni bags by Themoirè.

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These Accessories at Milan Fashion Week Looked Good While Doing Good for The Planet

Regenerated leather and nylon, recycled plastic, deadstock fabrics, corn, wood and tires can all be turned into fashion accessories. Here’s how six brands did it.

clock February 26, 2021Sandra Salibian

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Why Allbirds Is Investing $2 Million in Natural Fiber Welding

Allbirds’ “Plant Leather,” is a market signal to bio-based leathers amid the climate crisis.

clock February 25, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

sustainable, artisans, fashion, eco

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Check Your DMs to Discover World of Artisan Craft, Says Bibhu Mohapatra

“The pride of being an artisan is coming back,” said Radhikaraje Gaekwad, textile conservationist and director of CDS Arts Foundation.

clock February 24, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

H&M Science Story

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H&M Launches Innovation Stories, Starting With Science Collection

The line replaces the fast-fashion label’s Conscious Collection.

clock February 23, 2021Mimosa Spencer

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