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innovation, mushroom leather, mycelium, materials, bio based, tech,

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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

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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

The North Face Nuptse Jacket

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VF Corp. Sets Goal to Eliminate all Single-Use Plastic Packaging by 2025

All remaining non-plastic packaging used by VF and its brands will be reduced, originate from sustainable sources, and be designed for reuse or recyclability.

clock February 9, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Deborah Lyons RTW Spring 2021

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Can Upcycling Go Mainstream?

Both established names like Burberry and McQueen and up-and-comers like Deborah Lyons are working to make sourcing secondhand fabrics more accessible to brands and students.

clock January 6, 2021Natalie Theodosi

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Wool Industry Hopes to Return to Quasi-Normality in Q3 2021

There is also hope that a lower wool price will encourage more designers and brands to use wool in their collections this year.

clock January 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Adidas has been working with Parlay for the Oceans to recycle plastic waste.

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Recycled Polyester to Reach 60 Percent Penetration at Adidas in 2021

The sporting goods brand is also using recycled cotton, reducing its carbon footprint and searching for vegan alternatives to animal materials.

clock December 28, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

H&M Group packaging

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H&M Group Starts Using Paper Packaging

“This is a small step on a long journey,” said H&M executive Hanna Lumikero.

clock December 21, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Bionic Yarn, Gore-Tex Maker Want ‘High-Performance’ Textile from Ocean-Bound Plastic

The partners built infrastructure in a coastal town in Costa Rica and have begun the collection of ocean-bound plastic.

clock December 3, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

knitwear, sweaters, sustainability, french

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A Better Sweater: Paradis Perdus Launches With Unisex, Recycled Knitwear

Sweaters pose a nonbinary slant in fit and fabrication, utilizing verified and 100 percent recycled cashmere.

clock December 1, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

sustainability, vegan leather, materials, innovation, fashion, luxury

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MycoWorks Closes $45M in Series B Upping Capacity for Reishi Leather

Biotech start-up MycoWorks behind Reishi leather anticipates many luxury partnerships over the coming months.

clock November 17, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

SAC, Sustainable apparel coalition, sustainability, tools, technology

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SAC to Retire ‘Criticized’ Higg MSI Score Early Next Year

The decision moved up the “planned retirement of the MSI single score” and reflects the organization’s ongoing evolution.

clock November 3, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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