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Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

NYC-based cashmere clothing company White + Warren introduced a new winter collection made from reclaiming and recycling existing sweaters. The process involves stripping cashmere down to its natural fibers, and then re-weaving them into new garments, Forbes reported. “Morrissey stumbled onto the idea of sustainable cashmere while her design team … Read more »

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a … Read more »

Opinion: Apparel Industry Must Embrace a New, Sustainable Approach to Meet Demand

Opinion: Apparel Industry Must Embrace a New, Sustainable Approach to Meet Demand

Editor’s Note: The fashion industry has been at the top of sustainability news several times in recent months, with efforts such as the Circular Fibres Initiative and Cotton 2040 – as well as some efforts from specific companies – gaining traction with our readers. Judging by open and click rates, you’re … Read more »

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

The new Circular Fibres Initiative brings together clothing retailers H&M and Nike, philanthropic funder the C&A Foundation, and a consortium of organizations including the Danish Fashion Institute, Fashion for Good, Cradle to Cradle and MISTRA Future Fashion in order to “build a circular economy for textiles,” starting with clothing. The members will address … Read more »

C&A Bows Cradle to Cradle Certified T-Shirts, Joins ‘Circular Fashion’ Industry

C&A Bows Cradle to Cradle Certified T-Shirts, Joins ‘Circular Fashion’ Industry

European fashion retailer C&A has debuted its line of “C2C Certified” T-shirts, which the company says are made of 100% organic cotton, produced using only chemicals that are designed for safe cycling as biological nutrients, and manufactured in a socially and environmentally responsible way. The clothing line will be available for consumers … Read more »

Sustainability and the Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry

Sustainability and the Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry

Justin Keeble, Accenture Sustainability Services EALA Lead, spoke at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on Sustainability in the Fashion industry about new consumption models and the sharing economy, and the circular economy and resource efficiency in clothing production.