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Sustainability

Ceanne Fernandes Wong

COCOON completes new round of investment with backers including Kering

COCOON, the subscription rental service for luxury handbags, has announced the successful completion of a new round of investment, with new investors including global luxury group Kering.
Reformation

Reformation to open flagship store in Covent Garden

Sustainable fashion brand Reformation has agreed terms to open a new London flagship store at 27 King Street in Covent Garden through landlord Capco.
Celtic & Co

Celtic & Co. to move to new HQ to support strong...

Celtic & Co., the Cornish, digital first retailer of ethically sourced, natural and sustainable knitwear, footwear and outerwear, has signed the lease on new premises to support its strong sales growth.
Nola

Buying and design duo launch sustainable bridesmaid brand Nola

Best friends and buying and design duo Abigail Heinimann and Sophia Munro have unveiled a new bridesmaid brand, Nola, that challenges the one-wear mindset of bridesmaid attire.
Happy Pineapple Nike

Nike launches new Happy Pineapple Collection using Piñatex instead of leather

Launching today, Nike has introduced the sustainable ‘Happy Pineapple Collection’, which uses new generation Piñatex, a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather made using pineapple leaves.
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney launches “Our Time Has Come” campaign with Piccadilly Circus...

In celebration of the launch of Stella McCartney’s new "Our Time Has Come" AW21 campaign, the brand organised a "guerrilla gathering" at Piccadilly Circus today featuring Stella McCartney brand ambassadors wearing novelty animal heads.
Lindex second hand

Lindex launches second hand clothing scheme trial

Swedish retailer Lindex has announced it is to pilot a new circular business model, taking an important step in prolonging the lifetime of clothes together with its customers as part of the fashion company’s circular transformation and sustainability promise.

GANNI launches direct-to-consumer experience in China via Tmall

GANNI, the Danish contemporary brand credited with introducing the playful "Scandi 2.0" sense of style, has launched a direct-to-consumer experience in China via Tmall.
Rotaro

Fashion rental platform Rotaro opens Carnaby Street pop-up store

Digital women’s fashion rental platform Rotaro has opened a two-month pop-up store today, 14 June, for the first time at 45 Carnaby Street in London.

Stella McCartney unveils most sustainable collection yet following trip to G7...

Stella McCartney has unveiled her most sustainable collection yet following the designer's trip to the G7 to lobby world leaders on incentivising sustainable businesses.

Vanish and BFC to show Generation Rewear documentary during LFW

Garment care brand Vanish has once again partnered with the British Fashion Council (BFC) to create an exclusive documentary, called Generation Rewear, which will be shown in full for the first time as part of the London Fashion Week schedule at 2pm on Saturday 12 June, presented by Clearpay.
Boohoo

Half of fast fashion made from plastics, new study finds

Fast fashion retailers are being urged to dramatically increase their use of recycled materials after a new study found that half of the clothes sold on popular websites were made from virgin plastics.
Matty Bovan

2021 International Woolmark Prize sees UK’s Matty Bovan win double

The UK’s Matty Bovan has been announced as the winner of both the 2021 International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation, following a special virtual event with a panel of industry heavyweights.
Fur free

Israel becomes the first country in the world to ban the...

Israel has become the first country to issue an almost complete ban on fur sales in the world, effective from the beginning of 2022.
H&M Billion Dollar Collection

H&M launches virtual collection featuring 10 sustainable start-ups

H&M Foundation has announced the launch of "The Billion Dollar Collection", a collection of 10 innovative sustainable start-ups that the non-profit organisation thinks could change the face of the fashion industry.
Burberry

Burberry aims to be “climate positive” by 2040

Burberry has announced an acceleration of its sustainability goals and has stated a new aim to be "climate positive" by 2040, making it the first luxury house to do so.

Mytheresa teams up with Vestiaire Collective on luxury resale service

Mytheresa has partnered with resale app Vestiaire Collective on a new resale service to drive more sustainable consumption in the luxury fashion space.
Fashion retailers Leicester

Government launches new workers’ rights watchdog and warns it may ban...

The Government has pledged to clamp down on workplace abuse, such as modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers, with a powerful new workers' watchdog created by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Ventile

Ventile develops two new sustainable Eco fabrics

Textile manufacturer Ventile, the brand known for its performance textiles worn by explorers such as Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Edmund Hillary, is launching two new fabrics this summer as part of its growing Eco range.
Schuh

Schuh parent company bans alpaca fleece after PETA appeal

Schuh's parent company, Genesco, has announced it will ban the use of alpaca fleece following an exposé by PETA, revealing the inhumane treatment the animals face during shearing.