fashion

Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection (yes, you read

This corset by Richard Quinn features a floral pattern printed directly onto the airbag fabric. [Photo: courtesy Hyundai]

The South Korean car company is partnering with six leading fashion brands from around the world, including Rosie Assoulin and Public School, to create a capsule collection. These limited-edition pieces will be sold in the London department store Selfridges starting this week, with prices ranging from $250 to $1,450. All proceeds will go to the Institute of Positive Fashion, a research-based organization devoted to helping fashion labels become more sustainable.

Rosie Assoulin’s tote is made from seat belt webbing, carpet fabric, and foam. [Photo: courtesy Hyundai]

The car industry is devastating to the planet in many ways, from the resources required to manufacture a vehicle to the carbon and toxic fumes that vehicle spews once it’s on the road. The industry is fairly efficient at recovering metals and rubber from scrapped cars

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accesories

Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories

The Luxury Accessories Membership Club Has Partnered with the Premier Online Shopping Platform to Offer a More Flexible Way to Shop

Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!

  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow

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Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories – Press Release

NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!
  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow items with no return date. Members can swap monthly or any time following!
  • A Unique Try-Before-You-Buy Model: A core
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beauty

Meet Circumference, the Sustainable Beauty Brand Changing the Game With Its New Waste-Not Initiative

For New York City-based skin-care brand Circumference, sustainability has always been top of mind. Just over two years ago, the line, which is helmed by husband-and-wife Chris and Jina Kim, debuted with a quartet of complexion heroes, all of which are powered by indigenous ingredients and arrive in recyclable glass bottles. Today, the couple is taking their environmentally-conscious vision even further with the launch of their sixth product: a nourishing cream that is made using leftovers of the winemaking process.

“Now that [Circumference] has been some time in the making, we really wanted to push innovation and progress to add another sustainability layer,” Jina says of the impetus for their new waste-not sourcing initiative, which was inspired, in part, by the book Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future, and, specifically, a chapter titled “Playing with the perception of waste as a future quarry—a starting point rather than

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shopping

Homebase makes sustainable move with launch of ‘green aisles’

The aisles, photographed here, are perfect for environmentally-friendly DIY enthusiasts. (SWN)
The aisles, photographed here, are perfect for environmentally-friendly DIY enthusiasts. (SWN)

Environmentally-friendly DIY lovers can now experience the first ever “green shopping aisle” at select Homebase stores, complete with real grass walkways and foliage.

The aisle will be full of products aimed to make homes more sustainable and the aisles themselves will be lined with evergreen climbers and lush vegetation.

The aesthetically-pleasing green aisles will be initially launched in five stores – Haringey in London, Edinburgh, Bridgend, Birmingham and Leeds – with more to follow.

The hardware store chain has partnered with Smart Energy GB to showcase how shoppers can make their homes more sustainable.

The aisle, pictured, is the first of its kind. (SWNS)
The aisle, pictured, is the first of its kind. (SWNS)

The idea was created after Homebase found that 74% of its shoppers wanted to make their homes “greener” but didn’t know where to start or what they needed to buy.

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fashion

Imagining Sustainable Fashion Contest Launches This Month

Milan-based eco-hub CLASS and nonprofit Connecting Cultures have launched “Imagining Sustainable Fashion,” a new international creative competition designed to bring eco fashion to the fore.

Open to cross-disciplinary creatives starting Oct. 6 to midnight Jan. 12 via submission to [email protected], the open design contest is meant to encourage a new dialogue on sustainable fashion. Details are available at Connectingcultures.it and projects can include traditional media as well as new digital or immersive formats.

“We are looking for new solutions — it’s not enough to just talk about a leaf or green color. In our mind when it comes to the new innovation for sustainability, we need to design something different something that is telling the value,” said Giusy Bettoni, founder and chief executive officer of CLASS (standing for Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy).

For 13 years, Bettoni has been devoted to responsible innovation in materials, but even in the past

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Latin American entrepreneurs launch campaign on Kickstarter to promote sustainable accessories with nopal leather

Tumbao, is a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological leather.

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  • Tumbao, is a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological nopal leather from Mexico.
  • The company was co-founded by four friends who are today looking to finance their project through a Kickstarter campaign.

Nicholas Saye, Federica Caso, Ecab Amor and María José Heshiki de las Casas have created Tumbao , a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological nopal leather from Mexico. To boost their brand, they have launched a micro-patronage campaign on Kickstarter .

“Through Tumbao in general, and with the Kickstarter campaign in particular, we would like to show that small actions can

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Why the sustainable fashion movement should always include plus-size people

Aja Barber is an American writer, stylist and consultant who lives in London. Her work focuses on sustainability and ethics within the fashion industry and how all those topics intersect with race, feminism and colonization. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the author.

As a person who has lived through many shifts in the fashion industry, I have often seen new trends positioned as a move towards making the industry more inclusive.

The rise of the fashion blogger extended power and authority beyond a select group of magazine editors; the use of live streaming to broadcast shows meant everyone could get a front row view of fashion week; and social media has created a truly global and open forum for conversations about fashion in identity, politics and beyond.

But despite these promising developments, we are still a long way out from a truly inclusive fashion industry.

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