TRAVEL. Costa Rica Up to Become First Carbon Neutral Country by 2021.

Costa Rica has reached a new record in clean energy production and received their latest Biosphere Reserve declaration by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)—solidifying their unshakeable commitment to sustainability. During the first six months of the year, 99% of Costa Rica‘s electricity came from renewable sources, according to data from the National Energy Control Center … Continue reading TRAVEL. Costa Rica Up to Become First Carbon Neutral Country by 2021.

OUTDOOR APPAREL. Waterproof Jacket in Recycled Polyester

Jack Wolfskin claims that it has come up with the first waterproof outdoor jackets using fully recycled materials. This new jacket range combines an outer shell and the Texapore Ecosphere membrane, both made from recycled polyester. Jack Wolfskin says it has developed the PFC-free Texapore Ecosphere with several suppliers and has exclusive rights to it … Continue reading OUTDOOR APPAREL. Waterproof Jacket in Recycled Polyester

TEXTILE DYES. C&A’s Organic Cotton T’s Dyed with Dystar’s Responsible Chemicals

C&A, one of Europe’s leading Fashion retailers launched this summer, in its stores in 18 European markets, the world’s first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Gold products. We talk about a collection of recyclable, solid t-shirts, cut in 100% organic cotton jersey, dyed with safe chemicals branded Dystar and produced in a socially and environmentally responsible … Continue reading TEXTILE DYES. C&A’s Organic Cotton T’s Dyed with Dystar’s Responsible Chemicals

Algae make new EVA Foam, to Improve Footwear Manufacturing: Vivobarefoot x Bloom

Shoe company Vivobarefoot partners with San Diego-based Bloom, which uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources (and cleaning them up in the process) to make EVA foams out of a non-fossil fuel —an innovation set to massively clean up the global shoe industry. Vivobarefoot, founded in 2012, manufacturing casual footwear will be the first full shoes … Continue reading Algae make new EVA Foam, to Improve Footwear Manufacturing: Vivobarefoot x Bloom

LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT VISCOSE: ECOVERO by Lenzing

The Lenzing Group is taking the next step in its sustainability mission with the introduction of branded viscose fibers with low environmental impact, and the release of an independent verification audit that gives high marks to its sourcing and production process. Lenzing is rolling out EcoVero branded viscose fibers that have the lowest environmental impact … Continue reading LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT VISCOSE: ECOVERO by Lenzing

Millennials Eye Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

Millennial investors are bringing increased attention to sustainable, responsible and impact investing. Wealth Management piece published By Morgan Stanley – March 2017 According to research conducted by Morgan Stanley, 86% of Millennials say they are interested in socially responsible investing.  Millennials are also twice as likely to invest in a stock or a fund if … Continue reading Millennials Eye Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

CONSCIOUS E(CO)-COMMERCE. Yoox’s Growing Interest in Sustainable Fashion, Ignoring Responsible Fabrics

On Earth Day, the launch of new projects by YOOXYGEN, YOOX’s socially and environmentally responsible destination. YOOX has long supported charitable initiatives around the globe, particularly with YOOXYGEN, which has since 2009 led the way in eco-commerce with projects aimed at raising awareness towards responsible choices in fashion, supported by the nice slogan “Be Cool, Be […]

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