COSMETICS. Care for Oceans with Biodegradable Sun Cream

MyKAI is a new cosmetic collection, born out of a collaboration, established between Bio-on Italy and Unilever. This pioneering solar cream brings environmental care, paired to skin protection. The secret lies in the use of groundbreaking Bio-on sustainable micro-powders instead of traditional yet polluting micro-beads. Protect the environment while protecting your skin! We are aware … Continue reading COSMETICS. Care for Oceans with Biodegradable Sun Cream

TEXTILES. Italy Exploits Blockchain for Textile Transparency and Traceability

Made in Italy opts for blockchain technology in a pilot project brought by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) in collaboration with IBM. This project / study, has put its focus currently onto the textile supply chain, yet to eventually be employed as a model for all sectors of the Made in Italy manufacturing … Continue reading TEXTILES. Italy Exploits Blockchain for Textile Transparency and Traceability

TEXTILES/SOURCING. Japan veils Sustainability for Summer 2020

Next May 21-22 2019, Tokyo will host the Premium Textile Japan fabric sourcing event showcasing fine fashion textiles for Spring Summer 2020 season, made by mainly (84) Japanese manufacturers. By our surprise, the organization’s  (Japan Fashion Week, aka JFW) S/S 20 trend directions avoid putting the spotlight on sustainable development. The Japan-refined and poetically elegant four … Continue reading TEXTILES/SOURCING. Japan veils Sustainability for Summer 2020

PACKAGING. New Technology Recycles PP Plastic Waste

Three companies are tackling plastic waste. PureCycle Technologies, Milliken & Company, and Nestlé partner and open a premier plant able to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic into ‘a virgin-like’ food-grade recycled polypropylene, using PureCycle’s revolutionary recycling method. Who is doing what PureCycle’s (USA) ground-breaking patented recycling process, developed and licensed by Procter & Gamble, separates … Continue reading PACKAGING. New Technology Recycles PP Plastic Waste

TEXTILES/SOURCING. Premium Upcycled Fabrics in Regenerated Materials for Winter 2020-21

  Changing perspectives, optimizing the time-honored, standing out from the crowd and yet never losing sight of sustainability is the winning mindset behind top-of-the end sportswear fabric collection, signed Schoeller Textil AG, for winter 2020.  Any forward thinking fabric buyer got to message that scouring for responsible materials is an imperative nowadays. Eventually, all but … Continue reading TEXTILES/SOURCING. Premium Upcycled Fabrics in Regenerated Materials for Winter 2020-21

TEXTILE/SOURCING. Sustainable + Functional: Winter 2020-21 ISPO Winners

ISPO Textrends for Winter 2020/21 sports apparel and beyond, puts emphasis on sustainability, functionality, and creativity. While Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, is drumming up support for his clean water charity at Davos World Economic Forum, (where risks associated with climate change rise up the Forum’s list of worries).  Ispo reveals the awardees of its ISPO Textrends autumn/ … Continue reading TEXTILE/SOURCING. Sustainable + Functional: Winter 2020-21 ISPO Winners

FASHION. Tackling the Industry’s Minimum Wage Issue

The fashion industry is a key creator of jobs and opportunities for workers in emerging markets. As an industry, it has the responsibility to ensure that these are fair jobs, leading to better lives for the people and communities involved. We know, generally speaking, the fashion system is one of world’s biggest and by this, a  … Continue reading FASHION. Tackling the Industry’s Minimum Wage Issue