FASHIONABLE COLLAGEN. Debut of ZOA Biofabricated Leather

Modern Meadow unlocks the capabilities of nature to solve sustainability challenges. Modern Meadow, an American company headquartered in New Jersey, aims to innovate with alternative leather materials while doing better for the planet. Biology and materials science are the company’s foundation, engineering, and analytics its strength, and design it core! “We believe in a future where … Continue reading FASHIONABLE COLLAGEN. Debut of ZOA Biofabricated Leather

FASHION FABRICS. Breakthrough of Sustainable Developments

Four Raw Material Key’s, as Discovered at Première Vision Paris Sourcing Event. More than seasons, genders, or distinct application targets, it is the environmental respect and sustainable responsibility that lead the way in any of noteworthy fibers, textiles, and finishing developments, attracting forward thinking and acting buyers. These commercial material developments restlessly inject energy into the … Continue reading FASHION FABRICS. Breakthrough of Sustainable Developments

FASHION FIBER & FABRIC. More yarns and textiles in Seaqual Ocean-Plastic-Waste Recycled Polyester.

Discover at Première Vision Paris: Seaqual’s novel fibers, yarns, and A/W 18-19 fabrics in 100% recycled polyester from ocean-plastic-waste. Designers, fabric and yarn buyers: no excuse can hold anymore. The profusion of sustainable raw materials is endless and a myriad of “traceable” products are market available. A Not-to-Miss at Première Vision Paris: more and new wovens … Continue reading FASHION FIBER & FABRIC. More yarns and textiles in Seaqual Ocean-Plastic-Waste Recycled Polyester.

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

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