FIBERS. A New Circular Fiber Initiative to Move on With Circular Economy in Textiles

On May 11th, 2017,  during Copenhagen Fashion Summit, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched an initiative bringing together key industry stakeholders to build a circular economy for textiles, starting with clothing. The initiative is supported by a Core Philanthropic Funder, C&A Foundation, Core Corporate Partners H&M and NIKE, Inc., and a consortium of organizations including the Danish … Continue reading FIBERS. A New Circular Fiber Initiative to Move on With Circular Economy in Textiles

COATINGS. Accelerating the Pace Towards Zero Harm & Non-Toxicity

AkzoNobel, a leading global chemicals company, sees a wide range of opportunities for the paints/coatings industry to accelerate the pace towards Zero Harm and a non-toxic environment.  André Veneman, corporate director of sustainability Akzo Nobel, speaks:  “What happens if you ask chemical, coatings and paint companies about product safety standards? Will they talk doom and gloom, … Continue reading COATINGS. Accelerating the Pace Towards Zero Harm & Non-Toxicity

ART. Greater.Earth at Venice Art Biennale 2017

The 57th edition of Biennale d’Arte in Venice (May 13 – November 26, 2017) – inspired to humanism under the title ‘Arte viva Arte’ – dedicates one of its pavilions to Planet Earth. At the invitation of the Global Art Affairs Foundation, Swiss/American artist Arthur Woods presents the Greater.Earth art intervention in the “Personal Structures” … Continue reading ART. Greater.Earth at Venice Art Biennale 2017

#CFSUMMIT. Fashion & Sustainability: Still a Lot of (Repeated) Talks, Not Enough Action-Taking

Sharing the piece ” Real Change requires fewer but better sustainability initiatives”, written by Lyndsay McGregor, published on Rivet, May 16, 2017. …It often takes tragedy to bring people together. Unfortunately, in the case of the fashion industry, it took the deadliest garment-factory accident in history to bring the world’s biggest brands to task. The Rana Plaza … Continue reading #CFSUMMIT. Fashion & Sustainability: Still a Lot of (Repeated) Talks, Not Enough Action-Taking

SACHET WASTE. Unilever One step Closer to Fully Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable Plastic Packaging

Inspired by a method used to recycle televisions, Unilever develops new technology to tackle the global issue of plastic sachet waste. Unilever unveiled May 11th, 2017 its new technology to recycle sachet waste. This technology, called CreaSolv® Process, has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany and is … Continue reading SACHET WASTE. Unilever One step Closer to Fully Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable Plastic Packaging

COSMETICS. Airless Packaging to Meet Consumer’s Growing Desire for Sustainability.

Airless packaging aims to reduce cost and meet consumer desire for sustainability. The use of airless technology in packaging is largely about zero product waste, preserving product integrity and reduced packaging material. This obviously gels well with the growing trend towards sustainability, which explains the uptake in this technology led by cosmetics packaging. Consumers’ appetite … Continue reading COSMETICS. Airless Packaging to Meet Consumer’s Growing Desire for Sustainability.

BIO-BASED COMPOSITES. Reclaimed Wood for High-Performance Paddleboards

A reclaimed wood composite Keel outperforms on its positive environmental impact as well as its traditional performance. The new fin was manufactured by Green Dot Bioplastics after a collaboration was instigated by Future Fins. Future Fins is a Californian surf equipment manufacturer which first started business in their modest garage. Twenty years later, they are now … Continue reading BIO-BASED COMPOSITES. Reclaimed Wood for High-Performance Paddleboards