With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability experts reveal that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy…
It all started with a simple yellow dress created from old, discarded blue jeans. It was the first garment made entirely from recycled clothing seven years ago by what was then a new company, Renewcell. “The dress shook up everything,” says Tahani Kaldéus, the head of research and development at Renewcell. “This changed the equation of consumption in the fashion industry.” When the Stockholm textile recycling company introduced its yellow dress to the fashion industry on a catwalk in June 2014, it received widespread praise, because the dress looks no different from one purchased at a leading retailer. The difference, however, is the technology.
Lifestyle blogger and influencer, Marianna Hewitt, has gained recognition for her entrepreneurial prowess as the cofounder of bestselling skincare brand, Summer Fridays, and this fall she can add another category to her repertoire: denim. Hewitt teamed up with sustainable denim brand DL1961 to design and create a capsule collection featuring 24 styles for the woman on the go.
It’s been two months since New York’s Sustainable Roof Laws, part of the Climate Mobilization Act, took effect. Now architects and officials must decide: Are green roof systems or solar systems best?
Researchers in Japan have created a new kind of biodegradable, internet-connected piece of paper that’s just one millimeter thick and which degrades by 95 percent after 40 days.