Sustainable Shoe Brand Rothy’s Teams With Marta Ferri

MILAN — San Francisco-based shoe company Rothy’s has landed in Milan in a collaboration with Italian designer Marta Ferri. The launch marks the company’s launch in Italy, with an eye on other European markets this fall. At Milan’s storied concept store 10 Corso Como, Rothy’s and Ferri this week presented two new silhouettes of loafers and ballerinas, featured in six different colors. Sustainable and totally machine washable, the pieces are made of discarded plastic water bottles — turned into yarn and then 3-D knitted — as well as recycled materials and high-quality, zero-impact merino wool provided by Italian mill Tollegno 1900.  Founded in 2016, Rothy’s waves the flag for sustainability, owning and operating its factory in China under a zero-waste process, having repurposed 33 million plastic water bottles to date. In fall 2018, Erin Dempsey Lowenberg, Rothy’s creative director, visited Europe looking for new fabrics to expand the company’s assortment. “We knew wool would be incredibly soft, with better colors, better texture, and one of the premier wool suppliers in Biella, Italy, Tolegno 1900, has been making wool for more than 100 years not only beautifully, but of the highest quality and in a very sustainable green way,” she said. Marta Ferri x Rothy’s ballerinas  Courtesy image After

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Polo Creating Sustainable Uniforms for U.S. Open

Polo Ralph Lauren is mixing it up a bit for the U.S. Open Tennis tournament this year. The brand, which has been the official outfitter of the tournament since 2005, has reimagined the ball person uniforms it creates to be made from recycled materials. This is another indicator of the company’s push toward sustainability, which includes using 170 million recycled plastic bottles in its products and packaging by 2025 and convert the use of virgin poly-fiber to recycled poly-fiber throughout its supply chain by 2025. The 2019 U.S. Open Ball Person’s uniform — a Polo shirt, short or skort — will be made from yarn derived from seven recycled plastic bottles and the fabric will have performance features such as stretch and moisture-wicking properties. In addition, Polo Ralph Lauren will be collecting plastic tennis ball cans in partnership with Wilson at this year’s tournament and they will be made into the fabric for the 2020 Ball Person uniform. Over the course of the tournament, the company expects approximately 12,000 cans will be collected and recycled. In addition to the official uniforms for the ball people, the company has created a collection of off-court styles inspired by the Polo Sport brand from the Nineties. The

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OVS to Use Only Sustainable Cotton by 2020

GETTING SUSTAINABLE: OVS is taking another step toward a more sustainable future.
The Italian retailer, operating 1,700 stores, said that by 2020, 100 percent of the cotton used for its collections will be sustainable. It will include organic cotton, cotton coming from cultivations certified by Better Cotton Initiative, a nonprofit promoting better standards in cotton farming and practices across 21 countries, as well as recycled cotton.
This significant commitment will enable OVS to save 14 billion liters of water, 15 tons of pesticides and 6,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
OVS was the first Italian company in 2016 to support Better Cotton Initiative, which listed the retailer among the 15 more virtuous companies in the world thanks to its important contribution to the sales of products crafted from materials sourced from more sustainable cultivations.
In addition, with the spring 2020 season, OVS will further increase the use of sustainable alternatives for a range of materials, including viscose produced with cellulose certified by FSC, as well as nylon and polyester obtained recycling plastic bottles.
All these initiatives are part of OVS’ #wecare launched in 2016 and aimed at accelerating the sustainable revolution across the company’s different business units, including product offering, retail and human resources.
In March this

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Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, E.O. Wilson Sources of Inspiration for Sustainable Sunglasses

One, All, Every is launching a sustainable sunglass line, See A Clean Future, that is inspired by environmental forerunners Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson and Wangari Maathai. The shades are made in collaboration with artist Ugo Rondinone, who designed the packaging and an installation at DesignMiami in Basel, Switzerland. To magnify the earth-friendly aspect, each pair of shades has different colored lenses to represent the four elements: blue for water, pink for fire, green for earth and gray for air.
One, All, Every – Short for One Planet, All Beings, Every Choice — is a production company of sorts that collaborates with artists and designers to create a variety of sustainable items. Founder Lisa Schiff has an insider’s view of the art market. Through her day job as an art adviser at SFA Advisory, Schiff worked with the environmentalist actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation, helping to organize many of its benefit auctions. As a board member for several nonprofits, she knows how reliant such groups are on benefit auctions for their overhead. Noting how UNICEF, AmfAR and many other nonprofits do the same, Schiff said, “But it does absolutely zero good for an artist. It dawned on me that

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Nike Creates Circular Design Guide To Promote Sustainable Collaboration

COPENHAGEN – Nike has created an open source design guide to help businesses reach their sustainability goals. The guide maps out the 10 principles of circular design to help the industry codify and standardize sustainability in the supply chain.
“It’s an invitation for a dialogue with the creative groups around the world. We are endeavouring to create a common language between everyone to communicate effectively ,” said John Hoke, Nike’s chief design officer.
Students from Central Saint Martins and founder of A-Cold-Wall, Samuel Ross helped to craft and has trialed this guidebook. “It’s speaking to this idea of collaboration and cross pollination between facilities, suppliers and ethical ways of production,” Ross said.
The circular design guide includes case studies from Nike, as well as other brands such as Levi’s and Fjallraven, that have achieved or brought to scale one of the 10 core principles of sustainability including materials, cyclability, waste avoidance and green chemistry.
“So there are some case studies that say ‘Here’s an example of this particular principle, but from a collaboration point of view, this is meant to be an engagement, so the idea of the guide is to open source it, but also continually engage with the people who have provided

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Salvatore Ferragamo to Unveil ‘Sustainable Thinking’ Exhibition

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S SUSTAINABILITY STREAK: The late Salvatore Ferragamo was revolutionary in sourcing and using natural and recycled materials, and the “Sustainable Thinking” exhibit to be unveiled on April 12 at the brand’s museum in Florence pays tribute to his innovative spirit and designs, while underscoring the brand’s more recent experiments with environmentally friendly materials, such as orange fiber.
The exhibit is designed by Stefania Ricci, the director of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and Fondazione Ferragamo, with Giusy Bettoni, Arabella S. Natalini, Sara Sozzani Maino and Marina Spadafora.
Materials are the common thread, starting from the founder’s research into materials in the Twenties, including hemp, cellophane and fish skin, to the circular economy. The exhibit will run until March 8, 2020 and sustainability projects, seminars and workshops will be organized concurrently.
“Sustainable Thinking” follows the “Italy in Hollywood” exhibition staged at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, located in the 13th-century Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, which also houses the brand’s headquarters, set to end on March 10. Curators Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci focused on 1915 to 1927 — the years Ferragamo spent in Santa Barbara, Calif. — from his work with famous directors of the time, such as D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, to the opening of his Hollywood Boot Shop,

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Nicole McLaughlin Talks Sustainable Design, Life on Adidas’ Farm and the Permanence of Books

MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Three years into her consultancy with Reebok as a full-time graphic designer, Nicole McLaughlin personifies the Millennial spirit that sustainability doesn’t have to be boring.
Off the clock, the New Jersey creative repurposes vintage store and eBay finds into one-of-a-kind creations. The slides she made from a magenta JanSport backpack racked up nearly 22,000 likes a few weeks ago. And more recently a pair of pants salvaged from two Columbia Sportswear ski jackets were another winner with her followers. “I have two jobs and to be honest they influence each other,” McLaughlin said Tuesday.
Edging more toward concept designer status, she sees her role in both capacities as “how to reimagine something that exists.” The end result can be mules made from Wilson tennis balls, or an umbrella repurposed with The North Face puffer jackets. Nearing the end of a London-Paris-Amsterdam trip with Reebok, McLaughlin said she steers clear of reimagining products from Reebok competitors like Nike or Under Armour.
In New York at the end of last year for a three-month rotation at “The Farm,” the creative hub in Greenpoint run by Adidas, she worked with seven to 12 apparel, footwear, color and material designers from its Herzogenaurach, Germany, and

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H&M Partners With WWF for Sustainable Kids’ Collection

SAVE THE SPECIES: Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB is collaborating with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a sustainable collection of children’s clothes, in its latest initiative designed to cement its green credentials in the eyes of increasingly eco-conscious consumers.
Launching Sept. 27, the line features items such as sweatshirts, leggings and hooded dresses in organic cotton, with 10 percent of each sale helping fund the wildlife conservation organization’s endangered species program.
Designs are printed with illustrations of at-risk species such as tigers, snow panthers, polar bears, elephants and penguins. WWF hopes the collection will raise awareness among the younger generation of consumers.

The H&M Kids x WWF collection 
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“The campaign will allow us to collect funds to support our actions, but also to alert the future generation to environmental issues,” David Bloch, head of corporate marketing partnerships at WWF International, said in a statement. “This collection proves that it is possible on a large scale to produce clothes that are better for the environment and for our children.”
The brand first joined forces with WWF in 2010 on an ocean-themed collection, and subsequently inked a partnership with the organization in 2011 covering issues including water management and environmental strategies designed to

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Cannes 2018: Model Petra Nemcova Makes the Case for Sustainable Red-Carpet Dressing With Chopard, Livia Firth

NEW APPROACH: Model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova has spent two weeks in Cannes attending red-carpet events and premieres in sustainably made gowns and accessories.
As the festival comes to a close, Nemcova said she has seen the message of sustainability grow stronger than ever on the Cannes red carpet and that a shift in mind-set has been brewing throughout the film festival, on the part of celebrities, designers and stylists alike.
“I’ve been seeing things change in the last two weeks, more than ever. Just before the festival, there was also the Met Gala, where models like Gisele Bündchen wore sustainable gowns, so everything is coming together,” said Nemcova, who teamed with Chopard and eco-campaigner Livia Firth on the project to encourage designers to rethink the ways they design for the red carpet, as part of Firth’s ongoing “Green Carpet Challenge” initiative.
“It might not be for everyone but the last weeks were so important for this movement and it’s inevitable that more and more stylists will now start looking for sustainable choices,” added Nemcova, who was joined by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Penélope Cruz in her mission to promote sustainable red-carpet dressing.

Petra Nemcova in Ronald van der Kemp. 
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Vionnet Teams With Artist Marc Quinn on Sustainable Collection

LONDON — Vionnet is veering in a more environmentally sound direction with a sustainable collaboration with the artist Marc Quinn that launches May 7 at Selfridges, WWD has learned.
“The fashion industry is the second biggest pollutant in the world,” said Goga Ashkenazi, Vionnet’s creative director, in an interview. She described the project as “a true coming together of minds” to raise awareness, and also to take steps toward sustainability.
Ashkenazi looked to Quinn’s “Raft Paintings” series, which features rafts made from colorful plastic bags, and created a 340-piece Sustainable Surf lineup that includes coats, dresses, blouses, trousers, cardigans, sweaters, hoodies, jumpsuits and T-shirts. There are also bags and belts.
The range, which takes its inspiration from surfing culture, uses materials such as cotton poplin, eco-leather, recycled plastics and terrycloth in hues of black, blue, yellow, pink, orange and white.
Prices range from 50 pounds for a belt to 1,842 pounds for a long gown. Fifty percent of sales will benefit Parley for the Oceans, an organization that helps to fight pollution and tackle the threat to oceans.
Eyewear has been made from recycled plastic in collaboration with Sea2See and will aid Ambiente Europeo, a European association that promotes awareness around waste-free seas in the

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Kering Named Most Sustainable Global Corporation

GREEN THUMBS UP: Kering has been named the top sustainable textile, apparel and luxury goods corporation, according to rankings released by the Corporate Knights Global 100 index, which was published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
The company, which owns brands including Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, took first place in its category and was ranked 47th in an overall listing of companies. This is the third time the company has been named on this list.
Marie-Claire Daveu, chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs of Kering, said the ranking is a source of motivation to continue the company’s pursuit of “a more sustainable luxury.”
“We consider sustainability to be the Kering seal of savoir-faire, a criterion in all business decisions, traversing all departments and areas of our supply chain,” said Daveu.
Last year the firm unveiled a program aimed at reducing its environmental footprint by 40 percent by 2025. Their strategy focuses on three pillars: care, which pertains to the environment; collaborate, for social aspects of sustainability such as employee, supplier and community welfare and equality, and create, which encompasses new business opportunities.

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Stella McCartney Partners With Bolt Threads On Sustainable Material Development

Stella McCartney has a new collaborative initiative with Bolt Threads, a biotech company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in advancing sustainable materials. The firm develops fibers from scratch based on proteins found in nature, as well as clean, closed-loop manufacturing processes. An example is vegan-friendly silk created from yeast, which will be implemented into McCartney’s work.
“When I first started in fashion design I never thought there would be a day like this, where we would arrive with such an important moment when technology is fused with fashion, one of the most harmful industries to the environment,” said the designer. “Now is the time to search for answers, for alternatives. For me, I’ve always struggled with the use of silk and finding Bolt has been a life changing and career changing moment for me.”
The initial product of the partnership between McCartney and Bolt will be a one-of-a-kind gold shift dress commissioned for the Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming design exhibition, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” opening October 1 through January 28.

A sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk that will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art. 

Beyond the exhibition the terms of the collaboration are undetermined.

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The Man Who’s Making Nike More Sustainable

Arthur Huang wants a sneaker packaging revolution.

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Sustainable Baby: A Parent’s Practical Guide to Consuming Less and Livin g Better

Sustainable Baby: A Parent’s Practical Guide to Consuming Less and Livin g Better


SUSTAINABLE BABY is a guide to making life easier on your pocket and to help you live more sustainably. It’s no longer an ‘alternative’ view that our current throwaway, spendthrift lifestyle is coming to the end of its expiry date. the continual squeeze of drought and water restrictions, hikes in petrol and food prices, interest rate and rent rises, and the latest economic crisis is pushing everyone to consider the environment and their finances. As all parents soon realise, trying to be frugal and environmentally aware goes down the gurgler with children – along with the idea of a full night’s sleep. Sustainable Baby is a guide to making life easier on both your pocket and to help you live more sustainably. Re-discover the simple life with ideas to recycle, make your own toys, extend the life of children’s clothes, fabulous ideas for children’s parties and gifts, and tempt even the fussiest eaters with tasty recipes from finger food to meal suggestions. Sustainable Baby is a must-have for all parents wanting to explore a creative family lifestyle.

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Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape

Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape


From recycled products to organic food, the movement to be “environmentally friendly” is now expanding into the forestry field. Recognizing this impact, Home Depot has committed to giving preference to selling “certified wood,” proven to come from forests that meet certain biological and social sustainablility standards. Retailers and vendors can offer certified wood through the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and FSC accredited organizations like SmartWood, recently featured in People magazine.

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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews


Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. Because actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

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Sustainable Fossil Fuels

Sustainable Fossil Fuels


More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels – oil, natural gas and coal – to save the planet from environmental catastrophe, wars and economic collapse. Professor Jaccard argues that this view is misguided. We have the technological capability to use fossil fuels without emitting climate-threatening greenhouse gases or other pollutants. The transition from conventional oil and gas to their unconventional sources including coal for producing electricity, hydrogen and cleaner-burning fuels will decrease energy dependence on politically unstable regions. In addition, our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer, which is critical for the economic and social development of the world’s poorer countries. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in humanity’s quest for a sustainable energy system.

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Sustainable Fashion And Textiles: Design Journeys

Sustainable Fashion And Textiles: Design Journeys


Praise for the previous edition:[A] fascinating book. John Thackara, Doors of PerceptionProvides the foundations for a radical new perspective. Ethical PulseAt last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one.Lucy Siegle, Crafts MagazineFully revised and updated, the second edition ofSustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeyscontinues todefine the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealingSustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeysasthe must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.
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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, 2nd Edition

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, 2nd Edition


Praise for the previous edition: “[A] fascinating book.” John Thackara, Doors of Perception “Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective.” Ethical Pulse “At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one.” Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design. Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing  future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealing Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys as the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.
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Sustainable Fashion And Textiles: Design Journeys

Sustainable Fashion And Textiles: Design Journeys


Praise for the previous edition:[A] fascinating book. John Thackara, Doors of PerceptionProvides the foundations for a radical new perspective. Ethical PulseAt last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one.Lucy Siegle, Crafts MagazineFully revised and updated, the second edition ofSustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeyscontinues todefine the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealingSustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeysasthe must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.
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