Fashion industry ‘responsible for 1.7bn tonnes of greenhouse gases each year’

New research suggests wasted clothing costs the global economy around £414 billion annually

M&S provides support for recycling with new bra scheme

The retailer is placing collection boxes in fitting rooms so old bras can be handed in, processed and reused

Circular clothing hits the catwalk at Dutch Design Week

Trash-2-Cash suggests textile waste should be chemically regenerated

Recycled denim going on sale in H&M

Plastic milk bottles and cardboard cereal boxes aren’t the only everyday items which can be recycled – clothes can be too. European fashion brand H&M is selling five new items in stores made from recycled clothing. Denim pieces such as jeans, jackets and a gilet (pictured) made out of recycled cotton will go on sale […]

Cambodia goes big on industry biomass?

Cambodia has launched a four year project to promote biomass energy in its industrial sector, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The country’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy has begun a $5.6 million (£3.6m) project for renewable projects using biomass, supported by UN cash, officials said. The scheme will cover five sectors, including food […]

Levi’s make jeans with recycled bottles

Skinny or straight cut, Levi’s is now making jeans out of recycled bottles. The American brand’s new collection of denim uses roughly eight plastic bottles or food trays per pair – or a minimum of 20% recycled content. In total the collection will re-use 3.5 million recycled bottles. Both men and women will be able […]