ASOS partners up to create circular fashion in a stitch

The online retailer has teamed up with the London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion to reduce clothing waste

MPs launch inquiry into sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee will examine the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing through its lifecycle

Stella McCartney backs waste campaign to redesign fashion’s future

British fashion designer Stella McCartney is backing a campaign to reduce waste across the fashion industry. She has teamed up with environmental campaigner Ellen MacArthur, calling for a circular textile economy to be created to make fashion more sustainable. A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reveals the equivalent of one rubbish truck of […]

Carbon, water reduction on trend in fashion sector

UK fashion brands including Ted Baker, Cath Kidston and Stella McCartney are on course to helping meet carbon and water reduction targets for 2020. New figures reveal retailers and organisations across the clothing supply chain have cut water impacts by 12.5% per tonne of clothing in the last two years against a 15% reduction target […]

Fashion goes green in Brighton

Brighton’s fashion week is putting sustainability under the catwalk spotlight. The ‘Tonne of Clothing’ event focuses on how to re-invent the way clothes are designed, re-think how they are consumed and re-define what is possible through valuing and renewing existing materials. Charities Love Your Clothes and Cancer Research UK are running the recycling event which is […]

Solar in fashion as US retailer wears rooftop panels

American high street clothing chain Forever 21 has pimped out its offices with solar panels. Its headquarters in Los Angeles are now decked out with what it says is the third-largest single-rooftop solar power system in California. Made from 15,512 panels, the 5.1 megawatt system covers so many of the buildings, it appears to be a wedge […]

Levi’s zips up anti-deforestation vow

Jean makers Levi Strauss & Co are following in the footsteps of online fashion brand ASOS and British retailer M&S by making an anti-deforestation pledge. Yesterday the clothing firm vowed to iron out all material which began life as a tree from endangered woodlands. Its part of a scheme called Fashion Loved By Forest run by not-for-profit group […]

Clothing shops display carbon footprint pledges

Clothing firms Next, ASOS and Topshop owner Arcadia Group are among those pledging to measure and report on the carbon footprint of their clothes over the weekend. Twenty-two firms representing more than a third of UK clothing sales also committed to cutting their carbon, lower water use and waste, using new baseline targets by 2020. […]

Levi’s ditch ‘toxic’ chemicals from supply chain

Classic jeans brand Levi’s has pledge to eliminate ‘toxic’ discharge of chemicals from its factories after public pressure, campaigners at Greenpeace said. The American denim maker has committed to clean up its supply chain by 2020. It will begin requiring 15 of its largest suppliers in China, Mexico and elsewhere to disclose pollution data as […]