‘Water-soluble’ polybags are claimed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastics in the fashion industry. But are they really?
‘Plant-Based’ Plastic Leathers: An Update, According to Science
The rise of plant-based leather alternatives appears unstoppable. There is growing interest in cruelty-free, plant-based and low carbon alternatives to conventional leather, especially as veganism and climate conscious buying become top priorities.
Recycled Polyester and the Plastic Bottle Dilemma
By Paula Lorenz The Thing About Polyester One thing increasingly noticeable on the internet are ads for sustainable clothing made from recycled polyester. Many brands are now marketing recycled polyester clothes, from small ranges or capsule collections by bigger brands, to niche brands that have made this their USP. To the average, eco-conscious consumer this …
Cotton’s Tricky Problem in a Circular Economy
Cotton has long been one of the most important fibres in the textile industry. Accounting for roughly 25 per cent of the global fibre production it ranks second right after polyester in terms of market share.
What Is ‘Circulose’ … And Is it Sustainable?
One of the biggest recent stories in the sustainable and circular fashion space was the announcement by H&M of a new collection of garments based on a sustainable fiber called “Circulose”.