recycled wool

Join Life: Zara Debuts First Sustainable Fashion Collection

H&M established its “Conscious” collection. Topshop initiated the upcycled “Reclaim” line. ASOS rolled out its fair-trade “Africa” range. Even…

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Re.Verso: An Italian Luxury Textile Made From Recycled Wool Waste

RE.VERSO \ri-ˈvərs-ō\ n. 1: A traceable, Italian-made luxury textile derived from pre-consumer recycled fibers, primarily wool, and other factory surplus. 2: Part of a collaborative…

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Mayamiko Recycles Italian Fabric Offcuts Into Fair-Trade Clothing

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Most of us are familiar with the expression, but Paola Masperi of Mayamiko brought refreshing new meaning to an arguably tired…

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Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

TRUTH TELLING “Truth to Materials is about discovering the origin of a material and staying as true to that as possible during every step of design and manufacturing,” he…

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Biowool: A Tough Shell-Like Fiber Derived From Bioresin, Waste Wool

BIOWOOL /’bīō wul’/ n 1 a: Composite material currently in trial development made from bio-resin and carded wool waste fiber from the carpet industry. b. Application…

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

SPACE-AGE FASHION Van Rees creates each textile herself using both remnant thread from a nearby knitting factory and repurposed fabrics she teases apart for yarn. Her process involves…

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11 Things We Learned from H&M's 2011 Sustainability Report

CONSCIOUS COLLECTION To its credit, H&M doesn’t paint a perfect picture. It wasn’t so long ago that the fashion chain was raked over the coals for destroying perfectly…

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Sartoria Makes Cute Undies From Upcycled Cashmere Sweaters

If long johns are overkill in your neck of the hemisphere, look to Sartoria’s adorable woolly undies. Each pair is handmade to order in the Great White North—where people really…

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Nau's iPad "Stash," Made From Recycled Wool, Doubles as a Stand

Tech junkies with a soft spot for their iPad can reciprocate the warm fuzzies by outfitting their go-to gadget in the “Pad Stash” from Nau. Die-cut from 100 percent recycled…

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Reclaimed Wool Short by ASOS is a Cold-Weather Conundrum

Alexa Chung’s doing it. So’s Nicole Ritchie and that chick from The Hills. We’re talking about the winter short, a sartorial oxymoron that young Hollywood has fallen…

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