Sweden

Sweden Wants to Reduce Waste by Giving Tax Breaks for Repairs

Photo by Christopher Bulle Fix a faulty zipper? Or patch up a rip in a jacket? If you live in Sweden, these simple acts of repair could result in a lower tax bill. In a bid to reduce…

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Olek Covers the Facade of Houses in Sweden, Finland With Pink Crochet

A house in Sweden and its counterpart in Finland, once disparate entities, are now inextricably linked, thanks to the creative machinations of a “yarn bomber” named Olek.…

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Designer Turns Late Grandmother's Necklace Into Handcrafted Earrings

A lifelong legacy takes on a romantic turn in a new series of special earrings by Swedish jewelry line, All Blues. Founder Jacob Skragge created Project Marianne to pay homage to his…

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And the Winners of the 2016 H&M Global Change Award Are...

The people have spoken! At a glitzy event in Stockholm on Wednesday evening, the Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden handed out prizes to the winners of H&M’s inaugural…

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Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

SHARE ALIKE Anyone can open up their closet, however. Would-be participants only have to snap a photo of the item they want to share, upload it to Instagram, and tag it with #sharewear…

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for 10 of the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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Nudie Jeans Opens NYC Store, Complete With Repair Station

SLOW DENIM Tired of your dungarees? Simply drop them off for a 20 percent discount off your next pair. Nudie will either offer them for resale as secondhand items or recycle them into…

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Organotex: Eco-Friendly Fabric Treatment That Repels Water Like a Plant

ORGANOTEX \ôrɡən ō teks\ n. 1 a: A biodegradable, breathable, and fluorocarbon-free fabric treatment that mimics a plant’s ability to repel moisture. b: Uses a system of…

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INTERVIEW: Nudie Jeans is Changing the Culture of Denim Ownership

Nudie Jeans is changing the ownership model for denim jeans and providing best in class stewardship for transparency. The company is at the top of its class for providing information on…

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Nordic Countries Launch Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion

TRUE NORTH The textile industry is one of the most resource-consuming sectors in the world, Brosbøl said, noting that a Nordic citizen’s annual consumption of textiles uses more…

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At Sweden's Filippa K, Sustainability is the Guide to Fashion Growth

Swedish design brand Filippa K launched three new inspiring sustainability concepts last week that truly consider the environmental implications of their designs. These new concepts…

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Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö is giving leftover textiles a third lease on life by transforming traditional Swedish rag rugs into colorful sideboards. The Rumbler designer, who grew up listening to the…

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Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE Now in its fifth cycle, the EcoChic Design Award is the brainchild of Redress, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that strives to demonstrate the potential of disused…

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H&M Disputes TV Station's Claims of Land-Grabbing in Ethiopia

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock H&M is in TV4’s cross-hairs again. Two years after the Swedish broadcaster slammed the high-street retailer for failing to prevent…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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Re:newcell is a Fabric Derived From Recycled Cellulosic, Cotton Fibers

RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\ n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b:…

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H&M Might Raise Its Prices so It Can Pay Workers a Better Wage

Photo by JuliusKielaitis/Shutterstock H&M shoppers might want to brace themselves for higher prices at the till. The Swedish apparel giant admitted Monday that a price hike could…

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H&M Pledges Living Wages for Garment Workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia

BETTER LIVING Helena Helmersson, global head of sustainability at H&M, unveiled the roadmap at the inaugural “Living Wage in International Supply Chains” conference in…

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