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Cotton Incorporated, Archroma Create Natural Dye From Cotton Waste

Cotton Incorporated, the folks behind those “fabric of our lives” commercials, has joined forces with Swiss dye specialist Archroma to synthesize what they are calling the…

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Levi's, Evrnu Create First Jeans Made From Regenerated Post-Consumer Cotton

Levi Strauss has teamed up with Evrnu, a Seattle-based startup that reconstitutes old fibers into new, to create the world’s first jeans made up of more than 50 percent…

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Evrnu Recycles Old Cotton Garments Into New Fibers

FUTURE OF APPAREL Evrnu’s patent-pending technology “purifies” post-consumer cotton waste first by shredding it, then by breaking it down at a molecular level. Next, a…

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Is This the Most Sustainable T-Shirt on the Planet?

CLEAN CLOTHES “The Clean Tee is made from the world’s finest, softest, strongest recycled cotton yarns,” Nomadix said in a statement. “It’s also the lowest impact…

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Ecotec: A Traceable, Italian-Made Yarn Derived From Recycled Cotton

ECOTEC \ēkōˈtek\ n. 1 a: A Marchi & Fildi yarn derived from 100 percent pre-dyed cotton textile clippings. b: Made in Italy using an exclusive, traceable, and Oeko-Tex–…

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Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

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Budapest's Only Eco-Fashion Line Upcycles Castoffs Into Clothing

Adding to the buzz of creativity in Budapest is a cafe, pop-up, and design studio called Printa. The on-site silkscreen and fashion workshop produces garments that are displayed in…

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Finnish Groups to Turn Waste Cotton Into New Fiber for Fashion Industry

A group of Finnish organizations are banding together to transform old cotton garments, particularly those unsuitable for reuse, into new fibers for the textile industry. Led by the VTT…

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Marks & Spencer Debuts Street Style–Inspired Eco-Clothing Line

LONDON CALLING The capsule arrives in stores just as Marks & Spencer announced additional commitments to improve transparency in its clothing supply chain. The retailer noted in…

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Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material…

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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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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 Launches First Products Derived From Garment-Recycling Initiative

CRADLE TO CRADLE Available in stores in February, the upcoming range comprises 20 percent recycled cotton, which H&M says is the maximum amount that can be currently used without…

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Meet Gong Jia Qi, Winner of China's 2012 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2012 EcoChic Design Award. China ushered a new era of sustainability late last month when it hosted the nation’s first mainstream…

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Vote for the Winner of EcoChic Design Award at Shanghai Fashion Week!

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2012 EcoChic Design Award. Vote for the 2012 recipient of China’s EcoChic Design Award! Redress, the Hong Kong-based nonprofit…

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Announcing the Winners of the 2012 EcoChic Design Hong Kong Award!

Firstly, Redress presented The EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong 2012 Grand Final fashion show. This finale concluded six grueling educational and competitive months of sustainable design,…

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Esprit Debuts Recycled Casual Wear, Denim With EcoChic Award Winner

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2012 EcoChic Design Award. Esprit isn’t letting anything go to waste. The Hong Kong-based apparel brand has released a collection of…

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GIVEAWAY: Win The Sway’s Recycled-Leather Biker Jacket (Worth $856!)

Hell’s Angels, rock stars, and rebels without causes have one thing in common: their reverence of the beat-up leather jacket. If cruelty-free fashion is your schtick, however, The…

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