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New on Renoon: LVRSustainable by LuisaViaRoma

Renoon is proud to announce a partnership with one of our most loved and like‑minded platforms: LVRSustainable. 

LVRSustainable is LuisaViaRoma’s curated selection of the sustainable brands, collections and special collaborations with renowned nonprofits that benefit social causes. 

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#LVRSUSTAINABLE aims to build a global sustainable community and to promote creativity by supporting conscious fashion: organic, vegan, ethical trade, eco-friendly, women’s empowerment, special projects, upcycling & recycling, and luxury & craftsmanship products. 

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‘It’s in our interest to make a change and find initiatives that foster social responsibility and sensitisation about the environmental difficulties we are facing,’ says Maria Fernanda Hernandez. With a background in human rights, she is head of global projects and sustainability at LuisaViaRoma.

To guide you through LVRSustainable selection, this is what you can’t miss: 

New on Renoon: pieces from LVRSustainable that are exciting us the most

This is the selection of organic cotton, hemp and recycled nylon items, perfect for summer:

 

 

Finally, a bag collection with biodegradable, recycled and regenerated materials, where even the tags are made from recycled paper, as well as all the packaging used for shipments.

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New on Renoon: what to read from LVRSustainable Diary

Learn more about some of the brands and exclusive collections from these two diary entries on LVRSustainable section:

LUISAVIAROMA Sustainable on renoon

LVR Sustainable: Zohra Rahman: Read on LVRSustainable

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LVRSUSTAINABLE celebrates Earth Day 2020: Read on LVRSustainable

Renoon combines new sustainable collections from multiple websites in one place: Shop All.

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Here’s what’s happening to Reformation

Updated: 15:30 CEST Friday, 19th June 2020

It all started about a week ago, when the sustainable brand Reformation made a post on Instagram. This post was in honour of the Black lives matter movement and was made with the aim to promote donations to verified organization.

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However this statement seemed a bit bitter after a person, ex-employee of the brand posted the following comment:

‘’Working for Reformation deeply traumatized me. Being overlooked and under valued as a woman of color who worked & managed their flagship store for 3years was the hardest. I cried many times knowing the color of my skin would get me no where in this company. Yael never looked at me. She would walk pass me and never spoke to me. But would tell white associates that they were pretty. I once went to visit the shop after a couple years gone and a new black associate asked me if i honestly thought there was a chance for black people to move up in the company. And i said if you’re asking this 2yrs after I left, than the answer was and will always be no. This story goes deeper and Ive always been afraid to tell it. But no more fear from me.’’

Following this post, other comments from ex-employees came in force to approve her story. She became a real source of inspiration for black employees who were treated bad just for the color of their skin.

Different articles went out accusing this brand of being racism and as a consequence the Reformation management team had to put their Instagram account on private to stop the haters.

Since Saturday 6th June, Diet Prada’s post on Instagram has been traveling all around the platform.

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“Reformation’s sustainable facade has been hiding a racist corporate culture” – Diet Prada’s Instagram Post

Even though these accusations are serious and we don’t support any racial behavior, Reformation remains a brand who has proven itself in terms of environmental responsibilities. Therefore, our feelings are mixed and we would like to have more information in regards to the topic. Reformation, We are waiting for your answer.

Update: 08:30 CEST Monday, 8th June 2020

Aflalo apologised on Sunday 7th in an Instagram post captioned “I’ve failed,” and announced a diversity and inclusion board, a personal donation of $500,000 and an independent investigation into the company’s workplace culture:

Update: 15:30 CEST Friday, 19th June 2020

Aflalo resigned on Friday 12th of June saying that ‘“Over the past few years it has become clear to me that I am not the right person to lead a business of Reformation’s size and scope. On a personal note, I have long struggled with the public facing nature of my role and with managing our team. It is time for a change.” (BOF)

The good news, however, is that the new chief executive, Hali Borenstein, will include goals on diversity and inclusion in Reformation’s sustainability reports (Sourcing Journal).

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The Only App You Need to Be Sustainable when Shopping Fashion

Want to shop with your values and sustainably? We have an app to help you with that!

Renoon combines your love for fashion and the planet with an app that finds options that best fit your style and contribute to the positive changes you want to see in the world.

Renoon empowers you to find products and shop consciously

From ethical shopping to latest innovations, select products from hundreds of brands and filters made with the most innovative materials and that suits your values. Renoon is constantly expanding products, collections and materials. Staying on top of what is new, whenever you really need something. 

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Personalize your experience by following bands and materials; track items by adding them to favourites. 

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Find the latest Sustainable Fashion items and collections from brands worldwide. Renoon lets you search through thousands of products that meet high sustainability criteria. 

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From Sustainable Streetwear To Stylish Coronavirus Masks

Each week, Re-news brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion. Find new content every week on our  Read page. Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

Ahluwalia’s Sustainable Streetwear for the 21st Century

From patchwork tracksuits to multinational football jerseys, designer Priya Ahluwalia centers notions of memory and heritage using repurposed fabrics.

From Sustainable Streetwear To Stylish Coronavirus Masks
Photos Courtesy of Ahluwalia

When considering “What is a truly global fashion garment?,” look no further than the track pant. As Ayesha A. Siddiqi wrote last year, “A track pant is the single article of clothing as likely to be worn in a refugee camp in Calais, or by a south London DJ, an Asian grandfather on a walk, or a supermodel. Today’s track pants are not a ‘new trend,’ they’re a culture shift.”

Read more on vice.com 

Pandemic, Plastics And The Continuing Quest For Sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the global economy and disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries.

From Sustainable Streetwear To Stylish Coronavirus Masks

While waste management, plastics production, and recycling sectors at first glance appear only tangentially linked to essential services, they are intimately connected to a thriving economy and critical public health roles. The uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused significant limitations on recycling and municipal waste services in the U.S. and beyond. Meanwhile, the likely decrease in plastic waste generation—due to the global decline in economic activity, reduced collection rates and halt in container redemption programs where inventory may not make it into the waste and recycling system until post-pandemic—has been significantly muted by the needs associated with the pandemic. As a result, more recyclables are being disposed of in the traditional waste processes- landfill and incineration. 

Read more on Forbes.com 

30+ Fashion Brands Pivoting To Make Stylish Coronavirus Masks

By pivoting to make face masks instead, many brands finding a way to keep their businesses going while also serving a great need.

From Sustainable Streetwear To Stylish Coronavirus Masks
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With healthcare workers facing critical shortages of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic, people like fashion designer Dexter Flawk are dealing with their own anxiety by directing their energy towards making as many masks as their two hands can handle. Others are organizing networks to sew and distribute masks. For example, Irene Lee, founder of kids’ clothing brand Bash + Sass, and her friend and chef Michael Hung launched SewMuchLove to spread awareness to individuals, brands and companies that can sew, then support and connect them to distribution channels.

Read more on Forbes.com 

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From Rihanna’s Vegan Collection to Cartier’s $1 Million Female Entrepreneur Award

Each week, Re-news brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion. Find new content every week on our  Read page. Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

Rihanna’s Vegan Capsule Collection Is Finally Here

The American singer has just launched an ultra-chic ‘vegan leather’ collection for her FENTY line.

From Rihanna’s Vegan Collection to Cartier’s $1 Million Female Entrepreneur Award
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The first to wear pieces of Rihanna’s vegan leather fashion was Bella Hadid, this past March, during Paris Fashion Week. Rihanna’s vegan capsule collection includes jackets, trousers, skirts and much more. Part of the FENTY label, this limited edition collection proves that, finally, vegan fashion is getting celebrity attention. Create an account and get notified when FENTY drops on Renoon.

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Meet the masterminds of sustainable fashion and lifestyle Malaysian brands

From Earth Heir to Biji Biji, we talk to the masterminds behind Malaysian sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands.

From Rihanna’s Vegan Collection to Cartier’s $1 Million Female Entrepreneur Award
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This month of April, we want to pull your focus to get acquainted with the local sustainable fashion and lifestyle Malaysian brands whose creations promise to make you feel as good as they look.

From Earth Heir who works with over 100 craftspeople sourced through women’s cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups to Biji Biji who upcycles materials collected into renewed fashion collections and products, here are four amazing masterminds behind these brands.

Read about them on L’OFFICIEL.com 

Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Is Awarding $1 Million To Female Entrepreneurs: Here Are All The Finalists

One of the largest fashion-funded competitions between female entrepreneurs has just announced its shortlist — and the candidates are as strong as you’d expect.

From Rihanna’s Vegan Collection to Cartier’s $1 Million Female Entrepreneur Award
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 Each year, for the past 14 years, the Cartier Women’s Initiative selects 21 enterprises (in the fashion industry and beyond) with socially conscious roots, using their business models to solve problems and close white spaces in their global community. This year, Cartier’s awarding more than $1 million to female entrepreneurs through the initiative, including several subsequent cash prizes for winners at the laureate and runner-up levels. 

Get to know the finalists on thezoereport.com 

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From Female-led Luxury Fashion to 3D Printed Handbags

Each week, Re-news brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion. Find new content every week on our  Read page. Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

9 Women-Run Fashion Brands Rewriting History, Including One That’s Disrupting The Luxury Market

March is Women’s History Month, but amid the current global health crisis, it hasn’t necessarily been top of mind. 

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But times of great uncertainty and fear are also times for reflection. And hopefully, through darker times can also come both hope for the future and change. The fashion industry will change, but a number of women-run fashion brands are already leading the charge towards a more inclusive future. Create an account and get notified when these brands are live on Renoon.

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The Future of Fashion: Philippine Brands and Local Designers Focus On Sustainability

Think green: the fashion industry goes full circle with local designers and retail brands shifting to sustainable methods.

From Female-led Luxury Fashion to 3D Printed Handbags
Models wearing Hindy Weber’s Every.Day collection courtesy of Hindy Weber

In the Philippines, this surge of interest in sustainability is present on all fronts, with a growing number of local designers and brands giving their production cycles a rethink. The ‘buy local’ movement has reached our shores, with fashion entrepreneurs aiming to produce clothing and accessories in a ‘seed-to-assembly’ manner, in efforts to reduce environmental footprint. Small businesses supporting the livelihood of local communities are on the rise, due to a growing need from local consumers, many of whom are making a permanent lifestyle change and switching to eco-friendly purchases. Create an account and get notified when Hindy Weber  drops on Renoon.

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Julia Daviy Launches World’s 1st 3D Printed Sustainable Luxury Collection

Julia Daviy’s 3D printed sustainable luxury collection of handbags is here.  

From Female-led Luxury Fashion to 3D Printed Handbags
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Over the last three years, Julia Daviy has produced the fashion industry’s most innovative sustainable creations. With growing followers and brand popularity, Daviy’s 3D printed and digitally customizable skirts got featured in the ‘must-have’ list of Vogue UK Spring-Summer 2019 Issue and were presented at New York Fashion Week.

Read more on WTVOX.com

Cover image: Julia Daviy, Hindy Weber &  Mother of Pearl

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From Circular Fashion in India to Sustainable Sunnies

Each week, Re-news brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion. Find new content every week on our  Read page. Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

The Growth Of Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem In India

Today in India, approximately 60 percent of the consumer population buys from the pre-owned section. 

From Circular Fashion in India to Sustainable Sunnies
Image: Livaeco Show at India Fashion Week courtesy of FDCI

Circularity and reusing fashion have sought great popularity on the global front in the last five years. But this concept has existed in India for ages now. It has been an age-old tradition for Indians to wear pre-used clothes and hand-me-down clothes from their elder siblings or relatives. A garment bought in a family was usually first used by the intended person, only to be then passed down to whoever it would fit. Once the garment became unfit for wearing it was used as a washcloth or dusting purposes.

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We’re obsessed with this Sustainable Swedish Brand 

House of Dagmar was established in Stockholm in 2005 by Karin Söderlind, Kristina Tjäder, and Sofia Wallenstam, three sisters on a mission to create truly sustainable, low-impact fashion — meaning, unlike much of the competition, they’re not just throwing around buzz-words. 

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Image: Founders Karin Söderlind, Kristina Tjäder & Sofia Wallenstam courtesy of Dagmar

On their website, there’s a timeline of Dagmar’s accomplishments, from the introduction of certified mulesing-free merino wool in 2008 to the revolutionary launch of what the brand calls “animal-friendly fur,” or mohair wool that is sewn onto cotton, not unlike how wigs are made. The brand has used the technique, continuously adapting it (cruelty-free shearling, anyone?) ever since.  Sign up to get notified when the brand is available on Renoon.

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Sustainable Sunnies That See A Clean Future

One All Every joins forces with RVS Eyewear and Ugo Rondinone to craft a limited-edition line of fully sustainable sunglasses that pay homage to the elements—and the environmental stewards who champion them.

From Circular Fashion in India to Sustainable Sunnies
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Earlier in 2019, biodiversity experts at the United Nations released a harrowing statistic: One million plant and animal species face imminent extinction. The report resonated with Lisa Schiff, founder of One All Every, an initiative that commissions creative projects to spread awareness about cleaner, more sustainable ways of living. Prior collaborations include billboards by Ryan McGinley and Donald Moffett, furniture by Porky Hefer, and neon works by Andrea Bowers and Tomás Sánchez. One All Every’s latest endeavor, which debuted at DesignMiami/ Basel in June, is tackling an entirely new medium.

Read more on surfacemag.com

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From Sustainable Wardrobe Clear-out Tips to Sea Kelp Fashion

Each week, Re-news  brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion.Find new content every week on our  Read  page. Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

6 Ways to Clear Out Your Wardrobe with a Clean Conscience

Elizabeth L. Cline, author of the new book The Conscious Closet, points out that Marie Kondo’s ‘spark joy’ method can lead to unnecessary waste. 

From Sustainable Wardrobe Clearout Tips to Sea Kelp Fashion

“The ‘spark joy’ method to me is a fast-fashion approach to cleaning out a closet,” Cline tells Vogue. “It’s really impulsive and creates a lot of garbage.” Instead, clearing out your wardrobe requires considered thought. “Consumers have a lot of power over whether or not the items they’re getting rid of are going to have a second life or if they’re going to landfill,” Cline continues.

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Fashion Needs to Fix its Data to Tackle Sustainability

Technology professionals will have a growing role in the fashion sector’s bid to being more sustainable, according to an upcycling expert.

From Sustainable Wardrobe Clearout Tips to Sea Kelp Fashion

Nicole Bassett, co-founder of upcycling company The Renewal Workshop, says a big reason as to why there has been such widespread misinformation in the fashion industry is that, historically, companies have collected data that is too vague, rather than tracking and collecting “impact data”. For example, when tracking supply chain data, companies often do not have data collection processes in place to track how much water is being used, how energy is used, or how much carbon is emitted. “What unfortunately I think has happened is that because there isn’t a central place to go to gather every single impact metric related to every single brand, the way that we’ve been extrapolating data has probably been too vague, and I think that’s why there’s been a lot of concern that the data isn’t good,” Bassett told TechRepublic. 

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Sea kelp and Wildflowers: The Future of Sustainable Fashion

Pangaia, a materials science company is selling T-shirts made of a blend of sea kelp that are heavier than typical cotton tees and cool to the touch.

Sea kelp and Wildflowers: The Future of Sustainable Fashion

The material also absorbs moisture faster than cotton, says the company. Its hoodies and tracksuits, meanwhile, are coloured using non-toxic dyes made from food waste, plants, fruits and vegetables. But its other product, a down jacket filled with wildflowers, has the biggest potential to be a disruptor. The goose and duck feather down jacket industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year and is forecast to grow as much as 20 percent each year until 2024, according to 360 Research. But it is facing a public relations struggle as consumers become educated on its sometimes inhumane and environmentally damaging processes. Shop Pangaia on Renoon.

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From Recycled Cashmere to Compostable Clothing

Each week,  Re-news   brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion.Find new content every week on our Read page.
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Naked Cashmere Just Launched Its First-Ever Recycled Cashmere Collection For Women

Luxury direct-to-consumer brand NAKED CASHMERE just recently launched CASHMERE REBORN for Spring 2020, the company’s first-ever recycled collection for women that continues the brand’s sustainability efforts.

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 IMAGE COURTESY OF NAKED CASHMERE

Constructed from post-consumer yarn that’s sorted by fiber length, shredded, and then re-spun back into 100% cashmere yarn, this recycled collection allows consumers to wear cashmere with significantly less impact on the environment.Learn more at forbes.com ->.Create your Account and get notified  when the collection  is available on Renoon 

Is It Possible To Create a Sustainable Fashion Week?

As we find ourselves in the middle of a climate crisis, it seems that fashion needs to rethink the runway show. But can the industry’s tradition transform into a greener alternative?

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 Helsinki Fashion Week’s event space, courtesy of Maika HolmaFashion Week, or Fashion Month rather, is unsustainable by nature. Think about it, the industry’s most important people fly to multiple cities all over the world, leaving a sizeable carbon footprint. Countless cars drive influencers, journalists, stylists, and buyers from event to event to help manage busy show schedules. There’s the environmental impact of show production; the sets and props that are created then thrown away, the invitations and show notes that are discarded, as well as the huge amount of electricity used for lighting. All this for a show that lasts just a matter of minutes.

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Meet the Sisters Behind the Sustainable Australian Label Creating Compostable Clothing

“Sustainability is the reason we started Folktribe, so it is the single most important aspect of our label,” co-founder Emma Sommerville – who stepped back from her studies in architecture to go into business with her sister, Kellie – tells Vogue of the motivation behind her decision to launch their brand, Folktribe.

From Recycled Cashmere to Compostable Clothing

The design duo launched the sustainable Australian label, which is best known for creating chic yet compostable clothing, in an effort to provide conscious consumers with clothing that does not contribute to the damaging effects that fast fashion has had on the environment.  

Committed to raising awareness of this negative impact, the pair are doing their best to demonstrate the effectiveness of the numerous sustainable practices they have in place at Folktribe. “We use rainwater and solar power for any washing, dyeing or sewing throughout our process,” shares Kellie.

Read more at  Vogue.com ->

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From AI Clothing to Animals on the Runway at Paris Fashion Week

Each week, Re-news  brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion.Find new content every week on our  Read  page.Share this post and spread the word (we need more sustainable fashion in this world).

Fashion of the Future: Will We Wear Clothes Designed by Artificial Intelligence?

Acne Studios debuted their first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) designed collection at Paris Fashion Week.

From AI Clothing to Animals on the Runway at Paris Fashion Week

The clothing was created in partnership with artist and programmer Robbie Barrat. 

‘When you design a collection, you have an idea of ​​what a jacket looks like, or a pair of trousers,’ says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.

‘The computer doesn’t know what a jacket is. It tries to learn from the images we gave it, and then creates its own idea. It was freeing, because we could then design a jacket that’s like from a parallel universe. ‘

Barrat is well known in the world of AI, or generative, art. Two years ago, code he devised was used to create an artwork that sold at Christie’s for £ 337,000 – the first of its kind.

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This Meghan Marke-Loved Brand Launched a Gorgeous Line of Recycled Handbags

Rothy just launched its first-ever sustainable handbag collection,  giving a whole new meaning to the idea of ​​a statement bag. 

The line features five bag silhouettes that are constructed using 100 percent recycled materials , including the brand’s signature fabric that is thread-spun from single-use water bottles, along with a new material: marine plastic (collected within 30 miles of coastlines). 

Read more at  people.com ->

Stella McCartney Sent Animals Down the Runway During Paris Fashion Week

The lifelong vegan designer showed off a collection full of faux fur coats, fake leather tracksuits and … animal costumes. 

From AI Clothing to Animals on the Runway at Paris Fashion Week

“We’re the only luxury house who aren’t killing animals to create fashion shows,” McCartney said  after her AW20  show on the Monday morning of Paris Fashion Week.

But I wanted to communicate that in a fun way. ” That” fun way “was a group of dancing, fancy dress costumed animals, who walked the finale with the models. They were there to greet guests too, as they walked into the Opera Garnier, where show-goers were also encouraged to take a sapling and plant a tree in an effort to make the show carbon neutral.

“We all have to be involved in making the fashion industry more environmentally conscious,” she said.

Continue reading on Vice.com ->

Cover image: Stella McCartney,  Mitchell Sams for Vice, other images via Acne Studios