An increasing number of fashion firms pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. The high demand makes innovators respond with new tools for brands and manufacturers to hold themselves accountable and help shoppers make better purchasing decisions, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
Ties have always been an important part of the gentleman's wardrobe. The humble piece of cloth has not changed much in terms of design or materials since its invention. Until now. A light weight, ready to wear tie made of lacquered carbon fiber is now becoming more and more popular in the fashion industry.
Created by designer Alberto Del Biondi, the ties have versions for males and females.
The fashion brand Gucci never forgets men and occasionally creates new models to catch their attention. The designers created a new collection men's shoes Gucci, which are not made from leather, but from carbon fiber. This material becomes more and more popular for the production of shoes. GG Plus Moccasin is made in Italy and comes in elegant beige/ebony colors, laced in dark brown leather. The best feature of these shoes is the cut out at the front that shows a beautiful G as brand logo. The carbon fiber is found at the beautiful back heel of the shoes in the rubber sole. The shoes can be found at various stores at the price $425.
Marks & Spencer has launched the high street's first ever carbon neutral bra – part of the new Autograph Leaves lingerie collection.
The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company has calculated and independently certified the footprint of the entire Autograph Leaves collection, which includes four styles of bra, three knickers and a set of suspenders.