Four beautiful vegan bags for sustainable winter chic

Winter 2019/20 is almost upon us, so we're taking a look at some bags to take you through the most glamourous season in sustainable style. Replacing leather with a vegan alternative is key to our concept of a sustainable luxury handbag. Aside from the obvious animal exploitation, leather is typically treated with polluting chemicals, including … Continue reading Four beautiful vegan bags for sustainable winter chic

Sustainability champions Vin + Omi bring royal nettles to London Fashion Week

One of the most quirky eco-friendly contributions to this year's London Fashion Week, Sting, an event launching the Spring/Summer 2020 collection by Vin + Omi, featured clothing made from nettles harvested at Prince Charles's rural Highgrove estate. After contacting him about their work, the sustainable fashion pioneers first met the Prince of Wales in May 2018 … Continue reading Sustainability champions Vin + Omi bring royal nettles to London Fashion Week

Is clothing rental taking over from cheap ‘disposable’ fashion?

Fashion-conscious women turning their backs on the wasteful throwaway culture engendered by cheap, fast fashion retailers may be turning to rental as a way of changing up their everyday looks. Market analyst Mintel found 57% of UK fashion shoppers trying to shop more sustainably. More than half have also either rented clothing or are considering … Continue reading Is clothing rental taking over from cheap ‘disposable’ fashion?

Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Versatile and durable, plastic has revolutionised modern life. But 63% of products sold in the food and beverage, beauty, home care and pet food sectors are now packaged in plastic. More than 8bn tons of this near-indestructible material has been produced since 1960. Global efforts to recover and recycle it barely dent the problem. Before … Continue reading Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Respect for animals is shaping global markets, say researchers

Animal-awareness was listed among the top 10 global consumer trends for 2019 in a report by independent market researchers Euromonitor International. Compiled using data from industry, global consumer surveys, expert polls and trade interviews, the document annually reviews fast-moving trends, changing consumer priorities and how shifting consumer behaviour is disrupting business. For 2019 it describes … Continue reading Respect for animals is shaping global markets, say researchers

New technology can bring transparency to global food chains, but collaboration will be key

Global supply chains bring UK consumers a variety of food that would have dazzled our grandparents. Particularly in big cities, you can now buy pretty much whatever ingredient you need, whether or not it's ever been produced in the British Isles, and regardless of the time of year. But these same increasingly complex supply chains … Continue reading New technology can bring transparency to global food chains, but collaboration will be key