Here's what's got us talking this week...
Ottolinger Teases Puma Collaboration
Ottolingerdebuted a new collaboration on the Fall/Winter 2023 Fashion Week runway in collaboration with sportswear giant, PUMA. The partnership, captioned “Mission Mood. Speeding.” exudes a racing vibe as it takes influence from motorsport aesthetics. The boots worn on the runway had a structure mirroring the build of traditional motorcycle boots, while the bags featured bold colour-blocking mimicking classic racing suit designs.
Ganni In-House Recycling Scheme to Repurpose Fabric Waste
Danish fashion brand Ganni is introducing a new in-house recycling initiative to recycle its cut-off production scraps into new clothing. Their conventional production methods create up to 20% cut-off waste, meaning that Ganni produces 12 tonnes of cotton scraps annually. These off-cuts are now being recycled in-house and reintroduced into production. T-shirts will be one of the key product categories of the recycling scheme.
Palmless Launches First Consumer Beauty Product
Palmless, a platform for sustainable palm oil alternatives, has unveiled its debut consumer product, a nourishing oil that it hopes will tackle the destructive environmental impacts of palm-driven deforestation. The oil features signature biodesigned ingredient, Palmless Torula oil, a luxe emollient made from yeast, not trees. The product comes as part of C16 Bioscience's continued commitment to the beauty industry and its mission to develop sustainable, traceable, and stable alternatives to palm oil.
Osprey Pack Repair Services for Better Sustainability
Osprey's, known for its technical and durable products, is making huge steps towards sustainability by extending the life cycle of its products. The offering hopes to give “maximum adventure for our consumers, minimum landfill for the planet.” The brand has announced that they will repair any damage free of charge, whether the product was produced in 1974 or yesterday. And if it is past the point of mending, they will replace it.
Versace and CFDA Partner for LGBTQ+ Initiative
The Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) announced that they have partnered with Versace for a new program focusing on LGBTQ+ youth and education. The initiative will launch with a Master Class event helmed by Versace at the Los Angeles LGBT Centre. The CFDA will also roll out a scholarship sponsored by Versace, allowing students to meet with CFDA members to discuss their careers via the new initiative.
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