Forte_Forte Unveils Bloom, Its Latest Upcycling Capsule

Good News Notes:  “As fashion moves more toward sustainable practices, upcycling seems to be the hottest and trendiest topic right now, with brands such as Miu Miu, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Marine Serre all tapping into the trend. Contemporary fashion label Forte_Forte, meanwhile, quietly embraced it almost 10 years ago by partnering with silk specialist Mantero Seta…

Mary Kay Inc. Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation to Commit to Circular Economy

Good News Notes: “Mary Kay Inc., the multibillion-dollar direct-sales cosmetics company, has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a member of its network, the mission of which it states is to lead the transition to a circular economy with the most influential organizations to demonstrate what is possible, based on the principle of eliminating waste and…

Design Label ADIFF Reimagines Fashion With Upcycling In New ‘Fashion Cookbook’

Good News Notes: “Design label ADIFF is cooking up innovative solutions to fashion’s waste problem. The woman-founded label’s new book, “The Open Source Fashion Cookbook,” offers recipes and tips for DIY sustainable designs. The recipes provide directions for creating everything from a shirt dress comprised of button-downs to a hat made from an umbrella. The amount of…

Eton Is Now Upcycling the Scraps From Its Dress Shirts Into Customizable Rugs

Good News Notes: “The venerable Swedish shirtmaker Eton has been in operation for close to a century now, during which time it’s made plenty of, well, shirts. It only recently dipped its toes into the slightly less formal t-shirt category. But now, the house is shifting gears in the interest of sustainability, creating a series of limited-edition rugs made entirely…

Leni Klum Donates 50K to Nonprofit and Plants 1K Trees for Earth Day

Good News Notes: “Leni Klum‘s modeling career may just be getting started, but she’s already using her paychecks to give back in a meaningful way. Leni, 16, who is the daughter of supermodel Heidi Klum, has partnered with the nonprofit organization Plant-for-the-Planet in honor of Earth Day. The teen donated $50,000 of her own money to the cause,…

Levi’s Launches Buy Better, Wear Longer Campaign

Good News Notes: “ With their new multi-platform worldwide campaign, launching Monday, Levi’s is aiming to raise awareness about our shared responsibly for tackling the environmental impacts of clothing production and consumption. “Ultimately, Levi’s denim is meant to be worn for generations, not seasons,” Jennifer Sey, Levi’s Brand President, said in a statement on Monday. “So we are also…

Why Luxury Brands Are Embracing Upcycling Amid the Pandemic

Good News Notes: “The New York designer Hillary Taymour is something of a fashion rebel. Instead of following the industry norm and enticing fans to buy the latest from her label, Collina Strada, she teaches them the techniques necessary to imitate her trippy tie-dyes on their own, or alter them to their liking, should they…

The RealReal Is Moving Beyond Consigning And Into Upcycling With Upcoming Line

Good News Notes: “It’s not every day that the fashion industry finds a trend that’s potentially saleable, scalable and sustainable, that checks all the earth-loving boxes consumers are craving, and upholds the tender images that luxury fashion houses guard assiduously. While the list of luxury brands embracing sustainability continues to grow, there are still many…