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Pineapple leaves, fish scales and wine pulp are not the most obvious raw materials for textiles, but they are among hundreds of innovative and sustainable elements that businesses are starting to use in their production processes.
Prada has announced it will stop using fur in its products and design beginning in February 2020. The decision applies to all of the Italian fashion house’s brands, including Miu Miu, Church’s, Car Shoe and Prada itself. It will come into effect after the Spring/Summer 2020 women’s collection.
London’s Central Saint Martins (CSM) college has announced a new masters degree in Biodesign to promote sustainable innovation, which is set to start in September 2019. The new two-year masters program has been billed as the first of its kind, and will explore bio-informed design strategies in a bid to encourage more eco-friendly focused innovation.
ICC joins fashion industry to make sustainability everyone’s business – ICC – International Chamber of Commerce
As a Permanent Observer to the United Nations, ICC is committed to ensuring that business consumption and production patterns align with the UN Sustainability and Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the UN 2030 Charter.
Long-expected move will see plastic drinks straws, stirrers, and cotton buds outlawed in England from April 2020 Plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and cotton buds will soon be a thing of the past in Engand, after the government today confirmed the single-use items will be banned from April 2020.
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