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As consumer demand for sustainable, ethically-sourced products heightens, here at WGSN we’re dedicated to highlighting the opportunities this challenge presents across the board.

17 posts  |  Last entry Jun 20, 2018

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ecoBirdy: The new brand that’s out to make circular design cool

ecoBirdy creatively upcycles plastic toys into distinctive, recyclable furniture for kids, and runs a school programme that introduces children to the concept of circular design and sustainability. WGSN's Lifestyle & Interiors team reports.

Towards zero waste: Three reusable tableware products to invest in

Coffee cups, sandwich wraps and straws are all getting a sustainable upgrade. WGSN's Sarah Housley picks three of the brands to know

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018: Sustainable solutions

Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the world's leading business event dedicated to the role of sustainability in the fashion industry. WGSN was in attendance this year, looking into the newest sustainable solutions to hit the market.

Zohra Rahman: Apprenticeship, craft and design aesthetics

Located in the heart of Lahore, Pakistan, the Zohra Rahman workshop is rooted in a reinterpretation of the Eastern concept of gharana (apprenticeship). WGSN caught up with the jeweller to talk apprenticeships, brand mission and design aesthetics.

The Sustainability Series: THE KINDCRAFT

We caught up with THE KINDCRAFT founder Lauren K. Lancy for the next in our sustainability series to talk her experience, THE KINDCRAFT mission and the longevity of slow fashion.

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Marketing strategy buzzwords: Sustainability

Once defined by PETA and FEED bags in the early 2000's, sustainability has become as capitalized a marketing tool as feminism. As some brands show how to do it right, and others miss the mark, we look at how to expand your brand/client’s own efforts.

The Sustainability Series: Learning from the V&A’s “Fashioned from Nature”

Fashioned from Nature, the V&A's latest fashion offering, opened its doors to the press yesterday and is anticipated to become the most popular of the museum's exhibitions this year.

Sustainability 2018: Adapting to a new ecosystem

As sustainability continues to play a key role on the UK high street, retail must go further than simply offering sustainable collections - new ethical ecosystems must be developed. Here's our four strategies for success.

The Sustainability Series: Purpose past, present, future

As part of WGSN's Sustainability Series, we hear from People Made co-founder Brook Calverley on the importance of brand purpose.

Why kidswear clothing rentals are the future of babywear

In a world where fashion and excess go hand-in-hand, companies are looking to move away from linear manufacturing models towards circular ones. WGSN sat down with Mia Bella Babies, online babywear rental service to find out more about this circular approach.

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A move to bioplastics: Electrolux’s eco-friendly fridge

In an era where we’re acutely conscious of the damage widespread use of plastics is doing to the planet, Electrolux has just unveiled the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge.

Australian Circular Fashion: Retail’s sustainable future

This month, Australian Circular Fashion will run Australia’s first ever fashion conference designed to build economically viable means to practice sustainable and circular manufacturing. ACF reports for WGSN.