Materials of fashion

The brands and designers setting the standard for a more eco-friendly fashion industry.

The future

Check out these sustainable travel bags before your next trip

Traveling is tough on the planet, but your luggage doesn’t have to be.


LVMH will reduce its electricity consumption by 10 percent

Employees better get used to taking the stairs.


Asics made a sneaker with the world's lowest carbon footprint

The Gel-Lyte III CM 1.95 emits only 1.95kg of CO2e per pair.


Patagonia's founder gives away company to help combat climate change

Ownership is now split between a trust and nonprofit organization to prove Chouinard is "dead serious" about saving the planet.


On Running introduces a foam made from carbon emissions

Reduce your carbon footprint in the Cloudprime sneaker.


Collina Strada debuts fully recyclable sandals and deadstock fabric loafers

The brand tapped Virón and Melissa to create sustainable jelly shoes, boots, and more.


Allbirds’s first plant-based sneaker is made from citrus peels and rice

The Plant Pacer produces 88 percent less carbon than traditional animal leather.


Ganni introduces sustainable tracksuits made from bananas

The Danish brand has partnered with textile innovation company Pyratex.


Nike rethinks its apparel with a low-carbon fabric innovation

Nike Forward uses punch-needle machines to make more circular, lightweight material.


Heinz and ThredUp are selling ketchup-stained secondhand clothes

The “Vintage Drip” collection benefits Rise Against Hunger in support of global hunger relief.


PrettyLittleThing launches fast fashion resale marketplace

But can its pieces even last long enough to be resold and reused?


Michael Kors launches 'Pre-Loved' resale marketplace

The program aims to give Michael Kors pieces new life while reducing fashion waste.


McDonald's is turning its trash into real gold jewelry

The collection includes 14-karat gold and gold-plated pieces made from real garbage from McDonald’s restaurants.

One Man's Trash...

This sustainable brand made tennis bags out of 72,000 water bottles

Each piece in Rothy’s collection uses between 4 and 56 recycled Evian bottles collected at the U.S. Open.


This ice cube necklace warns water is becoming a luxury

Made by Paris-based design studio Golem, the OoOoooOoooOh la l'ice necklace melts within 30 minutes.


Online retailer Zenni turned plastic waste into sustainable eyewear

Eight styles made with 100 percent post-consumer plastic.