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Ikea will start selling spare parts to consumers worldwide. The world's largest furniture retailer wants to extend the lifespan of its products. The initiative is part of a greater sustainability campaign.
Fashion brand Object, part of Bestseller, collaborates with Swedish innovator Renewcell to produce clothing made (partially) from recycled textiles.
Sustainable fashion does not just mean recycling fabric. It also means virtual wardrobes, improved algorithms and product identification. Vanessa Rothschild, head of sustainability, explains H&M Group's approach.
Monki revealed a capsule collection made using Green Machine technology. The machine can fully separate cotton from polyester blends and recycle them on a large scale.
From now on, Ace & Tate will offer recycled glasses on second-hand platform Depop. It is the first optics chain to start working with the app, giving old frames a second life.
The Bestseller group, known from brands as Only, Vila and more, is setting up a 'Fashion FWD Lab' to develop sustainable initiatives and materials. The company is working on leather from fruit waste and circular textiles.
Ikea will soon launch a remarkable international campaign called 'BuyBackFriday'. It gives customers the opportunity to exchange their old Ikea furniture for vouchers. Critics see it as a publicity stunt.
Uniqlo launches a circular clothing line: the Japanese fashion chain collects worn items and turns them into new clothes. First up: the down jackets the brand is famous for.
Ikea is continuing its plans to rent out furniture. Customers can buy them through a leasing model and simply return them after use. In 2020, the Swedish chain will be trying out the new model in 30 countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands.