Real Leaders

Designer Virgil Abloh Teams up With Evian to go Beyond Plastic

Casual couture king Virgil Abloh is joining the Evian empire to make sustainability fashionable — in more ways than one. Known among the fashion community for his avant-garde approach to haute couture, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and DJ, Virgil Abloh, is using his international fame to help another brand on the frontier of sustainable consumer […]

Look Great in Seaweed T-shirts and Plastic Bottle Track Pants

Pangaia is a global collective of people with one mission – to accelerate the world’s transition to responsible production and consumption. The European fashion brand is taking the world by storm – and leaving no trace behind. Every day we borrow resources from the planet. Producing billions of garments and feeding the endless whims of […]

Timberland’s New Creative Director Underscores Remade, Reduced, Recycled

Timberland, known worldwide for its iconic yellow boot and passion for the outdoors, has announced a partnership with British designer Christopher Raeburn, who will serve as Global Creative Director for the brand. Raeburn owns a label of the same name, which is synonymous with responsible, intelligent fashion design. Raeburn will be a key stakeholder in developing […]

Ending Animal Slaughter One Fashion Bag at a Time

Eco-fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow has announced the launch of its new Vegan Bag collection, with a focus on animal anti-cruelty. Many animals killed for leather experience cruel and gruesome treatment that is typical of factory farming. But, at Los Angeles-based Ministry of Tomorrow no animals are slaughtered in the production of their bags. This […]

Versace And Furla Join Designer Labels Ditching Fur

Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry. Fashion houses around the world are bowing to pressure and using alternatives to real fur amid pressure from animal rights groups […]

Men Spend More on ‘Green’ Fashion Than Women

In a world motivated by social cred and “likes,” it comes as no surprise that U.S. consumers on average spend roughly $250 a month on clothes, shoes and accessories. But what you might not expect is that men outspend women when it comes to their closet. Men spend an average of $310.50 per month on […]

Dressing Vegan: Birkenstock Voted Most Animal-Friendly Shoe

The PETA USA youth organization has honored Germany’s largest shoe manufacturer for its commitment to producing fashion without animal components. Birkenstock has received the peta2 Libby Award “Most Vegan-Friendly Shoe Company 2017,” an award highly regarded throughout the global vegan community. The youth organization honored Germany’s largest shoe manufacturer for its commitment to producing fashion without animal […]

Humans of Fashion Foundation Wants to End Sexual Abuse

A global platform to discuss prevalence and effects of sexual harassment and assault in the fashion industry, and connect those who have experienced it with support. Fashion model Kristina Romanova and singer-songwriter/lawyer, Antoniette Costa, have cofounded a NGO that works to create a global platform that informs and connects those in the fashion industry who have […]

Luxury Collection Offers DNA-infused Fragrance and a Suit Made From Case Files

Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, has unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed “Commit To Something” campaign with “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth.  In an on-demand world where everything is a swipe […]

Is it Time to Put Meaning Back Into Our Clothes?

When we were young a lot of what our parents did was about avoiding new purchases. Clothes were mended, shoes got repaired, toys were handed down; every item of daily life was used until it became unusable. Today our stuff is disposable or obsolete before we know it: it’s meaningless. When I was growing up […]