Every week, the Good On You team scours the internet, so you can have easy access to the ethical and sustainable fashion news that matters. Here’s everything you need to know this week.
In the know
“American firm Bolt Threads is understood to have halted the production of its mycelium-based leather alternative Mylo, a material that has been used by the likes of Stella McCartney, Adidas, and Kering,” reports Fashion United. Production was ultimately brought to a standstill owing to a lack of funding opportunities.
The world’s largest cotton certifier, Better Cotton, has signed the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Sustainability Pledge ahead of the launch of its own Traceability Solution at the end of 2023. This will see the company joining a list of 90 others including Inditex, Vivienne Westwood, Retraced, and WWF, reports Simone Preuss for Fashion United.
Emily Chan writes for Vogue on the changing consumption habits of younger generations and the European Union-backed raft of new regulations to “end fast fashion”, including policies designed to make clothes more durable, easier to reuse, repairable, and recyclable.
Don-Alvin Adegeest investigates for Fashion United: “As the fashion industry grapples with the complexities of global supply chains, traceability has emerged as a critical frontier. The growing consumer demand for transparency and sustainability necessitates robust traceability systems that track the entire production journey, from raw materials to finished garments.”
‘Good’ and ‘Great’ news
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“Great” rated vegan brand culthread writes about the plight of garment workers in fast fashion and explains how crucial it is to support businesses that work with suppliers to ensure living wages are paid.