Last month Joanna Lumley launched a special recycling initiative with Marks & Spencer aimed at emphasising the value of unwanted clothes but they aren't the only ones encouraging recycling.
Italian swimwear brand Calzedonia recently launched their own recycling campaign in collaboration with I:COLLECT AG, an international company that works with eco-compatible recycling. The premise is simple. Simply take your old unwanted swimwear of any brand to any of the participating Calzedonia stores and you will get £5 off any swimwear in store.
The initiative ends on June 30 so if you're interested, get your old swimsuits in now.
Sometimes, you just have to stick with what works. Yves Saint Laurent recut some of its iconic pieces for Barneys New York in June (using leftover cotton drill fabric), and the collection promptly sold out in days. Designer Stefano Pilati is now doing new vintage, the remix, in larger quantities for holiday shopping season.
The YSL Edition New Vintage range will include styles from the archive and will be made from a several fabrics from company inventory, according to WWD. Styles will go out to stores in early December, and those worried about the environment can take heart that the new-vintage styles will reuse YSL leftovers.
Nature is the original punk. It provides it unconditionally. It is the most obvious in-your-face gift we are given. I decided to create luxury eco out of respect for the beauty, the strength and the calm that nature continues to give me.
Eco queen Linda Loudermilk tells Coutorture her design philosophy
There's plenty to feel guilty about these days. If you shop in public, maybe you think it looks inconsiderate, so maybe you point and click at home. If you want to go for a nice evening out, you: a) maybe can't afford it and feel pressure because of that, or (b) maybe feel bad for asking other people to spend their hard-earned cash with you. Then you throw in the fact that your job and home ownership might or might not be secure, and tack on silly things like physical health and the status of your personal relationships, and there's a lot to consider.
What I'm saying is, if you're like me, then this isn't the best time to think about how much carbon your ironing gives off.