Sustainability News | Breaking Headlines from Week 29, 2020

 

 

This week in headlines: Luxiders Magazine brings you the most important sustainability news from across the world. From Nike’s new recyclable sneaker line to the latest political sustainability reports, Luxiders lets you stay informed so you'll never have to miss an update.

 
 

Garren and R+Co Announce New Luxury, Sustainable Haircare Line

Haircare brand R+Co has collaborated with top celebrity hairstylist and co-founder Garren to launch couture haircare line R+Co Bleu. Introducing 21 transformative products, each complete with a unique, colour-coded cap according to four distinct formulas: blue for ‘Essentials’, orange for ‘Colour’, green for ‘Repair & Moisture’ and purple for Volume, R+Co Bleu lets you have salon-quality hair treatment at home.

Proving that luxury doesn’t have to compromise the well-being of our planet, all bottles and jars are made exclusively from post-consumer recycled material. In addition to this, the brand is vegan, colour-safe and gluten, sulphate and paraben free. Each product uniquely comes with a seed-infused card that lets you grow wildflowers at home, evidencing R+Co Bleu commitment to supporting reforestation.

 
 
 
 

New Study Proves Women Are Starting To Prioritise Brand Value and Ethics When Buying Cosmetics 


A recent study by Korea’s number one health and beauty store Olive Young, has partnered with beauty content platform Self Beauty to survey the shopping habits of 2000 female consumers. The study revealed that 87.5% of consumers would now consider the brand value and ethics of their cosmetic products more carefully than they did in the past, and 93.4% of consumers would actively choose sustainable brands over those that are not, provided their prices were similar. This indicates a promise to more sustainable consumption patterns looking to the future, not only across the food and fashion industries, but now across beauty too.

 
 

EAT Urgently Calls For Dietary Shift To Tackle Global Hunger and Climate Change

Norwegian non-profit organisation EAT has released a ‘ground breaking’ new study, concluding it is impossible to feed a future population of 10 billion within the planetary boundaries of today. The G20 countries, collectively accounting for 90% of the Gross World Product and 2/3rd of the world’s population must embrace dietary change. Food habits must be transformed, food production improved and food waste reduced, in order to address the issue of world hunger and keep our current climate crisis at bay.

 
 

Nike and Jordan Brand Launch New Sustainable Sneakers

Nike’s Air VaporMax 2020, released on the 23rd July, has been deemed one of Nike’s most sustainable sneakers yet. Through incorporating eco-conscious materials, such as the addition of recycled Flyknit yarn and a heel constructed from 60% recycled TPU, this shoe represents Nike’s first-ever VaporMax Air unit crafted from recycled materials.

 Nike’s subsidiary company Jordan, has made a similar effort to support the company’s  Move to Zero initiative through the latest Crater collection; aiming to create products with minimal carbon emissions. However, the release date of the Jordan Crater shoe and the Jordan Crater Slide has yet to be confirmed.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Serbia's EXIT Festival Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Spike

The organisers of EXIT festival have definitively cancelled their 20th anniversary next month, owing to a recent breakout of coronavirus in Belgrade, located about an hour away from where the event would have taken place. EXIT is a summer music festival, founded in 2000, as a student movement campaigning for freedom and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. This year, the festival would have hosted its biggest environmental initiative yet ‘LIFE STREAM’ along with mass reforestation project ‘Green Я:Evolution. However,  EXIT has since decided to raise awareness of these projects through a digital ‘symbolic event’, to be experienced online this September.  

 
 

Report Discovers for Every $1 Invested In Ocean Sustainability, a Benefit of $5 Is Returned

A new report from the World Resources Institute, examining the benefits of investing in four specific sustainable ocean initiatives:

  • Conservation and Restoration of Mangrove Habitats
  • Scaling Up Offshore Wind Energy Production
  • Decarbonising International Shipping
  • Increasing the Production of Sustainably Sourced Ocean-Based Proteins

has concluded that an initial investment of $2-3.7 trillion will bring a net benefit of $8.2-22.8 trillion over 30 years. While the benefits, divided into social, economic and environmental factors, are not equal, it is evident that protecting the well- being of our oceans is worth the cost.

 

 

+ Words:  Stephanie Frank, Luxiders Magazine

London-based student and  journalist Stephanie Frank has become dedicated to repurposing fashion as a force for good and is committed to writing about the interfaces between sustainability, fashion,  lifestyle and culture.

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