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Stella McCartney announces new partnership with Bolt Threads

Stella McCartney, a brand well-known for its efforts to produce fully sustainable collections, has announced a new partnership with Bolt Threads, a San Francisco Bay Area-based biotechnology that creates smart textiles. This new collaboration will focus on fabric innovation  creating fabrics like vegan-friendly silk made from yeast, which keeps in line with the designer’s sustainable philosophy. The first physical product …

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Rothy’s raises $7 million to develop sustainable shoe fiber

Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based sustainable shoe brand, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The investment round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Grace Beauty Capital, M13 and Finn Capital Partners. Roth Martin and Stephen Hawthornthwaite launched the direct-to-consumer brand in 2015 at the rise of the athleisure trend. They were focused on creating a sustainable shoe, …

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Ananas Anam raises funding to expand sustainable textile startup

Ananas Anam, a UK-based sustainable textile startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding. The investment came from Spark Ventures, a Chicago-based nonprofit financing outlet for organizations that support children in poverty with nutrition, education and healthcare. As part of the investment, William Lu, Spark China Limited’s director, will join Ananas Anam’s board. Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founded AA in …

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How Rêve en Vert is becoming a key destination for curated sustainability

Before co-founding Rêve en Vert, a sustainable luxury online shop, Cora Hilts cut her teeth as an intern at Stella McCartney, a brand that is widely recognized as a leader in sustainability in fashion. During her first day as an intern, Hilts was shocked when she was told to remove her new red leather gloves. Leather and other animal products …

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