30 September 2019
FAST COMPANY – by Jessica Klein
A new study finds that while 95% of people in the U.S. think sustainability is a good goal, most of them don’t know what to look for to determine if something is, in fact, sustainable.
There’s something different about H&M’s newly released 2019 fall and winter collections: They’re sustainable. Made from recycled textiles, metals, and discarded cotton fibers, the fast-fashion brand’s new line is trying to step away from an industry cluttered with products made from crude oil, like nylon.
H&M is one of several brands working with Project Effective, which promotes the use of sustainable materials in the textile industry and was formed last year by companies Aquafil, a carpet manufacturer supplier, and Genomatica, which licenses bioengineering processes for creating natural alternatives to synthetic products.