Prada Fur Free

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Prada Bans Fur

Prada Fur Free
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Fashion house Prada has announced that from its spring-summer collection, there will no future use of animal fur. No animal fur will be involved in any future designs, but existing items will continue to be sold. The ban extends across the brands Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe.

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VIVOBAREFOOT Primus Lite II Bio shoe

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VIVOBAREFOOT Debuts Sustainable Plant-Based Performance Shoe

Leading global barefoot shoe company VIVOBAREFOOT announced this week the launch of Primus Lite II Bio, the company’s most innovative sustainable shoe to-date and one of the world’s first plant-based performance shoes. The mission-driven brand unveiled the highly anticipated unisex shoe on the heels of independent sustainability research, which highlighted eco materials as a key factor in consumer purchasing decisions.

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1 Million Euros in Funding for Start-Ups Committed to Sustainable Fashion

This year’s winners of the Global Change Award presented by the H&M Foundation include a Peruvian company that manufactures vegan leather. In order to further promote sustainable innovations in the fashion industry, the Foundation has also launched an initiative in collaboration with Indiegogo, in which consumers can actively participate in the further development of the five selected startups as sponsors, supporters and testers via crowdfunding.

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Sales of Vegan Beauty Products Witness a Steep Rise as Trend of Ethical Consumerism Goes Mainstream

Natural cosmetics
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According to a new study, released by Fact MR, sales of vegan beauty products are expected to surpass US$ 3,500 Mn in 2019, up from US$ 3,352 Mn in 2018. This study analyses the forecast period 2018 to 2028 and finds the vegan beauty products market is projected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6% through to 2028.

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