H&M FOUNDATION: Inventive New Ways to Recycle Textiles

H&M Foundation, along with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) showcases the new concept of Closed-Loop Apparel Recycling Eco-System. Find a new way to discard clothing that you no longer wish to wear or keep.  No longer is it acceptable to throw your clothes in the bin, and be done with it. Fashion waste has become a burdening issue, it is estimated that a person on average, throws away 70 pounds worth of (wearable and recylcable) clothing in the bin annually.  This is leading to a very destructive landfill and waste problem. Find new ways to…

Sweden: Burning Discarded Garment as Fossil Fuel Instead of Coal

Moreso than ever, we are facing the severe consequences due to the fast fashion cycle and our never-ending desire to consume. This is an issue almost no one in the industry wants to talk about. According to American men magazine Esquire, 113,000 tons of discarded clothes from H&M ends up in the landfill every year. This is a very large number, and it is only counting items with from one international fashion chain on one continent. For many, we may feel that that is beyond our grasp to change. However, some people take the matter into their own hands. Jens…

Conscious Cinema Presents: Fashion Frontline

Conscious Cinema will be hosting their 10th screening at NakedHub on Thursday, November 30th. Frontline Fashion is a documentary following 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion – currently one of the most polluting industries – for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award. As they descend into Hong Kong for the design battle of their lives, all eyes are on the first prize; to design an up-cycled collection for China’s leading luxury brand, Shanghai Tang. But before they meet the region’s fashion elite on…

naked Hub Launches “naked Conversations” Panel Series

naked Hub, Asia’s largest network of premium co-working spaces, has kicked off a new initiative in Hong Kong titled “naked Conversations,” designed to spark a dialogue around the forces shaping the future of work and life. naked Conversations takes the format of a series of panel discussions bringing together thought leaders across different industries with diverse perspectives to discuss and debate current topics of importance. The launch of naked Conversations in Hong Kong follows that of naked Hub China, where the first panel discussion was held in Shanghai two days earlier. In the evening, naked Hub will celebrate its two…

Not Just A Bottle

TC: How did the two founders meet and what was the inspiration for starting this business? The founders are Martin Jensen and Frantz Pedersen who have been good friends for more than 20 years as they went to high school together. They are both very passionate about tennis, golf, and hiking, and have both lived overseas in countries where tap water is recommended as non-drinkable, so plastic pollution was visible on streets, parks and on the local beaches.  Throughout the years they often talked about how to solve the problem of plastic pollution and how it’s destroying the irreplaceable Ecosystems and our…

Meet Bobsy Gaia

MEET BOBSY GAIA ECO-Entrepreneur and Founder of Mana! Cafe THROUGH FOOD YOU CAN BUILD A COMMUNITY, AND OUR ROOTS ARE COMMUNAL” Q: How long have you been a vegetarian and what made you change? Bobsy: I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years, 90% vegan. I still sneak in a bit of cheese when no one’s looking. I’m not there yet, it’s a transition. The reason why I decided to give up meat was due to my personal choice to protect our natural resources. I discovered that the real cost of a hamburger it is not what we pay for at…

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