The Fashion News You Missed This Week
Here's what was buzzing.
Pandora committed to being carbon neutral
Global jewellery brand Pandora is the latest to step up and make changes that will benefit the environment. On Thursday, Pandora announced its commitment to join the Science Based Targets initiative, and reduce emissions across the entire company. Before the end of next year, the jewellery brand will have a published plan in line with the Paris agreement, outlining the necessary changes needed to achieve a lower carbon footprint. In addition to this, the brand is working toward two other sustainable changes: the first is shifting to use 100 per cent renewable electricity in its two crafting facilities in Thailand this year. By 2025, its other target of being entirely carbon neutral in its operations (from crafting facilities and distribution sites to storefronts and offices) will be due. “Addressing climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and as a large global company we have an obligation to contribute to the necessary solutions,” CEO Alexander Lacik said in the press release. “Responsible business practices such as recycling of materials and waste have always been part of Pandora’s way of operating, and we now commit to ambitious targets to reduce our carbon emissions and help drive sustainability in the jewellery industry.”
Actor Tommy Dorfman and comedian Naomi Watanbe star in Fendi’s latest #BaguetteFriendsForever episode
Fendi’s #BaguetteFriendsForever is an ongoing series featuring influencers, actresses, models, DJs and other creatives and Episode VIII was released this week, starring actor Tommy Dorfman and comedian Naomi Watanbe. The two are captured in the adorable, lighthearted video getting ready for the Fendi women’s Spring 2020 show, both sporting the exact same regime. Once they arrive at the show, Dorfman and Watanbe end up sitting beside each other front row and soon discover their twinning Fendi Baguettes. Not long after this, the duo is inseparable. Talk about a fashion bond. Watch the video here.
Frank And Oak launches their second wave of sustainable footwear
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New in—Lift off in our fully sustainable Drift sneaker. Handcrafted in Portugal with natural recycled rubber and plant-dyed leather. Check our story to learn more.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Maintenant disponible— Prenez votre envol avec Drift, notre chaussure entièrement écoresponsable. Fabriquée au Portugal à partir de caoutchouc naturel recyclé et de cuir au tannage végétal. Visionnez notre Story afin d’en savoir plus. ⠀ #frankandoak ⠀
This week, fashion and lifestyle brand Frank And Oak introduced the Drift sneaker, which kickstarted the second wave of their sustainable footwear drops. Made with Bioleather, cork insoles, unbleached and undyed laces, a recycled rubber outsole, recycled metal eyelets and recycled lining, this minimal impact sneaker comes just after the brand outlined its newest sustainability goals. The commitment includes five ambitious goals: use zero virgin plastic, use zero virgin polyester, a 100 per cent offset of greenhouse gas scope 1 emissions, increased renewable energies and encouraging a zero-waste philosophy—all with a deadline of 2022.
Global lifestyle and travel brand Away adds new colourways to their Aluminum Edition
If you need a reason to hop on a plane and escape the cold, global lifestyle brand Away has the perfect travel buddy for you. This week they launched three new colours—onyx, gold and rose gold—within the Aluminum collection, offering the shades in each size. These colourways are returning favourites after previously being limited-edition, and will now join the lineup permanently. Away’s luggage comes with their signature TSA approved lock, removable laundry bag and interior compression system. And for those looking for a personal touch on their travel wares, custom monogramming is also available.