With Earth Month around the corner, we can expect to see many brands launching new sustainability-minded products and initiatives in the coming weeks. For example, Toronto-based jewellery brand Oremme just introduced a first-of-its-kind recycling program for customers in Canada and the U.S. Read on to find out what else is happening in the fashion world this week!
Oremme introduces a gold recycling program
Toronto-based, hand-crafted jewellery label Oremme — which is already a member of the environmental initiative 1% for the Planet — wants your unwanted gold jewellery. Why? So it can be melted down for future use. The brand just announced its Gold Recycling Program, which asks customers to send in gold jewellery that they no longer use for a store credit (based on karat weight); Oremme will then melt the gold down to use in new pieces.
Founder Emilie Nolan notes in a press release about the program: “Gold has infinite lives, whether that’s a chain that has broken, earrings that have lost their match, or a piece you’re ready to release. In addition to our made-to-order model and 1% for the Planet commitment, recycling this material is another layer of consciousness I’m excited to offer our clientele.”
Hana Tajima’s new collection for Uniqlo is coming April 8
“What we wear can allow us to fully inhabit a particular side of who we are,” says New York-based Hana Tajima in a statement about her new collaboration collection for Uniqlo. The range of pieces — which includes softly structured separates, flowy dresses and accessories — speak to an all-encompassing approach to daily life, acknowledging a new reality where our activities are more integrated and have an emphasis on ease. “Our days are becoming more condensed with different parts of our lives existing in the same place. Through comfort and simplicity, I wanted these clothes to give a sense of space and allow us to transition easily between different parts of ourselves, so we can reclaim a sense of identity.”
Luxury accessory brand MCM taps Toronto’s Maxwell N. Burnstein to create an Earth Month store display
Inspired by Toronto’s cityscape, a new upcycled piece of collage art by local creative Maxwell N. Burnstein has been revealed at MCM’s Bloor Street flagship shop. The swish German retailer’s partnership with Burnstein sees the artist’s vision come to life using MCM’s instantly recognizable fabrics to render Toronto’s most notable structural highlights. Catch a glimpse throughout the month of April.
Giorgio Armani just launched an exclusive capsule collection on Mr Porter
A 23-piece selection of natty wares by Giorgio Armani landed on Mr Porter this week. The assortment is inspired by the brand’s “louche” silhouettes from the ’80s and ’90s and offers spring essentials, from a double-breasted trench coat to suiting and sweaters. If you’re looking to invest in a few key wardrobe items this season, here’s a good place to start.
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