Welcome to the latest edition of The Briefing, a little inspiration highlighting innovations, news, and insights that have caught our eye. Thanks to Ed, Emma, and Isobel for these contributions.
With the growth of the Circular Economy being imperative, ThredUP have published an interesting report packed full of powerful stats on the growth in resale. (US focused) https://bit.ly/3LMpJYp.
It’s an important and timely subject, and below are some interesting ideas we’ve recently seen linked to it.
Launched on Earth Day, ‘Ebay Imperfect’ is a new marketplace and platform to sell new but damaged clothes from over 100 brands including Off-White and The North Face. Helping in some way to reduce fashion's landfill problem. https://bit.ly/3kEHE7r
Levi’s hosts free denim upcycling workshops in their London concept store, and an accompanying exhibition showcases objects made from upcycled denim. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the educational association Store, focuses on teaching denim upcycling techniques. https://bit.ly/3KChuNi
More from Nike Grind (their sustainability programme) with a collab with Kirei (makers of eco-friendly materials) to create an acoustic solution called the ‘Air Baffle’, made from Nike’s manufacturing scraps and end-of-life footwear. https://bit.ly/39pJQgH
And lastly, there’s been a lot of commentary about Meta opening a store, however as it doesn’t open until next week, we thought we’d share more from Meta discussing the thinking, ideas, and plans for this initiative. https://bit.ly/3vGmUT6
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Let us know below what you think and any others you’ve seen this week that are worth sharing - get in touch.