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Vestiaire Collective launches coronavirus charity sale

Vestiaire Collective, the online platform for pre-owned luxury fashion, has launched a charity sale to support the fight against coronavirus.

Shiseido launches Baum retail brand

Japanese cosmetics label Shiseido has released a new skincare brand, Baum, responding to growing consumer demand for products that embrace social responsibility and environmental considerations.

H&M to supply protective equipment for hospitals

Sweden fashion retailer H&M is to supply protective equipment to hospitals as they fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Link secures its first sustainability-linked loan

Hong Kong Reit Link Asset Management has signed an AU$212 million (US$123 million) five-year sustainability-linked loan with DBS Bank.

McDonald’s UK to scrap plastic Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s is ditching its plastic Happy Meal toys in favour of more sustainably produced alternatives in its UK stores.

Disposable cups transformed into photographic paper

The use of disposable cups is on the rise as consumers are prioritising safety from the coronavirus – but a new use for them has been discovered in Korea.

Samsonite marks 110th anniversary with sustainability pledge

Luggage firm Samsonite is marking its 110th anniversary with a sustainability pledge, dubbed the ‘Our Responsible Journey’ strategy.

Hong Kong food-delivery companies join WWF campaign to combat plastic use

Hong Kong food-delivery companies, Deliveroo and Foodpanda, have joined WWF’s Plastic Action Initiative (PACT) to help reduce single-use plastics.

Emissions drop 30 per cent as Asos completes carbon strategy

Fashion marketplace ASOS has reduced carbon emissions per order by 30 per cent through the success of its Carbon 2020 strategy, which was launched in 2015 and finishes later this year.

Influencers sign on to The R Collective x Net-A-Porter campaign

Upcycling fashion label The R Collective has unveiled a new campaign highlighting the advances in sustainability through its upcycling projects across Asia.

Denim makers embrace novel sustainability initiatives

Global denim makers have long faced questions over their sustainability credentials, but recent developments across the industry are helping to show it in a more positive light.

Featured store: Fast-casual Treehouse restaurant in Hong Kong

Fast-casual eatery Treehouse restaurant in Hong Kong has been built using lead-free eco-cement and reclaimed wood.