The Humble Tee Gets a Sustainable Makeover in Allbirds’ Debut Clothing Line

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You’re going to want one in every colour.

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds is expanding its offering today with the launch of its first clothing line. The US-NZ brand is now bringing its expertise in textile innovation to clothing in the form of a curated collection of essentials.

The brand’s debut clothing line includes a puffer, wool sweater, cardigan and T-shirt – or as the brand calls it, “apparel with purpose.” And in a world-first, each item is labeled with the carbon footprint of the piece. As with its intelligent footwear offering, the Allbirds clothing line utilizes hard-working fabrics to keep you warm and dry, without hurting the environment.

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The hero piece in the line-up is the TrinoXO Tee. The shirt ($65) is made with a proprietary material innovation that uses naturally derived fibre

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All of The Fashion News You Might Have Missed This Week

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Roots gives Priyanka the royal treatment and H&M offers same-day shipping with Instacart.

Roots designed a jacket for Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka

Roots has teamed up with Canada’s Drag Race winner, Priyanka, to create a custom jacket in their iconic Award style. The varsity style (which the brand has become know for) was created to showcase its customizable features. Priyanka’s jacket was made in her signature blue, white and orange palette and feature’s her catch phrase ‘JUST BE GAY’ across the back. Get the royal treatment like Queen Priyanka by customizing your own style at select Roots stores. Learn more about the process here.

Miu Miu announced the launch of an exclusive capsule collection called ‘UpCycled by Miu Miu’

Miu Miu announced a new capsule collection called “UpCycled by Miu Miu” made from restored and

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Virgil Abloh Announces New Mentorship Series, Free Game

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The digital platform’s goal is to give a leg up to fledgling Black creatives.

In an effort to help a new generation of creatives gain the insights and skills need to thrive in the fashion world, Off-White founder and chief creative director, Virgil Abloh, has launched an online offering called Free Game.

Described as a “resource center for brands in their earliest phases”, the video-driven content boasts advice ranging from tips on how to name a brand and obtain a trademark to guidance on shooting look books and for making a website. There’s also a catalogue of interviews by Abloh’s heroes like renowned graphic designer Peter Saville (whom Abloh describes as his “personal mentor”) and Japanese fashion creative Yohji Yamamoto, as well as inspirational moments from hip hop artist’s such as Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams.


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Meghan Markle Talks Social Media and Using Her Voice at Fortune Summit

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“Sometimes making the best decision for yourself and your family might not be the most popular one.”

Overnight, Meghan Markle appeared in the virtual Most Powerful Next Gen Summit for Fortune. During the conversation with associate editor Emma Hinchlife, the Duchess of Sussex – wearing a Batik print camisole and Cuyana Luna earrings – touched upon many important subjects including social media, following her convictions, exercising her voice and how motherhood has changed her view on leadership. Whilst the full video has not yet been released, there is no shortage of clips and snippets being shared by news outlets and on social media of some of the conversation’s highlights. See some of what she had to say during the 15-minute chat below:

On learning to “chase her convictions with actions”

“Sometimes making the

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Marie Saint Pierre on the Power and Pleasure of Fashion

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What the multidisciplinary Montreal-based designer is reminiscing about, observing and energized by right now.

With more than 30 years at the helm of her eponymous brand, Montreal based designer Marie Saint Pierre has been privy to the fashion industry’s many ups and downs. But the tenacious creative, who has dabbled in developing menswear and home decor pieces in addition to running a successful womenswear line, gives the impression that she hasn’t quite seen it all and remains ready for anything. “Fashion is very proactive in changing itself and changing its parameters,” says Saint Pierre, citing the advent of the internet as an example of a time when her business went through a major pivot. Consumers’ ability to see the latest runway looks in real time instead of waiting for them to be published in a magazine has

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