Trippy treatment: Startup synthesizes medicinal ‘shrooms

In Canada, Core One Labs has developed a process to make psilocybin biosynthetically, opening doors for a more efficient and controlled method of producing...

Green sneaker pioneer Allbirds calls for more investment in natural materials

In California,  eco-friendly sneaker brand Allbirds is calling for more investment and innovation in natural materials. In an interview with design publication dezeen, the...

Kanye set to drop algae-foam Yeezy sneakers

In Oregon, Kanye West’s Yeezy sneaker line is set to drop three new designs made using algae-based foam. Dubbed Yeezy Foam Runner, the sneakers are...

Undisputed GOAT Tom Brady expands biodegradable sunglass line

In New York, sunglass company Christopher Cloos has added new styles to the biodegradable sunglass line it launched late last year with Greatest Of...

Vans stays on-trend with vegan skater shoe line

In California, Vans has introduced a vegan line of its iconic skate shoe. Dubbed Eco Theory, the sneakers use natural rubber for soles, organic...

Adidas invests in wood-based textile fiber maker’s IPO

In Finland, adidas has invested €3 million ($3.65 million) in the initial public offering of Spinnova, a company using wood and agricultural waste to...

Colombian inventor creates biodegradable face masks that germinate

In Colombia, entrepreneur Héctor Mauricio Páez has developed biodegradable face masks made of cellulose paper with embedded seeds.  Dubbed GreenGace, the mask can be planted...

Look fierce but eco-friendly with plant-based beauty blender

In Illinois, sustainability-focused cosmetics brand EcoTools has introduced a renewable beauty blender that degrades in 180 days.  Beauty blenders have become a staple of makeup...

Vegan sneaker newcomer launches crowd-funding campaign

In Portugal, Undo for Tomorrow has launched a crowd-funding campaign for a vegan sneaker comprised of natural materials, including a bamboo lining, a tow...

Swiss coffee capsules switch to bioplastic made from pulp and paper waste

In Switzerland, Delica AG has begun selling coffee capsules made from renewable polypropylene.  Produced by chemical giant SABIC, the PP pods can be used with...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...