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Our 10 favourite fashion, beauty, and design news in 2020

Here’s the first machine to separate and recycle cotton and polyester blends at scale

Retail chain Monki drops special collection created by The Green Machine.

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Have these 4 sneaker brands cracked the sustainability code?

Leave actual footprints rather than carbon footprints — delve into our editor of sustainability’s top tips for sustainable runners.

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Made to be thrown away — Vollebak’s latest hoodie is fully compostable

Specifically made to end up in your compost bin.

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”Wearables now allow the user insight into their wellbeing on a holistic level”

We speak to Liisa Puranen, Managing Director at Polar Nordics, about the rapid development of smart sport watches.

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Look good, play good — Longchamp and Pokemon GO drop digital backpack

A great way to converge fashion and gaming for Paris Fashion Week.

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The world’s first green department store opens today

Eataly founder opens the doors to ambitious project Green Pea in Turin.

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Jan Klingler’s Bacteria lamp is a crossover between science, art, and industrial design

”People are absolutely intrigued by the abstract patterns and colours of the microbes and often won’t believe that bacteria can be this beautiful,” he says.

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5 tips for furnishing your home with technology

Swedish interior decorator Henrik Nero and Samsung have put together five dos and don’ts when decorating your home with technology.

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How the recent lifestyle changes affect the skin — and what to do about it

The skincare expert shares her insights for the colder months to come.

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It’s 2020 – are men ready for makeup now?

”There is loads of advanced makeup for women but now there is a straight forward concept also for men,” says Carl & Son’s CEO Andreas Wiik after the launch of their ”no makeup makeup” line.

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The world’s first green department store opens today

Oscar Farinetti is the Italian businessman, investor, and owner of food mall chain Eataly. His latest project, Green Pea in the southern area of Turin, is 15,000 sqm spread over five floors. Designed by architects Cristiana Catino and Carlo Grometto, it’s a resilient and eco-sustainable building in every detail. The shell is made up of a steel rib and wooden sunshade slats (made of wood from two forests destroyed in a storm two years ago) in which vegetation is inserted.

The building also uses a wide variety of renewable energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint. That includes geothermal wells, photovoltaic panels, solar panels, mini wind turbines, and even piezoelectric floors capturing kinetic energy generated by the passage of users.

The mall consists of 72 different players, including a pool and a spa, a museum, a bookstore, and more than 20 home furnishing stores, all with a green mindset. The same goes for the 32 stores with sustainable clothing brands, including Patagonia, Zegna, Ecoalf, and Dedicated, whose CEO Johan Graffner participated in our Transformation Conference weeks ago.

— We’re very proud to be opening our store in Green Pea. The concept is visionary, the staff is educated and service-minded and the location is very nice. With this store, we want to show the Italian public that responsibly produced low impact fashion also can be contemporary and relatable from a fashion standpoint, he comments.