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H&M Has a Million Euros for Anyone Who Can Improve Clothing Recycling

Image: courtesy H&M

Image: courtesy H&M

H&M is committing itself to having a more positive impact on the environment, and it’s willing to shell out a million euros for some help. The Swedish retailer is launching the Global Change Award, a contest searching for new ways to recycle clothes and will give out $1.16 million USD every year to anyone who can help improve its recycling methods. 

Currently, the methods of recycling cotton aren’t the best, as Business of Fashion points out. “Existing cotton recycling methods make poor-quality fibres, and there is no efficient way to recycle garments of mixed materials, so the vast majority of clothes end up in landfill.” 

Recycling is imperative to fast fashion, since a lot of clothes are made and purchased – and also thrown out. New recycling technology would help create a more sustainable approach to the industry. “No company, fast fashion or not, can continue exactly like today,” H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson said. “The (prize’s) largest potential lies with finding new technology that means we can recycle the fibres with unchanged quality.”

H&M will choose five winners of the contest who will split the €1 million prize, half of which will be distributed by the people through an online vote. You can submit your ideas before October 31 to be considered for the prize. The winners will be announced in February 2016.

[via Business of Fashion, H&M]

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This Is How Much Money Australian Bloggers Make

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Photo: Getty

It’s no secret that the blogging industry is a financially viable one, but what’s still a little uncertain is just how much money these bloggers are actually making. Is it enough to get by? Do they need another job on the side? 

A Catablog survey (via Ragtrader) reveals that 70 per cent of bloggers earn money from their blog, but only 11 per cent earn the equivalent of a full-time wage. 20 per cent earn the same amount as a part-time job.

Catablog’s co-founder Janye Moore said the results prove that many bloggers make money from sponsored posts, however, there is still no industry standard on how much. (more…)

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Aisha Jade McKinnon Just Launched Her Own Style Website

 

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It’s no secret we’ve got a major girl crush on Aisha Jade McKinnon, namely because of her preppy tomboy style with an appropriate dose of glam. Now she’s sharing her personal fashion flair with the world through her new website, Boy By Her, which launched today.

“Maybe it’s the fact I grew up with a very sporty background, or the fact that I have always been good friends with the boys, but I absolutely love dressing like one and having masculine undertones in my clothing,” Aisha wrote on the website.

With her tomboy style mantra advocating “Less is more”, Aisha promises to pay tribute to the 90s through the blog with laid-back and raw images, a la Calvin Klein. (more…)

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Sydney Stars Hit Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Gift’ Premiere

Joel Edgerton‘s The Gift hit George Street’s Event Cinemas last night, August 24, and all of Sydney’s usual suspects showed up to walk the red carpet to support the home-grown director.

Scroll through below to see the best looks from the night.

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Presenter Ksenija Lukich went all secret agent on us, in the best kind of way, in this zip-down IRO mini teamed with Stuart Weitzman thigh-high boots. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Kelly Osbourne Has Some Words for Giuliana Rancic, Emma Roberts Is Unretouched in New Aerie Campaign

Kelly Osbourne

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  • Kelly Osbourne really doesn’t like Giuliana Rancic, blames the Fashion Police host for the backlash she faced after making comments about Latin immigrants. [EW]
  • Ellen DeGeneres casts a pageant queen with Down syndrome in her GapKids x ED fashion show. [Mashable]
  • Emma Roberts appears unretouched in an Aerie campaign. [USA Today]
  • Alexander Wang is re-releasing 10 of his most popular looks. [Fashionista]
  • These feminists tell you where you can stick your Photoshop. [Styleite
  • Fashion students aren’t satisfied with their fashion education. [BoF]
  • Sofia Vergara poses for Martha Stewart Weddings. [Page Six]
  • Gilt is opening up “Gilt by Appointment,” a shoppable showroom. [Fashionista]

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Is This the Best Vogue Spain Could Do with Penelope Cruz? (Forum Buzz)

After doing justice to Kim Kardashian last month, Vogue Spain has unfortunately taken one giant step backwards with its all-important September 2015 cover. The magazine does, however, get major snaps for bringing awareness to breast cancer this month and tapping Penelope Cruz to front the issue. The radiant Spanish actress poses before the lens of Nico Bustos with stylist Belen Antolin appropriately selecting an extravagant pink feathered creation for Cruz to wear, while showing off a short hairstyle. Good cause aside, has Vogue Spain’s best efforts ultimately paid off?

Vogue Spain September 2015 Penelope Cruz by Nico Bustos

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Our forum members weren’t feeling it from the start. “Awfully Photoshopped. The background and Penelope’s image don’t blend together at all. Also the ribbon for breast cancer awareness looks tacky on the cover,” disapproved coutugh immediately.

“The background doesn’t work at all! Penelope is a stunning woman and they could have done something 100 times better than this,” posted an underwhelmed Aizanara.

[ See: September Issues: All the Covers We Loved and Hated ]

Sharing the same sentiments was Mrs.T: “My God they get one of the most stunning women in the world and this is what they come up with?”

Nymphaea wasn’t much of a fan either, writing, “I’m not digging the short hair and her expression is too vulnerable/sad.”

“Yikes! This looks like those ad campaigns for Revlon / L’Oreal hair dyes. Probably one of the worst September covers so far considering they’ve all been bad. Vogue Spain NEEDS a shakeup IMMEDIATELY! The team seems like they already dried out of ideas,” complained MON, who later returned to say, “Despite the ugly cover, what a beautiful CAUSE!”

Make sure to grab your copy of Vogue Spain’s September issue available now, on newsstands worldwide. Check out the contents and drop us a comment here.

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