Eco-Innovation: Recover® Yarn

Textile waste is a huge global problem and the textiles industry has a significant impact on the environment due to its land, water and energy intensive operations. At Riley Studio, we try and source recycled yarns as much as we can and we’re proud to work with Recover® recycled yarns.

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Step Inside: Introducing The Sharing Series

Welcome to The Sharing Series. We wanted to delve into topics we care about as a brand and use voices from our community to explore these aspects in our everyday lives. In this series, we explore the concept of sharing clothes, what human kind is, and what it means to some of our community. 

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In the Loop: World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, and this year it is about tackling our current water crisis, and addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. SDG 6 is Clean Water and Sanitation and the aim is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.

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Eco Innovation: Waxed Cotton

Did you know that the concept of waxed cotton was originally developed in the early 15th century by sailors? Scottish North Sea fleets began treating flax sailcloth with fish oils and grease in an attempt to waterproof their sails, keeping them light and efficient.

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In the Loop: SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Today is International Women’s Day! In celebration of women worldwide, we wanted to take the opportunity to write about Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and discuss why it matters. Lots of positive progress has been made and there are many things to celebrate, but there is still a way to go to achieve global gender equality by 2030.

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In the Loop: The WasteShark®

Did you know that WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue have launched an autonomous marine robot in north Devon called the WasteShark®? With the ability to ‘swallow’ up to 60kg of debris in one trip, including plastics, microplastics, oils and other pollutants, the WasteShark® has been proposed as a way to help clean up coastal waters in the UK’s most vital marine zones.

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Eco Innovation: Q-NOVA® by Fulgar

Although we may be seasonless and we will never hold a sale, we are always developing new lines to broaden our collection, and with the launch of a new range comes further research and development into eco-innovative fabrics.

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Our Opinion on Fixing Fashion and the 'Penny Tax'

Tuesday 19th February marked an important day for sustainable fashion as the UK Environmental Audit Committee published its report entitled, Fixing Fashion: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability. At Riley Studio we put sustainability at the core of every decision we make, so we warmly welcome this report as it sheds light upon the negative environmental impacts the current fashion industry is having.

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In the Loop: Fixing Fashion

Yesterday marked a hugely important day for the fashion industry and for sustainability. The UK Environmental Audit Committee published their report entitled Fixing Fashion: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability, outlining the negative environmental impact our fashion industry is having, alongside suggestions for a more positive industry.

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The Global Goals

We’re all about setting targets, collaborating and taking responsibility – so unsurprisingly, we’re all about achieving the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals). 

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