Kering goes fur free

09-24-Kering-fur-free-small.jpgKering stops using animal fur starting from the Fall 2022 collections. After Gucci in 2017, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Brioni and Saint Laurent, have decided to take this step. The luxury group has a Materials Innovation Lab based in Italy, dedicated to sustainable materials research, to support the brands of the group in their development. Photo © Kering

Limited edition of edible sculptures made with honey from the Château de Chambord on sale from September 17, 2021

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The Pastry Chef Sébastien Gaudard has created a scupture in the form of a bee nest made with honey harvested from the park of the Château de Chambord. Named La Ruche (The Hive), it is on sale in a limited edition in Parisian shops of the Pastry Chef.

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Organic shampoo in refillable containers

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Lao launches two organic shampoos from hemp and from nettle, for straight and curly hair. The bottles made of aluminium can be refilled at certain hairdressers or in specialist shops.

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Ruinart's Champagne vineyards are converted to agroforestry

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Reforest'Action and the Maison Ruinart have initiated an agroforestry programme where trees and shrubs will be planted in the middle of the vineyards : green islands and bushes will enrich biodiversity by providing habitat for beneficial fauna for grape.

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Self-sufficient catamaran inspired by the manta ray, to clean the oceans

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Founded by Yvan Bourgnon, The Sea Cleaners is a non-profit association(*) dedicated to ocean conservation: his catamaran will collect plastic solid waste, will compact them offshore to produce its own energy and will carry out scientific surveys.

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Kering conference upon biodiversity on January 28th, 2021 open to all

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In partnership with Conservation International, Kering launches the Regenerative Fund for Nature on January 28th, 2021 during an online conference, open to all upon registration.

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Artistic upcycling made in Kenya sold in French National Museum

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The boutique of the Confluence Museum in Lyon puts up upcycled unique pieces on sale, in the frame of the exhibition Une Afrique en couleurs (Africa in colours) until August 22nd, 2021. The raw material is collected on beaches and art works are made by the social and supporting company OCEAN SOLE AFRICA located in Kenya.

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