The index rates polyester as one of the world’s most sustainable fabrics, for example, using data on European polyester production provided by a plastics-industry group, although most of the world’s polyester is made in Asia, usually using a dirtier energy grid and under less stringent environmental rules. The Higg rating for elastane, also known as Lycra or spandex, draws on a study by what was at the time the world’s largest elastane producer, Invista, a subsidiary of the conglomerate Koch Industries. (Invista sold its Lycra business in 2019.)

The Higg Index itself was born a decade or so ago amid a rising emphasis among consumers on sustainability, environmental and animal-welfare concerns. It coincided with advances in synthetic-based fabrics that were not only inexpensive but had new features that buyers craved, such as improved elasticity or improvements in the ability to wick away perspiration.

Many of the garment brands that sit

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It’s International Yoga Day, and we’re celebrating with yoga and retail therapy because we can’t think of any two better ways to stay zen. If you’re looking to update your workout wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. Alala just dropped three exclusive yoga outfit bundles that you can shop exclusively with E! News.

You’ll save up to $35 when you bundle these trending workout styles. Isn’t there just something about a matching workout set that makes you feel instantly more put together? Looking good in our new yoga outfits is just the motivation we need to power through a sweaty workout. From a super versatile cropped tee that will take

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What’s the vibe? Located on a tree-lined street in CDMX’s coolest neighborhood, the original Void location—another one has popped up in Roma Norte—is a clubhouse of sorts for stylists, musicians, and tourists who are willing to travel for Void’s advanced curation.

Why visit? To tap into the popping local style scene, and grab a great biodynamic coffee at the café in the back.—SH


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Cotton Sheep

San Francisco, California

What’s in stock? A tight and calculated selection of rare Japanese brands including Kapital, Masato, and Porter.

What’s the vibe? Situated in the retail-dense neighborhood of Hayes Valley in San Francisco, Cotton Sheep is a respite from the startups and highly manufactured DTC brands that dominate the area. It’s filled with recycled and reclaimed wood that show their natural patina and live edges, reflecting their affinity for the natural and handcrafted.

Why visit? To get you and

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Maguire heads to the Big Apple

Woman walks past shoe display at Maguire store in NYC
Photography courtesy of Maguire

To celebrate its five year anniversary, Canadian footwear brand Maguire has opened its first-ever international store in New York City. Sitting on Elizabeth Street in the Nolita neighborhood and just a short walk from SoHo, the 1000 square foot boutique is tucked between a handful of trendy restaurants and cafes, and neighbors a variety of other direct-to-consumer brands, such as Everlane, Sézanne and Jury.

Even after the success of their brick-and-mortar locations in Montreal and Toronto, Myriam and Romy Maguire, sisters and founders of the ethically-produced brand, were surprised to be able to open in NYC so quickly. “It was always a dream to one day open a store in this city,” they told FASHION. “We never imagined we could

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