environment
MPs Call for 1p New Trousers Tax

Those new trousers people buy that have holes in the knees on purpose should be taxed a bit more, says a group of MPs, which would like a 1p-per-item charge added to the sales price of all new clothes to pay for the old ones that have the wrong sort of unfashionable holes in them, or just aren't stylish enough to wear any more, to be recycled. Read More >>

cars
BMW Designs Extreme Outdoor Survivalist Caravan

This is a high concept caravan of the future as foreseen by BMW's Designworks team and The North Face, one which your dad will use to escape from the endless stresses of the divorce by parking up in various lay-bys around the country. Read More >>

clothing
CES 2019: The North Face’s New Breathable, Waterproof Fabric Might Be the Holy Grail of Outdoor Gear

Preparing to head into the great outdoors has always always been a delicate balancing act. You want to bring enough gear to be prepared for any weather, without overpacking and creating a heavy pack. With its new Futurelight material, The North Face believes it has created the ultimate fabric for outdoor adventures: one that’s versatile enough to keep the wearer completely dry, while also keeping them cool and comfortable. Read More >>

clothing
School Bans the £500 Coats of Business Class Children

Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead is raging a small war for equality, in that it would like it if kids didn't turn up for school after Christmas cloaked in massively expensive designer coats built from the rarest of fabrics. Read More >>

the simpsons
Ever See a Guy Say Goodbye to a Shoe? Not If He Was Wearing These New Simpsons Shoes

In the classic Simpsons episode “You Only Move Twice,” after hurling his moccasins out the front door, Hank Scorpio asks Homer if he’s ever seen a guy say goodbye to a shoe. The throwaway joke has sparked countless discussions online about why it’s actually funny, but there’s no debating that Scorpio would have never tossed his shoes in the first place, were he wearing these new Simpsons-themed kicks from Ubiq. Read More >>

star wars
The Han Solo Sneakers of Your Dreams Are Finally Here

Did you ever put on your Han Solo trousers and think, “I wish this Corellian Bloodstripe went all the way down to the floor?” Well, now it can. Read More >>

animals
Fake Fake Fur That’s Actually Real Fur is Confusing Everyone

The Commons Environment Committee is launching an inquiry into fake fur on sale in the UK, suggesting that some fake fur is actually real fur that's being marketed as fake fur -- presumably because skinning a fox in some unregulated backwater is cheaper than importing a nice roll of the fake stuff. Read More >>

kickstarter
Meet The Smart Backpack That’ll Light up Your Life… Literally

The future – by which I mean, 'late 2017 – is a terrifyingly advanced place. Not only are most modern toasters clever enough to do your taxes, but now fancypants backpacks are looking to make your walk to work a whole lot smarter. Read More >>

clothing
Aldi Has Matching Dog/Human Jumpers for Christmas

Is your stupid old dog just brown and boring and not Christmassy enough? Then get down to Aldi, where a new range of jazzy Fairisle pet jumpers designed to match their human equivalents are on sale. Read More >>

education
School Apologises for Foot-Shaming Students

A very worthy and well-meaning social media post from a posh school in Somerset has infuriated parents and drive-by Facebook users, after suggesting there was a link between children wearing nice shoes and their academic performance. Read More >>

energy
Swedes Generate Power From Unsafe H&M Shirts

A heat and power station in the Swedish city of Vasteras has been using an unusual source of matter for burning -- discarded H&M clothing. 15 tonnes of it so far this year. Read More >>

design
Expanding Clothing for Kids Just Won the UK James Dyson Award

One of the worst parts about being a parent (I assume, anyway) is the fact that kids grow out of their clothes almost immediately. You can buy two sizes too big to give them time to grow, but wouldn't it be great if the clothes grew with them? That sort of thinking just won one person the UK edition of the James Dyson awards. Read More >>

fashion
Show Your Disdain for Brexit With This Overpriced EU Flag Hoodie

Big fan of that whole 'European Union' thing, and utterly disgusted with the mere suggestion of Brexit? You're probably trying to hide from the reality of the current situation, and what better way to do it than spend £750 on hoodie proudly displaying the EU flag? Read More >>

clothing
Nike-Funded Study Shows Compression Tights Are Basically Useless

Compression tights are touted as enabling athletes to run faster and farther, while reducing injuries, but a new Nike-funded study — one that appears to have backfired on the clothing manufacturer — suggests these trendy items don’t work as advertised. Read More >>

clothing
These ‘Professional’ Sweatsuits Won’t Fool Anyone But Who Cares, They’re Comfortable

If the thought of having to ‘dress up’ has you skipping fancy dinner parties, or turning down promotions at work, Fruit of the Loom might have a solution for you. Its 2016 Professional Collection is a line of fleece sweatsuits printed with ‘formal’ designs that make it look like you’re actually dressed as an adult. Read More >>