Botanica Workshop Makes Its Organic Cotton, Silk Lingerie in the U.S.A.

by , 10/01/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear

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Photos by Ye Rin Mok

Launched at the beginning of this month, New York-based Botanica Workshop is a new organic and sustainable underwear brand for women. The line is a beautiful collection of luxurious, feminine, and vintage-inspired designs. Botanica Workshop was inspired by the need for refined, eco-friendly clothing and everyday items. All products are consciously sourced, designed and produced in the United States.

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Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

by , 10/01/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

 

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JetBlue Recycles Used Uniforms, Saves 18.5 Tons of Fabric From Landfills

by , 10/01/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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JetBlue is going out with the old, in with the new. The airline, which overhauled its uniforms in June, announced Tuesday that it has donated more than 18.5 tons of used uniforms, clothing, and fabric to organizations such as Planet Aid, a nonprofit that recycles unwanted garments to fund sustainable development in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Loomstate, the label behind America’s “most transparent” T-shirt, helped JetBlue collect an average of eight clothing items per uniformed crew member in over 60 cities.

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Alabama Chanin Starts Natural Dye Facility, Relaunches Indigo Line

by , 09/30/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

New "Smart" Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched...Even Shot With Bullets

by , 09/30/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, smart fabrics, smart textiles, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, bulletproof clothing, bulletproof vests, smart fashion, smart clothing, Qiao Li, Xiao Ming Tao, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, fabric circuit boards, flexible electronics

As wearables become more integrated into our lives they will also get woven into our fabrics. But for electronic textiles to be realistic, they need to be really durable and most importantly washable. Researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have come one step closer to making that a reality with their fabric circuit boards. Copper wire was woven along with yarn to create a highly stretchable fabric that when tested could withstand millions of stretches along with multiple washes and even bullet impacts without losing its electrical properties. This type of advancement could have major implications for not only wearable technology, but also huge life-saving advantages for those in the military and police.

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Gamine's "Honest" Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

by , 09/29/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Interviews, Organic Denim, Women's Eco-Fashion

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For Taylor Johnston, a quote by Chuck Close sums up the inspiration behind Boston-based women’s workwear Gamine.: “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” As horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Johnston has never been afraid of getting down in the dirt. But when it came to finding jeans that were up for the challenge, she reached a crossroads. “Before I started Gamine, I saw there being two broad categories of women’s workwear: the high-end knockoffs that look like workwear but don’t stand up to the abuse and the industrial workwear options that fit terribly and are made of brown cotton duck.”

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BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Purifies the Air Around It

by , 09/29/14   filed under: Toxic Pollution, Wearable Technology

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The same three-dimensionally knitted “onesie” that doubles as a wireless hotspot, Global Positioning System tracker, and MP3 library can add another capability to its litany of features: air purifier. Currently on show at Beijing Design Week, the BB.Suit 2.0 uses Squair3′s high-voltage “Cold Plasma” technology to split oxygen and water molecules into pollution-scrubbing free radicals. “Since our clothing is constantly in contact with the air surrounding us it creates an opportunity to clean the polluted air,” writes Want, a Dutch online magazine that worked with designers Borre Akkersdijk and Eva de Laat, Eindhoven University of Technology’s Martijn ten Bhomer, Daan Spangenberg Graphics, and StudioFriso to bring the one-piece garment to fruition.

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Bombsheller's Customizable Leggings Are Printed on Demand in Seattle

by , 09/26/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Pants, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Bombsheller is a Seattle-based clothing company that produces eye-catching, graphic leggings on-demand with designs created by anyone who has an artistic eye or knack for design. Artists and regular joes alike can create Bombsheller legging designs using the company’s free, online design template. Designers then set their own royalty rate and gain profits from every sale made. The artist’s name and the design name are also printed in every pair of leggings.

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

by , 09/26/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Features, Green Designers, Interviews

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Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry about when clasping a necklace or donning a ring is whether or not another human being or the environment had to suffer for fashion. Sustainable designer Melissa Joy Manning stands as a shining example of eco-conscious artistry in an industry dominated by fleeting fads and questionable supply chains. As a member of the invitation-only Council of Fashion Designers of America, she has been recognized as an outstanding contributor to her craft. The fact that she employs a host of environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout a successful company is as an important reminder that luxury and beauty can exist alongside an ethic of respect and responsibility.

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Seattle Bride Crochets Her Wedding Dress on Her Daily Commute

Seattle Bride Crochets Her Wedding Dress on Her Daily Commute

DIY BRIDE Krnetagot, who said she just “winged” the pattern, learned to crochet as a child from her late grandmother. Crocheting her dress was a “nice way of…

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Yesler Makes High-Quality, Affordable Athletic Wear in the U.S.A.

Yesler Makes High-Quality, Affordable Athletic Wear in the U.S.A.

Athletic wear brand Yesler is encouraging social support with their Made in the USA stance to add jobs in North America back to the supply chain with every 500 units sold. The brand…

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Lumo Lift: A Wearable "Posture Coach" That Vibrates When You Slouch

Lumo Lift: A Wearable "Posture Coach" That Vibrates When You Slouch

Stand up straight! Years of admonishment from our mothers still can’t get us to have stand tall even though we know we should. It’s not that we don’t want good…

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Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

TRUTH TELLING “Truth to Materials is about discovering the origin of a material and staying as true to that as possible during every step of design and manufacturing,” he…

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Nau, Snow Peak Launch Apparel That Marries Tokyo, Portland Design

Nau, Snow Peak Launch Apparel That Marries Tokyo, Portland Design

EXCHANGE PROGRAM Both Portland-based Nau and Japan-founded Snow Peak are driven by a spirit of adventure. Nate Borne, general manager at Snow Peak, describes his average customer as…

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H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to…

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Fast Fashion is Making It Easier for Drug Cartels to Launder Money

Fast Fashion is Making It Easier for Drug Cartels to Launder Money

Photo by Shutterstock Once on the hook for fostering sweatshop-like conditions, Los Angeles’s Fashion District has become an “epicenter of narco-dollar money,”…

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Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux...Again

Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux...Again

Discount superstore retailer Kohl’s has once again been peddling real fur as “faux.” Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States has uncovered the retailer to be…

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Italy's Largest Textile Suppliers Pledge to Detox Their Supply Chains

Italy's Largest Textile Suppliers Pledge to Detox Their Supply Chains

Photo by Shutterstock Attilio Imperiali, Berbrand, Besani, Italdenim, Miroglio, and Zip may not have the same name recognition as Dolce & Gabana, Prada, and Versace, but their…

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