Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Eco-Textiles, Fair Trade

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Ethnotek are the design team behind these high quality bags that incorporate ethically sourced handmade textiles from across the planet. As they launch their new summer travel collection, Ecouterre decided to delve into the ethos behind their products. As well as socially responsible laptop bags the studio has recently put the finishing touches on the Chiburi Travel Wallet and the Cyclo Sling, both of which are great accessories for mobility and travellers with a green conscience who want to know exactly where their accessories come from.

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Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Fair Trade

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Independent design brand Celia B brings color, fun, and incredible craftsmanship together in these vibrant collections of garments. Founder and designer Celia Bernardo has travelled extensively around the world, sourcing beautiful handcrafted textiles and transforming them into these amazing unique designs, highlighting the story of the artisans with the very fabrics themselves. Featuring unique exotic cloth from Thailand to Guatemala, her collections also includes handmade patchwork, spun yarn, and pieces of crochet that garnered international attention as she launched her brand two years ago. Following her recent headline show at Shanghai Fashion Week, the China-based designer is continuing to play with imaginative styles to help anyone bring vibrant patterns into their wardrobe.

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Fashion Philanthropy

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Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s Scott Mmackinlay Hahn, and FEED Projects’ Lauren Bush Lauren. Suzanne McKenzie, the company’s founder, can now add another name to her already-impressive roster: New York City artist and jeweler Pamela Love, who has created a necklace in support of the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition shelter, where Love volunteers.

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Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

by , 07/18/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Green Designers, Sustainable Fashion

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Osmium are a home-grown mens fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio believe wholeheartedly in American manufacturing and slow fashion. Their latest collection is classic, a range of stylish yet simple designs in muted tones that have all the promise of becoming a timeless line of clothing, including a series of Mariner pants, shirts and sweaters that are eternally wearable.

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

by , 07/18/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Wearable Technology

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When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time. Safelet is the newest in personal security devices that allows the wearer to sound the alarm by calling the police and alerting their guardians via the Bluetooth connected app. Discreetly disguised as a piece of jewelry, Safelet also has GPS to let others know where you are and a microphone that you can speak into. No more fumbling for your phone to get help—the Safelet bracelet is an emergency call button at the tip of your fingers.

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Online Tools, Site Seeing

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Shopping for consciously-made products can a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu Anbalagapandian and attorney Kacie Gonzalez, Orange Harp is a mobile app that places a curated marketplace of socially conscious, high-quality products right at your fingertips.

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"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a cupcake, and two pieces of sushi. Bzz Propaganda, a design agency in Brazil, created the ads to promote a clothing-collection drive held by São José shopping mall Shopping Itaguaçu this past month. Hungry for more “clothing origami”? Check out the textile stylings of Viennese artist Bela Borsodi.

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

by , 07/16/14   filed under: Interviews, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

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Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

MOVE AND GROOVE Modern prints and a cohesive color palette of seafoam, blue coral, and shell also imbue the pieces with a wearability that extends beyond the studio or gym. And if…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted…

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3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the…

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Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Generous clothing donors in New York City have been getting duped lately, mistakenly “donating” their gently used items into bins run by for-profit companies. The New York Times, as…

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