Organic by John Patrick Returns to the '90s at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/19/14   filed under: New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015

 

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Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

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First U.S. Global Fashion Exchange Wants You to Swap Till You Drop

by , 09/18/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

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Get ready to swap till you drop, America, because the Global Fashion Exchange is in town. Founded in 2013 by the Danish Fashion Institute, whose inaugural event at Copenhagen Fashion Week saw 1,500 people bandying some seven tons of used clothes, the massive clothing meet now travels from city to city as an instrument of sustainable consumption. Monday was another one for the history books. The Global Fashion Exchange, together with H&M, Ford Motor Company, and InTandem Creatives, kicked off its U.S. tour at a mini-swap at NeueHouse in New York City.

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Acer U.K.'s "Selfie Hat" Represents Everything Wrong With Society

by , 09/18/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

 

German Artist Tino Seubert Dyes Clothing With Airborne Pollution

by , 09/18/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Textiles, Toxic Pollution

 

Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

by , 09/17/14   filed under: Features

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Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award.

It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and evaluation that saw over 25 judges facing some extremely tough decisions finally came to a close. The unveiling of 10 ten trailblazing sustainable design talents from nine regions who are this year’s The EcoChic Design Award finalists was met with applause and excitement from design studios and fashion universities the world over.

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Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

by , 09/17/14   filed under: Green Designers

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“Today, Spring/Summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while the Autumn/Winter collections are debuted in February and March and delivered between July and September. In between, seasons known as Resort and Pre-fall are designed to come to shops in midwinter and midsummer, respectively. … It’s no surprise that spring merchandise is less appealing to customers facing widespread winter storms, and that warmer weather is knocking the demand for autumnal clothes. …

“We have to accept that not only is the fashion industry being affected by climate change, it is also a contributor to a multitude of sustainability issues. The seasonal calendar promotes a relentless drive for speed, waste, and overconsumption, which now characterizes the entire industry. …

“We need to slow down the pace of fashion. … We no longer need to produce the unwanted and we certainly no longer need to consume at our current rate. If designers and retailers take the lead to improve production habits, consumers will hopefully follow suit. Let’s not abandon the fashion calendar; let’s recreate it, together.”

—New York designer Carrie Parry, writing in the Guardian at the close of Spring/Summer 2015 London Fashion Week.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch Wants You to Give Up Your Clothes for Charity

by , 09/17/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities

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Brace yourself, Cumberbabes and bitches: Benedict Cumberbatch just pulled a Mr. Darcy. No, the Sherlock actor isn’t angling for a part in another adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. (The 1995 TV version famously featured Colin Firth emerging from a lake in a wet white shirt.) Rather, he’s promoting the 10th anniversary of “Give Up Clothes for Good,” a campaign that invites people to drop off their unwanted garments at TK Maxx outlets across the United Kingdom to raise money for Cancer Research U.K.. Snapped by noted photographer Jason Bell, the portrait will join those of other celebrities at an exhibition at London’s La Galleria Pall Mall from now through Saturday.

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Richard Nicoll's "Tinkerbell" Gown Sets London Fashion Week Aglow

by , 09/16/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, London Fashion Week

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Richard Nicoll’s London Fashion Week outing had more than a smattering of faith, trust, and pixie dust. Sponsored by Disney, the Spring/Summer 2015 show featured five looks that owed more than a passing debt of inspiration to Tinkerbell, the feisty fairy whose depiction in the 1953 film Peter Pan is among her most iconic. Although Tinkerbell made only a few blink-and-you’ll-miss-her cameos in the collection—her silhouetted form could be spotted dangling off a few of the metallic shoulder bags—Nicholl’s finale look might as well have flown in from Never Never Land itself.

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#MakeTheFutureHere With Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

#MakeTheFutureHere With Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Throughout the month of September, the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is hoping you’ll be…

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PETA, Freedom of Animals Debut Luxury Vegan Backpack, Tote

PETA, Freedom of Animals Debut Luxury Vegan Backpack, Tote

Leather and exotic animal skins don’t have to be synonymous with luxury. Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at Freedom of Animals, whose elegant, cruelty-free bags have…

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H&M Debuts Eco-Friendlier "Conscious Denim" Collection

H&M Debuts Eco-Friendlier "Conscious Denim" Collection

GOOD JEANS Every item in the Conscious Denim collection will feature the “Clevercare” label, which includes planet-friendly laundering suggestions. Conscious Denim is part…

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This "Jetpack" Could Help You Run a Mile in 4 Minutes

This "Jetpack" Could Help You Run a Mile in 4 Minutes

The world record for running the mile is 3:43:13, but most people can’t even come close to running a mile under four minutes. DARPA, the US Military’s research arm, hopes to…

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Stella McCartney, Livia Firth Launch Inaugural "Green Carpet Collection"

Stella McCartney, Livia Firth Launch Inaugural "Green Carpet Collection"

GREEN CARPET COLLECTION The 13 evening looks, which boast “delicate femininity and bold graphic abstraction,” comprise materials that are either recycled or certified…

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Chris Gelinas: Quality Clothes Can't Be "Refreshed Every 15 Seconds"

Chris Gelinas: Quality Clothes Can't Be "Refreshed Every 15 Seconds"

“I get that retailers always want new things on the floor, but I just think it’s a shame that people’s attention spans are so short these days. We’re just trained to refresh…

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Loomstate Touts Most "Transparent" Cotton T-Shirt in America

Loomstate Touts Most "Transparent" Cotton T-Shirt in America

COTTONING ON Millions of pounds of cottonseed are incorporated into our favorite foods every year, Godfrey says. “People ask us almost every day, ‘Why should I care about organic…

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Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Now there is actually a good reason to take a selfie – it might help someone else figure out if the same clothes will fit them. Fashion startup, Fitbay is preaching the selfie as…

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London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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