A Bid to Save the Earth, People Tree’s Japan Loss, Pure Citizen’s Generous Shoppers

by , 03/20/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

A Bid to Save the Earth, Christie's

The online component of Christie’s Green Auction, “A Bid to Save the Earth,” is now in session. Up for grabs in the fashion category are an invitation to Project Runway’s season finale in New York City, plus a meet-and-greet with Michael Kors and Heidi Klum (estimated value: $10,000), the ultimate Carolina Herrera “bridal fashion experience” ($15,000), and a custom-altered Fendi bag by Damien Hirst ($10,000). Deep pockets only need apply. (A Bid to Save the Earth)

People Tree’s founder and CEO Safia Minney was in Tokyo when the earthquake struck. “We are the lucky ones,” she writes in her blog. “The people who run our Japan website are seriously affected. Two shops stocking People Tree have disappeared, over 6,539 people have perished and 10,354 are still missing.” (People Tree)

Are plant-based synthetic fibers like soy and eucalyptus truly eco-friendly? That depends on whom you ask, says “ecoholic” Adria Vasil. (NOW)

Private sale website Pure Citizen has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its launch in November. “I have been humbled by the generosity of our members,” says founder Amy Ludwigson. “Twenty percent of our members use the feature and on average they donate 3 percent of their savings”. (Press release)

Not quite what Ecouterre considers eco-fashion: an electric car shaped like a men’s leather brogue. (Inhabitat)

Cotton Australia has launched a fund to help Antipodean cotton growers regroup and replant in time for the coming season. (Fiber2Fashion)

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