Nicole Abene

 
Nicole AbeneNicole is a recent graduate of NYU's Environmental Studies program. Growing up by the beach in New Jersey, she fell in love with the outdoors and has been trying to find a way to live in harmony with it ever since. She has worked with organizations to promote urban gardening, waste reduction, and energy efficiency in New York City. Nicole enjoys camping, knitting, and continuously attempting to bake the perfect cupcake.

Adidas, IKEA Sever Ties With World’s Largest Beef Producer Over Amazon Deforestation

Adidas, IKEA Sever Ties With World’s Largest Beef Producer Over Amazon Deforestation

Adidas, IKEA, Clarks, and Sainsbury’s are among the big-name brands that have suspended ties with JBS, the world’s largest beef and leather producer, following a detailed “crime

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H&M Launches Hawaiian-Inspired Resort-Wear to Benefit WaterAid

H&M Launches Hawaiian-Inspired Resort-Wear to Benefit WaterAid

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Bazsarózsa: Sexy, Sustainable Lingerie That Doesn’t Sacrifice Comfort

Bazsarózsa: Sexy, Sustainable Lingerie That Doesn’t Sacrifice Comfort

Bazsarózsa wants you to slip into something more comfortable and mean it. The New York City-based label offers a line of undergarments that exude sex appeal without complex scaffolding. Constructed

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Fish Pedicures Could Cause Serious Bacterial Infections, Warns CDC

Fish Pedicures Could Cause Serious Bacterial Infections, Warns CDC

Photo by Shutterstock It’s official: Fish pedicures aren’t just a bizarre beauty ritual with shady animal-welfare considerations, they’re also downright dangerous to your health,

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Apparel Brands Are Still Making “Killer” Sandblasted Jeans Despite Bans

Apparel Brands Are Still Making “Killer” Sandblasted Jeans Despite Bans

Photo by Shutterstock Despite voluntary bans by major apparel brands, sandblasting is still widely practiced in the largely unregulated overseas denim industry, according to a new report by the Clean

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Assembly New York Borrows From the Boys for New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

Assembly New York Borrows From the Boys for New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

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7 Eco-Fashion Flash Sale Websites for Everyday Green Deals

7 Eco-Fashion Flash Sale Websites for Everyday Green Deals

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Hundreds of Cosmetics Companies Fulfill Compact for Safe Cosmetics

Hundreds of Cosmetics Companies Fulfill Compact for Safe Cosmetics

Finally, some good news to report! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced Wednesday that 321 personal-care companies, from mom-and-pop operations to some of the largest names in the industry, have met

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Industry-Funded Watchdog Group Says Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Are Good for You

Industry-Funded Watchdog Group Says Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Are Good for You

Think that toxic chemicals are bad for you? It’s all part of a smear campaign, according to a new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based conservative think tank with

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Seaweed Dye Offers Greener Alternative to Plastic Screen-Printing Ink

Seaweed Dye Offers Greener Alternative to Plastic Screen-Printing Ink

Photo by secretlondon123 That hard, rubbery texture on your favorite screen-printed tee? More likely than not, it’s plastisol, a PVC-derived ink that not only releases harmful dioxins during its

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World’s Leading Apparel Brands, Retailers Boycott Uzbek Cotton Harvested by Child Laborers

World’s Leading Apparel Brands, Retailers Boycott Uzbek Cotton Harvested by Child Laborers

More than 60 of the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers, including Adidas, Burberry, H&M, PPR Group, Walmart, Target, and Macy’s, along with the American Apparel and Footwear

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Sungmin Han’s Origami-Inspired Bags Give You Multiple Designs in One

Sungmin Han’s Origami-Inspired Bags Give You Multiple Designs in One

Shoppers crave variety, so what better way to curb spending than with a shape-shifting bag that suits multiple needs? Sungmin Han, a student at London’s prestigious College of Fashion, designed a

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Did JCPenney Renege on Promise to Compensate Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Did JCPenney Renege on Promise to Compensate Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Photo by Reuters JCPenney has allegedly backed out of negotiations to compensate the families of victims killed at a Bangladesh factory fire in December, according to the International Labor Rights Forum.

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FTC Fines Reebok $25M for “Deceptive Advertising” Over EasyTone Shoes

FTC Fines Reebok $25M for “Deceptive Advertising” Over EasyTone Shoes

Think a pair of Reebok EasyTones is your secret to a shapelier posterior? Turns out, they do zilch for your leg and butt muscles, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which fined Reebok $25 million

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SFK, Loomstate, Rogan Collaborate on Limited-Edition Recycled Camera Straps

SFK, Loomstate, Rogan Collaborate on Limited-Edition Recycled Camera Straps

Loomstate and Rogan have teamed up with SFK to deliver a seriously limited-edition line of camera straps—only seven were made! Derived from industrial chains, salvaged rope, and colorful vintage Navajo

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Patagonia Launches eBay Storefront to Buy, Sell Pre-Owned Gear

Patagonia Launches eBay Storefront to Buy, Sell Pre-Owned Gear

Patagonia always had a reputation for making durable, low-impact outdoor apparel, but the California label is taking its sustainable ethos one step further with the launch of Common Threads, an initiative

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Score DLC Brooklyn’s Upcycled Necklace at Of a Kind—Only 17 Made!

Score DLC Brooklyn’s Upcycled Necklace at Of a Kind—Only 17 Made!

Who says gold, silver, graphite, and bronze don’t go together? This gorgeous, entirely salvaged Votan necklace by DLC Brooklyn (neé Dirty Librarian Chains) breaks all the old-school fashion rules to

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Carved From Nuts, Rowena Murray’s Lockets Celebrate Childhood Whimsy

Carved From Nuts, Rowena Murray’s Lockets Celebrate Childhood Whimsy

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